Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Folding Bikes
Reload this Page >

SuperBrompton / Ultimate Folding Bike

Notices
Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

SuperBrompton / Ultimate Folding Bike

Old 11-01-09, 06:09 PM
  #1  
Lalato
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Lalato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area and Sacramento
Posts: 1,251

Bikes: Dahon Curl i8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
SuperBrompton / Ultimate Folding Bike

I know this has been discussed before, but if you have the cash... and want the ultimate Brompton-style folding bike... Len Rubin is open for business.

I have no connection to this... but if I had a ton of money laying around, I would probably get one just because it's a cool idea.

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/1447071638.html
Lalato is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 07:05 PM
  #2  
Lewis Butler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 81

Bikes: Brompton T6, Ganna Italian Gentleman's Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I wonder why Len doesn't have just one point of contact on the Internet to promote his wares. Just doing a quick Google his UFB site is a real mess, plus we have this https://homepage.mac.com/lenrubin/PhotoAlbum1.html and now a Cragslist post...
Lewis Butler is offline  
Old 11-01-09, 08:31 PM
  #3  
Lalato
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Lalato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area and Sacramento
Posts: 1,251

Bikes: Dahon Curl i8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
Yeah... I'm not sure either. The bike is pretty cool, but without proper marketing I have no idea how he expects it to sell. A decent contact site (just pictures and videos with a contact link) doesn't take much effort, but you want it to be clean and easy to navigate.

I'm guessing he's going for word of mouth more than anything... but in this day and age... it's so easy to go beyond that with a basic web presence.

--sam
Lalato is offline  
Old 11-02-09, 11:59 AM
  #4  
14R 
Bromptonaut
 
14R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 1,736

Bikes: 1994 Diamond Back Racing Prevail ti; Miyata 914, Miyata 1000, 2017 Van Nicholas Chinook

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I had a chance to speak with Len earlier this year about his bikes/business plan. He has some good products, that's for sure. But the entire advertising campaign including the web presence is not done professionally. I actually have clients for his products (from overseas) that decided not to get some work done because they could not take the vision statement as a serious one.

Too bad. More he sells, more affordable the items become. We all lose if he is not doing well...
14R is offline  
Old 11-02-09, 08:51 PM
  #5  
Lalato
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Lalato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area and Sacramento
Posts: 1,251

Bikes: Dahon Curl i8

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
You know... the sad thing is that he would probably a get a lot more mileage out of a simple blog like WordPress... or even just an account on blogspot. Post a picture of a current build... add a few words describing it. That's all it really takes.

My guess is that the guy is so engrossed in what he's doing that this stuff doesn't even come to mind. And you're right... the more he makes, the cheaper it will be which would be an advantage for all of us.

--sam
Lalato is offline  
Old 11-04-09, 01:42 AM
  #6  
Lewis Butler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 81

Bikes: Brompton T6, Ganna Italian Gentleman's Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
You know... the sad thing is that he would probably a get a lot more mileage out of a simple blog like WordPress... or even just an account on blogspot. Post a picture of a current build... add a few words describing it. That's all it really takes.

My guess is that the guy is so engrossed in what he's doing that this stuff doesn't even come to mind.
Are you reading this, Len? (I seem to remember that he used to be an active member on bikeforums.net)
Lewis Butler is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.