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Old 07-21-21, 09:34 PM
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Bianchi Milano folder

Family is cleaning out storage and pulled a 70's Bianchi folder out of their shed. Low use, original tires, 3speed Sturmey Archer with a few bruises to the paint. They browsed Ebay and saw prices of $400 to $1000. I'm not up on folders and offered to ask here. Pretty cool bell...




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when using ebay as a reference it is important to check the completed listings rather than just the listings

cycle appears a bit earlier than "1970's"

the head emblem it wears had gone out of use by that era

many italian folders are subbed as there are two or three makers who specialize in their manufacture because of all their special fittings

more economic for manufacturers who offer a full range of wheel goods to sub out the manufacture of the folder in their lineup

"most" older italian folders do not bring much more than $100 and many do not achieve that

owned a 1960's Bianchi folder and found it quite squirrely to ride

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when using ebay as a reference it is important to check the completed listings rather than just the listings

cycle appears a bit earlier than "1970's"

the head emblem it wears had gone out of use by that era

many italian folders are subbed as there are two or three makers who specialize in their manufacture because of all their special fittings

more economic for manufacturers who offer a full range of wheel goods to sub out the manufacture of the folder in their lineup

"most" older italian folders do not bring much more than $100 and many do not achieve that

owned a 1960's Bianchi folder and found it quite squirrely to ride

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Thanks for your respected input. I haven't seen this in person so I haven't had a chance to get a date. Any folder collectors out there with an idea on market?
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you could also seek opinions by posting the cycle to the folder forum

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/


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Stamped 67' on rear hub.
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sounds just right

btw -

Ed White employed this same chainset on their full-size three-speed planetaries for an extended time -

here it is on a verdurous distaffer of nineteen and fifty-seven:


have not been able to determine if chainset Giostra or Way-Assauto; doubt it could be Gnutti or Agrati...

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man thats cool!

Since i love Italian bikes, id be on that like a long peckered poodle if it was in the $400 or less price range --- but sadly no idea of true value
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