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    Weakling
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    17bicycle EX Walker folding bike.

    They are very pedagogic on this page of their site.

    http://www.17bicycle.cn/himitsu.htm

    Here are a picture with the dimensions.
    http://www.17bicycle.cn/s_shiyou.htm

    Length 120 Cm
    Hight 80 to 93 Cm adjustable
    Handlebar max hight is 100 Cm
    Wheels 8" 1x5
    Load (rider ) max 80 KG

    I'm too heavy obviously.
    One price I've found in Japan is 31,000 Yen. So it is not expensive at all.
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    Yeah, looks nice.

    Does anyone know how to order stuff to the US from Japan? It seems that no online shops in japan will ship to the US...and even users of auction sites like yahoo and ebay are reluctant to ship.

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    Weakling
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    This bike also only allow rider to weight 80KG.
    Unfortunate for us who weight 10 to 20 kg more.
    I seems to fail to go under 95kg. My body has
    decided to stay there regardless of how little
    I eat. A kind of miracle.

    The Carryme maybe could allow stronger weight if I follow
    your advice on changing the parts that would give in to
    my heavy weight. So most likely I will try to buy a Carryme
    or a Carryall so I could use it in winter and at very old age.

    I'm 65 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weakling View Post
    They are very pedagogic on this page of their site.

    http://www.17bicycle.cn/himitsu.htm

    Here are a picture with the dimensions.
    http://www.17bicycle.cn/s_shiyou.htm

    Length 120 Cm
    Hight 80 to 93 Cm adjustable
    Handlebar max hight is 100 Cm
    Wheels 8" 1x5
    Load (rider ) max 80 KG

    I'm too heavy obviously.
    One price I've found in Japan is 31,000 Yen. So it is not expensive at all.
    Here is what confuses me. It has ".cn" domain name, which belongs to China, not Japan. Japan uses ".jp". The phone number has 86 as the country code, which is again China, not Japan. The address, however, is somewhere in Japan. Other than that, the bike looks interesting, just like an A-bike.

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    Weakling
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    I found the explanation on their site.
    They started in Japan. and then set up
    an office in China.

    28 Mar 1986 Office Sumida Ishihara Tokyo was found
    Aug 1988 Moved to 2-18-11 Sumida Ishihara
    Mar 1989 Add 5,000,000 JP ¥
    July 1990 Add 8,000,000 JP ¥
    Oct 1991 Add10,000,000 JP ¥
    Oct 1991 Office Feiku 2-13-10 Sumida Ishihara was found
    June 1992 Add18,300,000 JP ¥
    Feb 19 95 Indraught Dejitaru purinto sisutem
    May 19 96 Moved to 2-18-1 Sumida Ishihara
    May 19 98 Add 23,800,000 JP ¥
    April 2000 Moved to the current place
    Jan 2002 Office of 17bicycle open out
    July 2003 Company of 17bicyle was found
    May 2004 Set up office in Shanghai China
    I wonder how that bike behaves when somebody
    as tall and heavy as me ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weakling View Post
    This bike also only allow rider to weight 80KG.
    Unfortunate for us who weight 10 to 20 kg more.
    I seems to fail to go under 95kg. My body has
    decided to stay there regardless of how little
    I eat. A kind of miracle.

    The Carryme maybe could allow stronger weight if I follow
    your advice on changing the parts that would give in to
    my heavy weight.
    My advice for changing the Carryme parts was to fit a taller person...not to accommodate a heavier person. If I were you I'd look into the 17bicycle a little more. It looks like it would fit a taller person than the Carryme and, considering your riding style, you can probably go over the weight limit a bit.

    Besides, it looks like the 17bicycle has a much longer wheelbase and a much high bottom bracket than the Carryme. I imagine it would be better for city riding.

    If you can find a way to get one of these shipped to the west then please let me know. At 30000 yen I wouldn't mind trying one myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Weakling View Post
    So most likely I will try to buy a Carryme
    or a Carryall so I could use it in winter and at very old age.

    I'm 65 now.
    On that note perhaps the Carryall is the bike for you:
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacific-Cycles
    The Carry All trike is practical and useful for seniors who have difficulty riding a conventional bicycle, or who want to keep fit or may have minor mobility problems.

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