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Flying Merkel 10-25-12 06:27 PM

Royce Union folder- $2,500
 
Can anybody here tell me about this bike? Looks like it's from the 70's.
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old folding bike Royce union - $2500 (Anaheim)
Date: 2012-10-25, 4:51PM PDT
zjdnv-3353716542@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
From my dad the bike 80 yrs old this collection last for every make me a ofer obo reduce price $2500 was $3000 value (714)653-8569 no text or email


http://images.craigslist.org/3E63G13...43130c1336.jpg

folder fanatic 10-25-12 06:57 PM

A little comparison shopping should give you an far more accurate idea about these bikes. Vintage Royce Union Folding Bicycle w/Parts - $300 http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/bik/3273971589.html I would not pay far more than about 100 dollars for one anyway at today's prices. And the one on the Jacksonville's Craiglist even comes with it seems the original extras that came with the bike for $300 Dollars, not $2,500 (although iit might be a typo mistake-I doubt it though)!

smallwheeler 10-25-12 08:01 PM

source:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Folding-Bike...&_ssn=bbcbikes

Fenway 10-25-12 08:23 PM

Not much different than a Raleigh 20". You'd be better off buying a new Citizen, Origami, or GreenZone folder than that.

Pinigis 10-25-12 08:37 PM

That has got to be a typo. Maybe if it comes with a Sweedish swimsuit model you could justify $2500.

jerrysimon 10-26-12 12:37 AM

Are Swedish swimsuit models worth more that British or American ones ?

Jerry

jefmcg 10-26-12 01:28 AM

I'm amazed that someone would try to sell a bike - any bike - for $2500 using a photo that sh*tty.

Pinigis 10-26-12 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerrysimon (Post 14881441)
Are Swedish swimsuit models worth more that British or American ones ?

Jerry

Yes, because I do not speak Swedish and could not converse.

Azreal911 10-26-12 09:17 AM

if you look carefully at the bike it seems like some kids butchered it with some bmx pegs and bmx wheelsets! it's not even original! so maybe $100 at most. Anyone going to email this guy and tell him he's delusional? :)

fietsbob 10-26-12 09:29 AM

Need provenance of having somebody really famous having owned it.
to go at a Southbys /Concours d' Elegance Auction price.


Elvis' Last Bike?

Flying Merkel 10-26-12 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azreal911 (Post 14882398)
if you look carefully at the bike it seems like some kids butchered it with some bmx pegs and bmx wheelsets! it's not even original! so maybe $100 at most. Anyone going to email this guy and tell him he's delusional? :)

He only accepts phone calls. I did email for more info and some kind of clarification. Is the bike 80 years old (no) or was Dad 80 years old? No response. I admire his optimism. I'd go $50 and sell the wheels to a BMX collector.

Swedish bikini folder bike team. Woo-hoo. What a beautiful thought.

My grandfather bought two matching Raleigh folders and a VW Camper with pop-top back in the 60's on a European vacation. Also came home with a '35 Rolls Royce. The Raleighs disappeared mysteriously. I suspect my cousins boosted them & trashed the pair. I still want one.

smallwheeler 10-26-12 11:38 AM

those mag wheels are worth a 100 bucks ;)

ratdog 10-26-12 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flying Merkel (Post 14880570)
Can anybody here tell me about this bike? Looks like it's from the 70's.
___________________________________________________________________________
old folding bike Royce union - $2500 (Anaheim)
Date: 2012-10-25, 4:51PM PDT
zjdnv-3353716542@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
From my dad the bike 80 yrs old this collection last for every make me a ofer obo reduce price $2500 was $3000 value (714)653-8569 no text or email


http://images.craigslist.org/3E63G13...43130c1336.jpg


What a deal, this is a steal of a deal. Just not for the buyer though.:lol:

folder fanatic 10-26-12 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 14880897)

Ebay-only wherre the unknowledgable or the most foolhardy dare tread. I prefer to take my chances elswhere both online and offline. There are plenty of equally or superior bicycles and other things to choose from most anywhere else.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fenway (Post 14880981)
Not much different than a Raleigh 20". You'd be better off buying a new Citizen, Origami, or GreenZone folder than that.

I not sure that you had any experience with a late 1960s-early 1980s Raleigh Twenty. I sure have. I love mine so much. I did have once had new 2000s made folding bikes that were manufactured in similar factories as your list. I long since parted with them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jefmcg (Post 14881467)
I'm amazed that someone would try to sell a bike - any bike - for $2500 using a photo that sh*tty.

Or questionable. That photo seems to either been taken by a rank amateur, very desperate rather greedy seller-perhaps with a equally questionable background, or a kid.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ratdog (Post 14883673)
What a deal, this is a steal of a deal. Just not for the buyer though.:lol:

The ultimate loser/sucker of all time. Sadly, they are born/made every day of the week. :(

brakemeister 10-29-12 09:31 AM

wheels are from a Mongoose BMX, heavy as hell,...lol
Maybe some bmx collector is paying 100 bucks for the set ,,,, as long as there is nothing broken out on them ....

rest is maybe 20 bucks worth ....

thor

Foldable Two 10-29-12 10:37 AM

NOTE: That Craigslist ad is from Anaheim, CA - home of Disneyland.

Would make sense; seller definitely lives in a "Magic Kingdom"!

Lou

folder fanatic 10-29-12 04:15 PM

Now that makes plenty of sense about the OP ad. Everything in the Los Angeles or the neighboring Orange County areas tends to be overpriced wildly as these blasts-from-the-past 1960s & 1970s oldsters that once were practically given away-until Ebay, Craiglist and the bimbo Hipsters driving up the prices:
Orange County listings
Vintage Raleigh Folding Bicycle - $499 (Costa Mesa), 1975 Raleigh Folder 20 inch - $350 (Huntington Beach), plus 3-speed folding tricycle - $265 (huntington beach).

Los Angeles area's listings
folding bike - $250 (South Gate), Bickerton Portable Aluminum Folding Bike 5-Speed - $150 (Los Angeles), even just a frame only-Auto Mini Folding Bicycle Frame - $25 (Bellflower).


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