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    Folding bike video thread

    Hey folderholics! Post your videos of folding bike goodness. All makes and models welcome. Here's a start:

    Microbike
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pSxuycoycA (thanks spambait11)

    Mini125:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiIMkrJ3v_k
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3P8WYojeQ

    Birdy
    http://www.kinetics.org.uk/assets/mu.../birdfold.mpeg (thanks Edd)

    Swift:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBIwu-q5lX0
    http://real.ny1.com:8080/ramgen/real...25_203736hi.rm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3cl4_eZ5g0 (thanks flea)

    Giatex
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgjtPmt4DF0 (thanks rideTHISbike)

    Kent Magnesium
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Cw1vgIJFQ (thanks rideTHISbike)

    Mobiky:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umuSK3Jj4wE

    Montague MX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yteDW5MwkA (thanks rideTHISbike)

    A-Bike and Strida:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVVgsQt1DK4

    A-Bike:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW6vcRNlfP4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ-cx1Z2EHM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8vgVyNClR4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOadFVB9JVU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-ppOqIURKM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd0gzgdw1nY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBGLPjP8QCk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwo3MIuzgTA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ytu6s3Ccok
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTwkBPDyFrk

    Brompton
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyoUko-1hXM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohGa620P-pM

    Dahon:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=AzELTwQ3IgM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZEE-5a46wk
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...=dahon+bicycle (thanks Mooo)
    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...524B4AD3FA1266 (thanks bloomanchoo)

    Strida
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRmfMszDbWo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6iy_NUN66k
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zm_AL0dudo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW_GKCfbYcU
    http://www.bright.nl/uitpakparty-strida (thanks makeinu)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl91ScxyBPg (thanks makeinu)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StitPmz6iZo (thanks makeinu)

    Swivel-Head
    http://www.mingcycle.com.tw/mov/swivel%20head.WMV (right-click and save)

    Bike Friday
    http://www.bikefriday.com/foldingpacking?time=current (thanks spambait11)
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...645414&q=tikit (thanks spambait11)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYOhcJtxmpg (thanks DaFriMon)
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    Nice idea for a thread... Kudos!

    This is a bit tenuous (as you can't see the bike) - but this is me going down the hill from my house on the way to work last year with my Ixus clamped to the bars of my Twenty using my trusty Manfrotto clamp.

    Getting about 32mph there - my best (pre-fixie) was 39 but that was plain scary!

    I want to see a timelapse of a build from bits to completed bike

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    @LittlePixel

    Nice vid. 32mph - spin faster, man!

    You ride close to parked cars - right in the "door corridor"; I would try and give stationary vehicles a wider berth. Sorry for critiquing your road positioning and sounding like a bike-safety pedagogue, but, believe me, a "dooring" is something best avoided...
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    Hey James - good thread - I learned more from these vids than most places, and the camera is impartial and doesn't lie ... THANKYOU ...

    Hey Pixel - very nice vid !!! ... I agree, you do ride damn close !! scares me !! ... I'd go road centre when really hacking it - just to improve viz (unless next to a Q ... then up outside if stationary, or inside if not...... scary when stationary Q moves tho ) BTW how did you get such a smoooth video ? did you have image stabilisation ? .... Even on my fully suspended MTB the bars would be moving up and down more than that.... I know you have damn fine front suspension on that 20 .... but hey ????
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    This thread is great. Very helpful for understanding the different folding mechanisms. I was considering getting a mobiky, but I might get a strida instead now.

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    @ Fear & Trembling & Simple Simon. I think it seemed closer than maybe it actually is for a few reasons; the camera was clamped on the left hand bar so has a little bias; It's at bar height not head height so the cars seem parallel rather than below, and the wide angle was 'zoomed.

    I will admit I do ride *fairly* close (probably just over a foot from the kerb and maybe 2 feet from parked cars - but I have also have 4400 time-slowing ability and have not yet had a close 'dooring' incident. I've seen some in the making but so far got out of the way in time.

    My girlfriend rides further out and it's all about what you're comfortable with but to be honest I don't like being out that far and would far prefer to be on guard for the occasional 'door opening possibilty' than the constant stress of having impatient Londoners revving to get past. I also don't think it promotes great driver/rider relations being 'in their way' as they would see it.

    I ride a lot of roads with bus-lanes and I go centre lane a lot then so I'm not a total nihlist.
    I'll probably change my tune when the big door happens tho

    As for the footage - no special damping (other than those £10 forks).

    The clamp is quite heavy and just clamps like a gripping hand to any tube. It's not so great but it's watchable. Someone should build a mini-steadycam for bikes. They would rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel
    Getting about 32mph there - my best (pre-fixie) was 39 but that was plain scary!
    Of course it was scary, you're riding on the wrong side of the road!
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Another Swift video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3cl4_eZ5g0

    Interview with Peter about the history and several minutes talking about all you fixed gear fanatics who've driven a new nitch business!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea
    Another Swift video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3cl4_eZ5g0

    Interview with Peter about the history and several minutes talking about all you fixed gear fanatics who've driven a new nitch business!
    Excellent find! Thanks! (Got a sneak peak at the new steel frame even )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman
    Of course it was scary, you're riding on the wrong side of the road!
    Of course - I was waiting for that comment from someone

    I want to see a video of someone folding their Twenty - perhaps their could be a contest for the fastest folding of the dreadful fold!

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    Here's a good strida video that isn't an advertisement:
    http://www.bright.nl/uitpakparty-strida

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea
    Another Swift video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3cl4_eZ5g0

    Interview with Peter about the history and several minutes talking about all you fixed gear fanatics who've driven a new nitch business!
    I swear, that's exactly what Peter was wearing when I went to his shop in Brooklyn.
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    Another Bike Friday - the infamous "tikit":
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...645414&q=tikit

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    James - This is a great Post/thread.

    Moderator(s) ... How about it getting it pinned to the top of the folder forums, as a sticky ?

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    Where are the Downtube vids?

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    Another Bike Friday video, discovered while browsing on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYOhcJtxmpg&NR
    You're right, I do have more bikes than I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel
    Nice idea for a thread... Kudos!

    This is a bit tenuous (as you can't see the bike) - but this is me going down the hill from my house on the way to work last year with my Ixus clamped to the bars of my Twenty using my trusty Manfrotto clamp.

    Getting about 32mph there - my best (pre-fixie) was 39 but that was plain scary!

    I want to see a timelapse of a build from bits to completed bike
    Dude you miss the car a few times! Or is it the other way around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFriMon
    Another Bike Friday video, discovered while browsing on YouTube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYOhcJtxmpg&NR
    IN SOVIET RUSSIA, CASE CARRIES YOU! (I know - netherlands really but I had to use the meme.

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    some new home strida videos on youtube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl91ScxyBPg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StitPmz6iZo

    the second one is of a strida 5

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    MicroBike (from Craigslist ad):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pSxuycoycA

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    Quote Originally Posted by james_swift
    Where are the Downtube vids?
    hahah, I am asking the same thing!

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