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Old 03-07-14, 10:08 AM   #1
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Bicycle Mag, 2014 Buyers Guilde, only had one "folder".

Not really a folder. Handle bar folds and seatpost.
The bike is a KHS Iped. Alum frame. 16 inch back wheel, 12 inch front.

Anybody know anything about this bike?

What does it weight???

Not a bad price, I found $376 shipped.
Do you Think this is a crappy/ cheap bike?

I am interested in it for weight and price.

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Old 03-07-14, 12:23 PM   #2
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Just how business works, they put bikes in those buyers guides, that those companies buy advertisements
in the magazine , during the year or, elsewhere in that issue.
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So thats the way it is?
I can not depend on the reviews?
Anyplace to find independent reviews?
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Test rides , form your own opinions.
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So thats the way it is?
I can not depend on the reviews?
Anyplace to find independent reviews?
from what i recall reading (no, i'm not searching for and linking to) this khs iped is heavy and slow. and, if this is another one of those "seems like a good value for the money" questions, i would highly recommend that you search your local c-list for actual, genuine, value-for-money bikes. your location indicates cal/or border. a quick look shows a bunch of folding bikes for sale all around that area. one that caught my eye was
this: https://medford.craigslist.org/bik/4325631901.html

it looks brand new. probably rarely, if ever, ridden. 70 or best offer? ... value for money..



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Thanks. I sent them a note.
Bike is about 30-40 miles from me.
What I like about is the 3 speed.
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Test rides , form your own opinions.
Absolutely!! You can read reviews until you're blue in the face. You have to try the bike out for yourself and form your own opinion. Yes, we can gain a lot reading reviews about the bikes quality of construction and parts, companies customer service etc., but without seeing for yourself how it rides and feels then you are taking a chance of having to return it -- trust me on this one. I had to return two bikes I bought for my wife and I that I never test rode prier to purchasing.
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Easy for you to say, about test riding. I live in a "small" area. One bike shop.
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Easy for you to say, about test riding. I live in a "small" area. One bike shop.
Perhaps I should have said if YOU can test ride. The only advise I can add in your situation is to find out about return policies. You don't want to be stuck with a purchase you are unhappy with. It's obviously very difficult for you in your case, so I hope that whatever you choose works out for you. Best wishes on that.
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ask what sorts of bikes the shop can get, the demand may be Nil, so that is the inventory level
in response to a zero demand.

Example:J&B is a big National distributor , they have a Da Hon like folder ,
perhaps the shop gets other parts from them ..

just no one ever asks about folder bikes. [ LBS, here. has a J&B account ]


FWIW, Bought 1 Used Brompton , fixed some things , they hold value well ,
so when I resold it, I got a Newer also 2nd hand one, I got most of the cost back .

some upgrade parts were kept and transferred .. oem bits put back on



Feel review dependent? subscribe to the British AtoB magazine ( print) perhaps ..

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