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Old 03-22-06, 02:17 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-22-06, 02:35 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-22-06, 05:45 PM   #3
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All titanium eh? Shame it's such a ripoff...
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Old 03-22-06, 09:12 PM   #4
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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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... I think it was like $5K US per bike...
You mean the weight, right? 5 United States kilograms !
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Old 03-23-06, 08:21 AM   #6
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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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I can't believe Brommie was not interested?! Are they Loco and Bonkers!!? Lotsof Gears! Fly Weight! V Brakes Damn You! V BRAKES!!!
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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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