AIRBORNE FOLDING FRAME . -R6190 1ST PATTERN

TWIN DOWN TUBE , IN GOOD CONDITION . ONLY APPROX 10000 MADE IN 41

Price: 900

Item No: 6881

THESE EARLY FRAMES WERE DESIGNED TO BE LIGHTWEIGHT FOR AIRBORNE TROOPS.
ITS BELIEVED APROX 10000 PRODUCED .MANY SENT TO ALL BRANCHES OF ARMED FORCES FOR EVALUATION . IT WAS FOUND THAT WITH HARD USE THE FRAME WOULD BREAK .
THEY TENDED TO CRACK AROUND BOTTOM OF TWIN DOWNTUBES. THIS LED TO APPROX 80,000 SECOND PATTERN BIKES WITH SINGLE DOWN TUBE BEING MADE .
THESE 1ST PATTERN ARE VERY RARE NOW . SOME SURVIVED BY BEING USED ON AIRFIELDS SO HAD EASY LIFE , THIS IS ONE OF THOSE LEFT IN HOLLAND . NOTE THAT  HINGES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION .