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    Does anyone have info on this suitcase bike?

    I love weird clown bikes and somehow I found this gem on youtube!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuKEP-FSMaQ

    There was a posting here awhile back with a cgi animation about a suitcase bike. This seems to be the real version of that bike. they demoed that one crank turn spins those 8 inch wheels 5 times. So that should move you like 125 inches per crank easily. Can anyone translate what they're talking about here?

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    THATS SOMETHING ELSE!! If could make a 16" wheel version he would totally kill!

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    That reminds me of Wall-E...
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    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

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    This bike has been around for a while now, but seems another 'vapourware' machine i.e. a design, that whilst it seems sensational, will never make into main stream production.
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    Vapourware? but this is a fully functional machine! They are able to pedal it, not like that silly contortionist bike we laugh about. All they need is a factory to create the moulds and we're good to go! dang! I was hoping it would be out there, such a neat toy and would sure give the abike a run for it's money!

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    OK, but, like the A-bike it will never be a seriously usable folder.
    Tiny wheels just aren't practical, Mark Sanders said that even though he may well have started the development of the A-bike with the X-bike prototype, Clive Sinclair wanted to go even smaller on the wheels & that's when he was sure it just wouldn't be a practical folder.
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    True it'll never be a daily rider like my strida but as a foldie enthusiast i'd probably one day buy a used abike just to ride it up and down my street mainly to appreciate the crazy engineering and ideas they put into that bike. it's not a practical bike but I'll give them an A for creativity

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    Sorry, I only know a little Mandarin and they are speaking way too fast for me to catch it all. The bike is called xiu xian che. Mr.Wang (yeah, I know that really helps but that's all I could get) is the maker. They posted a website but it is dead. I think it is a website for the show, which is kind of a Big Idea knockoff. Don't know if this helps at all but since I watched 10 minutes of it, I thought I'd post what I could understand.

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    Seems that one of the commentaries writing under one of the youtube videos are involved in the production. One site suggest 400USD in Singapore?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLFsP7idWxk

    Critics writes bad about it and he answer???

    taikongweishi



    thank you for your appreciation! how much do you want to pay for it? we haven't decided the retail price yet, we appreciate your reply!
    I don't find it practical either but it is cool as a concept. One get how much effort he must have put in it.

    Sadly there is almost no market for it.
    Could be this one
    http://www.made-in-china.com/china-p...IFEWAY-A-.html

    or go here

    http://www.ecvv.com/product/1586504.html

    Last edited by Weakling; 08-14-09 at 04:42 AM.

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    ok i think this will be available soon, why? there is an A-Bike, this aint that different in wheelbase....the telescopic seat bothers me.....

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    Wow thanks! you guys are real sleuths when it comes to finding such obsure toys! but they're asking for 385-400USD? and you have to buy a container of 100? wow it's going to be a tough sell when the abike is only 330USD(xe.com from 199GBP).

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    400.00, once you visit china im sure theyll down it a lot more.

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