Brompton Folding bike

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  1. Robertk

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    Saw this in the UK. Looks nice. Now I'm kinda interested in a folding g bike! IMG_20190109_154005903.jpg
     
  2. kingfish254

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    Folding bikes are fun. I've never been lucky enough to snatch up a Brompton, but there are plenty of cool old and new folders out there.
     
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  3. Duchess

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    Everyone I've talked with who's had one loves them. Seem like quality bikes. It would be great to see what someone on here could do with customizing one.
     
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  4. RustySprockets

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    Oh yeah. Those are groovy bikes...if you've got the bucks.
     
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  5. thebigorangecat

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    They have a trick seat guts too!
     
  6. Wildcat

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    g bike? typo?

    I like the Dahons, good quality, but still pricey used on CL.
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    The Raleigh 20 was the standard for years. It was heavy and bulletproof, known as a "shopper" overseas. I think the Bromptons are the upper class of the folders.
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    Rollfast made a pseudo-folder, the Mustang in the late 60's.

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    The Vagabond was offered by Sears and others also.
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  7. Bigcam59

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    I've recently had 2 come through the lab. The Bickerton was an aluminum folder from the 70's that inspired the creation of the Brompton
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    and this little Raleigh Folder that was just a bit too small for me...
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    both have found good homes.
     
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    Ton of fun. Fits under the table at all our favorite breakfast spots... and all the burger spots... beer spots...
     
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    Wifey’s 2 speed raw lacquer finish S model. I like the 2 speed more than the 6 speed but the M more than than the S.
     
  10. Dbubbleguy

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    I've had at least a dozen folders over the years. Currently I have a Bike Friday I bought back in 1993 (frame# 58), which is more of a dis-assembling bike than a folder. My other folder is a 16" CITIZEN TOKYO and is very well made. Their pricing is extremely reasonable. Check out their website- http://www.citizenbike.com/
     

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