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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    @Coolio, I can give you the contact details of...

    @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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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....
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    I'll take lots of pictures and post them in...

    I'll take lots of pictures and post them in another thread.
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    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...
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    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.
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    :lol: thank you for the uh... encouragement...

    :lol: thank you for the uh... encouragement :twitchy:
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    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..
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    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...
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    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...
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    ^ 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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