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Old 01-24-08, 07:35 AM   #1
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$50 A bikes on Craigs list

http://toronto.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/547065769.html

I'm guessing they're knock offs. Does anyone know how to tell the difference between a "genuine" A-bike and a knock off? I'm going to go have a look.
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Old 01-24-08, 07:43 AM   #2
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Just answered my own question

http://abikecentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=518

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...6516___092.jpg
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Old 01-24-08, 03:43 PM   #3
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Looks good for the price. I read up on the forums you linked and the guy who bought a fake one replaced some screws and is good to go. Let us know how it turns out.
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Lower price, lower quality of material, shorter life span?

What I am critical of is that A-bike don't provide bigger wheels
and more sturdy version for us who are tall and heavy.

But to have more than one model is more costly I guess.
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I called the guy, this batch of bikes he ordered with shortened handlebars (from 39" to 33") so taht children could ride them. Brilliant idea on his part. For $50 those would make great kids toys.
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SPROCK: Have you seen it in person. I'm pretty sure they are fake.

I was actuallyt thinking about taking a look this weekend, and test riding... I'm short anyway, so it doesn't matter about the shortened H/B .

If you actually seen it can you drop me a PM or leave a post here to let us know what they are like... if I do take a look this weekend, will give an update.
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I didn't bother looking, the guy was honest about telling me that they were knock offs and since I'm 6'3" I'd ahve a hard time with shortened handlebars.
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