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    If it dont fold frankly.. thatsut's Avatar
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    rare folding mountain bike

    http://www.trade-it.co.uk/for-sale-b...e-9074655.html

    Not mine but, same make.

    come on get it and join my club "vinatge folding mountain bike club"

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    Do you have any pictures of this model folded?

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    What qualifies it as a mountain bike?

    I thought that mountain bikes are supposed to have suspension.
    Last edited by kamtsa; 06-05-10 at 08:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    What qualifies it as a mountain bike?

    I thought that mountain bikes are supposed to have suspension.
    That is only the more modern ones. I have at least 3 that do not have suspension, non folders BTW. The early mountain bikes built in the early 80's were not suspension bikes.

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    Most later mountain bikes have shocks but the earlier ones did not.

    This bike does not look like a folder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    What qualifies it as a mountain bike?

    I thought that mountain bikes are supposed to have suspension.


    This is good.
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    I quote here from Tony Hadland's book 'Raleigh in the Last Quarter of the 20th Century'

    The idea of a folding bicycle appealed to Yvonne Rix but the volume market was shrinking and tended to be dominated by cheap 20" wheel imported machines. These sold at about £70 and had little profit margin. As noted above, Raleigh produced a similar machine, but this was dropped about 1989. In that year Raleigh started selling the 26" wheel US-designed Montague Bi-frame, which was built in Taiwan. It was sold as a Rudge, because the philosophy was, ‘If it’s not made in Nottingham, it’s not a Raleigh’.

    Yvonne Rix liked the Bi-frame which, as big-wheeled folders go is a good machine. However, at about £350 when launched (= about £500 today) it was relatively expensive. Furthermore, dealers found it difficult to promote the important fact that it folded. Rather too late, Montague evolved a display stand to emphasise this feature. Despite strong efforts to promote the Bi-frame, sales were poor and it was dropped early in the 1990s.
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