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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.

    Marl

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    To fold or not to fold?
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    Ah - that'll be Chop! who may even post occasionally on this forum...

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

    Marl

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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-
    A to Z of Folding Bikes, Designers, Sellers, Accessories, Forums, Meetings, Publications
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    Chop! The mad Welshman, lost in the urban jungle somewhere between LLanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and Vladivostock!

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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
    Last edited by Marleetet; 10-02-06 at 12:20 PM.

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    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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