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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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]Hello all.
I like one frame that is on sale un my city, the idea is to restore it for my personal use.
There’s no manufacturer info on it, someone has an idea what bike Can be? I’m neophite, does it looks as a good frame to rebuilt?
Thanks for your comments!
Fabian


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:46 pm 
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It looks as though it's been crashed: the front fork is bent back. It should be in line with the head tube until the blades curve forwards. Check under the down tube just behind the head tube for ripples or cracked paint.

To attempt to identify the maker we need detailed photos of lugwork, braze-ons and what the serial number looks like.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for your repply. I didn’t see that!
Thanks again!


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:47 am 
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Need better pictures......


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello, here i'm again.
well the seller sent me more pictures.
It's a Checkoslovakian Favorit. He found the bike in a shed of an old men.
Someone changed some components in the past...
The fork seems to be this way, i've found another picture of a clean Favorit and are almost identical in fork shape....
The rear weel is aluminium, the front one not, just one brake, and no steel lines....need work.
I like the frame, and i think i'll jump, he asks 50 euros.
Do you tink is a good frame?, that worth the pain to restore it?
Thanks for your opinions, and suggestions.
It will be my first restoration, i don't kow what can i maintain, and what i'm in need to change...

Thanks!
Fabian


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:02 pm 
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Looks very different from usual

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:50 am 
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Under the bracket you can see in the first two digits of the frame number from which year the frame is. Favorit did make their own parts, and sometimes they did have some similarity with Western parts. As the brakes some of them looked like Mafac, Derailleurs looked like Campagnolo, etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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fabianoliver wrote:
Hello, here i'm again.
well the seller sent me more pictures.
It's a Checkoslovakian Favorit. He found the bike in a shed of an old men.
Someone changed some components in the past...
The fork seems to be this way, i've found another picture of a clean Favorit and are almost identical in fork shape....
The rear weel is aluminium, the front one not, just one brake, and no steel lines....need work.
I like the frame, and i think i'll jump, he asks 50 euros.
Do you tink is a good frame?, that worth the pain to restore it?
Thanks for your opinions, and suggestions.
It will be my first restoration, i don't kow what can i maintain, and what i'm in need to change...

Thanks!
Fabian


Hello Fabian,

Did you complete this bike? Curious as to the outcome. Here is my '73 Favorite:

Edit: photo not loading. I will post as a separate thread for Favorit bikes.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:01 am 
Dirt Disciple

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fabianoliver wrote:
Hello, here i'm again.
well the seller sent me more pictures.
It's a Checkoslovakian Favorit. He found the bike in a shed of an old men.
Someone changed some components in the past...
The fork seems to be this way, i've found another picture of a clean Favorit and are almost identical in fork shape....
The rear weel is aluminium, the front one not, just one brake, and no steel lines....need work.
I like the frame, and i think i'll jump, he asks 50 euros.
Do you tink is a good frame?, that worth the pain to restore it?
Thanks for your opinions, and suggestions.
It will be my first restoration, i don't kow what can i maintain, and what i'm in need to change...

Thanks!
Fabian


Hi Fabian,

Here is the link to my '73 Favorit: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=419621

My bike has all Favorit components or should have; the stem and chainwheel are not original, but replacing them with proper parts. It would seem that most of the parts on your bike are replacement if the frame is 70s vintage. I doubt that they used Shimano Skylark derailleurs during that time. Lugs appear to be a copy of early Nervex style, similar to some Motobecane custom Nervex lugs, but still different. If you are restoring with original parts it may cost a bit; even though the components are not high end, they are not the cheapest to replace. You can certainly build it up with other period parts or fit more modern parts to it. Do you know the diameter of the seat post? I am trying to see if different tubesets were used.

Take care,
Jesper


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