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    EZ UP Friendas

    Hi guys,

    look at this bike: designed to roll and carry suitcases for multimodal transport and supermarkets.
    Any comments? makeinu??



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    That's pretty nifty. What happens to the handlebar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
    That's pretty nifty. What happens to the handlebar?

    --sam
    Seems that when half folded stem goes next to seatpost but I also cant figure out how do the bars then. Look, at the smallest folding size, the bars are folded - seems like with Carryme.

    But are there 2 Chainwheels one on each side??
    Last edited by somnatash; 09-16-08 at 12:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnatash View Post
    But are there 2 Chainwheels one on each side??
    Isn't that to keep the front chainrings small? You get two stages of reduction between the cranks and the rear hub instead of just one. I think the Mobiky Genius does the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnatash View Post
    Hi guys,

    look at this bike: designed to roll and carry suitcases for multimodal transport and supermarkets.
    Any comments? makeinu??

    I'd like to see more of the 12" version.. do you have a link?

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    Looks like a 16" folder with a long wheelbase and small but tall folded footprint. For shopping, getting on subways and buses, etc this might be a good fold.

    Need more spec's, like the gearing, brakes, weight, etc. Promising, though.

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    Am I seeing TWO frame hinges?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bromptonS8 View Post
    Isn't that to keep the front chainrings small? You get two stages of reduction between the cranks and the rear hub instead of just one. I think the Mobiky Genius does the same thing.
    Ah yes, that's it.
    Well I will have a closer look on it at the weekend on IFMA in Cologne. Where the bike first is shown to public, here the link (sorry, only german and no specs given:
    http://www.frindas.de/index.php?opti...=60&Itemid=80:

    Yes, 2 frame hinges, thats makes the "rack" out of the toptube when folded. Wondering how stable. (And yes a bike trade show again for me but this on near by and for free).

    Also I want to see the Timor - not light, not a great fold but a super tight, elegant chain case :

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    I like it, but I bet it's heavy. Suspension, double hinged frame, two stage drivetrain, rear rack, high spoke count wheels; These things all add up.

    Still I'd love to try one out. Looks like a mix of Strida and Carryme.
    Last edited by makeinu; 09-16-08 at 01:09 PM.

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    Throw in some Brompton genes in there, with the wheeled rack and the ability to carry a pack while folded. Very interesting bike, I'd like to know more about it.

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    Looks like a very complex way to do what a Strida does simply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykerouac View Post
    ...Very interesting bike, I'd like to know more about it.
    I still owe you some info. (I took this info from a brochure): the bikes are called "the well-being Columbus Bicycle" by EZ-up and comes in different models. Folded size is 36x50x79. It folds 2-way ("horizontal and vertical") and when folded the bike can be used as a cart on its wheels and additional roller wheels. Weight depending on specs is between 12,8 kg and 13,8 kg. Gearing: Single speed or automatic internal 2 speed hub gear or 3Spd. Braking: V-brakes , on the 12inch model "band brake" in the rear.

    look how the pedal folds and the strange curved cranks they had on one, here pics:
















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