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Old 02-02-19, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
Yes, there are a few Brompton dealers in town; including the corporate owned Brompton Junction NYC.
But after Bike Habitat(3 or 4 NYC locations), NYCEWheels(midtown) and now Trophybikes(Philly) stopped
selling Bromptons - less and less places to go.
Indeed, doesn't bode so well for the brand.

I've encountered this with my Vespas. They have a history of Piaggio (Vespa's parent company) completely pulling out of the US market in the early '80's through an early 2000's re-appearance leaving Vespa aficionados (such as myself) to their own designs for service, parts and know-how.

Due to the state of today's PTW (Powered Two Wheelers-motorcycles etc) market nowadays, and scooters being an entirely tiny portion of that market (like Brompton to the overall bicycle market esp in the US) Vespa dealers are also falling fast leaving fewer, and fewer shops to rely on.

Sad state of affairs for those of us enjoying odd and off-the-beaten path machinery.
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