Favorit Velo
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Category:  Freewheels
Name:  Favorit Velo
Brand:  Favorit
Years:  1970's - 1980's
Country:  Czechoslovakia
Added By: Walkman-man on 06/28/16
Updated By: Walkman-man on 06/28/16
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Cog Count 4Available ThreadingEnglish/ISO: 1.370" x 24
ColorBlackIndex Compatibility 
Cog MaterialsSteelIdentifying Markings
Removal Tool Style Removal Tool 
Original Available Ranges14-21  
General Information
Although not marked as a Favorit product, this freewheel came off a Favorit bike, of which they're famed for making all nearly all parts from frame downwards) themselves. And they seem to have been the sole Czechoslovakian bike/parts manufacturer in their country, back then:) Freewheel is marked Czech made.
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Favorit Rokycany was a major Czechoslovak manufacturer of road and racing bicycles.  


During the later 1950s the Favorit brand  made two cycles which would feature as perhaps the top of their range. One was four speed racer, steel frames nicely lugged, alloy components such as sidepull brakes, bars, stem of a Girder style, the chainwheel was steel chromed, the wheels were alloy rims (perhaps 650), hubs were alloy and there were rather pretty Favorit wingnuts on the axles.The tyres were tubulars by Czech firm Barum. The eight speed variant was much the same as the four speed . The chainwheel was a double type in chromed steel suffice to say modeled on the pedigree Simplex variant of the 40s and 50s. The deraileur was a toggle type as common in the 50s.The FWD was a steel fabrication as was the rear.The model was used for racing and regarded as deluxe top lightweight cycle of the Eastern Bloc countries save but for the East German Diamant. This model was featured in a Venetian Blue colour predominantly and  it had the distinctive Favorit script on the down bars. Later about 1962 a factory Favorit was seen in multicoloured original paint finish. During the Communist Era these cycles were virtually legal tender as waiting lists were normal. Second hand models were bought at premium.

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