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Old 07-19-07, 06:37 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-19-07, 08:31 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-19-07, 09:17 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-19-07, 09:51 AM   #4
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Not even a single R20?
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Old 07-20-07, 08:13 AM   #5
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Fun video. You didn't miss chain-drops? Many of them, and could be avoided by better design I believe.
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Old 07-20-07, 09:56 PM   #6
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Yup, I'm sure glad I have Strida!
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Old 07-20-07, 10:21 PM   #7
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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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Old 07-20-07, 10:39 PM   #8
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Good show. Now I want to see one of those hinged European tandems entered in this event.
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