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Falter folding bikes-any info out there?

Old 01-14-11, 05:37 PM
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Falter folding bikes-any info out there?

Being a 'folding' nube, I'm not sure what to make of these


Seems similar to Raleigh 20????
I've considered a folder to take on the Metra (suburban) Train, but my budget won't allow a new one.

Any and all info appreciated.
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Not at all like a Twenty. You might have more responses in the Folding Bike Forum section.. Roger
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Vintage folding bikes are, for the most part, terrible bikes; and they don't fold very well. The reason that the Raleigh Twenty stands out is that it was a pretty good bike that didn't fold very well. What you're looking at is a generic "U-frame" folder. Most of these were made in Italy, and sold under various brand names, including Peugeot. I'm moderately skeptical that this one was really made in Germany, but what do i know; 'Falter' is German for 'folder' anyway. I'd buy one at a yard sale for $5, maybe $10 if it was especially nice, but at this price it's no prize.
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