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Old 04-05-09, 05:51 PM   #1
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1st folder - any guesses ??

just purchased this bike ! what a blast, i just plan to tour around it in the neighbourhood. not too portable as this thing weighs a ton.

I know its a CCM 'fold up' but likely a copy of some other popular bike and re-badged and sold under the CCM handle.

thanks for any input !

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Old 04-06-09, 05:15 AM   #2
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well, i like it !
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It's similar in design to the Raleigh Twenty... but has some notable differences. Glad you like it.
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It's similar in design to the Raleigh Twenty... but has some notable differences. Glad you like it.

thanks, i'm going to pick up a stablemate for this one soon - another rare canadian one - ya cant just have one !!
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here's its 'stablemate' :

any guesses what this is ??

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Both are nice bikes but i like the Porta with rear rack and a 3 piece crank that means you can upgrade. does it say where it was made on the head badge?

if you upgrade this with alloy rims and even just the rear and narrow 1.5 or 1.3 Primo Comet tyres
it will become a rocket...maybe not quite ..but you'll notice a big difference...

I have several of these old folding bikes and the first thing that gets replaced are the seat and rims

don't worry about total weight as these bikes from the 60s-70s are going to be heavy but an investment on reducing wheel rotating weight is the most fruitful upgrade.
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does it say where it was made on the head badge?




thanks for the tips.....
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hey cool bike! i might be buying its uglier, rustier cousin
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/...7924a2_20.jpeg
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any1 have a pix when it is folded?
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I thought they looked european.

I think that CCM did have some links to BSA motorbikes. Either rebadging, or using some parts from BSA on there own bikes. Think they just did off road bikes. Might be wrong though.

Think if I had the Porta. It would loose the stickers. As campers use the Porta Potty for there toilet.
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i found a folded pix of it. my god...it is fugly when it is folded...no wonder i dont see any pix of a raleigh twenty folded on this forum!

http://drumbent.com/photos/bikes/folders/twenty3.jpg
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wow that is ugly, im going tolook at the rusty porta on sunday, does anyone have any tips on what to look at when i see this thing? im new to the folder scene, hope this isnt a hijack
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Aha...a hockey bike in Rangers blue!
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i found a folded pix of it. my god...it is fugly when it is folded...no wonder i dont see any pix of a raleigh twenty folded on this forum!

http://drumbent.com/photos/bikes/folders/twenty3.jpg
The Twenties definitely aren't known for their gracious folding abilities, but it is enough to get them small enough to put into places a full sized bike won't fit.

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hey cool bike! i might be buying its uglier, rustier cousin
http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/kj/...7924a2_20.jpeg

ha, i thought i had the only one !!

absolutely nothing on the net as far as 'porta 3' goes or is it 'porta 111' - i dunno.


It does say 'Road King' on head badge so it came from Eatons dept stores.


did ya buy it ?
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