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Old 09-13-18, 01:20 AM
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Brompton clones in Bangkok? And other good quality folders?

Who makes the best Brompton clones and who sells them in Bangkok?

Found these..
3Sixty **********??? 16? **********?? **********???? ? MY-80 BiKE
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5878454&type=3

Are there better and or cheaper Brompton clone options?

What other good folding bikes are available in Bangkok?
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Old 09-13-18, 07:05 AM
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I don't know who makes the best Brompton clones. Most, if not all, are made in China, by the way. I have a Neo Stage 3, bought in Thailand. It uses aluminium for the frame so it isn't a direct clone, more a copy. Nice bike to cycle. Google will help you find a vendor.
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Old 09-13-18, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by FlippinFlags View Post
Who makes the best Brompton clones and who sells them in Bangkok?

Are there better and or cheaper Brompton clone options?

What other good folding bikes are available in Bangkok?
The brompton clone is now about 160 quid and a free helmet (1/3 of the price in Bangkok?)... life insurance not included

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Old 09-13-18, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by FlippinFlags View Post
Who makes the best Brompton clones and who sells them in Bangkok?

Found these..
3Sixty **********??? 16? **********?? **********???? ? MY-80 BiKE
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5878454&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/LetsGoBikes...8210392287641/

Are there better and or cheaper Brompton clone options?
The ones you found are clearly based on the Brompton model from 1992 that was subcontracted to Neobike back then to produce bikes for the Asian market. Even back then the Neobike versions have been massively cheaper than the british made Bromptons and were far worse regarding quality. The design has been further developed by Brompton since then and many of the elements of the bikes you found were ditched with the Brompton already back in 2000 with the MK2 as was the main frame hinge-version they use in the clones back in 2004 while on the copy they are still like 25 years ago, possibly partly just made from cheaper materials and with less knowledge about the design and contruction. So basically you look for a pirated copy of a bike that tries to copy a 25 year old version of the Brompton but did not even live up to the quality of the original when it was the same model Brompton had and with support of the Brompton factory. How good do you think such a copy of a copy of a outdated inferior licesensed version might be in comparison to the original on today's level?
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Old 09-13-18, 02:09 PM
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Yet Neo have made their own developments apparently, in the aluminium frame and different fold, to the point where they are no longer simply clones. I think you'll find that other companies, possibly less experienced, are making the straight clones. I'm not going to judge either way - how many phones look like iphone clones or copies? Answer: most of the market
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Where did you find this at? Have a link or more details?


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The brompton clone is now about 160 quid and a free helmet (1/3 of the price in Bangkok?)... life insurance not included

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Saw one yesterday and the bike shop owner told me it was really bad quality and it was priced at 7,800 baht, $243 USD.

He said the bicycle that was priced at $150 was of better quality etc.

Originally Posted by berlinonaut View Post
The ones you found are clearly based on the Brompton model from 1992 that was subcontracted to Neobike back then to produce bikes for the Asian market. Even back then the Neobike versions have been massively cheaper than the british made Bromptons and were far worse regarding quality. The design has been further developed by Brompton since then and many of the elements of the bikes you found were ditched with the Brompton already back in 2000 with the MK2 as was the main frame hinge-version they use in the clones back in 2004 while on the copy they are still like 25 years ago, possibly partly just made from cheaper materials and with less knowledge about the design and contruction. So basically you look for a pirated copy of a bike that tries to copy a 25 year old version of the Brompton but did not even live up to the quality of the original when it was the same model Brompton had and with support of the Brompton factory. How good do you think such a copy of a copy of a outdated inferior licesensed version might be in comparison to the original on today's level?
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found this "bike gallery and cafe" in huamak last week, just south of the airport link, intersection mueang thong 3/19 and mueang thong 3/14



here's googles street view you can see the shop, with bikes in the window


https://www.google.com/maps/@13.7332...7i13312!8i6656


and their facebook page


https://www.facebook.com/velodistrict/



https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...8O0ZxlVHnnosfp
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The Neo cost me 9000 baht.
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Originally Posted by FlippinFlags View Post
Where did you find this at? Have a link or more details?
In Taobao shop ... the brompton copy frames made in China are all from same factory ... some minor changes in different versions
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You can buy the Brompton Clones in many bike shops in Bangkok..The LA franchise bike shops seems to sell them..You can find them in Worachak Road also not far from Khao San Road area..You can also get them delivered to your door if you look on Lazada.co.th..
I haven't ridden one but they use the same hub gear as Brompton and some of their design features are useful..ie..adjustable bar height....built in carrier ..
I have seen other Brompton clones at the AIM bike shop in Nonthaburi..up the river in the north of BKK..
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