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Old 02-05-12, 07:26 PM   #1
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Folders GALORE...and all Vintage and possibly Classic

The bike Gods are messing with me again...I have hauled in not one, not two but FOUR folding bikes in the past couple of months.

Most recently a pair of Dahon's, one is an oddball with a Sachs Torpedo hub,(1983/4?) the other is dated to 1987/88 by the SA AW hub.

The other "pair" are a Rixe and an Atala, I have yet to completely pin down the date on either one of them. The Rixe seems like a late 60's bike, the Atala a bit newer?

Here are the quick and dirty pictures. I will get beauty shots later. The Rixe is a very low end bike with some surprising nice components, the Atala is a decent build all the way.

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I'd like to find a nice folder. Not sure how much I would actually use it around here. I just think they can look so cool.
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I'd like to find a nice folder. Not sure how much I would actually use it around here. I just think they can look so cool.
I have a few others...Twenty's and a Raleigh Compact RSW. The Rixe and Atala came from the LBS, the Dahons one of the local church thrift shops. I actually have one of the Dahon's in my car trunk right now. The Twenty is a tad too big to take on the road since I have been downsized from a pickup truck to a Honda Accord. I have been saving my pennies (pence?) for a Brompton.

I find a folder all but indispensable in my most of my travels, comes in handy if you decide to take a taxi home from the local pub too.

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Generally, folders seem to have little value. I sold a BSA for ten bucks on Ebay and I still have a Raleigh folder and an Olmo...
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We sell a lot of old folders in our shop.
One reason is the fact that some of the subways have older, smaller ‘cars’, and you cannot bring a regular bike onto those cars, but you can bring your folder.
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Generally, folders seem to have little value. I sold a BSA for ten bucks on Ebay and I still have a Raleigh folder and an Olmo...
It may depend on the specific folder and the locale too. I am seeing Dahon's like the ones I have (in slightly better shape) going for ~$150-$200. Raleigh Twenty's are getting insane, I have seen 2 in okay condition go for over $300.

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