1970 Siour Brevettato Travelite
My dad bought a Travelite folder offered via his Gulf Oil credit card. It has sat in a box since 1970. I'd like to know more about it but don't find anything online. The tube says "Siour Brevettato," and it has Pirelli 20 x 1.75 tires, a Sachs ET 28 0 hub, and and Export seat. Original price was $59.95 + $6.06 s&H, or six payments of $9.99. What might it be worth today, in nearly mint condition? Has anyone ever seen one?
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It's a pretty standard U-Bike from that time period. They were made made by a few manufacturers and were often re-badged as with this Gulf model.
While I personally wouldn't buy it, I'm sure you can get a couple hundred from someone that is into vintage folders, especially since it's in mint condition. Honestly though... these types of bikes aren't rare, sorry to say.
It's a great looking bike, made in Italy as well, most of the 1970's U-tube folder were made in Eastern Europe and came with quality and weight penalties. You can still buy much the same bike today, i see dozens of single speed ones in milan every day. If you dont want to keep it, i'm sure you will have no trouble selling it.
Those Pirelli tires are sweet. My Legnano came with them and they seemed to have lasted 35 years or more!
Thanks for the info. I took it to the Ann Arbor MI Classic Bike show today, and it went for $90 in the auction. I was worried because the show was mostly classic bikes, skinny tire racers, banana seat Schwinns and the like, very few folders. A very enjoyable show all around. One guy had a 1952 Schwinn Phantom still in the box- it was won in a Duncan Yo Yo contest and never opened.