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    Fubifixie

    Just ran across this seemed interesting.
    FUBi-fixie | Turn a bike into a folding bike
    I'm not a big single speed person but seems like a good compact design.

    Kinda of reminds me of a bike I've seen before where the downtube is a cable. I can't remember where I saw it. Might have been a "Puma" branded folder.

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    Cool, it would be nice to apply their ideas to other types of bikes.
    Fixies are a slim market, but a hybrid, road, or mtb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourknees View Post
    Just ran across this seemed interesting.
    FUBi-fixie | Turn a bike into a folding bike
    I'm not a big single speed person but seems like a good compact design.

    Kinda of reminds me of a bike I've seen before where the downtube is a cable. I can't remember where I saw it. Might have been a "Puma" branded folder.
    good find. you're probably thinking of this biomega bike:



    which was no doubt modeled after the Slingshot:



    this new fubi is a big improvement on the concept they were working with previously:




    the earlier version involved disassembly and wasn't really practical. also, i recall most people agreeing that it would have been better with 20" wheels...




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    I don't get this. "Buy a new frame to transform your old bike into a folding bike..." Dear Fubifixie, the frame is essentially the bike. You're essentially building a new bike with your old parts. I mean sure, the concept is cool, but the marketing is... meh.

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    The design reminded me a little of a strida frame.

    I agree the marketing could be better. Their should be more emphasis on the benefits of a folder too.

    It would be nice if you could order with different gearing, igh, 1x8, etc.

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    I think the marketing is slighty wrong also.
    Frame only is often a better deal for someone to build a bike up. If you can build up a bike you probably have spares available if you see a concept available.

    Better just to advertise "folding frame" available.
    Again 20" would be a more practical package.
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    Back of the saddle will take a beating, you want to treat your saddle to pavement abrasion?


    ... wants Your Money Up front, The kickstarter thing.. Cant get real start Up financing..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 02-07-16 at 12:43 PM.

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