without a decal its going to be hard to pinpoint the exact brand as the U-frame folding bikes is quite common during the bike boom of the 70s to 80s
but the Torpedo hub indicates its definitely European. just for curiosity did it say Torpedo Duomatic? Torpedo Boy?, or Torpedo Automatic? does it have markings on the Rims as that would also help. The saddle might have been possibly replaced? also is the fenders aluminum or stainless steel?
as an example of how common u-shaped frames are heres my KTM Auto-Mini Austrian made with a F&S Torpedo Duomatic[2 speed kickback] rear hubs
The Front/Rear fenders removed and Chaincase removed as well.
im just going throw a wild guess its a Falter Faehnrich Super-Star Folding bike because of the stem design
and the wingnut design on the quill and seatpost but who knows everyone copied each other during that period
i have a Falter Super-Star with that same exact stem design and wingnuts[don't have a photo of it yet]
shown here is the KTM/auto-mini
Last edited by EM42; 07-16-10 at 09:37 PM.