Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Portland Oregon
Bikes: 70"s Raleigh Superbe, 1959 Murray Vanguard Middle weigh cruiser
Originally Posted by FoldingLawrence
Looks like a great project! What size wheels are going on there?
Probably a thin 20". The front that was on there was a 20x1.75. I'm thinking I might try to go to a 1.5 or so (not super familiar with folders, I'd really like to go 1 3/8- (Raleigh guy) but I doubt they make them in the 20" size). Though I'm also thinking of kinda making it rat rod style, and some of those BMX wheels with crazy spokes and colored rims would be kinda cool too. Just kicking around ideas.
Still trying to figure out the chainwheel too. Not sure what sizes are appropriate both in chain wheels and pedal levers. And finding the missing dust cap and cotters ones ta boot... The cassette in the hub spins super nice for such a neglected bike, I'd hate to replace it (if I can). Still gotta check the threading on it to see what's even possible. Any ideas of what the Germans threaded things around WWII?
I'll be checking in for sure, I'm not very familiar with folders as is, and I've already noticed parts and info on them is scattered at best. I'm just now coming to grips with the fact that I might likely have to make some custom handlebars for it.
But it's going to sit for a bit, cause I got two other projects ahead of it, and trying to decide what to do with it. Hopefully it'll be on the bench by Turkey day. Just wanted to get it the thread started, I've been wanting a folder for awhile and I'm excited about it.