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Old 09-15-20, 10:23 AM
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Weird Danish Bike

Anyone seen one of these before? Date on the rear mech is 1971, very long wheelbase, weighs a ton.
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Old 09-15-20, 05:47 PM
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It doesn't look so weird, in fact, I like the way it looks. Perhaps it is more of a touring bike with the longer wheelbase. The seat post is extended quite a bit so perhaps a larger frame would work better for you or whoever is riding it. I don't know anything about the bike though. Nice looking steel cottered crankset. Two eyelets on the rear dropout also is an indication of a touring bike. It looks like a Simplex rear derailleur. A nice arc on the fork makes me think 70's as well.

Perhaps non-fixie might know something. He is expert on C& V bike brands and especially the European makers and brands.

Nice carpet by the way. With a carpet like that in your workshop you are motivated to keep it tidy. Or perhaps you are tidy and therefore a nice carpet would go just fine.

More pictures of the headbadge and the graphics on the seat tube might help as well.

One other thought that I have from my time spent here on BikeForums is that this S.C.?. might be a bike shop that had these bikes private labeled for them.
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Old 09-15-20, 06:00 PM
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A surprising number of bikes from that era were patterned after the highly successful Schwinn Varsity.

BDS bikes from Sweden even looked like the Varsity with 1" frame tubing, slack frame angles and one-piece cranks!

Vista from Japan made a similar Varsity clone, and there were many other lower-end Japanese bikes made having identical slack geometry but also having lugged or faux-lugged or semi-lugged frames.

Low-end bikes from European countries approached the Schwinn's 70-degree frame angles but usually just a bit steeper. They were competing for the same buyers in the US "boom" market.

Huffies and Murrays also had identical frame geometry and tubing diameter as the Varsity, but usually having tubular forks like the Schwinn Continental since they didn't want to spend the money for a forged fork.

The pictured bike appears to meld the seat tube angle of the Varsity with the substance of the UO8.
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It would be nice to see some detail shots of the lugs, fork crown and dropouts
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Doesn't seem odd to me near match to a Juenet 640 or Leujune 600 so a very nice mid level 70's French bike nothing odd to me.
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
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One other thought that I have from my time spent here on BikeForums is that this S.C.?. might be a bike shop that had these bikes private labeled for them.
SCO was in fact one of the biggest bicycle manufacturers in Denmark. They started bike production back in 1905 as Smith & Co. They have produced all kinds of bicycles from the ‘Long John’ freighter to race bikes, including the track bike that took the Dane Peder Pedersen to the sprint World Championship in Montreal 1974. Today the brand is owned by a supermarket chain selling SCO branded bikes built in Asia.



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Thank you, @FlemmingM!

To at least have something to contribute, here's a pic I found on the webs of a similar, if not the same bike. The fully-housed shifter cables are an original feature, apparently:

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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
Thank you, @FlemmingM!

To at least have something to contribute, here's a pic I found on the webs of a similar, if not the same bike. The fully-housed shifter cables are an original feature, apparently:
Yes, I also believe that the one you poted is the same model as the OP.
Actually if you look closely on the OP's photo you can see at least traces of the top tube text ' Verdensmestercyklen', which is danish and translate to 'the World Champion bike'. So this would make the bike younger than 1974.
Their full race models, which at this time were built in Reynolds 531, did not have eyelets for mudguards/racks.
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SCO had a serial number format that started with 'S" or 'SS' and an alpha character suffix that will identify the year.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
A surprising number of bikes from that era were patterned after the highly successful Schwinn Varsity.

BDS bikes from Sweden even looked like the Varsity with 1" frame tubing, slack frame angles and one-piece cranks!

Vista from Japan made a similar Varsity clone, and there were many other lower-end Japanese bikes made having identical slack geometry but also having lugged or faux-lugged or semi-lugged frames.

Low-end bikes from European countries approached the Schwinn's 70-degree frame angles but usually just a bit steeper. They were competing for the same buyers in the US "boom" market.

Huffies and Murrays also had identical frame geometry and tubing diameter as the Varsity, but usually having tubular forks like the Schwinn Continental since they didn't want to spend the money for a forged fork.

The pictured bike appears to meld the seat tube angle of the Varsity with the substance of the UO8.
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Perhaps you are thinking of the DBS cycles (Jonas Oeglaend) from Sandnes Norway.


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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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Perhaps you are thinking of the DBS cycles (Jonas Oeglaend) from Sandnes Norway.-----
That's right, but actually mine was labeled as "Made in Sweden", so there must have been a factory there from which DBS sourced this particular WINNER model.

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frame bits -

head lugs are BOCAMA 20's series feature cut
there are three 20's series patterns, one would need a front view to determine which of them were employed

head lug nozzle cut is BOCAMA /I

seat lug is BOCAMA pattern H

dropouts are NERVEX nr. 1036 G

shell not shown well enough for an ID

track style fork crown may be one of the Georg Fischer patterns, just a thought...

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