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Old 12-15-10, 12:37 PM
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Alexfold folding bicycle

I have an Alexfold folding bicycle that I am considering selling. I tried Googling this bike and only found 2 pictures of it without any information. Does anyone have any information about this brand? Also does anyone know what this bike is worth? Thank you.
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Old 12-15-10, 03:19 PM
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You should probably post this in the Folding bike section. Roger
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+1 Post pictures, it is all about condition. Quality pictures are a must to determine value, and also to get full market value for the bike when you sell it. Also, where are you located? I picked up a couple of folders local in the last six months, both needed work. Both did not get much interest in my market, so they were pretty cheap.

Based on your picture, and the fact the bike is single speed, value is low. If you are in a hot market, maybe you could get $75 for it. Otherwise, something in the $30 to $40 range is more likely.

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Old 12-15-10, 11:24 PM
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OK, here's what I know about it: that's the classic Y-frame design that was produced and sold by many, many companies, under many, many names, for years and years in the '60s, '70s and '80s. Most were made in Italy, but others came from Germany, Yugoslavia, and probably elsewhere. If you Google "Vintage Folding Bike," you'll see a whole bunch of them under various brand names, including Bianchi, Univega, Stern, Kalkhoff, Amica...they're pretty much all the same and all pretty shoddy.

They really don't ride very well -- very flexy -- and don't fold very well either, compared to modern folding bikes. Many came with three-speed hubs, but yours looks like a single-speed, which really isn't an advantage. On the other hand, the white tires are nice.

Generally they aren't much in demand. But it all depends on where you're located. If you're in NYC or another densely populated, Europhilic place in the US, you might find a market; otherwise, meh, probably not.

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