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    Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc LittlePixel's Avatar
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    Fast Folding Showdown [video]

    Nice vid of some of our fave folders in a slightly unscientific speed folding test.
    Useful to see how this motley array of bikes actually fold.
    (I'd never seen a Moulton or Xootr Swift being folded before)

    Tried and failed to embed vid into page but here's the link anyway.

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    Cool! David Lam sure knows what he's doing, and of course he had a bunch of bikes to chose from, since he sells several different models. Still, someone with a Strida could have been a contender....

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    All ur bike r belong Enki james_swift's Avatar
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    If the seat post on the Swift had only been lubed properly (see my posts in the Swift thread), he wouldn't have had such a hard time sliding it out of the seat tube (and resorting to the swivel-twist method, which chews-up the seat post).

    Nice vid.

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    Not even a single R20?

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    Hi
    Fun video. You didn't miss chain-drops? Many of them, and could be avoided by better design I believe.

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    Yup, I'm sure glad I have Strida!

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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    What a great competition! Hope it grows more prominent over time.

    Beats the heck out of a hot dog stuffing contest...

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    Good show. Now I want to see one of those hinged European tandems entered in this event.
    This space open

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