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Old 08-13-09, 10:16 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-13-09, 12:10 PM   #3
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That reminds me of Wall-E...
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Old 08-13-09, 01:22 PM   #4
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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???

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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


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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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