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    crikey thats cheap...

    probably you get what you pay for, but this has something of the curve about its appearance, no?

    http://unipackuk.co.uk/foldingbike.htm
    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    They definitely have copied the Dahon curve frame as a reference point! Probably some cheap components but looks good compared to most sub-100 folders which are mostly horrid and tacky. Probably limited to peoplled up to 6" with normal leg length (33") Appears to be a steel frame, probably very upgradeable?

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    The problem with so many folders is the stempost does not lean forwards like the Dahons. One of Dahons best points, IMHO. So expect a very tight cockpit with knees knocking the bars when turning tight circles.
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    Looks a little bit like the Citizen Tokyo:

    http://www.citizenbike.com/catalog.a...&product_id=10

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    Also, 16" wheels plus derailleur = slowness.

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    But check out their track bikes - cant see flip-flop hub {ooops - I guess this is the wrong place to drewl over low cost 700c's **

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    Track bikes? That's a stretch! And in one size only, which is not specified. Sounds like a lottery to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    The problem with so many folders is the stempost does not lean forwards like the Dahons. One of Dahons best points, IMHO. So expect a very tight cockpit with knees knocking the bars when turning tight circles.
    Doesn't that depend on rider leg length?

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    deep v's and nice colors, i'll be hipster in raddest fashion.

    if they were on my side of the pond, i'd get one quick fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephLMonti View Post
    Looks a little bit like the Citizen Tokyo:

    http://www.citizenbike.com/catalog.a...&product_id=10
    Agreed these look to be the same. Assuming they are the same, Citizen would have the dubious distinction of being the only bike company with higher prices in the USA vs UK for the same bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    Also, 16" wheels plus derailleur = slowness.
    Why is that, Sammy?
    I came to say I must be folding . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    Also, 16" wheels plus derailleur = slowness.
    Don't understand that one - what difference does the gear type make, please ? or is it something to do with ground clearance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    Also, 16" wheels plus derailleur = slowness.
    why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    Also, 16" wheels plus derailleur = slowness.
    Yeah? Whats about "The World's Fast Folding Bicycle" the Tikit?
    Doesn't that have 16" and derailler. Hmhm Sammyboy is making fun of us perhaps? Or is is because of (I quote AtoB):

    "...Fit a derailleur to a 16-inch wheel and the gear range is likely to be a bit low, and a bit narrow. This can be improved with specialist derailleurs, such as the Shimano Capreo, which is specifically designed for small-wheelers..."
    Last edited by somnatash; 07-17-08 at 11:19 AM.

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    Yes it's the lowness of top gear that's the issue. The Tikit is marginal, and some versions indeed use the capreo. Of course if you're a more sedate rider, then that is not a problem at all. For me, I can only just get high enough gearing on my Swift with 20" wheels.
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    That's exactly what I meant. The sensibly priced chainwheels on the market are all for 700c or 26" wheels. Given the lowest you can go on a standard cassette is 11t, try punching that into Sheldon's gear quackalater with 305 wheels and see what you get. Capreo only gets you down to 9t. What's really needed is readily available 60t plus chainwheels. You can get 'em, but they cost a fortune.

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