I was winding down my day a couple of weeks ago. Had a few minutes before beddy-bye and decided to browse Craigslist. Not shopping for anything, mind you, just browsing. Just killing a few minutes before I lay me head down to rest for the night.
So, my drowsy eyes catch a headline - Brompton folding bike. The eyes grow wider. It was a black 2007 M model. The ad said 3 speeds. Picture showed it was the L configuration. Va va va Voom. Then, the price - . About 1/2 of what I would expect to pay! Game, set and match. It was over that quick. N+1 at work again.
Knowing I had to act fast, I contacted the seller and arranged to see it early the next day. Good thing, too, as he said there were 6 other interested parties. When I saw the bike, it turned out to be the M6L. Six speeds, purchased from Foldabikes here in Palo Alto. I paid him the price and scooted out of town before he could change his mind. So, now I am an owner of this black beauty.
I know I didn't need another folder, but what is a mere mortal to do when faced with such overwhelming temptation?!
So, the Brompton acquistion obsoleted my Merc. So, I found a good home for it with another Forum member who shall remain nameless until he/she decides to unveil it. The funds from the Merc sale went towards upgrading my Tikit. Can you tell what it is?
No? Look closer...
Now, I have 28"-120" gearing. Sweeeet!
Here's a picture of the two folded:
Like I said, I hate Craigslist . Don't you?