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Old 07-17-09, 06:36 AM   #1
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Bridgestone Folder on ebay

Never seen one of these before, nice looking bike, shame about the high starting price :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=270426847848
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Old 07-17-09, 08:20 AM   #2
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Does not have any quality componets on, how can they justify the high price?
Anyone can put a high R.R.P. on to an average bike it does not make it worth it.
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Like everything else, it is worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.... sometimes if you use reference words such as "like Brompton" someone with less knowledge will pay what you would consider over the odds for it.

So long as the buyer is happy, who cares?
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Old 07-17-09, 02:29 PM   #4
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I do care.
Goods should not be hyped up to something they are not, this bike implies to be comparable to a quality 1000 plus bike. It is not, that is misleading.

By stating it retails at this price level, (or the manufactures pitching it there), it implies the buyer will receive something they will not.

Once I drove a fair distance to look at a bike advertised as a quality light weight folding bike. They were unable to give details over the phone and when I arrived it was a budget universal! I was not happy ,but another less well informed person may have paid too much for a bike that was advertised, (accidentally in this case), on false claims.

Any body know anymore about this model?
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My 5 mins of research finds these cost about 160 GBP in Thailand where they are sold. So 180 is a bit much when it's worn and rusty and as people are noting, not exactly loaded with name components. It actually looks like a nice solid platform for a good bike, but a lot for what's essentially going to be a frame and stem you keep and the rest that you junk.

I can see it reborn with a pair of aero 451s, a nice Capreo Road gruppo, lightweight forks and some judicious sticker removal. Oh and some way of turning it back into a folding hardtail.

Must admit I'd be tempted if it was going for half that.
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Looks like someone has been tempted, hope thay know they are not getting a 1300 bike as implied. The price looks a bit steep. 215 so far including delivery. They would have been better with a new Downtube, if they are still availalbe in UK? They do not seem to be advertising on Ebay anymore. I bought a new NS8 for 132 including delivery and bag! On my Birthday! Sometimes Ebay is great.

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Old 07-21-09, 04:03 PM   #7
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It went for 215 plus 35 postage.
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