An odd one! Ladies 28” wheel King bicycle from Sweden

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jimbo53

I live for the CABE
I’m working on a friends bike and wanted to share it here. Really love the chainguard! Frame has been repainted but fenders and rims w/pinstriping are original. Tires are new 28x1 1/2”. Let me know if anyone knows anything about this make.
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3-speeder

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nice looking bike. I love the fancy lug work at the downtubes. I can't really read any of this besides the chart so maybe 44 spoke, 1969 hub?
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all riders

Finally riding a big boys bike
Swedish. Making bikes from 1917 to 1988. In '73 the bikes were badged Fram King-so yours is pre '73(I think we all would guess so). Neat bike, great color repaint or not.
 

andybee75

Finally riding a big boys bike
The number 44 on the hub is the year of manufacturing, not number of spokes which is almost always 36 on swedish standard vintage bikes. Normally, bikes are from the same year as the hub or the year after, however, the Fichtel & Sachs-factory was bombed in 1944, so production was stopped. This forced some bike makers to use older but unused hubs from stock. So the bike might be a couple of years younger. The saddle and handles are not original, the back reflector has been repaired with faulty glass and the front lamp is way older than the bike, otherwise pretty neat.
 

3-speeder

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I thought 44 seemed like a high number for spokes. I have SA hubs on my Raleighs with 40 but that is the most I've seen. Good info
 

cbustapeck

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I’m working on a friends bike and wanted to share it here. Really love the chainguard! Frame has been repainted but fenders and rims w/pinstriping are original. Tires are new 28x1 1/2”. Let me know if anyone knows anything about this make.View attachment 1317733
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There are so many great details here. I'm especially fond of the curve in the top tube and the design of the lugs.
 

jimbo53

I live for the CABE
The number 44 on the hub is the year of manufacturing, not number of spokes which is almost always 36 on swedish standard vintage bikes. Normally, bikes are from the same year as the hub or the year after, however, the Fichtel & Sachs-factory was bombed in 1944, so production was stopped. This forced some bike makers to use older but unused hubs from stock. So the bike might be a couple of years younger. The saddle and handles are not original, the back reflector has been repaired with faulty glass and the front lamp is way older than the bike, otherwise pretty neat.
The original saddle was completely roached out. The owner has the saddle frame and seat post-I just mocked up with the oldest Brooks I had lying around. Those bullet grips we’re on the bike but am trying to research to find out what was on it originally. The old carbide light is probably teens-TOC and just wired on for effect. Again, trying to research for more info. Thanks for help on date!
 
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