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    ID this very interesting top quality full suspension folding bike!

    During my recent cycling tour in New Zealand, I saw this very interesting folding bike:





    It had a Rohloff hub, dynohub at the front, very well-worn Brooks B17 saddle, and what looked like some Bike Friday stem. Plus the cabling reminded me of Len Rubin's ultimate folding bike. I think the back wheel folds under, then the front section folds back similar to a Brompton.

    The frame looks vaguely familiar, some American builder I'm sure but can't recall the name. Or is it indeed an early Len Rubin?

    I found it very interesting that the rear rim was unworn - perhaps he didn't use the rear brakes just like myself?

    I deliberately didn't resize the pics. You can right-click on them and copy the url to view full size in a new window.
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    Got it! It is indeed the one I was thinking of, quite obscure. I'll keep it under my hat for a while to keep you guessing. Costs $3000 which seems like a bargain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Costs $3000 which seems like a bargain.
    $3000 seems "like a bargain"...huh? I guess everything is relative Non the less, I'm curious to hear back from you soon about what this mysterious folder is.
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    U have a pix of it when it folds up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Got it! It is indeed the one I was thinking of, quite obscure. I'll keep it under my hat for a while to keep you guessing. Costs $3000 which seems like a bargain.
    Is it still in production? Is it roughly stock or heavy modified?

    Kam

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    it seems that i must have learnt alot to adivise the might JUR

    this is a PDW folding FS bike http://www.flickr.com/photos/42943490@N04/3993927291/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4294349...n/photostream/

    i have seen a pic of it folded i think it was similar size to a bike friday

    hope this helps


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    additionally if you want to buy it, I can get you one for $3000.

    or you can go here
    http://www.pbwbikes.com/product_info.php/products_id/35

    and buy for for the truly bargin price of $2000. Dam i am just too nice !!!

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    thatsut, the Rohloff model is $3K though.

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    yeap back to studing


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    sweet!

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    Is there more specific info on the frame itself? Don't see any other specs, like folded pics or dimensions, warranty, etc.

    http://www.pbwbikes.com/product_info...products_id/35

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsut View Post
    it seems that i must have learnt alot to adivise the might JUR

    this is a PDW folding FS bike http://www.flickr.com/photos/42943490@N04/3993927291/
    Yep you got it.

    But what is even mighty more interesting, is that this above pic, is not of a production bike, but the actual exact same bike! How's that for coincidence.
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    quite expensiveeeeeee. is it worth it ?

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    "Yep you got it.

    But what is even mighty more interesting, is that this above pic, is not of a production bike, but the actual exact same bike! How's that for coincidence."

    do you think something fishy is going on

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    Did anyone see the folded dimensions on the web page? I couldn't find 'em.

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    You're not likely to get any dimensions on these as they are no longer in production. Just confirmed that tidbit with an e-mail from PBW. So... it would appear that you can't get these bikes at any price.

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    Oh? I was able to put one in the shopping cart with no trouble. Of course I removed it right away! But these are evidently the last few left in stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
    You're not likely to get any dimensions on these as they are no longer in production. Just confirmed that tidbit with an e-mail from PBW. So... it would appear that you can't get these bikes at any price.

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    damn, I spend over 3k on my UGADA Tikit, and it dosen't even have a Rohoff!
    Damn!
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    That bike has a unified rear triangle, it seems very well thought out.
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    Ed, I asked for folded dimensions and pictures of the bike folded. The reply was... sorry, these bikes are no longer in production. My guess is that if you actually attempted to follow through and order one of the bikes, you wouldn't end up with any product. Either that... or customer service isn't something they do well. LOL

    That said, the bikes definitely look the business... and with a Rohloff, that's extra sassy.

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    So does this bad boy really fold up like a 20" wheeled Brompton?

    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    But what is even mighty more interesting, is that this above pic, is not of a production bike, but the actual exact same bike! How's that for coincidence.
    Yeah, wow from a bike shop in California all the way to New Zealand. I guess there must be very few of these bikes in the wild. For a $3000 bike it looks like poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    During my recent cycling tour in New Zealand...
    Might you be working on a new photo essay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephLMonti View Post
    Might you be working on a new photo essay?

    I'll second that request.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    I'll second that request.
    +1

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    It's essentially finished, just trying to delete some photos because there are simply too many.
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