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Old 10-15-12, 05:37 AM
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She's cute...but look at the frame!

I saw this on Cycle Chic Denmark (harbors a wealth of vintage city bikes) Anyhow I noticed this frame, obvious fixie conversion with temporary fenders installed, thinking it was a very old city bike but then I started to notice the braze-ons. Any Idea what it might be? At first thought a fairly recent hybrid frame but it looks much older.



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Old 10-15-12, 06:10 AM
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Rear fender is dragging on the tyre.
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Old 10-15-12, 10:56 AM
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I'm thinking Frankenbike. The fork doesn't really match the frame, but rather appears to be from a British bike (lamp bracket on the right fork blade for use in traffic driving on the left side of the road). The frame looks fairly generic, but has forged dropouts with a derailleur tab. Fixed gear without brakes or foot retention!
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Old 10-15-12, 11:04 AM
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She looks pretty uncomfortable on it too. Look at that rolled back! Horrible posture!
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I'm thinking Frankenbike. The fork doesn't really match the frame, but rather appears to be from a British bike (lamp bracket on the right fork blade for use in traffic driving on the left side of the road). The frame looks fairly generic, but has forged dropouts with a derailleur tab. Fixed gear without brakes or foot retention!
High heels don't count for foot retention?
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That's definitely not a fixed gear - it's got a coaster brake hub. (Did you really assume a girl like that would ride a fixie as a utility bike to some date in such wheather?)
Looks like a pretty well thought out bike to me: no-frills look, rusted frame, creme tires, coaster hub, chain guard ring on crank, well adjusted bars ...
The frame is what some would call a "Meral type" frame, something you don't see every day. Should have been a nice, sporty ladies bike in it's day, unfortunately now equipped with what seems to be a replacement fork.
And - wouldn't you too "feel uncomfortable" and have such a "horrible posture", if you'd have to (!) ride somewhere in that kind of wheather, with some luggage at that? I would, no doubt.

... sexy boots BTW ...
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She looks pretty uncomfortable on it too. Look at that rolled back! Horrible posture!
Think tha's got something to do with the rain in her face.....I ball up like an armadillo when it starts to rain!

The frame is what some would call a "Meral type" frame
Cool, thanks VintageR. I really like the frame, looks better with drops than your average mixte even.. Definately a cobbled together ride but done very well IMHO.

it's got a coaster brake hub
It looks like a skip tooth rear cog. I wonder what the hub is?

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Old 10-15-12, 05:49 PM
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googled Meral and came up with Schauff.de and their Meral ladies bicycle:


lady "Meral" type frame
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That's definitely not a fixed gear - it's got a coaster brake hub.
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It looks like a skip tooth rear cog. I wonder what the hub is?
It's not a skip-tooth cog, and I concur with VintageR that it's likely a coaster brake hub and a Merel-type frame:

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She's cute...but look at the frame!

Need better pictures of the rack............
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Ah I see chain makes is look like a skip tooth

city bike...small rack
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Those boots look like they were made for walkin', not bikin'

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Those boots look like they were made for walkin'
Ya, you just wish they'ed walk all over you!

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Those boots look like they were made for walkin', not bikin'

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^ Is that for real? If so, where's a razor blade?



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