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Old 01-16-18, 09:18 AM
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Oscar Egg bike

Hello!

I bought a bike last weekend and, even though I've been looking for it on the internet, I couldn't find any information. What I know: it's an Oscar Egg bike, everything is original, late 50s or early 60s.

I'd like to know more about it and what's worth it. Thank you
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Old 01-16-18, 09:45 AM
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Cool little bike, if I were into folder type I would be interested! I would like to see driveside chain guard. Ideale saddle and handles for stem and seatpost are neat.
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Old 01-16-18, 10:56 AM
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Will look forward to reading the observations of the experts on this fascinating discovery.

Folders (depliants in french) are often done as contract builds since their manufacture is a sub-specialty of the cycle industry. While some cycle manufacturers make their own many do not.

Will be interested to read if the Oscar Egg experts say the company is the actual maker of the bicycle...

BTW - BF has a forum expressly for folders here:

https://m.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=221

You may wish to begin a thread on the machine there as well.



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Old 01-16-18, 12:11 PM
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Oh, wow! "Oscar Egg" and "folding bike" in one sentence is something I did not expect to see today. If ever. Cool!

Looks sixties rather than fifties, though.

Does it actually fold? Or just separate?

If you're going to have a bike like this, it might as well be an Oscar Egg. Maybe a folding Masi or De Rosa would beat it, but even that I'm not entirely sure of. I'll say it again: cool!

WRT its value, we have an expression in my area that would apply here: "what the idiot will give you for it". Find the right idiot, and it could be worth a tidy sum.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post

Does it actually fold? Or just separate?
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Excellent point @non-fixie!

Looks like it might be more properly called a demontable.


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The demontables preceded the folding bikes, at least where I live. One I sometimes come across is the early sixties Gazelle Kwikstep, introduced in 1964, which was sort of in-between:


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Thanks for all the replies! The bike actually doesn't fold, you can separate it into two parts
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