How is this for an OTSG First! A 1978 Favorit 10-speed from Communist Era Czechoslovakia! Many thanks to Jonathan D in the Netherlands for this mean looking commuter beast.
Here are some pics of my 1978 Favorit bike. It’s a brand from former Czechoslovakia (city: Rokycany). The brand doesn’t exist anymore today.
Bought it for 10,- Euros on internet. The front wheel was 27″. Now it has 28″ rear and front again.
Bought it as a “winter bike” cause i don’t wanna ride my beautiful 10-speed Peugeot Supersport in the rain, or on muddy and salty roads.
The 28″ Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires are perfect for slippery bad weather conditions. Originally it had worn down tires from brands “Barum” (Czech) and “Obiliceya” (Yugoslavia).
The derailleur, crankset and shifters are from favorit itself.
The bike is very fast, highest gear is 53×12! I love to overtake 50-year old suburbanites on their 1000,- euro Cannondale and Trek hybrids with my 10,- euro communistic rustbucket.
The geometry is strange and funny. The pedals touch the front fender by 1 millimeter! It’s very agile because of that, and the frame is way more stiff than my Peugeot!
Love your website! Keep up the great work.
Losser, The Netherlands
Thanks again Jonathan