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Old 09-15-08, 08:35 AM   #1
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what kind of folding is this?

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any1 know what is the brand of this folding bike and is it reliable? who is selling this bike and how much can u get it for? it looks like 8" wheel bike.
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Old 09-15-08, 09:38 AM   #2
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I don't know what bike that is, but the wheels look larger than 8" to me....maybe 12".
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Old 09-15-08, 09:57 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's cute, but be prepared to do a lot of spinning!

With 24 gear inches, I'm roughly calculating over 200 rpm at 15 mph!

Also...maybe OK for the 100# model, but at 200#, I'd bust the tires the first time I hit a hole in the road.

I'll keep my Dahon and its 20" wheels for now.
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Old 09-15-08, 10:01 AM   #4
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I thought you did not like small wheeled bike like those since you think it will make you drop dead in one of those nyc potholes .
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Old 09-15-08, 10:21 AM   #5
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I thought you did not like small wheeled bike like those since you think it will make you drop dead in one of those nyc potholes .
i dont...but i saw this bike on the web w/ no info about it and was just curious about it.
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Old 09-15-08, 12:08 PM   #6
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check this out:... any1 know what is the brand of this folding bike and is it reliable? who is selling this bike and how much can u get it for? it looks like 8" wheel bike.
to me it looks like a Bridgestone TCP12:


more pics here:
http://www.geocities.jp/fuyang_ty/01bike/tcp12.html

"u can get it" here:
http://www.cso.co.jp/bikeshop/bridgestone/tcp12.html
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lol ^^^^ cheap chinese knockoff bike...i can't read anything on that site since it is chinese...can someone tell me how much they are selling for?
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lol ^^^^ cheap chinese knockoff bike...i can't read anything on that site since it is chinese...can someone tell me how much they are selling for?
It's actually Japanese...selling for 37,590yen or about $360-ish
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It's actually Japanese...selling for 37,590yen or about $360-ish
wow...japanese...they do built great cars..i wonder what is the quality of that bike...any1 know where u can find any reviews on this on the web in english and what is the specs on this thing? wheelsize adn weight?
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Quick translate of the site (rusty gears in head turning to translate the Japanese, so I might have a couple of mistakes here and there):

Convenient folding bicycle that folds with one touch...blah blah (rusty gears stuck on this part)...becomes thin when folded for convenience in (something about going through entryways). Longest dimension is 1050cm when folded, which is smaller than a golf bag, so it can easily fit in the trunk of the car.

Specs:
Frame - Xtype one touch folding
Front brake - side pulling
Rear brake - band brake (I assume coaster?)
Gears - single speed
Brake lever - plastic
Rims - plastic
Tires - 12"x2.125"
Pedals - plastic
Saddle - anatomic wide saddle
Stand - side (I assume this is the kickstand)
Steering column - steel plated
Chain - stain guard
Standover Height - up to 137cm
Folded dimensions - 1050x375x540mm
Folding time - approx 10sec
Weight - 12.9 kilos

Optional parts
wheel bag - around $95
cycle cover - around $25

Model - transit compact(?)
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a band brake is a drum on the hub with a rubber band wrapped round it and then pulled tight with the cable. Hence 2 brake levers
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a band brake is a drum on the hub with a rubber band wrapped round it and then pulled tight with the cable. Hence 2 brake levers
Ohhh, I see. Thanks for the clarification!
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12.9 kilos = 28.44 lbs...weight that much for that bike that small? no thx.
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