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Old 05-02-07, 06:39 AM   #1
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Suitcase bike!

A "folder" that uses its carry case as part of the frame!
http://tekenstein.com/bicycle-in-suitcase-the-real-deal
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Old 05-02-07, 10:22 AM   #2
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Woah. I see the suitcase comes complete with casters, so I guess it's not very light; and I failed to find any photos of anyone riding it, which may tell you something as well. I also wonder how high you can put the seat. But I don't mean to be negative. I'd be happy to test ride one!
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Old 05-02-07, 03:42 PM   #3
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I think that's pretty darn cute. It can't be *that* heavy if the sides are fibreglass or grp - It's all a bit virtual though - i'd like to see someone on one. One would hope you can stow your lunchbox in it when you're riding
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I like the suitcase that becomes a bike, but I really didn't like the bike that came out of the suitcase.
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Another thing to file under "cool stuff that's interesting to read about".

Do you get the impression that the person who wrote that doesn't know much about folders?

"There were already some concept of foldable bicycles out there, but finally one seems to be reaching the production lines and is turning into market reality, as you can see by the picture bellow. (sic)"
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I dunno. I just keep asking myself - "would I want to be seen riding on that?"
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That bike would be dangerous in crosswinds.
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Old 05-02-07, 07:16 PM   #8
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Don't want to be on a bridge with high cross winds on that.

I think it is aimed at the Asian market. Folders are becoming ever nore popular there.
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....I think it is aimed at the Asian market. Folders are becoming ever nore popular there.
Lucky guys ... they always get the cool toys.. and were still in the dark ages.. still awaiting the strida 5 here in North America !
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I dunno. I just keep asking myself - "would I want to be seen riding on that?"

coming from a guy riding a lounge chair with pedals...
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Old 05-02-07, 11:33 PM   #11
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I think the bike in a suitcase is brilliant! I hope it spurs other manufacturers to improve on the design. Imagine, no need for panniers as the suitcase itself can stuff quite a fair bit of gear.

So you check in the suitcase bike when you fly. Take with you your cabin bag. On arrival, assemble bike, chuck cabin gear inside suitcase, and ride off from airport.

Presto!

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So someone has modernised the 'Skoot' idea, the Skoot never suceeded, I wonder if this will........
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coming from a guy riding a lounge chair with pedals...
Hey, that recumbent is a chick magnet. You should see all the attention I get. Or maybe it's the 3 year old in the back, hmmmm.
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