Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ames, IA
Bikes: LeMond Big Sky S (2005), Downtube FSIX (2007), ancient Schwinn Paramount (1974)
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Visiting Leuven, Belgium for a few weeks and stopped in at the LBS (or whatever the Dutch acronym might be...) for some lights to ride my rented trashy bike at night. For fun, I asked if they had any folding bikes in stock... The clerk gently pointed to my right. They had an Ori M9 on the floor - I completely missed it as it was folded up and quite tiny. I didn't get to give it a test ride, as he had just gotten it in and it wasn't road-ready (brakes tight, etc) but I did push it around a bit after it was unfolded. Very sturdy feeling, quite light. The frame has a satiny patina, and a distinctly dull hollow sound when tapping it - almost looks like carbon composite at first glance.
I ride a Downtube FSIX (didn't bring it on this trip) which is a virtual elephant compared to the Ori. Don't get me wrong; I'm happy with the DT at < $300 - the Ori M9 is 995 euro, with a 5% 'intro' discount offered in the shop.
If anyone is interested I might be able to get back to the shop and take a few pictures but the website is pretty informative.