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  • Most of them are dead heavy, don't actually fold particularly small and especially if you're near London you'll pay through the nose for what is actually a pretty crap bike. Raleigh Twentys and the BSA and Triumph equivalents aren't too bad and seem to hold their value more because of their cult following. They're quite awkward for taking onto trains because they don't actually fold down very well. I don't think Bromptons ride particularly nicely, but the way they fold is impeccable for taking onto trains.

    I had a Universal shopper which was a really crap centre-hinge folder from the 70s I think. I rebuilt it in various guises and at some point lost the hinge when I remade the frame but this is what it looks like. 44-13 suicide fixed gear:

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