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Old 09-24-10, 04:51 PM   #1
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Bike Friday New World Tourist For Sale In Southern California Based Craigslist

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/1971033577.html

What do you all think about this used Bike Friday New World Tourist 58cm frame? Would you buy it?
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FF,

It's hard to tell just what shape the frame is in (rust?) due to the recent mat black paint job - do see rust on the front V-brake and back brake is different. It has older rear triangle and stem & stem riser set-up - would guess it's 5-10 yrs old. It is also a Dual-Drive set-up, but the screw-in chain shifter thingy in the rear is missing (as is the shifter per the ad).

My NWT, which has been stored inside my garage at the beach for less than two years, is showing signs of rust on the quick releases. The beach is hard on metal objects. There are better looking and likely maintained ones out there IMO. Also, I think 58cm is likely a little big for you - it's the equivalent of a Large-Sized stock frame that fits me at 6'3". :>)

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A stock BF touring bike can be had new for under $1K. If you end up dealing with a few problems you will end up close the new cost and probably have a bike that's too big [I'm 6' and ride a 58cm NWT]...keeping in mind that BF's don't adjust their TTs when you raise/lower the bars/seat like a Dahon does.

I agree with Lou that there are better deals out there.
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New BF in Eugene for $500 http://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/1968653483.html
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All of you are correct about one thing. It is better to ask before a purchase than after one. Thanks for the caution reminder.
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If Bike Friday has a "Black Friday" Sale again this year (day after Thanksgiving) you might be able to save 15% on a stock Pocket 8, as I did last year.

It's a great bike for use in the city, although maybe NOT for the hills of the Highland Park area.
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