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Old 08-08-23, 06:48 PM
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NYC E Bikes

Iíve got this in the E-bike section as its more likely to be seen here. A friend of mine is opening up a New York themed shop in Tokyo, and wants some props to set up inside. One thing he really wants is an Arrow or Fly e-bike like the kind used by New York food delivery people. A beater bike is fine, so long as it is complete and operable, and itís fine if it is wrapped with tape, or rubber or whatever. But it needs to be shipped to Tokyo. If anyone can help out, PM me. Payment would be via PayPal.
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Old 08-08-23, 09:56 PM
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There are a few US military bases in Japan. Who knows? Your friend might get lucky. Check their web market
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Do you need just a prop or a fully functional ebike with real battery & all the urban camo?
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Do you need just a prop or a fully functional ebike with real battery & all the urban camo?
The latter is what he wants.
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Does your friend have a budget?
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Does your friend have a budget?
$1k or so, including shipping,
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Old 08-09-23, 11:53 AM
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Optimistic, methinx.
It costs about $150 to ship a 20lb bike by freight (eg UPS) around here. That's about what I paid, one way, to send my own bike from NJ to Florida for a gig down there. Fully loaded cost.
Now, think: heavy heavy bike, a challenge to box up; cost of working bike itself; insurance definitely; paycheck for NY agent to effect this plan. Seems easier and more cost-effective to create a very good imposter bike locally.
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Old 08-09-23, 12:33 PM
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Used pricing for functional Arrow or FLY ebikes are around $800-$1000, new ones cost about $1600-$1800.
Shipping cost to Japan, likely $200-$300, unless you're in the service and have items shipped to your base.
Maybe talk to your friend about his budget.

You can probably mock-up a used, regular bicycle to look like an Arrow or FLY ebike in Japan much cheaper.
I doubt folks in Japan would tell the difference from a used Arrow or FLY ebike.
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Originally Posted by cat0020
Used pricing for functional Arrow or FLY ebikes are around $800-$1000, new ones cost about $1600-$1800.
Shipping cost to Japan, likely $200-$300, unless you're in the service and have items shipped to your base.
Maybe talk to your friend about his budget.

You can probably mock-up a used, regular bicycle to look like an Arrow or FLY ebike in Japan much cheaper.
I doubt folks in Japan would tell the difference from a used Arrow or FLY ebike.
People in Japan know bikes better than most other countries, there is a strong cycling culture here, which is why he is looking for these particular bikes,

$1k plus shipping is okay with him,
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The quick answer here is "go check Craig's list" ... that's a local solution. Browse here: CL NYC
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes
The quick answer here is "go check Craig's list" ... that's a local solution. Browse here: CL NYC
I checked Craigslist and eBay, but private sellers usually donít ship internationally. If anyone can recommend a shop which sells or services these bikes, and is willing to ship, please let me know.
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I'd start with Propel in Brooklyn: https://propelbikes.com/
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This is the least expensive I've seen on FB Marketplace:

2021 Arch arrow
$400
Listed 4 weeks ago in Brooklyn, NY
About This Vehicle
Driven 3,000 miles

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...03189787778735

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Originally Posted by cat0020
This is the least expensive I've seen on FB Marketplace:

2021 Arch arrow
$400
Listed 4 weeks ago in Brooklyn, NY
About This Vehicle
Driven 3,000 miles

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...03189787778735

Thanks for the link, but it looks like this bike has closer to 30,000 miles on it.
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Old 08-25-23, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
Thanks for the link, but it looks like this bike has closer to 30,000 miles on it.
Well, it would be a "genuine article" for prop in the shop in Tokyo, maybe folks in Japan could appreciate the authenticity?
Maybe seller can include the GrubHub bag with the bike?
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling
Thanks for the link, but it looks like this bike has closer to 30,000 miles on it.
If you're looking for authenticity, you're going to get the actual milage that goes with it. I live in NYC, and these bikes are a delivery workers lifeline. You can't get more realistic than that I'm afraid. And $400 for that, considering your specific needs, is EXACTLY what you're looking for.
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