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Old 01-26-08, 09:46 AM   #1
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Mini Bike from Zhejiang Yongqing China.

We have Brompton stylefolding. Strida style and A-bike style and
we have the N style of SmartCog Koma bike and this Mini Bike
from Zhejiang Yongqing in China seems to belong to the N style.

Maybe the 17Bicycle Exwalker belong to N style folding too.
http://www.17bicycle.cn/himitsu.htm

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroo...e-YQ-010-.html

The YQ-010 seems to be the made in china number and not related to the
Zhejiang Yongqing own naming. The Mini Bike looks more like a Toy bike.
If your good at reading Mandarin you could give more info on it?
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Old 01-26-08, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm going to China in late March. If I see it in a bike store, I'll definitely ask about it.
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Old 02-10-08, 06:35 AM   #3
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But it looks more like a kid's bike so I guess you get disappointed.
I just mention it here to show that people try different designs
all the time. Should we call that folding the N type. When folded
it resembles the char N.
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Old 02-10-08, 01:21 PM   #4
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that's just silly, you could walk faster than you can pedal one of those things
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If it has a good saddle and the dimensions are suitable for my body then it is
much much more comfortable and faster to roll on such bike than to walk.

I've tested to walk and I have tested to ride on a small bike like this one.
wheels 12", wheelbase 37.5" or 95 cm weighting only 8 kg.

Which bikes have you been riding on? Give dimensions please

How small do you know the MiniBike from China is?They don't give much info on their page.


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Old 02-10-08, 03:21 PM   #6
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If it has a good saddle and the dimensions are suitable for my body then it is
much much more comfortable and faster to roll on such bike than to walk.
On the other hand, evolution or God designed us to walk. That's not to say that riding isn't fun and practical, but if more of our countrymen walked a bit more, there'd be less of them falling down dead at unnaturally young ages and fewer weighing in at gargantuan mass and becoming sick.

Here in the UK, more and more people have become ridiculously huge in the blubber department. British women have added on average an extra six and a half inches to their waist measurement since 1951 and have gone from 9 stone 10 (136 pounds) to a 2004 average of 10 stone 3 1/2, or 143.5 pounds. American women now weigh in at 155.5 pounds.

Data http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3616904.stm

In the last decade, the average American lady has increased in weight by 7% or 11 pounds to 163 pounds.

British men now weigh on average 176 pounds, Canadians 182 pounds and Americans 180 - 190 pounds.

Data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_weight

Cycling burns a lot less calories per mile, something like 35 as against 90 for walking the same distance. I have to say that riding is much more fun. Driving a mile on the other hand consumes about 2 calories.
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Here in the UK, more and more people have become ridiculously huge in the blubber department. British women have added on average an extra six and a half inches to their waist measurement since 1951 and have gone from 9 stone 10 (136 pounds) to a 2004 average of 10 stone 3 1/2, or 143.5 pounds. American women now weigh in at 155.5 pounds.
Interesting.

I think it's a combination of diet and lack of exercise. You can exercise all you want but if the diet consists of fast food, junk and sugar you're likely to put on 5-10 pounds every decade. The American diet is horrendous but the UK is catching up.

As for the original OP, the folder is no better than the A-Bike.
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Yes I want people to do exercise too. Walking is a good one.
Swimming another. But for us who have knee and hip problem
walking is not good at all. We get injure for weeks if we walk
for hours. But when I bike the saddle take up much of the weight
and I get to strengthen my leg muscle so riding a bike is the best
compromise here cause going the swim is costly and get cloride in eyes
and walking destroy my knee within minutes. I have tested it several
years so i have evidence for it.


But I agree that that bike could be a very sloppy design. I post it to show
that the N folding versions are becoming popular. 17bicycle exwalker have it.
Smartcog Koma have it and others too. Minibike is the smallest among the N bikes.

this is a forum about folding bikes and not about walking so could we talk folders now.
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