Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: Brompton H6L, DT Mini, DT 9FS, Dahon Ciao P8, Dahon Classic 3(x2), Dahon TR, R20, Raleigh Chopper III, Auto Mini Jr., Mercier Nano, Giant Anyroad2
The F7 Speed was the first folder I had seen at a LBS here in Houston last Aug and the test rides impressed me enough that I was really tempted to buy it but the $400 price seemed high. But I became enamored with the DT Mini and bought one (08 floor model) instead. Now 10 months later I have 5 folders and occasionally I think about the F7 and wonder if it's new owner gets as much enjoyment riding it as I do with my Mini, Ciao, Speed TR and E3s.
BTW, the F7 was sold after sitting in the LBS for 7-8 months. We don't have a lot of folder fanatics here in H-town. Strangely, though I've recently seen two vintage Dahons (E5 and Stowaway) advertised on Houston.Craigslist. The Stowaway is available for $150; the E5 sold really fast for $80 and it looked to be in good condition.