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6/18/13 10:11 P

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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!

http://www.foldingcyclist.com/Falter-Fae
hnrich-Super-Star-folding-bike.html


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6/17/13 5:53 P

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definitely looks very similar, hopefully

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6/17/13 1:21 P

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I think that "K" may be from Kalkhoff.

Look at the 20th picture on the following link.
The "K" looks the same.

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/liamch/
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I'm not sure if the fork is meant to look like that or if it is badly bent back.
Something to check into.

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LANTECH19446's Photo LANTECH19446 Posts: 282
6/17/13 10:10 A

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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.

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6/17/13 7:04 A

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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.

Bob.

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6/17/13 1:06 A

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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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6/16/13 9:18 P

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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?

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6/16/13 6:08 P

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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
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