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    New Flamingo Ultimate folding bike!!

    Have you seen this new model??
    http://www.flamingobike.com/products...d=60&cid=3#pro
    Anyone knows where could I get a quote??
    This really looks like the ultimate folding bike!!
    18 speeds and similar to brompton!!
    Thanks
    Mario

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    Here are some pictures and specs as shown in flamingo site:

    HSF2.jpg

    HS-F2-b11.jpg

    HS-F2-f.jpg

    * BRAND: FLAMINGO Handy FOLDING SERIAL
    * MODEL: HS-F2 16" 18-SPEED FOLDING BIKE (EXTERNAL SHIFTING SYSTEM)
    * FRAME: FULL ALLOY HYDRAULIC FORMING RIGID FRAME
    * FORK: CR-MOLY RIGID FORK
    * TIRE: 16"x 1- 3/8" ANTI-PUNCTURE TYPE, W/REFLECTIVE LINE
    * GEAR SYSTEM: F/D MICROSHIFT FDR-439; R/D SHIMANO DEORE LX 9-SPD
    * FEATURE: TELESCOPIC FOLDING STEM,
    OVERSIZE STEM POST,
    DOUBLE CHAINRINGS TO ENHANCE RIDING POWER
    EXTREMELY COMPACT INNOVATION
    * WEIGHT: 11.93 KGS
    * LxWxH: 660x350x510mm = 4.16'
    * COLOR AVAILABLE: RED, BLACK, WHITE

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    Wow I want one what is the price?

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    Question when will we ever see them in the mainstream?

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    Looks like a height adjustable stem.

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    Am I old fashion to prefer to have 7 or 8 gears in hub to have them outside in a casette?

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    I don't think you can turn left on that bike if you are riding 10mph or faster...

    Nice looks though.

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    Info from GraceGallant

    Hi:
    I wrote to gracegallant and got the following answer:

    Thank you for your e-mail expressing your interests in buying FLAMINGO folding bikes. HS-F2 is an all new external innovation folding bike which is still not available in the market, as we will start the production until this September ~October. Please take reference to see if you would consider inter 3-speed or inter 7-speed type folding bikes FL-BP01-3 or FL-BP01-7.

    The product photos of FL-BP01-7
    FL-BP01-07.jpg
    and the photos of FL-BP01-3
    FL-BP01-03.jpg

    So, we will have to wait till next Christmas, as for the other two models, one is almost the same as the merc and the
    FL-BP01-7 one is has a Nexus 7 , these are already available here in Spain ( I already phoned for a quote and told me 800 EURO, almost like a Brompton!!) so I guess they wil be everywhere, just write to gracellant for a retailer, I hope cheaper than the spanish one!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weakling View Post
    Am I old fashion to prefer to have 7 or 8 gears in hub to have them outside in a casette?
    You may be old, but you're right! With 16" wheels, it's very difficult to get a decent gearing with a derailleur. What's the highest gear ratio this bike offers? What are the chainring sizes? What's the cassette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14R View Post
    I don't think you can turn left on that bike if you are riding 10mph or faster...

    Nice looks though.
    I saw this

    Terrific 18-speed brompton MOD
    in an archived thread, is just the same concept but home made, they say it works very well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marenchu View Post
    Hi:
    I wrote to gracegallant and got the following answer:

    Thank you for your e-mail expressing your interests in buying FLAMINGO folding bikes. HS-F2 is an all new external innovation folding bike which is still not available in the market, as we will start the production until this September ~October. Please take reference to see if you would consider inter 3-speed or inter 7-speed type folding bikes FL-BP01-3 or FL-BP01-7.

    The product photos of FL-BP01-7
    FL-BP01-07.jpg
    and the photos of FL-BP01-3
    FL-BP01-03.jpg

    So, we will have to wait till next Christmas, as for the other two models, one is almost the same as the merc and the
    FL-BP01-7 one is has a Nexus 7 , these are already available here in Spain ( I already phoned for a quote and told me 800 EURO, almost like a Brompton!!) so I guess they wil be everywhere, just write to gracellant for a retailer, I hope cheaper than the spanish one!!!

    800 Euro is $1259 USD. Why not just get a brompton? Am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinyBiker View Post
    800 Euro is $1259 USD. Why not just get a brompton? Am I missing something?
    Because the Flamingo -- just from memory -- has a 7 speed internal hub, v-brakes, and some other stuff that escapes me at the moment.

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    Not folders, but I love these bikes in their catalogue:


    7-sp Shimano hub! Track ends! Lugged steel! Coaster brake?!?




    Mini-velo!

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