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    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


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

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

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

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    I'm amazed that someone would try to sell a bike - any bike - for $2500 using a photo that sh*tty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerrysimon View Post
    Are Swedish swimsuit models worth more that British or American ones ?

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

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    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?
    Last edited by Azreal911; 10-26-12 at 09:32 AM.

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
    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.
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    those mag wheels are worth a 100 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    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



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    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 View Post
    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 View Post
    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 View Post
    What a deal, this is a steal of a deal. Just not for the buyer though.
    The ultimate loser/sucker of all time. Sadly, they are born/made every day of the week.
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    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

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

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

    Lou

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    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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