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    A Heartfelt Thank You To All Folder Fans + Announcements

    For all the wonderful people who helped me through critique and encouragement in developing and the final Phase 1 completion of both sites, a big sincere thank you. I have now finished the solid foundation to the web sites to both expand and develop more in the near and far future. I like to think of these web sites as a message bottles in a huge sea of cyber space. I do not expect a great deal of interest in folding bikes at present. The tipping point has not occured over the large part of the planet yet. But I think someday, maybe soon or perhaps years in the future, the need to know the basics of folding bike ownership from Selection to Upkeep will happen. And photos are needed to add visual interest and fine detail to this World Of Folding Bicycles. That is why I have 2 separate sites. They are both interrelated to and complement each other. Yet each one stands on it's own as a educational tutorial means of experiencing the best of these bikes have to offer. And if anything should happen to me, I would like to think these sites will continue to educate and entertain people long after I am gone-as long as Yahoo offers these socially responsible opportunities to communicate to others in a non commerical manner.

    The new features offered as of February 1, 2007 is as follows:

    Geocities: I added a Site Map and a Help pages to assist in navigating my web site in more of a organized fashion. The Site Map is done in a flow chart design. I felt that one could visualize more easily what the whole web site offers at a glance (or a scroll). The Help page is a sample one layed out like a typical page on my website for easier navigation throughout my Web site. The Home page is also expanded.

    The Selection topic has 3 new pages added. Pages 6 & 7 is about the importance of where to buy the bike. This step appears to be the most critical one of the customer's initial satisfaction of their new bikes. Page 8 is an essay on "The True Miracle Of The Existence Of Folding Bicycles." The real miracle is not whether folding bikes were invented, but maintains a strong market and meeting fickle customer demand by their manufacturers. Images added to the bottom of some pages for added interest.

    Security topic has some images added at the bottom of the pages for some comical illustrations of what folding bikes have to offer-over the most over the top means of protection.

    Links Page 2 is expanded with additional offerings to the outside of the websites with direct links to: Folding Bike-Compact Bicycles Web site, Bikes That Fold Web site, Chop's Website, Little Pixel's Website (plus direct blog link), and Bikes Are Not Toys Website.

    Pet's Page has some cute clip art images on the bottom of it's pages.

    Flickr: Both sets are expanded with new photos of the real Hollywood of my youth and present day, my trip to The Altcar Expo last December, and a photo of Leona on the new Piccolo, plus the Piccolo on various trains.

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    No Rocket Surgeon eubi's Avatar
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    Thanks, FF.

    The reason I love the web is that it gives plenty of space to topics that typically don't get press in mainstream media.

    I have perused part of your site already, and I'll finish it as I get time.

    Hope to see you out on the SoCA roads some day...

    Looks good!
    Last edited by eubi; 02-02-07 at 08:13 AM.
    Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

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    Thank you for your imput and visiting my site, eubi. I am always on the look out for more interesting items to post for my reader's interests. I just added a new link to a little known (I hope that is a temporary state and will soon to be popular) online cycling magazine from the UK. Just check out my expanding Links Page 1 and scroll down to "CityCycling" magazine around the middle of the page for it's direct link. It will be well worth your time!

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    I have enjoyed CityCycling for quite a while.

    For those that are interested, there is a quirky and amusing serial relating to folders. In the most recent installment, a fixed Brompton has been created!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear&Trembling
    In the most recent installment, a fixed Brompton has been created!
    Does it fold?

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    It's a fictitious story...more's the pity.

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    I contend that a fixed brompy can be made, if the rear is secured when riding and you find a manual way to tension the chain when it goes sloppy in a fold (ie bedspring hooked between chainlinks. I intend to try it sometime. Too many notional bike projects in my head though. When *will* I have the money and time???

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