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Old 04-10-17, 03:56 PM   #1
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New folders from 2017 Taipei Cycle Show

I've seen a few more pics surface on the 'net from the 2017 Taipei Show. Here's the Flamingo, combining elements of the 1982 Brompton and the Bridgestone Moulton:

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And here's the Cronus, with inspiration from the Anemos Zippy, Brompton, Dahon and Strida:

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How do they get the wheels of the Cronus so close together when folded, where are the axle ends/nuts ?
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Looks like single-sided 'fork'/rear 'triangle'
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The Strida, and later the Giant Halfway, do pretty much the same wheels-smacked-right-together thing in pretty much the same way.
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The new Flamingo has a more pronounced "hump" than the previous model. Is it due to using bigger wheels? Is this also why the Dahon Curl has that "hump" ? Also the new Flamingo no longer have the long and draggy derailleur!! Now they go the Brompton/Curl route and use something proprietary.
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I'm liking what I see. Nice to see some new designs. That Cronus has great potential for airline travel if it's not too heavy.
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And here's the Cronus, with inspiration from the Anemos Zippy, Brompton, Dahon and Strida:

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You forgot the Tyrell folding fork and the Cannondale / Giant -Halfway lefty fork.
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I've seen a few more pics surface on the 'net from the 2017 Taipei Show. Here's the Flamingo, combining elements of the 1982 Brompton and the Bridgestone Moulton:
They need to update their website:
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...and the Cannondale / Giant -Halfway lefty fork.
Both came years after Strida's single tine fork.
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The Strida, and later the Giant Halfway, do pretty much the same wheels-smacked-right-together thing in pretty much the same way.
I had a strida and I don't remember the wheels being that close, of course the photo may be misleading.
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I had a strida and I don't remember the wheels being that close, of course the photo may be misleading.
Isn't the Strida held together in the folded state by magnets on the open side of both hubs?

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Isn't the Strida held together in the folded state by magnets on the open side of both hubs?

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The magnet on a Strida is on the front wheel, open side, the magnet keeper which is a flexible receiver is on the rear wheel open side. The magnet keeper has a adjustment screw that controls the strength of the magnet. Yes the wheels are held very close together. The single fork design of the Strida makes changing a tire tube very easy.

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Maybe dumb question...with wheels that closely aligned, do they roll?
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Maybe dumb question...with wheels that closely aligned, do they roll?
There are no dumb questions - but disrespectful answers may appear at forums.
Yes, a Strida can be rolled along with less effort and it is using its own wheels for this purpose, there is no need for small extra wheels.
The wheels are very close together - especially while using wider tyres as below - but the rolling still works fine.


Regarding the Cronus; does anybody have links, please?
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Maybe dumb question...with wheels that closely aligned, do they roll?
It's the best rolling while folded bike, IMO.
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And here's the Cronus, with inspiration from the Anemos Zippy, Brompton, Dahon and Strida:

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The Cronus looks slick.

I'd be somewhat concerned about a front fork that folds. I didn't find any information on the bike on the web.
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Both came years after Strida's single tine fork.
Redline had the lefty fork before Cannondale was even making bikes---Early 80s...

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