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Old 12-04-05, 07:08 PM   #1
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previously undiscovered folders - CHOP!

Hey folks!

"Chop" has a page up with a bunch of links to folding bikes:
http://long-john.com/pagefoldlinks.htm

I've been doing folding bike related Googling and come up with a bunch of folders I hadn't seen listed anywhere yet, including Chop's page.

Here are a few:
http://bidders.auction.biglobe.ne.jp/pitem/21670074 (A BP bike!! HA!)
http://www.gear-m.co.jp/bike/menu02p.../gfac1611.html
http://www.bscycle.co.jp/catalog/fol...fila_comc.html
http://www.bscycle.co.jp/catalog/fol...ansit-tcp.html
http://www.panabyc.co.jp/products/as...asyu=B-PEMT223

If you have any links to esoteric folders you haven't seen on the forum, post a link!

Chop: maybe consider adding any links you hadn't seen before?

Cheers!
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Old 12-04-05, 07:18 PM   #2
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I was familiar with most of those and, honestly, the only one that deserved my attention before was the Panasonic one.

To search for nice japanese folders, try "mispelling" things like as if you had a Japanese accent, like giant "Harfway" instead of Halfway and you will be impressed. Speaking English as a second language really helped me finding some interesting folders (most if not all already covered here or in the "most exotic folder" thread.

Now, CHOP, with those, if you were not the owner of the best folding bike list on earth, you are about to become, that is a fact.

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What about that 20 inch BP one? Looks halfway decent...
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Thanks for the links, I already had all of them except the Fila & Transit, The Fila, I had found & thought that I'd added it, so thanks for spotting that.
And it isn't intended to be an elitist list of the best folders available, I want it to be as complete a list as time allows, so all help appreciated!
Bear in mind that, when we are on tour, it is not always possible to get online, so if it appears that I'm a bit slow responding sometimes, that's the reason!
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@ Chop. your page is getting better all the time! Both content and look have improved dramatically i'd say (thought they were always nice). Good one! If i may be so free and nitpicky as to give a little pet peeve: i must say i prefer your rectangular pictures/thumbnails with a border by far to the sortoff retro oval ones. Personally i also think some of the thumbnails could be somewhat bigger/clearer. The casual browser may sometimes be hard pressed to discern wheter a pic is interesting and worth clicking on (though being a folder/bike junkie i think they all are). But hey tis your site! Just sayin'.

What do you author your site with anyhow? HTML coding or a program? Would love to be able to do some of the stuff you do on my own pages.
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Chop, you have a great website. I really like all the info you provide for us.

Hope you have a good Holiday Season.
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Anyone familiar with these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOP-QUALITY-FOLD...QQcmdZViewItem
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It certainly looks like a higher end dahon.Dahon has a bike which ways about 18 lbs.Better than a dahon I would say not.
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I saw it too. It looks like it has a carbon fiber seat post too. Awww, what the heck. I could use another folder to try out.
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Old 12-11-05, 06:38 AM   #10
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the comments & help! V1nce, I use Dreamweaver MX & a handy little programme called ThumbHTML to create & store the thumbnails, the oval ones are older thumbnails that were individually re-sized, which was slow and a pain in the bum, ThumbHTML does it all for you. Bear in mind that I am on tour (just drove London to Amsterdam overnight, then there's the cleaning & maintainence, &, hopefully find time for a ride around) and that I have to rely on getting wi-fi wherever I can (not always possible) so it all happens at a snail's pace.

Rafael, There's a link to Peerless on my list, they do quite a few different folders.
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@ Chop, thanks for the Tip on ThumbsHTML, Cool! I wil look into that! I could never get my head around Dreamweaver, i realize it is probably the best, most complete and proffesional platform to do any HTML. However it always seemed kindoff like 'Bloatware': meant to be able to do everything for everyone which implies a million options (confuses my little mind ha ha) and sucks up System resources. I Stumbled upon some amazing freeware: NVU (think composer but twice as good with enough features) and Filezilla (FTP). Both work great, especially for quick and dirty pages/on the fly and also on older systems. They can actually make very sophisticated pages too but i never tried since i am not that keen.

If ever someone asks me about folders your pageand this forum are the first places i'll reccomend!

Say Chop, how do i become a Roadie and how's the pay ha ha? I am sortoff serious. Upsides: I am a (very) skilled bass and guitar player for over 14 years, play some drums too. Downside i don't drink or do drugs and don't yet have a driving license (soon though).
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Hey Chop! Like V1ince, I direct folks to this forum, the Wiki page on folders and your page to get them informed.

That folder Rafael linked may use technology licensed by Dahon - or even be built my Dahon!

If you drop a note in the forum at Dahon.com, their staff will be able to tell you. (they've confirmed a number of designs are their doing - Avenir in Canada and Trek's folders, for example)

Chop, per my other thread on the Brompton, does the Brompton have the frame clearance to mount a 406mm wheel? I measured my wheels & tires and they're 409mm diameter, with tire installed. I see SOME clearance between the Brompton tire and frame but I don't know if it's enough. I'd love to have a 406mm Brompton.
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I measured my wheels & tires and they're 409mm diameter, with tire installed. I see SOME clearance between the Brompton tire and frame but I don't know if it's enough. I'd love to have a 406mm Brompton.
Hi Chris, are you sure you don't mean 490mm for your measured diameter?

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Hi Chris, are you sure you don't mean 490mm for your measured diameter?

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Why, yes, that's what I do mean. Thanks Bruce.
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Say Chop, how do i become a Roadie and how's the pay ha ha? I am sortoff serious. Upsides: I am a (very) skilled bass and guitar player for over 14 years, play some drums too. Downside i don't drink or do drugs and don't yet have a driving license (soon though).
Sounds like you could be 'Stage Monkey' then i.e. guitar or drum tech. but a lot of it is attitude, you have to get in with some bands or try starting by volunteering for a few gigs. you could also try general stage crew @ next big festival..... Good luck! Pay varies, your own life often has to take a back seat! No good for relationships!
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Why, yes, that's what I do mean. Thanks Bruce.
Will drag Brompton out 2moro when I get to Munich, too knackered @ mo! Off to bed ZZZZZZZZZZ!
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LOL! Thanks Chop! NO rush on this - you da' man.
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I'm looking for some contact details for Steve Parry, who specialises in customising Bromptons. He will know what is feasible & what is beyond the average guy (technically or bucks-wise!) I'm online on my phone as I can't find Wi-Fi here in Italy, this Forum is not very PDA-friendly by the way.
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