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Marleetet 09-28-06 02:49 PM

This guy seems to be a folding bike nut! Website:
 
I happened to stumble across this guys website: He has a lot of bikes-loves folders-has information and pictures on a lot of them. He even has a list, with weblinks, to what seems to be every folder in the world.

http://www.long-john.com/

I found it pretty different, but very interesting.

Marl

matt52 09-28-06 02:51 PM

Ah - that'll be Chop! who may even post occasionally on this forum...:)

bookishboy 09-28-06 03:41 PM

No doubt you found him when looking for info on the Go-Bike. Except for one recent post, he's the only member of this forum that I've heard of having any success in getting one.

If I remember correctly, he drives tour busses for celebrities, mostly rock bands, so he's on the road a lot. But he checks in here pretty regularly, and is a *great* source of information on unusual, hard-to-find or defunct (out of business) folding bikes.

delwong 09-28-06 08:26 PM

GoBikes Exist
 
Hi.....recently joined the forum last week and quickly discovered that GoBikes assume the status of yetis, i.e. not often sighted and suspect when mentioned. I've owned one for a couple years; lubed and detailed it this past weekend. Took it out today in the 75 degree sunshine here in NYC, put twenty miles on it.......what a rush!

Marleetet 09-29-06 03:15 PM

DELWONG-SHOW PICTURES! And tell us how it rides-flexing, suspension worthwhile, etc...?

Marl

Chop! 10-02-06 01:06 AM

Hi Marleetet,

Glad you found my site useful! I tend to add to it (& this & other fora) sporadically, as I'm not always able to access the WelshWideWeb! :D
GoBike handles like a blancmange I'm afraid. Very pretty bike, looks the part, but not very well engineered, unless you think attaching an air shock with a leather strap, or attaching the swing-arm only with the QR, or having an undamped spring on the front are good engineering solutions!
Good first effort, but 'Johnny GoBike' will have to apply a bit more concentration to future homework before this project will make the grade, B-

Marleetet 10-02-06 10:36 AM

Chop-

Thanks for your reply and review.

I wonder who has the best conection the Welsh Wide Web or our U.P. Wide Web (Upper Peninsula of Michigan)? We just recently updated from banging out messages on a hollow log to our fast DSL ("Dixie Cup String Link).

Since I have you, what have you experienced that would be in your opinion, the best, smallest, ride almost anywhere, folder?

I need something that can handle 215 lbs., and fit through a 22" x 15.75" opening.

Marl

gbouchar 10-02-06 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chop!
GoBike handles like a blancmange I'm afraid. Very pretty bike, looks the part, but not very well engineered, unless you think attaching an air shock with a leather strap, or attaching the swing-arm only with the QR, or having an undamped spring on the front are good engineering solutions!
Good first effort, but 'Johnny GoBike' will have to apply a bit more concentration to future homework before this project will make the grade, B-

From your website, you seem to like the GoBike a lot. Here you don't like it anymore? A bit confusing!

Nice picture on your website!


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