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Old 09-16-08, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

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


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Old 09-16-08, 12:10 PM   #2
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That's pretty nifty. What happens to the handlebar?

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

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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??

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Old 09-16-08, 12:37 PM   #4
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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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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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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.

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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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...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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