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Old 01-09-08, 02:07 PM   #1
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Folding bike

I'm not really in the market for a folder, but I ran across this on ebay.

OMSTAR Compact Folding Bike

Anyone ever ride an OMStar folder?
Is it really worth the $110 dollars, (after shipping) that they are asking?
It seems like a pretty reasonable price for a multi-speed folder, but it could just be another "bikesdirect" clunker.
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Old 01-09-08, 02:34 PM   #2
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post this in the Folding forum, you should get more feedback there.
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Old 01-09-08, 03:28 PM   #3
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I didn't even know there was a folding forum. Thanks.

Can an admin move this thread?
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Done.
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It is a clunker with the absolute cheapest parts money can buy. These are destined for landfills. Ridden a few times, found to be severaly wanting and then consigned to the garage for 7.3 years, after which they get put out on the street following unsuccessful ebay sale.

Caveat: I have never ridden one and may be pleasantly surprised. Unlikely, though.
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you got it Jur.. EXACTLY .. its not even the frame which is bad .... its every bolt and nut ... ykes
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