Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Grant, Feb 8, 2020.
A recyclable bike waiting for trash day ?
That was a hardcore burn.
We call those folding bikes boat anchors . When you live by the coast you see a ton of them that were used on boats . Most of them rust buckets from the salt water . I have recycle plenty .
Doesn't look very rusty to me. I live on the coast and fight the corrosion battle all the time.
-Looks like a good bike, regardless of collectability.
Unsure of maker, but guessing European origin. The rear wheel, seatpost/seat, pedals, stem and bars are not original.
My guess is someone made a single speed/fixed out of a cool lil folding bike frame.
My guess was European as well. I'm guessing it was made a former Soviet country.
It should have a tall handlebar stem so you aren't slumped over the handlebars even before you crash from having no brakes. That's all it needs to be a rider to keep in the trunk of your car. Many times I've found myself with a few hours to burn and wish I had a bike to ride around on. Even with those cottered cranks, it would be handy to have.
So, bigger stem, brakes (one speed w coaster hub) and maybe a better seat and you are good to go. If this is for sale, I would ask the owner if they have the parts they stripped off it.
I would go with a larger chainring such as a 52 tooth because the small wheels are gearing it down.
I found this picture online. The seat cover is made out of an old black and red wetsuit.
Totecycle. A Huffy made American classic!
Here's my favorite, a Monark made Vagabond:
Looks like a blue giraffe.
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