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Old 10-13-07, 04:37 PM   #1
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CarryMe -- questions

I've read a little bit about this bike and looked at Pacific Cycles website. But I can't find some important specific details:

- What does this bike cost and can you buy it in the US? The Pacific Cycles website doesn't give prices. They do list a distributor in Minnesota, but I emailed and haven't heard back from them yet.

- I'v seen pictures of the bike open and folded, but none of the in between steps. How does it fold -- how many steps, is it tricky, etc? Any vids online might be helpful.

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Old 10-13-07, 08:21 PM   #2
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- What does this bike cost and can you buy it in the US? The Pacific Cycles website doesn't give prices. They do list a distributor in Minnesota, but they don't answer their email.
The MSRP seems to be $500, but I paid more like $400 for mine.

The owner of the Minnesota distribution company also owns a bike shop called Edina Bike. Edina Bike sells the Carryme for $500 here:
http://edinabike.com/itemdetails.cfm...ogId=39&id=415

You can also get it for $480 here:
http://www.bikesarecool.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=556

Trophybikes in Philadelphia also used to have one listed for sale on their website, but it looks like it's gone. I guess they sold it, though I'm sure they could get more:
http://trophybikes.com/

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- I'v seen pictures of the bike open and folded, but none of the in between steps. How does it fold -- how many steps, is it tricky, etc? Any vids online might be helpful.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=6PxP8tMqUW4

Please note that the guy in the video doesn't seem to be in any particular hurry. I guess that's good so you can get a better look at what he's doing, but don't let it ruin your perception of how quickly the Carryme can be folded.
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Old 10-14-07, 06:13 AM   #3
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Folding while not Tikit fast, is still quite easy. Maybe a 4/5 step process. Takes me 30 secs. No worries here mate!
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Old 10-14-07, 11:15 AM   #4
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http://edinabike.com/ is a great company to do business with. They will match prices and the owner bends over backwards to make to make the customer happy. I am very impressed with them.
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Folding while not Tikit fast, is still quite easy. Maybe a 4/5 step process. Takes me 30 secs. No worries here mate!
...and that's if you want to fold it all the way. If you don't adjust the height of the seat or handlebars then you can get a package about the size of the Strida that will stand by itself in the corner in about 5 seconds. See 00:59 through 01:04 here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zDaJfOdWzqY
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Old 10-21-07, 01:10 PM   #6
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lee rimar please email Carry ME Distributor

Lee,

I checked my email files and have no record of your message, but applogize for the confusion. I attempted to email you directly, but your profile does not allow direct contact. Please contact me at cg@visi.com or call 952-929-0313. I work 7 days a week and accept calls to midnight CST daily. I will be happy to answer all your questions. Thanks Carl

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I've read a little bit about this bike and looked at Pacific Cycles website. But I can't find some important specific details:

- What does this bike cost and can you buy it in the US? The Pacific Cycles website doesn't give prices. They do list a distributor in Minnesota, but I emailed and haven't heard back from them yet.

- I'v seen pictures of the bike open and folded, but none of the in between steps. How does it fold -- how many steps, is it tricky, etc? Any vids online might be helpful.
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Old 10-21-07, 06:32 PM   #7
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Carl:

I did get your reply a day or two after I posted that comment. Will be in touch shortly, thanks.

-Lee
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