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Folding Section


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he trouble with a bike is what to do with it when you are not riding it! There have been lots of ideas for folding bicycles, each one is different but the aim is always the same - a bike you can tuck away or pick up and take through the front door or into the office or put into the boot of your car.
. Items include a 1941 BSA Paratroop Folding Bicycle displayed in original condition.  Raleigh, Bickerton, Coventry Eagles and Moultons are well represented in this section together with many other models. You can even see the Strida with its rubber belt transmission which folds down to little bigger than a brief case! The jewel in this section is the only display in the world showing the development of the Airframe, together with design drawings and advertising material, they trace the evolution of these machines from the first prototype through to early production models to the latest high tech designs.

For an excellent resource on folding cycles visit
Airframe bike fully opened Airframe bike fully closed