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Good day. Need help regarding a bike I found. No idea what kind of bike it is, does it have value or not, and could I have it restored with its current condition? Any idea/information about this bike would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    The cottered crank probably dates it before 1980. The brakes are very low quality. There's not really enough there to say much more. Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 23:46
  • throw it back in ....
    – Tapper7
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 5:20

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Looks like a 70s/80s single-speed bike, or possibly a 3 speed rear internally geared hub at best. Will be a steel frame and forks. Those brake calipers look somewhat flimsy, and the plastic saddle is definitely non-original, possibly from a BMX or kids bike.

The cottered cranks are a really old design, which were common in the 60s and perhaps the 70s.

Its also possible it was a derailleur bike in the past but has had parts changed.

Unless you know its history, it only has value as a daily ride or scrap metal

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    Can't make out the right hand rear dropout on that picture but the vertical dropouts also indicate it probably did have a derailleur / gears at some point
    – Hitchmo
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 12:28
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    The rear hub looks too small to have internal gears. Commented May 29, 2016 at 2:52
  • The dropout is horizontal.
    – ojs
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 9:51
  • @ojs I disagree - I can clearly see the (rusted) metal around the back.
    – Criggie
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 19:51
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    @criggie I can see it too. The wheel is inserted from front.
    – ojs
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 13:36

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