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    how about some extra orange and lila?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Pink = Light red; No clashes - Nothing to see here - please move along..
    I hear you can mix grey and brown, now, too.
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    somnatash - whats the saddle you have on it?

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    The saddle is called "Anatomic 412" which I got at the Eurobike for my Carryme because I wanted to try a saddle without nose fore storing/folding issues...but its not on the bike any more, I could not stand the missing control a nose is giving.
    German link here:
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    You keeping it for another project?

    It looks like a good choice for a 'Dutch' bike?

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    Here she is. Her name is 黑公馬 (hēi gōng mǎ) or Black Stallion in English. Picked her up here in Taiwan for a very nice price. Just nuts the markup that goes into shipping / taxes for bikes made here and shipped to North America. This puppy is only available in Asia though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meteparozzi View Post
    Here she is. Her name is 黑公馬 (hēi gōng mǎ) or Black Stallion in English. Picked her up here in Taiwan for a very nice price. Just nuts the markup that goes into shipping / taxes for bikes made here and shipped to North America. This puppy is only available in Asia though.

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    Almost all the other components are stock, other than the handlebars.
    Great looking bike! You're right about the markup. If I ever take another trip to Asia I'm gonna buy a folder,

    Juan

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    My Dahon Mu p24 getting a breather under the BART tracks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinpizzle View Post
    My Dahon Mu p24 getting a breather under the BART tracks!
    Apparently it has breathed over the camera lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Apparently it has breathed over the camera lens.
    I'd call that a glamor shot.

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    Wanted a folder that would fit in the trunk of my wife's compact car, so we could carpool to her work and I could bike the ~2 miles farther to my work. Also, since I typically take the bus home, thought it would be handy to have a folder in case the bus's bike rack was full (which is the case about 50% of the time at the stop where I get the bus at UCLA). Looked at a $600 Dahon in a bike shop, got scared away by the high prices.

    Ended up buying this 26" folding mountain bike for $130 new:
    unfolded
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    Sure, it was mass-produced in China, and a few of the parts are cheaply made, but after about $100 spent at the bike shop, I had a well-greased and well adjusted gear shifters and brakes, new town-and-country tires (mainly using it for commuting on asphalt, so didn't need the knobbies), flasher night-lights, and an under-the-seat gear bag.

    Works great! It's a big-box bike, so it required more adjusting than you'd expect from a nicer brand bike you'd get at a bike shop, but at around $200 cheaper (at least), I don't mind learning how to fix up the bike myself, not at all.

    As for the original intention: It's still a large package when folded, but it fits easily into the trunk of my wife's compact car (a Suzuki Aerio). I usually use the bike racks when taking the bus, but the folding-feature has already saved me 20 minutes one night: instead of waiting for the next bus when I saw the bike rack was full, I just folded the bike and carried it onto the bus. I stood up with the bike perched on my feet, so as not to take an additional seat or get in anyone's way, but it was still better than waiting another 20 minutes just hoping that the next bus wouldn't have a full rack.

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    wassup guys! newb to the folding bike scene... and loving it!


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    Nice! Like the black in black with rims :-)

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    After waiting for over 8 months to get a steel Swift frame from Peter Reich I gave up and sourced Moulton TSR frame set instead. The British gentlemen seem to understand the customer needs -just a few days waiting time and I was able to pick up the package.

    Some components I sourced for the Swift don't really look good on Moulton. Still, I think I'll delay possible uprades till next spring. Now I'll just rather enjoy the ride.

    I like the British Racing Green colour even if it doesn't look as fast as some other colours. The fat 47-406 (20x1,75) marathons are not really fast either but comfortable.

    TSR just after finishing in the working room:



    The maiden trip to mineral water springs nearby in the companion of my wife and her custom alu-Swift:

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroswift View Post
    The maiden trip to mineral water springs nearby in the companion of my wife and her custom alu-Swift:
    woouwoou, what a sweet and classy couple
    and of course a brit folder deserves no less than racing green

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    new pics of my Dahon Vitesse plus cane creek + thudbuster...

    ..:: i only used the brake so i can accelerate all over again ::..
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    Miami citizen folding bike

    I recently ordered 2 MIAMI citizen Bikes 6-speed folding bikes. Weight is 32 lbs. I expect them to be delivered today or tomorrow. I just discovered this web site today, and was disappointed to read some posts what some had to say about this bike. My wife and I are new to bike riding, we wanted these to take with us on our RV camping trips to the beach and campgrounds. I know we are out of bike shape and otherwise, and will have to work our way into better shape. We are in our early sixties, but we do consider ourselves in good shape for our age, not overweight, non-smokers, etc. So, we are hoping this will turn out to be a good decision. One reason we bought these bikes was due to price, $195.00 for each one. Seemed fair enough. We had no idea there was so much information on foldup bikes on the internet.

    My question is does anyone out there actually own one of these bikes and are satisfied? We are hoping it can't be all that bad.

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    Giant MR folding bicycle

    Hi all,

    I have not seen anybody reporting on the MR series of Giant bicycles. And that is exactly the bicycle I ride:

    It uses 24" wheels on an aluminum frame. Total weight, 10.3 kg (nominal). The wheel base is almost 1 meter: 0.966 m.

    I think the riding position is very good. A quite efficient roadie! The MR-4F model comes with flat bars.



    On the negative side, folding is not always that easy, and the bag is not cheap (but required to ride the train in Japan with a bicycle).




    Does anybody out there use any of the MR series?

    Take care out there!

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    Great bike Iosepus, thanks for sharing the pics. I never know about this type of Giant folding before. It looks speedy too,...

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    Jogya,

    Thank you for the compliment.The MR-4R is indeed quite fast. Its main inconvenient is that the folding routine is not that simple.

    But this model seems to be limited to the Japanese market only--I have not seen it on any Giant website for other markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroswift View Post
    I like the British Racing Green colour even if it doesn't look as fast as some other colours. The fat 47-406 (20x1,75) marathons are not really fast either but comfortable.

    TSR just after finishing in the working room:
    I really like that green.
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    Will's Fix

    Newbie Will here, I just acquired a 2003 blue Dahon Mariner, which is getting a full over-haul: She's on her way to getting "fixed" this afternoon with a nice brand-spankin new rear wheel (Sun CR18 rim on a Formula fix/fix hub), black of course. Pictures to come.

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    This is my Toddler Transporter, which is a '72 Raleigh.

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    I ride the "Eco3" Dahon folding bike.
    just bought it recently.

    notice I replaced the default seat with a much better one.
    first pic unfolded, second one folded.
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    I have a Dahon Speed Pro TT (2008) and LOVE IT! It flys and is very comfortable to ride. It definitely requires a bit more tender love and care than a typical bike, but the convenience is just amazing. I can take it on the Metro or commuter train any time and I often take it into shops with me. I have been exceedingly happy with it. The only thing I did was install some Kool Stop brake pads to give me a bit of extra stopping power, especially crucial during this time of year.

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