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Old 09-06-10, 12:05 PM   #1
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A question for our folderistas in England.

My nephew and his wife will be leaving for Oxford in two weeks and I talked to them about folding bikes. I showed them on line about the Brompton and his wife was really interested in the Brompton. Where is a good place to look for them used? Stores, Online in the UK?
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Old 09-06-10, 12:07 PM   #2
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The best place by far is www.ebay.co.uk to get a good Brompton. They won't be significantly cheaper but you can get still get good value on some listings.
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Old 09-06-10, 12:08 PM   #3
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If they need any help when over here, do let me know. I'm based in London only 50 miles away.
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Old 09-06-10, 12:29 PM   #4
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Thank you , I will let them know and have them checkout the site here.
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Old 09-06-10, 12:33 PM   #5
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What a coincidence. I was just wondering about this posting on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Brompton-Neobike...item20b36947aa

Correct me if I am wrong, but as I recall Neobike was the Japanese manfacturer of the Brompton line a few years back. The low bid on this item makes me wonder if there's some issue with that particular item or the components in general. Can anyone tell approximately how old the bike is?
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Old 09-06-10, 12:48 PM   #6
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They were built between 1992 and 2002 . I hope the person bidding knows it is not a built in UK Brompton.
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Old 09-07-10, 04:23 AM   #7
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Neobikes have some distinct minuses compared to a real Brompton.
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You probably already know, but a tourist will get re-imbursed for VAT (approx 17%). I would bring an extra suitcase or buy one there to bring back the bike. By the way, if you buy from ebay, I'm not sure if the refund is still valid.
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