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Old 09-24-10, 08:36 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-24-10, 03:21 PM   #2
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How about some pics?
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Old 09-24-10, 04:49 PM   #3
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Sounds like a German folding bike.
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Is this how the bike looks?

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Old 09-27-10, 02:21 AM   #5
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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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Old 09-27-10, 03:08 AM   #6
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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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Old 09-28-10, 03:42 AM   #9
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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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