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Scored this for free.:rockout: Some people really don't know what they have,:headbang: the lady was originally going to scrape it...

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Good save. It never ceases to amaze me what people will throw away. With the cottered crank arms I wonder if it was European made? Or did Canada manufacture cottered cranks as well?
 
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hey guys, looks to be made in Hungary. Really didn't find much on these bikes.. the original distributor is now the HD distributor for Vancouver. They now have nothing to do with bikes, and really don't want anyone calling asking for info...

Convertible?
 
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This is a pic of my first 2 wheeler, Xmas '70 in small town Ontario.
I don't know where the folks found it and no clue on how it was badged, but looks likely to be same maker.
This bike made it out to Vancouver too when we moved a couple years later.
 
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So i had offered to my son for part of Christmas to restore this bike (Budget restore) His eyes lite up! and was like "yah.. that would be awesome!"
Only new parts are the tires and grips.. the wheels and seat were from an other 20" bike.

Tires just fit, any tips to get a little more wiggle room in-between the frame??

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On the rear, it looks like your dropout slots may be long enough to add 2 links to the chain. That should move the tire back out of the chain stays a little, hopefully into a wider area. That sure is a great looking little bike after your budget restore!
 
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Thanks BA, did what you suggested and also removed a little metal to get the wheel back even more. Seat has been recovered and the badge installed.. bike is ready for xmas morning. :happy:
 
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Cool, he will have to ride a lot of miles before he ever meets another bike like his! I hope all of the neighborhood kids are jealous!:cool2:
 
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hey guys, looks to be made in Hungary. Really didn't find much on these bikes.. the original distributor is now the HD distributor for Vancouver. They now have nothing to do with bikes, and really don't want anyone calling asking for info...

Convertible?
It's a Csepel, Deelite collaboration. Or we can say Canadian export Csepel.
 

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