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PJ15 09-24-10 08:36 AM

1970s Klapprad maybe?
 
Hello

I have an old folder (Aggie) who I bought around 5 years ago. She had some trouble with her brakes recently and I've been doing her up a bit.

I've been looking at old photos and she may be a 1970s klapprad, but there are no markings except BV and the number 193375 stamped on the frame.

Anyone know what BV means?

SunnyFlorida 09-24-10 03:21 PM

How about some pics?

Dynocoaster 09-24-10 04:49 PM

Sounds like a German folding bike.

SunnyFlorida 09-24-10 07:17 PM

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Is this how the bike looks?

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=171198

PJ15 09-27-10 02:21 AM

Hello

Thanks for all the interest

I promise photo to follow, but a busy morning will go out and take snap later!

She is very similar to the bike in the photo, but she has a round reflector on the back mudguard and also two brakes and 3 gears. Definitely that U-frame though.

PJ15 09-27-10 03:08 AM

Klapprad
 
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Here are a couple of snaps, is she still German do you think?

brakemeister 09-27-10 08:33 AM

nicew one...
dunno if she is german ... BV stands for Brevetti in Italian or Corporation in Spanish .... or something similar I think ... many of them were built in Jugoslawia as well ...
make us pics of the details, what pedals lights frame details.. maybe we can find something

thor

Dynocoaster 09-27-10 09:24 AM

No, she is now BaVarian.

PJ15 09-28-10 03:42 AM

Thanks again!

So many 1970s folders were made I guess we may never know where Aggie came from, but she turned up in Birmingham (UK) where I bought her.

Just a cotter pin to sort out and I'm off for a ride :-)


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