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Old 07-24-09, 11:52 AM   #1
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Anyone owns Flamingo HS F1 ? Good bike ?

I am living in Singapore and saw this Flamingo HS F1 in a shop. Kind of impressed with its build quality and parts, price also affordable. Look like a good bike to own. Can anyone who owns this bike care to recommend it or have anything to say against the bike. Would like to hear the good and bad.
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seems like a nice nike. why don't you try the one that is a brompton clone. think the model is Flamingo BP1 7 BLK. that bike you mentioned is being sold in US for $972. how much is it in singapore (in us $) ?
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seems like a nice nike. why don't you try the one that is a brompton clone. think the model is Flamingo BP1 7 BLK. that bike you mentioned is being sold in US for $972. how much is it in singapore (in us $) ?
A Flamingo bike being sold in the US?! Do tell. Inquiring minds want to know.
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A Flamingo bike being sold in the US?! Do tell. Inquiring minds want to know.
Yeah... last I heard there was no US distributor for Flamingo.

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This is the photo ......

And specs:

<<< FLAMINGO HANDY SERIAL>>>
MODEL: HS-F1-2018 20" 18-SPEED FOLDING BIKE
FRAME: FULL ALLOY HYDROFORMING RIGID FRAME, REAR RUBBER SHOCK + FOLDER FIX DEVICE
FORK: FULL CR-MOLY RIGID FORK
CRANK SET: STURMMER 53/39Tx170mm ALLOY INTERGRATED OUTBEARING B.B. SYSTEM, PRECISION
CNC HIGH TENSION CHAINRINGS
GEAR SYSTEM: MICROSHIFT FD-R42F/TS-39 + SHIMANO 105 +
SRAM 11-28T FREEWHEEL FOR 9-SPD
WHEEL SET: <RIM> 20"x24H ALLOY DOUBLE WALL, BK/CNC SILVER+EYELETS <HUB> 14"x24H CASSETTE SEALED BEARING, BLSTER ANODIZED BLACK, Q/R TYPE <SPOKE> STAINLESS BLACK
TIRE: CHENG SHIN 20"x1.35" 100PSI HIGH PRESSURE TIRE, F/V TUBE
BRAKE
SET: SRAM AVID SINGLE DIGIT FIVE V-BRAKE + FIAT RATE LEVER
SEATPOST: SD-409 ALLOY 31.8x500MM, BLASTER ANODIZED BLACK
SADDLE: DR. AIR FCS-9507-1V PNEUMATIC COMFORTABLE AIR SEAT
FOLDING SIZE: 82 x 44 x 62cm (LxWxH) = 7.9 CUFT
WEIGHT: 10.78 KGS
COLOR OPTIONS: PEARLIZED WHITE, LUCKY ORANGE, LUSTER BLUE, DIAMOND BLACK, PLUM CLARET
GEAR NEW OPTIONS: HS-F1-202720" 27-SPEED FOLDING BIKE (SHIMANO 105 SYSTEM);
HS-F1-2030
20" 30-SPEED FOLDING BIKE (SHIMANO ULTEGRA SYSTEM )
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hotwoks,
in answer to your original question. The few people on this forum that have experience with Flamingo bikes, have overall given them positive reviews. If you search the forum for Merc (a brand name sold in the UK), you will get some info on that particular Flamingo bike.

As for the one you specifically posted about, I don't think anyone here has had any experience with it. If you do end up buying it, please do come back and let us all know what you think.

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