Bicycles are not something that I deal with that often. Though I just couldn’t pass on this bad ass Norwegian folding bicycle from about 1969. The Svithun DBS Kombi Lux! After all the person who had originally acquired it, just wanted it gone and it’s pretty much all original. So I got a pretty god dam good deal on it!
Growing up I loved riding, BMX mainly and not to toot my own horn. I was pretty dam good on a BMX bike. We were building massive jumps and going big on our BMXs before the X-Games and before extreme sports became a thing. Yeah I’m talking 1987, 1988! God dam, seems like yesterday! In fact I don’t feel a day over 20!
Anyway this Norwegian Svithun Kombi Lux Is Super Solid Mid-Sized Bike That Breaks Apart Near The Seat Post Tube. Look, See That Big Knob Below The Seat? Unscrew that, pull up and break down. That Simple. Really very cool. Though what’s most impressive about the Kombi Lux is that it’s super solid! I mean riding this bike there is no give or flex at. It feels like a solid, one piece frame. Additionally it feels and rides extremely well. Well except for the fact that the previous owner of this Kombi Lux put knobby tires on the bike. Which wasn’t a bad idea, except when corning those knobbies on the front tire tend to rub the fender bracket a bit. Not a biggie though, they are just tires and can be replaced with minimal cost and effort.
The front brake is a drum brake system, that looks more like the brakes off the Yamaha GT80 I had way back when. Very cool none the less and functional as well. I don’t know if pads are available for these or not.
Another very cool feature they worked into this bike is the ability to make adjustments to the seat, handle bars and wheels without tools. There are levers at each point which are solid, made to last. which allows adjustments by hand.
This specific Kombi Lux is about 90% original. In fact only the seat and the tires are aftermarket parts. Which is surprising. Aside from the tires, the pedals on these old bikes seemed to have a very short lifespan.
Anyway this beast is available if anyone is interested and can meet for pick up. It’s Vintage, It’s Norwegian and it’s super unique! A must have for any bike enthusiast!