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 Post subject: Favorit Czech Bike
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:44 pm 
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'73 (?) Favorit. Still a little final work to do but a running bike without issues. Mostly original equipment (Favorit components, Maillard wheels) except headset (replacing with a more appropriate chrome unit), and possibly bar (unknown, may be OE in-house part) and stem (SR). Solidly built frame with forged dropouts (rear knurled). No rust, but paint is a little beat up (been touched up previously) and was not top quality to start; additional touching up and polishing only. Decals near perfect, and chrome very good. I do not believe cranks are original, but I have OE spares for replacement. Shifting is surprisingly good with proper adjustment considering the push rod front derailleur. I have a frame color matching SILCA pump and bar wrap, and a Soviet Union leather pouch and tools to install.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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'73 Favorit components:

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 Post subject: Re: Favorit Czech Bike
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:26 pm 
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Thats a cracking bike, love the colour and patina. I have some Favorit gears in my collection and they are well made if a little crude. What grade of steel is the frame made of?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorit Czech Bike
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:13 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands
Lovely bike! While Favorits come along fairly regularly in my local classifieds, they are all of the cheap and cheerful variety.

I like those, but this is much, much nicer. Looking forward to hearing more about it and seeing more of it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Favorit Czech Bike
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:41 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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That is a lovely frame and such nice chrome lugwork.
Looking forward to hearing more as well.
Maybe start a new thread or move this one to readers rides section :)

Jamie


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