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      CommentAuthorGeoff
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2016
     
    For those looking for a Brompton at slight discount, NYCE Wheels is reducing the price on in-stock 2016 Bromptons. Savings are around a couple hundred off retail. Still not sub-$1000, but it's something.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2016
     
    Geoff:For those looking for a Brompton at slight discount, NYCE Wheels is reducing the price on in-stock 2016 Bromptons. Savings are around a couple hundred off retail. Still not sub-$1000, but it's something.


    Makes sense, the British Pound is worth a lot less now.
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    markphilips:
    Cornelia:John / Sigurd / Dave, many thanks for the recommendation, much appreciated!

    Mark, "fragile tag" as in the waiver form releasing Southwest from any liability for damage? Yes, I had to sign one of those for the bike, it is "sign the form or stay home".



    It is an actual FRAGILE TAG that you strap on Fragile baggage like strollers, golf clubs, etc. So if you have to gate check the bike appears just before you get off the plane. If luggage check, the handlers will not put the Brompton in the standard luggage carousel where most damage can be done due to how the conveyor drops bags onto the carousel. Instead, the handlers drop it off by hand to a side gate near the carousels along with surf boards, golf clubs, etc.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2017 edited
     
    Damon's latest CURL design is very Brompton like:

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    Why is Dahon is on Kick Starter to fund the production of the Curl?
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2017
     
    markphilips:Why is Dahon is on Kick Starter to fund the production of the Curl?


    Why not? It's a test of the market. If they get enough orders, then they know it makes sense to go to production. It tales the financial risk out of the product.

    As to the new Curl, it doesn't seem to fold as small as a Brompton. Also the 'snark' factor in that video is annoying.