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    自転車整備士 oldskoolwrench's Avatar
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    An 'atypical' raleigh Folder?

    This probably should be in the Folding Bikes Forum but since it's C & V in my mind, I thought I would post it here.

    Wanted a Raleigh Folder forever, and this one popped up on the local CL:



    After reading Sheldon Brown's and John Allen's webpages on the subject, I went into the deal expecting a long
    term project but found this when I got there:




    SR Idol cotterless crank set, S/A 3 speed AW hub date stamped 1980, Dia Compe sidepulls with D/C Tourist levers,
    Araya 16 x 1.75" ALLOY rims, a stem that appears to have an expander bolt, alloy fenders AND a more modern fork!

    Head badge says "The Raleigh", but the Nottingham designation is absent.

    My question is this... was the Folder produced somewhere other than the UK, and what did I stumble onto here?
    My guess is that it's a Taiwan production bike based on the crank, brakes and fork.



    Hoping 65'er or other folder aficionados will pipe in with their insights, and yes, I know about that seat... I wish I had a
    Ford 8N to mount it on!

    Thanks for looking!

    I don't know why when you edit photos in PB they don't post the way you edited them... sorry 'bout that!

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    自転車整備士 oldskoolwrench's Avatar
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    After a little more research here on BF I guess this one is the 'undesirable' one. Oh well...


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    I wouldn't call it undesirable, but it ain't a Twenty.

    I have a couple of Dahon Classic III's that are a contemporaries of your bike. They have their issues but are still fun to ride.

    Aaron



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    That's way too many standard threaded parts to be a "real" raleigh But I'd trade a twenty for it, they are pretty common in Kitchener for some reason or another.

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