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Old 02-29-08, 10:27 AM   #1
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The K folding bike has a rather new style?

Maybe it is just me not paying attention but when I saw that it folded like a K
then that looked like a rather recent style of folding to me.

http://www.chinapages.com/sampleroom...20Bicycle.html

http://img.alibaba.com/photo/2030063...g_bicycles.jpg


But is it really a folding bike. I guess it is a take apart and make portable variety bike?

Could you see how they hold the front wheel together with rear wheel when folded?
Do they have a strong magnet there? They forgot to mention how small it is when folded.

They come in three different wheel sizes. 8", 10", and 12". This one seems to be 12". Being made of Alu it weight about 10kg
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Thanks for posting this.

I'd like to try this bike.
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Old 03-03-08, 02:43 AM   #3
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I wonder if this link is helpful. I wish they had given us more details than this.

http://www.ectrade.com/sampleroom/on...g_Bicycle.html

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Detailed Product Description

Item: K Type: 8", 10" , 12" Weight: 10kg Max. weight tolerance: 90kg Aluminum: heat treated 6061 T-4 T-6 Spare parts: Aluminum alloy frame, fork and racks, handlebar, risers, the former clamp after brake, Taiwan aluminum shaft. Packing: first travel bag then carton
Model No.: K -bike Product Origin: China Brand Name: WANTONG Price Terms: FOB Shanghai/Ningbo Minimum Order: 100pcs
Brand Name Wantong. Could it help to look for details under the brand name then?

But minimum order is 100 of them so that is not what we want.

We need to find someone who have actually bought one and could write about it. Or a journalist that could interview the designer or something.

A youtube on folding would be nice.

The Wantong seems related to this text? Zhejiang maybe region and Wantong the city?

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Zhejiang Wantong Bicycle's Co., Ltd is specialized in aluminum frame producing, bicycle designing and selling bicycles.

At present the company deals with the production of 12 news types and series of aluminum bicycles, 5 section vehicle types, disassemble and assemble the vehicle (the kvehicle), miniature (expansion and contraction) the vehicle,

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Old 03-03-08, 03:00 AM   #4
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There are a lot of people who make their own Recumbent bikes.
Wouldn't this design "K" type of folder lend itself to be home made too?
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There are a lot of people who make their own Recumbent bikes.
Wouldn't this design "K" type of folder lend itself to be home made too?
I've thought about home made folders, but I don't know if anyone knows how to make reliable home made hinges.
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What would you put on that rack? A backpack for hobbits?

I admit... it's different and I'd give it a try just for fun.
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I finally see how it is folded now.
It is a hinge apart and hook on bike.

Strida is half that way too. You hinge off
the crank boom and you hook on using
the plastic ring or the magnet that click
the wheels together.

On the GHbike "K" style model you hinge off
the steering tube and then you hook it on at the
rear wheel tube at some 50mm up from the hub.

You see on the front wheel the hook and on rear
wheel the other part that make up the hinge.

Sorry bad terminology.

so suppose each hub are 5 inch wide then the
whole package will be at least 10 inches thick
when folded. That is ok with me. All being made
of Alu it doesn't weight so much? Should be easy
to role it beside when entering Train or Bus.

Having a small footprint helps in crowded transportation.

So now we only have to find somebody who have access to
one K-bike and persuade them to write a detailed review on
how it handle itself and we would love a youtube on how it folds
It should take a bit more time to hinges off and hook together
again compared to a fast folder like BF Tikit?


I link to the picture from Hangzhou Guanhao Bicycle Industrial Co., Ltd.

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