One of our earliest customers wrote us an apologetic email explaining his decision to sell his Stokemonkey. Andrew lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with neither car nor kids. He rides his regular bikes plenty, and finds that Stokemonkey is overkill. He hasn’t ridden it much. This calls for no apology! Again, we aim to replace car trips, not bicycle trips. In an ideal world of flattish, human-scale development, roads free of lethal threats to child bicyclists, relaxed schedules, great mid- and long-range transit, etc., Stokemonkey wouldn’t have much to offer anyone! Congratulations to Andrew for contentment in the simpler path.
This is a first. (One other guy almost sold under financial duress, but changed his mind.) If Stokemonkey starts to see more turnover, maybe we’ll set up some kind of used marketplace. Meanwhile, if you want a deal on a lightly used kit, especially if you’re in or around Boston, comment and I’ll pass your email address on to Andrew. I’ll replace the cracked chain guard. I will renew the standard two-year warranty on his fourteen-month-old kit. Exception is the (small) battery: reportedly it’s in serviceable condition, but it’s tough to say how much longer. A used battery is sort of like an open can of beer.