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Old 09-28-06, 02:49 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 09-28-06, 02:51 PM   #2
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Ah - that'll be Chop! who may even post occasionally on this forum...
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Old 09-28-06, 03:41 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 09-28-06, 08:26 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 09-29-06, 03:15 PM   #5
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DELWONG-SHOW PICTURES! And tell us how it rides-flexing, suspension worthwhile, etc...?

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Old 10-02-06, 01:06 AM   #6
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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!
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-
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Old 10-02-06, 10:36 AM   #7
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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

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Old 10-02-06, 06:14 PM   #8
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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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