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Old 05-05-08, 11:26 AM   #1
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Any information on SCOOMA FOLDING BIKE?

Saw this ad... googled it... not much info....anyone know or have experience with it?

5sp 16" Scooma Travelling Bike

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/668301194.html

I wouldn't mind a junk/cruiser bike...
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don't even know if it could be considered junk, for $60 and it folds like the tikit? looks very decent.

can't find too much info on weight etc, but there are a few of them in toronto:


on the danforth...


for $60, i'd be all over it.
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wow... that one looks much better than the other one... the chainring is certainly geared better...

I'm going after that puppy...
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yah hope u get it..

remember, $60 alone is the price of TWO MARATHON TIRES, at urbane cyclist! so for the entire bike, i can't see it being a bad investment at all!
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The handlebars and the way the frame is set up make it look sort of like a Bickerton. For more information on that, but not on the Scooma, see http://www.bickertonbicycles.co.uk/. For $60 I'd go for it.
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I ended up buying it, the owner didn't like how undergeared it was. But as soon as I saw it, it just had that novelty factor... it has an interesting design (all steel, integrated folding rear rack, rollers on the kick stand, "old school BMX" style brakes (I'm going to hack my GT Interceptor circa 1987 for brakes), and it SHOULD fit 16" big apples... oh and the grasshopper folding handlebars are really cool). Time to mod and work on gearing (I wish I had that silver bike's crankset)... and for some big apples...

I think this is the puppy that'll be coming with me to asia...

BTW... I've ordered the big apples... and so far I've spent more on the tires than for the entire bike...ehhh... gad....
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heh, glad u managed to pick that one up, i have seen bikes that are not quite as novelty go for twice as much.. so thats awesome.

take pics man, lets see some of this scooma goodness!!

oh and its undergeared? so u look like a circus monkey on it? lol

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