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    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?

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    How about some pics?

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    Sounds like a German folding bike.

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    Is this how the bike looks?

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    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.

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    Klapprad

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

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    No, she is now BaVarian.

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    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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