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    Back on this subforum, Good folders in Berlin?

    After another hiatus that lasted years i am back posting on this forum. I moved to Berlin. Sold all my Dutch folders, bikes and Raleigh 20. No regrets! I got an amazing Merida MTB and Fahrradmanufaktur tourbike here already, very cheap. Now i am planning to add a folder to the roster. Does anybody have any idea about a really good (old) folder worth picking up in Germany? No doubt there must have been at least one good design coming out of DDR or Germany? Thanks! Hope you are all well.
    http://www.rhizomes.nl/twenty.html
    My Tweaked and modded Raleigh Twenty. Lots of pictures and lots of general info on for example a different & Cheap Bottom Bracket solution as well as fork solution.

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    DDR is the country that existed from 1949 to 1990. .. you want the Trabant of folding bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1nce View Post
    After another hiatus that lasted years i am back posting on this forum. I moved to Berlin. Sold all my Dutch folders, bikes and Raleigh 20. No regrets! I got an amazing Merida MTB and Fahrradmanufaktur tourbike here already, very cheap. Now i am planning to add a folder to the roster. Does anybody have any idea about a really good (old) folder worth picking up in Germany? No doubt there must have been at least one good design coming out of DDR or Germany? Thanks! Hope you are all well.
    if you are really lucky, you might be able to find a Bernds™ secondhand.


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    Ha! That is beautiful! But to be honest i would not buy it. I imagine it would be very expensive and i plan to use the folder as a "fits everyone" that comes to visit loaner bike. I want it be in good working order but cheap and stealthy..
    http://www.rhizomes.nl/twenty.html
    My Tweaked and modded Raleigh Twenty. Lots of pictures and lots of general info on for example a different & Cheap Bottom Bracket solution as well as fork solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1nce View Post
    Ha! That is beautiful! But to be honest i would not buy it. I imagine it would be very expensive and i plan to use the folder as a "fits everyone" that comes to visit loaner bike. I want it be in good working order but cheap and stealthy..
    well, there's this but, you wouldn't be interested

    700 euros:



    an inexpensive second-hand bike shop:
    bike away



    80 euros:



    50 euros:


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    Maybe you can find an old Birdy.

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    Thanks guys! That is cool to see which is out there. I spotted an abandoned quite nice folder today. Saddle had been stolen, tires are quite down, chain totally rusted solid. But very good otherwise. I am going to keep eye on it and if it is truly abandoned revive it.
    http://www.rhizomes.nl/twenty.html
    My Tweaked and modded Raleigh Twenty. Lots of pictures and lots of general info on for example a different & Cheap Bottom Bracket solution as well as fork solution.

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    The classic GDR folder must be the old 'MIFA Klapprad'. Some nice examples with a lot of charm to be had, although I doubt it was 'really good' from any design or technical viewpoint.

    If it's just a bike for guests you're after and you don't mind it being newer and less exciting, the folders sold by Aldi unter the 'Curtis' name are robust little bikes with lots of alloy parts and Shimano hub gears. These turn up second-hand fairly frequently and shouldn't cost more than EUR 100.
    Last edited by Elvis Shumaker; 05-20-14 at 01:27 AM.

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