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Old 02-29-08, 06:53 AM   #1
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Cheap folder

Si I am trying something I did not do before, posting a link to a page with a new cheap folder. Be patient with me if I am not successfull the first time.. http://www.biltema.no/

Think you need to go to the dark green area to the left called "FRITID" and then click on "SYKKEL" (meaning "bike"). Then go all the way down to the bottom, and You`ll find the folder). 20" wheels, 3 gear simano hub, alu frame, 14 kg`s. 1.699,- kr is the price if you do some of the assembly yourself. That is approx £160,-

Yosemite 20"
Sammenleggbar allround-sykkel med Shimano navgir og aluminiumsramme.
Ramme: Aluminium
Rammestørrelse: 31 cm
Forgaffel: Stiv, stål
Antall gir: 3
Bakgir: Shimano Nexus
Girvelger: Shimano, gripshift
Krankparti: Prowheel, alu
Kranklager: CH-52
Styrelager: Stål
Styre og stamme: Alu
Fornav: Alu
Baknav: Shimano Nexus
Forbrems: V-brems
Bakbrems: Fotbrems
Kjede: KMC, stål
Sete: Biltema
Felg: Alex, alu
Dekk: 20 x 1,75
Pedaler: Wellgo
Lykt: Batteri
Vekt: 14 kg
Øvrig: Bagasjebrett, kurv, kjolenett, skjermer, støtte

Last line says "Rack (for lugage), basket, dress net (keep the dress out of rear wheel) fenders, kickstand. I am thinking of buying one, want to see it in the shop first.
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Old 02-29-08, 07:59 AM   #2
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I had one of those for a year. Good quality for the low price. First thing I did was swap the front chainring for a bigger one - with the original it was very slow. In my opinion it suits only for short rides - mainly because of the very erect riding position.
If you buy one make sure to keep the vertical handle-bar adjustment quick-release very tight while riding. I once fell nastily when the handle-bar rotated horizontally.
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Useful information. Sure it is the same? This one is new in the "Spring 2008" catalouge. They used to have a different one. Steel frame, dfferent gearing (not an internal hub like this one), a bit heavier. As cheap as 1.300,- at a time. Did not ride it so I do not know. I only buy if I can find- or alter to a good ridingposition. I do not ride far for health reasons, and always with my dog so not fast. I like upright. Rebuilding a 20" folder for myself and want one for my son. At present this would be a bike to use on holydays and trips around town. Has got wayy to many other bikes for yhe long trips.
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It is a new one. this one have have gears in the hub while the older had them outside of hub.
I guess all Biltema countries have it. Could be a good bike for the price. I like the upright sitting too.
The upper the better.
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Just thought I'd help out with a direct link (though it looks like only other Scandinavians can help with the bike itself):

http://www.biltema.no/products/produ...iItemId=139101
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I finally visited the local Biltema, and yes – the bike is a new version as you said. This one gives an impression of even better quality than the former one. I’m sure it is worth that 179€. It is a tempting idea to order a Cruzbike http://www.cruzbike.com/kit.html toolkit and build a recumbent using this Biltema bike. One could add a front derailleur with a 3-speed crankset. Aren’t we lucky to live in a Nordic country? We have Biltema, Clas Ohlson and Sweden has the best neighbours in the world!
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Oh Yes!! I used to travel 120k km to the nearest Biltema and Claes Ohlsson. Now they are both only 17 kms away. That is what i call sivilisation.

I did not look at it yet, not in the shop the last time I was there. I am thinking of buying one or buying an older folder for £100 (forgot the name) and rebuild that one. I am tempted by the rebuild, but then I should try to reduce the bikework I do. Less working more riding. How is the gear ratio on a 3 krank chainring on this one?
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That is what i call sivilisation.?
I agree.

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Less working more riding.
I solved this by buying two Mercs - one is always ready for a ride.

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How is the gear ratio on a 3 krank chainring on this one?
I don't know. But with my three speed Merc is quite good for winter riding, when 30 km/h is fast enough.
And if the 1st gear is low enough depends a lot on how fit you are, and the riding position - IMO bar-ends are must when climbing hils.
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