Is it worth buying a folder ..

cisamcgu

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Well, Mrs Cisamcgu and I both have Bromptons for our multi-modal adventures, but Miss Cisamcgu doesn't, being a student and not liking cycling all that much anyway. However we are all going on a canal boat for 5 days in July and Mrs C and I are taking our Brommies so we can zip off to shops and pubs etc. Is it worth buying a cheap folder from decathlon (https://www.decathlon.co.uk/tilt-120-folding-bike-red-id_8500542.html) using it for a week or two for Miss C then selling it on ebay for hopefully - say £120 ...

I don't know of anyway to hire a folder for a week and I don't think Miss C would appreciate being left to walk as we two cycled off to a cafe :smile:

Any thoughts ?

Andrew
 

gizmo1994

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France
 

kais01

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Sweden
your daughter might not be happy having a brompton given to her.

but having an extra on your behalf is different. i have kept an old brompton for spare, and use it also for friends and relatives.
 
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cisamcgu

cisamcgu

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Sent you a pm cisamcgu
Thanks.
 

Smudge

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I would buy a used one, rather than a cheap new one. You have a few months until July, should be enough time to find something ok secondhand. And if you do sell it, you'll probably lose less than if you bought a new cheap one.
 
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cisamcgu

cisamcgu

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I would buy a used one, rather than a cheap new one. You have a few months until July, should be enough time to find something ok secondhand. And if you do sell it, you'll probably lose less than if you bought a new cheap one.
I understand what you mean, it is just finding the right one ... Thanks :smile:
 
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cisamcgu

cisamcgu

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That is very kind of both of you - I really appreciate it. I'm afraid I would worry too much about dropping it into the canal to take up your kind offers - but thank you again :smile: :hugs:
 

Kell

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That is very kind of both of you - I really appreciate it. I'm afraid I would worry too much about dropping it into the canal to take up your kind offers - but thank you again :smile: :hugs:
Sale or return? Deposit?

I think the best idea is as above - buy a cheap SH bike and then resell it after. You'll lose loads if you buy it new and then sell it.

In fact, you'd probably lose nothing if you bought a SH Brompton and then resold it afterwards - but it's stumping up the cash upfront on the off-chance.
 
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