Have fun restoring your bike. I just finished restoring a Falter folding bike I found on Craig's List. My LBS took the bike apart for me. I took home the components and scrubbed away to rust with steel wool and foil (for the chrome). I ordered tires for www.biketiresdirect.com - they have the best prices. The LBS put the bike together for me and put a clear coat on the frame. It's looks great! Here's a link to a Falter bike that similar to my bike: I do not have fenders or lights on my bike. It's green so I named it Kermit!
I haven't actually seen it up close yet, hopefully tomorrow to know what is built into it. I'm not planning on changing out the gears unless they're rusted but i may very well put newer sram or shimano derailleurs and 175mm cranks on it for more comfortability and reliability. replacing the entire cranks and rears would cost 300-800 dollars shimano ultegras are like 700. I know it needs new tires and i'm not sure if the wheels are straight if they aren't I might put a nicer carbon fiber wheel on it which won't have spoke puncture issues etc.
Nice bike! Sorry, can't help with the brand. Unique front fork. I suggest restoring it rather than change it to a 10 speed with upgraded components. Looks like it's all there. Do the rear derailleur and crankset have brand names? Might be a high end bike. Adding a better crankset to a 10 speed won't make it any faster.
definitely not a raleigh owned several of them and peugot always have the french flag on them somewhere. I would love to be able to update it but unless I can figure out what it is there's no way to know what's compatible :(
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hard to tell until you look at the front under the handle bars on the frame.. I was going to say a Raleigh but the frame is kind of thin.. maybe a peauguot? any ways good luck with it are replacing and updating the components?
ok so I'm picking this bike up Tuesday morning for 10 dollars it looks like something I can fix up and i have my specialized hardrock in the meantime I just wanted a road bike. No one including some of the most hardcore cyclists I know can tell me what make bike this is. I've tried to find old logos for kona and kuota with no success but I can't imagine it's one of them anyway. Check out the link and it's like the last picture is a closeup of the logo philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/3843 05 8907.html
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