DESIGNS: EARLY FOLDING BICYCLES

The 1886 introduction of the safety bicycle first made a folding bicycle viable, and various patents were registered for them, though not necessarily built. Bicycles were officially used for the first time under wartime conditions during the 2nd Boer War (1899-1902) and this inspired various inventors to try out new ideas for folding and collapsible bicycles…

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The-Gladiator-Folding-Bicycle-1896

1896 Gladiator Military Folding Bicycle

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1899-Beeston-Humber-No-1-Freewheel-Light-Roadster-05

1899 Beeston Humber Light Roadster (with Detachable Joints)

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1900-Folding-Perdersen-15

1900 Dursley Pedersen ‘Detachable’ Military Cycle

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FOR SALE 1898-Capitaine-Gerard-Folding-Bicycle-50

1900 Peugeot Capitaine Gerard Folding Bicycle

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1899_Capt_Gerard_05

1900s Peugeot Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle

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peugeot_captain_gerard_011

1901 La Bicyclette Pliante Peugeot et Portative System du Capitaine Gerard

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1901_peugeot_captain_gerard_01-1

1901 Peugeot Capitaine Gerard Catalogue

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WW1 Peugeot CAPITAINE GERARD military bicycle 1

1910s BICYCLETTE PLIANTE PEUGEOT ‘SYSTEM GERARD’ #40503

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WW1-BSA-Folding-Military-Bicycle

1910s BSA ‘Machine Folding, General Service’ (WW1)

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1910s Phillips Military Folding Bicycle 05

1910s Phillips Military Folding Bicycle

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1911-Costa-Militry-Folding-Bicycle-05

1911 Costa Military Folding Bicycle (Italian)

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WW1-Captain-Gerard-Peugeot-1914-3

1912 Peugeot Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle

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1897 Peugeot Captain Gerard WW1 05

1912 Peugeot Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle

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1914 ww1 BIANCHI ‘MODEL 1912’ 1 copy

1914 Bianchi ‘Model 1912’ Military Folding Bicycle

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1914 BSA Folding military bicycle BAD TEETH NO BAR book 05

1914 WW1 BSA Folding Bicycle: ‘MACHINE FOLDING, GENERAL SERVICE’ (26″ Wheels)

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1914 BSA Folding military bicycle 05

1914 WW1 BSA Folding Bicycle: ‘MACHINE FOLDING, GENERAL SERVICE’ (28″ Wheels)

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Empire-Military-Folding-Bike-05

1918 WW1 ‘Machine Folding, General Service’ Empire 26″ Wheel Model

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1920s expanding bicycle 05

1920s Child’s Expanding Bicycle

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1932-Legnano-Folding-Military-Bicycle-02

1932 Legnano Military Folding Bicycle

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1942 Raleigh Commando Folding Military Bicycle WW2 Prototype 02

1942 Raleigh Commando Folding Military Bicycle WW2 Prototype

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1944-BSA-Airborne-Paratrooper-Folding-Bicycle-14

1943 BSA Airborne Folding Paratrooper Bicycle #R40971

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PARA_CYCLEMASTER_10

1944 BSA Airborne Motorised Folding Paratrooper Cyclemaster

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1949-Teddy-Toy-04

1949 Teddy Toy Children’s Bicycle (Green)

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1949-Teddy-Toy-Childrens-Bicycle-70

1949 Teddy Toy Children’s Bicycle (Red)

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1966 Bootie Cycle 05

1966 ‘Bootie Cycle’ Folding Bicycle

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1974-Five-Rams-Wu-Yang-XQ51-Sliding-Bicycle-1

1974 Five Rams (Wu Yang) XQ51 Sliding Bicycle

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1974-Five-Rams-Wu-Yang-48

1974 Five Rams (Wu Yang) XQ51 Sliding Bicycle

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1983-Trussardi-Folding-City-Bike-05

1983 Trussardi Folding City Bike (‘Parabike’)

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1984_Moulton_AM7_05

1984 Alex Moulton AM7 Separable: Moulton’s Own Exhibition Model

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1989-Strutt-Worksong-98

1989 Strutt Worksong Folding Bicycle

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1989_Moulton_AM7_04

1990 Alex Moulton AM14 Separable

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airnimal_joey_04

2004 Airnimal Joey Folding Bicycle

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combat cash episode 1. Colin Kirsch, bsa airborne ww2 paratrooper bike

COMBAT CASH EPISODE 1 – Colin Filming in Los Angeles VIDEO

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LOT-130-HYPER-BIKE-FOLDING-BICYCLE-1

Hyper Bike Miniature Folding Bicycle

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1895_patent_Captain_Gerard_00

PATENT WARS: FOLDING BICYCLES

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WW1 BSA FOLDING BICYCLE DEMO for the BBC

WW1 BSA FOLDING BICYCLE: DEMO for the BBC VIDEO

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