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Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

View Poll Results: What sort of bikes do you have?
Folders only - 1 or more 20 20.20%
Mix - Non-folders & folders 70 70.71%
1 or more bikes - no folders 8 8.08%
No bikes - just looking 1 1.01%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-07, 03:10 PM   #1
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What sort of Bikes do you own?

Just curious who's got what...
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Old 05-13-07, 09:40 PM   #2
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prehaps peeps post of what they have exactly?
i.g. the one is ccm bike
the two is dahon curve xl
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Old 05-13-07, 10:20 PM   #3
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My bike situation is very fluid.

* commute on extremely modded R20
* Swift self-built is nearing completion
* Light-weight hard-tail MTB w/ XT componentry, thinking about selling it
* just sold Giant CRX2
* eyeing a Moulton
So it looks like I might end up with only small-wheeled bikes.
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Old 05-13-07, 11:20 PM   #4
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The stable -

Dahon Speed P8
EAI Bareknuckle Fixed Gear
Bob Jackson Fixed Gear
Surly LHT
IRO Mark V Singlespeed with 650B wheels

See them here, if you get the urge - http://www.flickr.com/photos/spudmei...7594202293618/
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Old 05-13-07, 11:22 PM   #5
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Old 05-13-07, 11:52 PM   #6
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The stable -

Dahon Speed P8
EAI Bareknuckle Fixed Gear
Bob Jackson Fixed Gear
Surly LHT
IRO Mark V Singlespeed with 650B wheels

See them here, if you get the urge - http://www.flickr.com/photos/spudmei...7594202293618/
the sable like so:
steed valiant for war
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Old 05-14-07, 06:42 AM   #7
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Complete list on my profile for anyone who cares. Although I end up riding my folders most of the time, I don't think I'd get rid of my Bianchi road bike; it's just a very nice bike to ride. I may give my 16 year old hybrid away to something like a church rummage sale. It's actually in very good condition, but I don't need all these bikes, and no sensible person would pay much for it.
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Old 05-14-07, 07:17 AM   #8
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My stable can be seen by the links in my sig; My partner has a folding Trek F400 and I'm in the market for a Merc at the moment....
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Old 05-14-07, 07:40 AM   #9
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Old 05-14-07, 08:37 AM   #10
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Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra slightly upgraded for comuting (rear rack, fenders, lights, etc...);

Dahon Curve D3 slightly upgraded for performance (clipless pedals, no rear rack, fenders, etc...)

When I put 1000Miles on the Curve I will give myself a gift: Bike Friday Tikit with Rohloff or a Twinky Brompton/Merc (or something equivalent, available in the market by then).
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Old 05-14-07, 10:05 AM   #11
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'68 Royal Enfield Revelation ( ISO 451) non-folding
'73 Raleigh five-Twenty (ISO 520) folder

Road bikes:
'72 Gitane TdF
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Stable is actually too crowded.
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Old 05-14-07, 01:11 PM   #12
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Um probably about two too many folders, but there you go...

- Mezzo d9 (the workhorse)
- Raleigh Stowaway (in lovely rusty green waiting for strip down, paint job and suspension fork to be fitted - note to self, get on with it...)
- 'nother Raleigh 20 in gorgeous metallic fawn and white (waiting for a nice summer's day to ride...)
- Downtube IXFS (languishing in work bike rack but waiting for an excuse to take it for a ride - maybe next week...)
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Old 05-14-07, 01:16 PM   #13
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Um probably about two too many folders, but there you go...

- Mezzo d9 (the workhorse)
- Raleigh Stowaway (in lovely rusty green waiting for strip down, paint job and suspension fork to be fitted - note to self, get on with it...)
- 'nother Raleigh 20 in gorgeous metallic fawn and white (waiting for a nice summer's day to ride...)
- Downtube IXFS (languishing in work bike rack but waiting for an excuse to take it for a ride - maybe next week...)
But I do quite fancy one of those nice monocoque Birdys to add to the stable (but only if I can score one on my cycle to work scheme - 1200 is perhaps too much to spend on a fourth reserve bike)
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Old 05-15-07, 12:13 PM   #14
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psykoopat's stable:

FOLDER/CITY/CAMPING:

DIANA - DT FS IV: Orange, will be going on diet as soon as MOTO is finished his
DAYTON - DT FS IV: Black, girlfriend's or so she says... I believe both were put on my credit card!

XC/DOWNHILL:

MOTO - FS 27sp, XT'd out: Currently in pieces and is iffy on the diet, will be put back together soon with a few less pounds hopefully

POWER ASSISTED:

MAURI - Kona (very early 90's) with Morini FM124 engine, collecting a lot of dust, maybe put on to WHITIE.

CITY/FOR THIEVES (when one is headed to the Ghetto):

WHITIE- Miele BB264 hardtail/freeride: was bought for girflriend, but she loves her DT so much its for sale already

am I the only nut who names all his bicycles???
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Old 05-15-07, 03:35 PM   #15
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No answers in three hours. Either everyone else is too embarrassed to admit it or its just you...
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Old 05-15-07, 03:52 PM   #16
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Old 05-15-07, 09:43 PM   #17
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2006 Swift Folder (with DualDrive)
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1994 Schwinn Mesa (consigned to the back corner once the Swift arrived)
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Old 05-15-07, 09:54 PM   #18
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Old 05-15-07, 11:37 PM   #19
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-A local Israeli bicycle build with "made in England" machinery and parts and very similar to a Raleigh Sports
-Schiwnn Continental from 3/1967, as old as me.
-Motobecane Grand Touring
-Colnago "if you guess the model, I will give you a present" from the 80's all Campagnolo Corsa Record
-The bicycle I assemble to make triathlon in 1991, 531 frame, pelissier hubs, mavic, etc, etc
-KHS Alite 1000 converted to single speed
-K2 Zed Team 2004
-gaz pipe fixed gear
-Kama made in USSR folding bicycle found in the rubish weight 17 kg and now weight 10.5 kg
- 3 folding frames, including a Raleigh 20 frame about to assemble either as a fixed gear with airlite hubs or a mountain bicycle.
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Old 05-16-07, 12:45 AM   #20
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Guy, there is no such thing as a Raleigh 520 ;-)!!!
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Old 05-16-07, 11:58 AM   #21
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Strange...

Strange - this thread has been viewed 333 times, yet only 59 have taken the poll. I wonder why so many have looked, but few have contributed to the poll.
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Old 05-16-07, 01:04 PM   #22
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Old 05-16-07, 06:15 PM   #23
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-modified Raleigh Twenty
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Old 05-16-07, 07:08 PM   #24
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Old 05-16-07, 07:23 PM   #25
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Up until having a 32 mile RT commute through the south Bronx, just a folder. I need more speed to get through Mott Haven alive. Still love my folder though. I added an early 80's fuji road/touring bike, SA-WEET!!!!!!!! (Only 150 plus shipping), you can see pics here: http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php...ke%2C+new+bike
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