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Old 09-26-10, 06:53 AM   #1
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BMW montague Folding Mountain bike

Anyone familiar with these bikes? Do they RIDE WELL? Are parts standard and interchangeable? Is it a dependable bike?
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Old 09-26-10, 08:49 AM   #2
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they ride well in my opinion but i am comparing it to a brompton .

interchangability of parts;

1" head tube limits susforks options for good quality ones.

tube which the seat tube inserts into intersects the bottom bracket sheel thus limiting sealed bottom brackets available i have this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/131mm-KINEX-SE...item27b02ddbab and have ground it down to not clash with the tube. if you buy it ill show you how to do it is easy.

front derailer is on a special plate.

depenable? well mine is 20+ years old.

It looks like an normal bike. can servatly be ridden of rode and is much cheaper than it competitors for tehsame quality e.g. montague modern bikes (not dahons as they are not under warrenty off raod.)

i would recommend.
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What is it worth? This one's in very good condition. Looks like its hardly been ridden.
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Dependable bikes get service regularly that's what makes them reliable ..
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I bought it for $80. It's going to be my keep-at-work-bike for riding during lunch time and running errands. Hopefully I can fold it and stash it away. Looks like it has sat for a while. I've begun cleaning it up. Chain needs cleaned and lubed and front derailler needs adjustment.
I even found a manual on the net that shows how to fold it.

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I bought it for $80. It's going to be my keep-at-work-bike for riding during lunch time and running errands. Hopefully I can fold it and stash it away. Looks like it has sat for a while. I've begun cleaning it up. Chain needs cleaned and lubed and front derailler needs adjustment.
I even found a manual on the net that shows how to fold it.
UPDATE Took the bike on it's maiden voyage. Just a short trip to the store for an after dinner snack. I slapped a headlight and taillight on and took off for downtown.
The bike rides very nice. Can't tell that it's a folder unless you look hard. Very comfortable ride. I could see taking all-day trips with it.
It is now resting (folded) in the truck of my car. If I get time or the urge this week while at work I'm going to take it out for a spin. I think I'm going to like this folding-bike thing.
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You may want to check the model# on that crank, looks like one of the type that were recalled by Shimano several years ago. I had one, an FC-MC12, off an old Trek I was parting out. Took it to my LBS and they returned it to Shimano, who sent me another crankset, chain, and front derailleur. Worth checking out.

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You may want to check the model# on that crank, looks like one of the type that were recalled by Shimano several years ago. I had one, an FC-MC12, off an old Trek I was parting out. Took it to my LBS and they returned it to Shimano, who sent me another crankset, chain, and front derailleur. Worth checking out.

That looks like my crank. Can you tell me anything else about the recall? Is this thing unsafe? Do I need to go through an LBS if it is covered by a recall?

NEVERMIND. I found this on a search. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml97/97149.html

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