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Old 11-12-10, 05:10 PM   #1
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Picked up a Really Rough 1966 or 1967 RSW Folder Today

Everything I have bike wise is vintage, so naturally I picked up an old folder. Was hoping to find a Raleigh Twenty project locally, but came up with this one instead. I need to find a seat post, anyone know the size? I would appreciate it.

Looks like it has the original rack, which is pretty nice. Paint on the fenders is rough. Handlebars and crank will need oxalic acid treatment, but they look decent.

Wish me luck.

This gives me two small wheel projects, the other is a 16 inch Puch. The Puch is in much better shape, but is not a folder.


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Old 11-12-10, 05:23 PM   #2
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Nice find, the RSW fold always looks like it'll remove fingers. No idea about seat post size but if you take it to LBS they usually will try different sizes for you.
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Old 11-12-10, 05:40 PM   #3
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Yeah, its a finger masher for sure. Its about the bulkiest clamp I have ever seen.
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Old 11-12-10, 08:15 PM   #4
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Seat post is a 28.6 if you are over about 5'-10" get the 400mm long one.

Definitely want to keep fingers clear of the center hinge that is a large solid chunk of steel.

Interesting little bikes, they made them in a fixed frame version as well as a moped version called the Wisp.

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