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    Ultimate folding bicycle: Any info?

    Here's an interesting new entry:

    http://www.ufbusa.com/#

    Anyone heard of this Brompton rip?

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    Try this site. I think it is more current. I have emailed Len, but he is hard to get a hold of. Apparently his shop burned! I think he is rebuilding.

    UFB The Ultimate Folding Bicycle UFB
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    All titanium eh? Shame it's such a ripoff...

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    Seņor Mambo
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    ^^ Nah, he's been trying to do this since about 1999 - 2000? I think he tried to do it because B. wasn't interested in doing a Ti bike at the time. Kind of like the Steve Parry of the U.S.?

    I remember one time he was trying to get some buyers together for prototypes; I think it was like $5K US per bike. Don't know if anyone bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spambait11
    ... I think it was like $5K US per bike...
    You mean the weight, right? 5 United States kilograms !

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    I am digging that bike!! But i think for now i rather be buggered by a bear than drop 5 K on any consumer good that can easily be stolen or i might need to leave outside on rare occasions. If only that thing was mass produced and sold for 2 K, i'd buy it!
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    http://www.rhizomes.nl/twenty.html
    My Tweaked and modded Raleigh Twenty. Lots of pictures and lots of general info on for example a different & Cheap Bottom Bracket solution as well as fork solution.

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    I can't believe Brommie was not interested?! Are they Loco and Bonkers!!? Lotsof Gears! Fly Weight! V Brakes Damn You! V BRAKES!!!
    http://www.rhizomes.nl/twenty.html
    My Tweaked and modded Raleigh Twenty. Lots of pictures and lots of general info on for example a different & Cheap Bottom Bracket solution as well as fork solution.

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    Seņor Mambo
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    I read somewhere that Brompton thought Ti main frames were too flexy, so they opted to keep them steel. That's why you have all the odd Ti bits on the new ones - they're trying to save weight everywhere else.

    C'mon caotropheus - only 10 were gonna be made!

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