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    Hey anyone here ever hear of a Unis Folding Bike.
    I recently aquired one for 50 dollars and was wondering
    if it was something worth leaving alone or if i should go ahead and
    "Customize" it ?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBaldMen
    Hey anyone here ever hear of a Unis Folding Bike.
    I recently aquired one for 50 dollars and was wondering
    if it was something worth leaving alone or if i should go ahead and
    "Customize" it ?
    Thanks
    Which will make you more likely to ride it?

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    Why don't you post a picture or describe it? Did you buy it new or used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james Haury
    Why don't you post a picture or describe it? Did you buy it new or used?
    I bought the bike Used but it is in Brand new condition from what i can get from the decals it is made in Yugoslavia 1980 it has full fenders 20in tires with a 3 speed rear wheel. I would gladly post a pic but recently got clipped by a car whilst riding my track bike and damaged my camera.

    im gonna run back to comp usa and have it replaced (glad i spent the extra money on the "Gold" protection plan) as soon as i have it back in my hands i will post a picture should be sometime sat. afternoon

    and in response to "Which will make me most likely to ride it"

    I kinda like it the way it is but would like to paint it and maybe change the bars and seat and strip the fenders off.

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    I Have seen some very good results achieved with a spray can .I am guessing it is a simple folding shopper bike . I had a single speed klapprad but gave it to someone cheap they were very careless with it and it was stolen. I was glad it was though, because they made it look horrible .It was torture to look at it.I am looking forward to seeing your yugoslav Bicycle.

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    Careful with the Yugoslav cycles - I had a folder from Yugoslavia... *very* non-standard bottom bracket. Keep the original parts.

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    very non standard .... lol had me smiling for sure ...

    its kinda funny that the guys in the shop call their tools standard while they call the metric ones metric...
    to me what the rest of the world uses is standard... or ??? lol

    most likely a cheap folder from the early 70 made in Yugoslawia... they had thompson style bb's in them. the ones with the cotter pin ...

    good advice to be carefull with the parts, you might need them ....

    Thor

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    Indeed on the Thompson style bb. That's what it had as near as I can tell. Diameter too big for a cartridge style bracket (and unthreaded) and too small for a 1pc system.

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    you might be able to convert to a modern 3 pc bb . Check with Sheldon Brown give him a tinkle on the telly ,9a to 5p eastern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james Haury
    you might be able to convert to a modern 3 pc bb . Check with Sheldon Brown give him a tinkle on the telly ,9a to 5p eastern.
    If its a Thompson, his likely answer will be along the basic lines of "we don't stock any parts for that" and/or "best not to bother with it"

    But I don't want to speak for the man, he's around here somewhere, no?

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    I have seen Raliegh Folders converted to modern 3 pc hubs . I think the last person to fix up a raliegh folder must have done that . I think they originally had 3 pc cottered cranks.

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    Twentys can be converted, I'm working on one right now - their bottom bracket shell is/was much more common (the threading on the other hand). The last yugoslav bike I was working on... the shell could not accomodate a new cartridge or a BMX style 3pc... and it was unthreaded. I have pictures somewhere - with a caliper and a quarter for reference.

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    I bow to your superior knowledge.Hai!

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    Heh, trial by error... sadly... but that's how we learn I reckon... or it seems to be how I learn.

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