What bike is this?

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Grant, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Grant

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  2. sandman

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    A recyclable bike waiting for trash day ?
     
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  3. Grant

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    That was a hardcore burn.
     
  4. sandman

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    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 .
     
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    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.
     
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  6. Dizzle Problems

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    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.
     
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  7. Grant

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    My guess was European as well. I'm guessing it was made a former Soviet country.
     
  8. Wildcat

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    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.
     
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  9. Grant

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    I would go with a larger chainring such as a 52 tooth because the small wheels are gearing it down.
     
  10. Grant

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    Norco!
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  11. sandman

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    69 Sears

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  12. Grant

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    I found this picture online. The seat cover is made out of an old black and red wetsuit.
    OG.PNG
     
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    Totecycle. A Huffy made American classic!
    Here's my favorite, a Monark made Vagabond:
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    Looks like a blue giraffe.
     
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