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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dontwan2work View Post
    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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    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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    Again... love Don, just clear that my bike was assembled. No complaints.

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    Black Dog

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

    Jim

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