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    Help Identifying Specs of this Bike Friday Pocket Tourist on CL

    Hi all,

    My girlfriend is really interested in this BF Pocket Tourist thats currently FS on Craigslist:
    Folding Bike by Bike Friday-REDUCED

    He claims "This is a used 8 speed Bike Friday "Pocket Tourist" that needs nothing, works great. "

    I'm trying to figure out the specs, so any help would be appreciated: (and I apologize for my ignorance up front, just getting back into bikes and am new to Folders/ Bike Fridays!)

    Any idea on the year? Looks older to me.

    1) Looks like a telescopic front stem?
    2) 8-speed meaning only 1 front crank but 8 on the rear cassette?
    --So for touring, we'd have to swap out the drivetrain...?

    Any other issues you can see? I think $700 is a bit high, and want to offer more like $500-600. Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Phil

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    It's a lower end model. It's a left fold so it's not ancient. It may not have a front derailer mount ... I can't tell from the photos. You should expect low end components on this entry-level model. I'd expect that the mast doesn't adjust vertically but that the quill stem does.

    It looks like this bike ...
    Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon
    ... which is $800 new and does not have a front derailer mount.

    Bike Friday sells a 16 speed model -- front derailer -- for another $100.

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    IDK if the Front derailleur mount is there , but you can certainly replace the rear hub with a Dual drive 8 by 3 , the 3 internal to the hub,
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    and that would just be another back wheel

    I'm guessing easy pack stem and seat mast , which comes out , with that QR lever .. for packing.
    to quickly knock down. stem is a common Quill type.

    and want to offer more like $500-600. Thoughts?
    motivated seller is a phrase for someone willing to haggle , Firm would suggest not.

    Cash is king on this bike.
    bring the offer in Cash with you and see if its good enough..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 04-17-14 at 12:49 PM.

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    Okay, great, all this is good to know. Its clear that it would take a few hundred dollars to get this somewhere near Touring spec (and that doesn't even include a hard shell case).

    I'm thinking this isn't worth much more than $550.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagonfanatic View Post
    Okay, great, all this is good to know. Its clear that it would take a few hundred dollars to get this somewhere near Touring spec (and that doesn't even include a hard shell case).

    I'm thinking this isn't worth much more than $550.
    offer 450.


    same model as this beauty:






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