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    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
    Last edited by EriktheFish; 04-26-07 at 03:45 PM.

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    Seņor Mambo
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    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.

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    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

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    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.
    Converted folding recumbent

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

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    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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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