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downtube 10-05-07 12:05 PM

Ultimate Folding Bike Video From Interbike
 
Len Rubin the creator of the Ultimate folding bicycle presenting his bike http://youtube.com/watch?v=uWoeTOVYNY4 .

I have a better quality video in avi format, however it is too large to upload on youtube....anyone out there want to convert it and upload on youtube?

Thanks,
Yan

downtube 10-05-07 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baldone (Post 5398959)
When?
Where?
And how much?

#1 anytime
#2 ultimatefoldingbike.com
#3 $12000

I have no connection to Len other than making the video. Please refer all future questions to him or his website.

Thanks,
Yan

14R 10-05-07 01:18 PM

I want that stem.

bookishboy 10-05-07 02:09 PM

I want input from the guys that were looking to try ordering a small-scale batch of custom Mercs. What do you all think? Does this top them? At a fair price?

14R 10-05-07 02:21 PM

I honestly see US$12000 as a nice US$2000 bike plus 10 US$1000 trips. I'm sure this Ti bike rides significantly superior to the custom mercs, but I cannot see a decent reason to justify it for my specific use. I'm sure someone will post here some circumstances that this bike will be the only one to allow you to do it...but for me...I would rather go further with my cheapo Brommie.

bookishboy 10-05-07 02:29 PM

*chokes*

I misread Yan's post. I was skimming and saw $1200. I was assuming that was the non-Rohloff version of course.

Too bad, it looked so nice. If it were steel instead of Ti, and $1200 instead of $12000, I'd be intrigued, maybe enough to save up for it.

The bike is ultimate at least in one regard. The bike will, ultimately, never become part of my collection.

It does seem like something that would come out of one of Bruce Wayne's R&D laboratories. Intriguing, capable, but so outrageously expensive that only rich playboys could afford it, which is why Batman has all kinds of cool toys that regular folks don't.

spambait11 10-05-07 03:59 PM

What? He's actually going to put that thing in production? Who is going to make it?

LittlePixel 10-06-07 11:07 AM

If I was his financial advisor I'd recommend he starts making the stem as a third-party Brompton upgrade and then use the cash made (a Lot of people would want something like that - me included) to pump into getting the production of the frames costs down. It's sweet though - hopefully not fashioned of purest unobtainium in the end.

jur 10-06-07 04:55 PM

I would imagine 'production' means not mass production, but rather built to order for the few dedicated enthusiasts who have enough cash. Perhaps that will be less than 100.

lee_rimar 10-06-07 06:51 PM

I watched because it was interesting but it's way out of my price range. But I was intrigued by one "throw away" comment near the end of the reel:

"... much lighter Rohloff hubs next year ..."

Any other whispers/rumors about that elsewhere?

jur 10-06-07 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lee_rimar (Post 5405886)
I watched because it was interesting but it's way out of my price range. But I was intrigued by one "throw away" comment near the end of the reel:

"... much lighter Rohloff hubs next year ..."

Any other whispers/rumors about that elsewhere?

I think on Sheldon Brown's report on interbike.

LWaB 10-07-07 12:41 AM

Also reported on Velo Vision's website

Simple Simon 10-07-07 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lee_rimar (Post 5405886)
"... much lighter Rohloff hubs next year ..."

Any other whispers/rumors about that elsewhere?

yeh - that caught my attention too ...
check out VELOVISION
getting nearer gearing nirvahna (or however its spelt)

invisiblehand 10-07-07 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bookishboy (Post 5399946)
*chokes*

I misread Yan's post. I was skimming and saw $1200. I was assuming that was the non-Rohloff version of course.

Hah! That is funny. And a completely understandable mistake.


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