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Old 07-09-09, 01:21 AM   #1
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Birdy from Black Dog

There was a posting from tartare about a Birdy from Black Dog, that once repatriated to Germany, was found to have parts put together, instead of original parts.

Did anyone else have this problem? I am considering getting a foldable, possibly a Birdy.
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Old 07-09-09, 07:37 AM   #2
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Just to add, I went to Bfold in New York with a friend who picked up a Brommie and the guy there told me confirmed that this was Blackdog's reputation.

Again - great service from the guy and at the end of the day, I still paid less that retail so not a complaint, just a buyer beware thing. Honestly, I was too stupid to notice when I got it.

I'm sure if you address it with him up front, he'll be extra careful.
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Old 07-09-09, 08:07 AM   #3
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Did you try...

http://birdy.foldabikes.com/
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Old 07-09-09, 09:26 AM   #4
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I'm also in discussion with the C.M. Wasson company, just don't know their reputation yet.

That's the trouble with "remote" purchase... I would have hassles if the bike arrives with problems.
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Old 07-09-09, 12:00 PM   #5
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I'm also in discussion with the C.M. Wasson company, just don't know their reputation yet.

That's the trouble with "remote" purchase... I would have hassles if the bike arrives with problems.
They have been around a long time. Mainly as a Brompton dealer.
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Old 07-09-09, 08:50 PM   #6
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I bought a Pacific Reach from Black Dog and had zero problems and would buy from him again.  If you  are worried then give Don a call.

He seemed like a good guy to me and worked with me to put a package together for me that had the bik e and some spare parts (mostly tires and tubes).

Give him a chance.
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Old 07-10-09, 02:03 AM   #7
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Again... love Don, just clear that my bike was assembled. No complaints.
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Old 07-12-09, 03:07 PM   #8
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Black Dog

I have only ordered parts from him. However, he is very knowledgeable and was very helpful.

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