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    anyone recognize this folder?

    I emailed the owner and they don't know what the make/model is. Thanks!

    http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/2764745963.html

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    Looks like the front fork and mudgard but not the handlebars are bacwards. Not sure about the stem. Maybe somebody bought it and did not like the ride (after installing things the wrong way). If you like the ride and like older bombproof folders it could be a fun project, but hardly a good investment. Find out about threads in BB and stem/handlebar size before buying.
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    Yeah I have seen these on ebay many times. It originates from China; it is a very cheap folding bike. The rear suspension is a dog. The bike is heavy. My advice is stay away. If you are a beginner, then you could consider this a starting point only, but a very bad bike may put you off cycling for life.
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    Thanks. You guys saved me a trip to look at junk. I thought the curved tube supporting the rear shock was kinda goofy looking, but didn't catch the backwards bars. I have an old Raleigh twenty hanging in the garage and can't decide whether I want to invest in bringing it back to life.

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    You would be much better off playing/bulding the Twenty. I have 3 that range from a bone stock original to a very much modified one. Two are folding and one is not. Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogus View Post
    Thanks. You guys saved me a trip to look at junk. I thought the curved tube supporting the rear shock was kinda goofy looking, but didn't catch the backwards bars. I have an old Raleigh twenty hanging in the garage and can't decide whether I want to invest in bringing it back to life.
    Unless you really need a compact fold go with the Twenty. I have sev...ah...quite a few. Even my most modified one is still under the price of a decent new folder.

    I still want a Brompton for the compact fold, but that is still down the road a bit.

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