Youse guys are so lucky.....

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by 12boy, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. 12boy

    12boy Senior Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    I was unable to replace a seat post and sleeve successfully myself and was a little intimidated to try overhauling the rear triangle hinge so I had this work done by a shop I order parts from who seemed decent. The seat post issue, which included a new post as I had ovalized the old one through overtightening , and the hinge issue cost about 180.00 US., including labor. That wasn`t so bad, but postage and time spent in mailing and building a box good enough to mail the bike in was about 3 weeks and another 140.00. Must be mighty nice to go somewhere local and get it done easily.
     
  2. further

    further Über Member

    Don't you have lbs in America ?
     
  3. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

  4. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Isn’t the rear triangle a specialist job? An LBS in the States is often several hundred miles down the road.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    12boy

    12boy Senior Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    The crazy pedaller is an lbs a few miles from my place and there is another a mile away but reaming seat post inserts, expanding overtightened seat post clamps and reaming hinge spindle bushings on a Brompton is not where their experience lies. Perhaps I was wrong but I preferred a shop that does this routinely and is a Brompton specialist. Not complaining about the charges for parts and labor, just pointing out how nice it must be to have an lbs at hand. However, since I can not go to one easily and drool over, and test ride jazzier versions, with 6 speeds or ti forks and rear triangles, maybe it's not all bad.
     
  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    I'd missed that it was a Brompton and not any old folder.

    I don't think we have a Brompton dealer in town, but it'd only be an hour's train+bike ride for me to get to one. I can see why not having those as widespread probably sucks, even if it does avoid some upgrade-lust.
     
  7. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    I looked at that cycle shop link above and judging by the cycles it seems to cater for cheap looking mountain bikes, as I did not see many fitted mudguards....
     
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