During World War 2, the British War Department chose the BSA Airborne for its paratroopers instead of the Raleigh Commando folding bicycle. So most remained unused, stored as frames. According to an article in Cycling magazine of 2 February, 1944. Raleigh fitted up some of these to give to its managers, and I assume that the one I have here is one of those.This example is believed to be one of four. Surviving examples of the WW2 Raleigh Commando folding bicycle in the UK. I don't know if there are any others abroad. It's ready to jump on and ride. More photos and details at the Online Bicycle Museum. OWNER: The Online Bicycle Museum.
The item "1944 RALEIGH WW2 Prototype Military Folding Bicycle vintage antique BSA parabike" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "groovydubber" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped worldwide.