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Forum: Folding Bikes 03-31-14, 03:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,852
Posted By chemeleon26
I own a Flamingo London which is a Brompton...

I own a Flamingo London which is a Brompton clone. its frame is made out of aluminum. It's basically a M7R if it were a Brompton since it uses a Nexus Hub. Recently I purchased an M6L so let me...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-26-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
It's very impressive how you guys are pushing...

It's very impressive how you guys are pushing your folding bikes. Just goes to show how well made the MIT V8 is.

Still it would be good to see the version 2 of this bike. Now I wonder if Grace...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-23-14, 11:49 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
I think I've met one of your mates Caterpillar. ...

I think I've met one of your mates Caterpillar. I saw him in Tryon the other day and he was riding a modded MIT V8 with color combo of Red & Black. You can see the bike has been through a lot. He...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-21-14, 02:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
Lots of good info here Caterpillar. Thanks for...

Lots of good info here Caterpillar. Thanks for sharing.

You seem to be someone who has followed extensively the folding bike market. Basing on your post, I can't help but think you must be...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-13-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
Indeed. If tweaking performance is your thing,...

Indeed. If tweaking performance is your thing, get the clone. They are very upgradeable. I know someone who put in a Front Derailleur on his Flamingo.

As for me, I'm happy with its limited...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-13-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
Interesting posts by Caterpillar. I have the...

Interesting posts by Caterpillar. I have the Flamingo and I can indeed say that it flexes. It's not very bad but I think for people used to riding full sized bikes, they will really feel the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-10-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
Yes, it is not very safe riding your bike...

Yes, it is not very safe riding your bike especially if you're a tourist. There are safe places though like Bonifacio Global City and the area around Makati. Mall of Asia is generally safe but its...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-08-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 30,663
Posted By chemeleon26
This is an interesting thread. I'd like to chime...

This is an interesting thread. I'd like to chime in as an owner of an iteration of the MIT V8. My version is called the Flamingo London. It uses a Shimano Nexus 7. It's quite nice but after all...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-21-12, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By chemeleon26
Looks real nice! I'm also from the Philippines...

Looks real nice! I'm also from the Philippines and have recently emailed Flying Ball to inquire about a different model but they said only the Limited Edition was in stock. Was this the reason you...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-02-11, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,425
Posted By chemeleon26
There are two holes near the headset which is for...

There are two holes near the headset which is for the luggage block. I've seen Flamingo's version of the luggage block only in pictures but according to the reviewer, it doesn't "click" when the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-26-11, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,425
Posted By chemeleon26
One thing you have to love about the Flamingo is...

One thing you have to love about the Flamingo is the "upgradability". I was told by a mechanic that I can change the hard-as-hell brake levers to some thing much softer like a Shimano Deore or Avid....
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-24-11, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,425
Posted By chemeleon26
@Coolio, I can give you the contact details...

@Coolio,

I can give you the contact details of the dealer if you're interested. The retail price is 38,000 Philippine Pesos (please apply exchange rate) but you can get a good discount.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-22-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,425
Posted By chemeleon26
Got to ride the Flamingo at least 20 Km yest....

Got to ride the Flamingo at least 20 Km yest. Here are my findings:

1) Rode through more varied surfaced roads. It seems that the ride is roughly the same as my cromoly road bike.
2) At around...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-21-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,425
Posted By chemeleon26
I got it in Manila Philippines. Well at least...

I got it in Manila Philippines. Well at least you have the Brompton available there :)



I haven't weighed it but based on Flamingo's website this is around 13 kgs with the kickstand. I'll...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-19-11, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,425
Posted By chemeleon26
My Flamingo FL-BP01-7 Review

Recently, I got a folding bike. Its a Flamingo bike. Basically, its a Brompton-clone from Taiwan. I did want a Brompton but no dealer here and the price of bringing one in was a bit too much for me....
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-19-11, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
I'll take lots of pictures and post them in...

I'll take lots of pictures and post them in another thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-19-11, 01:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
I bought mine at roughly $780 but shipping was...

I bought mine at roughly $780 but shipping was already included since we have a dealer here. I live in Manila, Philippines. No Brompton dealers here so I'd probably have to pay more than $1,500 to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-18-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6132/flamingock...

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6132/flamingock.jpg

Finally got a Flamingo. I'll try to post my review later.
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-07-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
:lol: thank you for the uh... encouragement...

:lol: thank you for the uh... encouragement :twitchy:
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-07-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
Thanks I'll get one when I have enough funds. ...

Thanks I'll get one when I have enough funds.

I'll post a review. I just hope Brompton fans won't lynch me for that..
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-06-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
In this side of the world, there are no Brompton...

In this side of the world, there are no Brompton Dealers. There is a Flamingo dealer though. Estimated price is 472 British Pounds. Featurewise, it is comparable to the M6R. I've already seen a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-05-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
The reason why I was interested is because I am...

The reason why I was interested is because I am planning to acquire a similar bike. I wasn't able to view the pictures earlier but I see now that this manufacturer has made a modification with their...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-05-11, 12:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,564
Posted By chemeleon26
^ I'm also curious about whether Evilv was able...

^ I'm also curious about whether Evilv was able to replace his/her Merc. Got pretty interested in his/her posts.
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