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Fleur Kombi folding bike from Norway

Old 05-13-12, 11:37 PM
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Fleur Kombi folding bike from Norway

I found this neat purple folding bike at a yard sale and could not pass it up. It has a built in generator for the rear light, a very unique kickstand, a built-in locking mechanism for the back wheel, a front disc brake, a rear rack and is very heavy. It was made in Norway (DBS is an old company that made all kinds of bikes I thing). Can anyone give me a notion of what it is worth? It would be better suited for a flat place (single speed) unlike where I live. Thanks for any insight or opinions.

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I can't comment on the value of that exact bicycle but I have found, over the years, that folding bicycles rarely fetch much in the final value department. In fact, they usually won't even sell. Just a few weeks ago, I gave away two Raleigh Folding bikes...



I have offered a few for sale and the only one that ever sold went for ten dollars, believe it or not. That bicycle, a very nice condition BSA Twenty should have sold for more, but it did not.



I still have a nice old Olmo folding bicycle but don't want to offer it for sale, knowing that I will end up giving it away, at this time.



I could most certainly be wrong about the value of your Kombi. Know also that I live in an area where there is very little demand for vintage bicycles.
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Neat bicycles

Thanks for your thoughts. I guess we will have to hold on to them until they become desirable collector's items or...until I move to Fla. where the highest hill is 5 feet above sea level.



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I can't comment on the value of that exact bicycle but I have found, over the years, that folding bicycles rarely fetch much in the final value department. In fact, they usually won't even sell. Just a few weeks ago, I gave away two Raleigh Folding bikes...



I have offered a few for sale and the only one that ever sold went for ten dollars, believe it or not. That bicycle, a very nice condition BSA Twenty should have sold for more, but it did not.



I still have a nice old Olmo folding bicycle but don't want to offer it for sale, knowing that I will end up giving it away, at this time.



I could most certainly be wrong about the value of your Kombi. Know also that I live in an area where there is very little demand for vintage bicycles.
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Thanks for your thoughts. I guess we will have to hold on to them until they become desirable collector's items or...until I move to Fla. where the highest hill is 5 feet above sea level.
Actually, that is a very good idea. The interest in vintage bicycles has grown a great deal in the past few years. The main growth seems to be in the vintage road bicycle scene, but I am seeing more and more interest in both antiques and, believe it or not, early mountain bicycles. My guess is, that as the interest continues to grow, the small wheelers will tend to grow in acceptance and dollar value.

And those days might not be all that far off.
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I actually have a DBS Kombi, a non folding version. It's so funky in this country it attracts a lot of attention, and I've been asked several times if it is for sale. Only the Serotta track bike gets more inquiries.

In the right market, I think yours could get about 100-150$ on pure funk alone. Would need a hip bike culture kinda place to be properly appreciated.

The front brake is a drum brake, common on euro city bikes.
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DBS kombi

Do you still have your kombi? I may be interested in buying it if you do. Thank you

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I found this neat purple folding bike at a yard sale and could not pass it up. It has a built in generator for the rear light, a very unique kickstand, a built-in locking mechanism for the back wheel, a front disc brake, a rear rack and is very heavy. It was made in Norway (DBS is an old company that made all kinds of bikes I thing). Can anyone give me a notion of what it is worth? It would be better suited for a flat place (single speed) unlike where I live. Thanks for any insight or opinions.

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