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Old 05-26-07, 06:16 PM
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Chiorda folding bike

I picked up this Italian beauty for $20 today. It has a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub. Brakes are Chiorda, rims are steel. The decals are mostly gone, but the paint is excellent. The hub is very grimey on the shell, and I have a broken elbow, so it's nearly impossible to find the date code right now. The chrome fenders, bar, and chain protector will all shine up nicely

Has anyone ever had one of these, or ever heard of the brand?

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Old 05-27-07, 05:45 AM
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I have a ROG Pony that looks to be similar vintage, but has a normal rear triangle with a chrome mousetrap rack. Other than that, the frames are very similar, even the white plastic grips and pedals. Mine has aluminum fenders and chainguard. ROG was made Ljubljana, in the former Yugoslavia. I have seen bikes like yours labled as Bianchi. I read somewhere that Italian folders were made with the integrated rack, the other European bikes had a normal rear triangle. Since they all look so similar, I wonder if there was only a couple factories making all of them.
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Old 05-27-07, 06:04 AM
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Interesting...thanks for the input
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For what it is worth, I have a "Super Star" that has the regular rear triangle. The rest of the frame, chain ring, cranks , handle bars etc. look the same. The front fork has the bracket & genrerator also. The light is attached to the front brake. The Super Star is only a one speed and labled made in Germany.
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Old 05-30-07, 03:33 PM
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I did see a couple of "Made in Germany" parts.

I started cleaning her up this afternoon. The date stamp on the SA hub is 1969. This is a neat bike. New brake pads and tires are on their way, and if I end up liking it, I will buy a proper leather saddle

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