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EriktheFish 04-26-07 02:26 PM

New Challenge Recumbent Folder
 
Challenge will be selling a folding version of their Mistral Recumbent:
http://www.bentrideronline.com/index...d=168&blogId=1
http://www.challengebikes.com/docume...tmistraltl.pdf

spambait11 04-26-07 03:00 PM

Thanks for the link. But the folding Mistral won't be worth the asking price, and doesn't even approach the cool of this or this.

invisiblehand 04-26-07 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spambait11
Thanks for the link. But the folding Mistral won't be worth the asking price, and doesn't even approach the cool of this or this.

SPAM ... that is wicked. Anyone here ever ride something with front-wheel drive?

-G

EriktheFish 04-26-07 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by invisiblehand
SPAM ... that is wicked. Anyone here ever ride something with front-wheel drive?

Absolutely! Our own SesameCrunch has posted much about his Cruzbike conversion of a Downtube (using front wheel drive). I plan on doing the same soon.
http://www.bikeforums.net/recumbent/267025-converted-folding-recumbent.html

invisiblehand 04-26-07 03:54 PM

I saw that ... I guess I overlooked the FWD.

-G

bangkok 04-26-07 06:28 PM

cruz silvio
 
Sesame's comversion with the Cruzbike kit is really cool ... and so are the complete Cruz bikes!

http://www.cruzbike.com/silvio.htmlbike

bangkok 04-26-07 06:33 PM

Saaa-weee ... link is http://www.cruzbike.com/silvio.html

bangkok 04-26-07 08:03 PM

FastFwd
 
Spambait is right .... Bram's bikes are original beauties:

http://www.fastfwd.nl/eng/index.php

Also note that costs are less than a high-end folder.

Skidurts 04-26-07 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by invisiblehand
I saw that ... I guess I overlooked the FWD.

-G

not just FWD. It is MBB too (moving bottom bracket). the whole forward crank swivels with the front wheel to turn. So no idlers and no twisted chain, and no clearance issues with the pedals and front wheels.

Javier 04-27-07 11:48 AM

Bangkok wrote:

>>> Also note that costs are less than a high-end folder. <<<

Where did you get the prices/costs for said separable lowracer?

Here is another recumbent folder: http://www.olafjohansson.com/monty/montypage.html (from http://www.python-lowracer.de/projects.html)

spambait11 04-27-07 02:52 PM

Bram used to have a web page with price list. You may have to contact him directly now.

Used to be you could buy both the separable low-racer plus the trike attachment for $2500US. Don't know how much shipping would be, but your overall total - for essentially two recumbents - will most likely be cheaper than any other European or Australian import.

bangkok 04-27-07 07:02 PM

FastFwd $
 
Price is mentioned here: EU 1.2k

http://www.fastfwd.nl/eng/artikel-0.php

Some goods links by Javier. I like the minimalist Monty prototype, while the Flevo is a production bike with some unique features.

bangkok 04-27-07 08:01 PM

rob's hachi
 
Bikes are beautiful, but here this is somehow supposed to be about folding bikes. Saw a comment at bikeportland.org with a link to this creation by biker Ron English who it was stated now works for Bike Friday.

That's the folder tie-in .... now the bike, which doesn't fold but is one of a kind and <9kg.

http://rob.bikerevuk.com/kingcycle/Hachi4.html

EriktheFish 05-12-07 10:55 AM

Video of folding:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYtGegaCJj4


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