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Old 08-16-12, 05:51 AM   #1
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Dahon bikes in Olympic closing

Anyone else spot the eight white Dahon Mus used in the London Olympics closing ceremony?

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Yes and joked whats a London cab without a Brompton near it lol?
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Yes. Looked like a mad person for signs of Bromptons, and was really suprised to see 20" folders instead.
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I don't think they wanted to spend $1400cdn per bike for use as props! there's cheaper alternatives for those few minutes of use.
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Brommies rule OK
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I'm glad they had Roll Royces parade the 3 younger singers into the stadium.
Hmmm....BMW owns Rolls Royce, and I saw some other Bimmers driving in the event.
Maybe the event planners got some free BMWs and Dahons, a conspiracy?
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I didn't see the closing ceremonies, but considering that Brompton is an English bike and Dahon is an American company that has their bikes manufactured in China & Bulgaria, I bet it went over about as well as the American uniforms that were made in China.
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Yes and joked whats a London cab without a Brompton near it lol?
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... Dahon is an American company that has their bikes manufactured in China & Bulgaria, I bet it went over about as well as the American uniforms that were made in China.
Interesting point. If a bicycle company has it's headquarters and base of operations in the US and has everything manufactured and assembled in the US, it's rightly considered an American company... correct? If the CEO decides to move to Ireland and base the headquarters there yet the manufacturing and assembly operations are still in the US, is it now an Irish company?

Just interested to hear eveyones take on this.
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Interesting point. If a bicycle company has it's headquarters and base of operations in the US and has everything manufactured and assembled in the US, it's rightly considered an American company... correct? If the CEO decides to move to Ireland and base the headquarters there yet the manufacturing and assembly operations are still in the US, is it now an Irish company?

Just interested to hear eveyones take on this.
Who moved to my lovely isle lol? Time we has an Irish folding bike manufacturer

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Old 08-17-12, 06:01 AM   #11
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You didn't miss much.

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but considering that Brompton is an English bike and Dahon is an American company that has their bikes manufactured in China & Bulgaria, I bet it went over about as well as the American uniforms that were made in China.
Actually, I bet if anyone else noticed at all, they probably thought "Hey, cool, they included bicycles!" Probably only on this list was the discussion immediately taken over by all things BROMPTON.
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I'm glad they had Roll Royces parade the 3 younger singers into the stadium.
Hmmm....BMW owns Rolls Royce, and I saw some other Bimmers driving in the event.
Maybe the event planners got some free BMWs and Dahons, a conspiracy?
If you're a big conspiracy buff, perhaps. In the real world, more likely the organizers contacted Brompton in May for eight white bikes and were told "October".
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Spice Girls, I did notice them.
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If you're a big conspiracy buff, perhaps. In the real world, more likely the organizers contacted Brompton in May for eight white bikes and were told "October".
Lol nice one BOOM BOOM!
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Spice Girls, I did notice them.

That's sad some of them are thinner than a toothbrush lol! I noticed some of the Rio girls much better ;-)
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Actually, I bet if anyone else noticed at all, they probably thought "Hey, cool, they included bicycles!" Probably only on this list was the discussion immediately taken over by all things BROMPTON.
Very true, most of the viewers would just see them a bicycles much less folding bikes! and the majority watching this wouldn't have a clue of one brand from the other.
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Actually, I bet if anyone else noticed at all, they probably thought "Hey, cool, they included bicycles!" Probably only on this list was the discussion immediately taken over by all things BROMPTON.

Wrong haha! I first said hey some folding bikes and then the British theme followed. The Brommie is much discussed ouch!
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The newspaper covered thing reminded me from a scene in the Dystopian movie,
Brazil. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/

over Robert De Nero, as Harry Tuttle, subverting the system, and so its enemy. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0004606/

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... That's sad some of them are thinner than a toothbrush lol!...
How fortunate, I'm a stickler for oral hygiene... a spice of life.
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I noticed the bikes - thought they were Dahons - but as was noted earlier, most folks were doing good if they noticed there were 'cute little bikes' in that production, there was so much going on.

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I'm glad they had Roll Royces parade the 3 younger singers into the stadium.
Hmmm....BMW owns Rolls Royce, and I saw some other Bimmers driving in the event.
Maybe the event planners got some free BMWs and Dahons, a conspiracy?
Not sure about conspiracy, but BMW was a sponsor, and they got a lot of free beemers, at least for the duration.

It would have been nice to see some bikes - even Dahons - using the Olympic "Zil" lanes, but this didn't happen (except when commuters risked the fine to use them)
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