Raleigh aluminium folding bikes

Currently two Raleigh folders on Ebay, both ally, both with broken frames. Wondering if they have an issue, or maybe just coincidence:
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DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
That looks to be a stress point so probably not a co-incidence, but a design flaw.

Raleigh's current folding bike - the Evo-2 rather than the Evo - uses a different frame design.
 

cheys03

Über Member
Coincidence....I'd hope. Looks to be different failures. First is a failed weld, guess at not enough penetration from the tube on to the thicker plate for the hinge. Second looks like pivoting forces from the rear stays vs the frame triangle causing a stress crack and then fracture.
 
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