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Originally Posted by killsurfcity
so the bike i found near me, is called a "superdeluxe". it looks pretty generic... i looked, but couldn't find any other brand name. the guy at the shop was asking $75. seemed kinda steep for me for a no-name bike. anyone know this brand? it looks almost exactly like a raleigh twenty. if i can't find any info on it, i think i'll just hold out for something better.
by the way, anyone know the other names that raleigh 20"s were sold under?
I think they were sold under the BSA and brand name and maybe others. Raleigh bought or merged with several companies in the '60s and continused to sell under the old names for a while: Humber, Rudge, BSA, Carlton, Triumph, Hercules, Phillips, Sun, and Norman.
The main thing that separates the 20 from other folders of that era is the hinge. If the hinge mating surface is horizontal it's probably a Raleigh product. If the hinge surface is vertical it's something else.