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Old 03-30-08, 01:58 PM   #1
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UK: Mezzo I4 spotted for 399

I just happened to be browsing and stumbled on this

http://www.foldingbikes.co.uk/mezzo_i4.htm

(right now, 399 for silver only)

Thought someone might be interested

(edit: I see in this thread that someone has seen it even cheaper)
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Old 03-30-08, 02:08 PM   #2
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Yeah! I thought it was a mistake until i saw it for even less.

It does seem like a big cost saving.

Question is, should i buy one?! The reviews seem lukewarm but that would be taking into account a much higher purchase price at the time of the review.

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Old 03-30-08, 02:18 PM   #3
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Never ridden any other folder so can't compare, but as an owner of an I4, if all you need is a good, easy to fold, commuter then it's great. The rear rack with Mezzo bag can take a laptop with change of clothes for overnight stay, I've been sent to Manchester, Leeds and a couple of other places with no problem.

If you are fit and your terrain is flat (mine is mainly London) then it is under geared, but I'm about to fit a 48 chainring instead of the 44 and will report back.

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Old 03-30-08, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for that.

Just out of interest, does the rack get scuffed-up from folding/unfolding/transporting as it seems to get beaten quite a bit in the folding demos i've seen on the web.

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Old 03-31-08, 12:56 AM   #5
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Only the part nearest the seat and this has a plastic covering which appears quite robust.

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Old 03-31-08, 09:33 AM   #6
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How much does the Mezzo weigh? I don't see this mentioned on their website specs.
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Old 03-31-08, 10:15 AM   #7
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Not sure myself, but AutoExpress made it 11.5Kgs. I can run the length of Paddington with it, just, with some arm shake when I have put it down, so I reckons it's heavier

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