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frenchbikefan 03-26-11 03:23 AM

Raleigh 20 folder
 
So I have the opportunity to purchase a Raleigh 20 for $95 dollars, just thought I would see if the bright minds in folding bikes thought that was a good price or not? thanks in advance

jur 03-26-11 04:57 AM

What condition? If good condition, then $95 is OK.

wahoonc 03-26-11 05:53 AM

I would as long as it is all there and functioning. I paid about that for the worst of my three. I had to replace the rims on it ASAP as they were rusty. On Ebay one in good condition that is advertised well goes for $200+. Not sure what the market is like in the Denver area.

But mine has been out there and ridden along the bike path that parallels 470 just north of Highlands Ranch and it was the only one I saw the whole week I was out there. :D

Aaron :)

Dynocoaster 03-26-11 08:42 AM

I see them in very good condition in the Pacific Northwest go from $150-$300.

folder fanatic 03-27-11 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchbikefan (Post 12413412)
So I have the opportunity to purchase a Raleigh 20 for $95 dollars, just thought I would see if the bright minds in folding bikes thought that was a good price or not? thanks in advance

I bought my own Raleigh Twenty in June of last year for 40 dollars. I spent 3 more months. a few more dollars (for PB Blaster, WD 40, various type sponges, fine to very fine steel wool pads, eye wear protection, a bucket, and other misc. items) to clean it up before turning it over to my favorite bike shop who specializes in restoring old bikes to further clean it up in hidden places where I can't get to, strip off other nice parts off of my other 2 folders, plus add more new parts, in order to get my final result. See: http://sites.google.com/site/compactcycling/the-restoration-of-raleigh-twenty.

Would I do it all again knowing I would have to sacrifice 2 other folding bikes, some money, and time for it? In a heartbeat with no hesitation!

As for other concerns like cost and the rest....it has been discussed before right here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/151229-Something-has-happened-to-Raleigh-20-folders.


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