Well, I bought my first folder today.
It is a 1976 Bickerton and I'm the second owner. The guy selling it said his grandmother
had bought it to carry around in the trunk of her car, but she decided she didn't want to
ride it, nor anyone else in the family, so he kept it and it's been stored inside for many
It's interesting and it's funky and it's light, but I haven't weighed it just yet.
99.9% all there and shifts and stops well. It has a diamond pattern in the braking
surface on the chrome rims. That's interesting. I have to find somewhere to get
white 14" and 16" bicycle tires though....
I plan to use it as a car minimizer and not as regular round trip transportation, which
was my intent for acquiring a folding bike, so this should suit.
Sakae chainwheel, Weinmann brakes, S/A 3spd hub (don't know these hub specs yet), original Raleigh tires.