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    Portable Audio/Bike Lover tds101's Avatar
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    I just ordered a USED Dahon Espresso,....

    I ordered it off of eBay, and it looks somewhat scuffed up. As long as everything is working decently well and the frame is solid I'm good with it. The Seller accepted my offer (was asking $400, I got it for $300 - S&H is included), and has good feedback. I'll see what condition it's in, and most likely leave it beat up. I'm kinda rough with my bikes, so I'd have scratched the crap out of it anyways,....

    So far I'm pleased. It's not the more compact Bullhead, and I'm hoping it's as solid as a Tern Joe. Here's to playing the "Waiting Game". At least this one will be arriving, unlike the Origin8 Bully fiasco.
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    I bought one 5 years ago for $500, new. It was a pretty good commuter
    except for the back wheel going out of true; I weight 200 lbs. Sold it to
    my coworker after a few months when I decided to get a roadbike.

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    Portable Audio/Bike Lover tds101's Avatar
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    I weigh between 202lbs-210lbs, depending on if I drink beer that week. Lol! I was 240lbs+, but I lost weight to try and control my pre-diabetes. I'm going to drop below 200lbs by the holidays (Christmas).
    Last edited by tds101; 09-04-14 at 01:17 PM.
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    Portable Audio/Bike Lover tds101's Avatar
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    So, the bike has a shoddy headset and stem. Is it proprietary, or is it an easy and inexpensive fix? I'm all ready to return it, as the seller lied about it's perceived condition. If I can do a little work on it inexpensively I might keep it - and if not it gets returned C.O.D.
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    if u return it cod ... the seller who wasn't upright with the condition will NEVER sign for it and you will have to pay the freight back as well. Not a good idea
    If you payed with paypal or credit card you can start a claim to get your money back instead. Than you can send the bike back as long as the seller pays the freight up front. But better is to fix it
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    Having fun selling Terns and Dahons for a living. My personal website is also my business website, same as my profile name, therefore no link given to follow forum rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThorUSA View Post
    if u return it cod ... the seller who wasn't upright with the condition will NEVER sign for it and you will have to pay the freight back as well. Not a good idea
    If you payed with paypal or credit card you can start a claim to get your money back instead. Than you can send the bike back as long as the seller pays the freight up front. But better is to fix it
    all standard parts
    +1

    You seem to have quite a lot of buyer's remorse... be good to gain the knowledge and fix it. Look at it as an opportunity to learn something new.
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