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Old 03-20-11, 08:57 AM   #1
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Folding bikes & mini velo at Taipei Cycle Show

Photos (not mine) of folding bikes & mini velos at Taipei Cycle Show, including mountain mini velos, e-folding-bikes, larger Mobiky, a road bike for kids, and more:

http://www.wretch.cc/blog/franklu/11882850

Disturbingly, Ming Cycle introduced a few nondescript folding bike, mini velo, and full-sized city bikes bearing "Strida" badge:

http://www.stridaforum.com/forum/vie...php?f=5&t=3036
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Old 03-20-11, 09:21 AM   #2
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The Somerset is interesting.
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Old 03-20-11, 07:17 PM   #3
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Yikes! I saw that too.


Here are some pics of the Pacific Booth

Before the Event, setting things up (Pics by me)

Day 1 More inovation per m2 than any other booth. Check out the Birdy "Nano" (frog frame with big wheels)

Day 2 iF Mode & CarryMe Front page of the Shows program. iF Mode now has a kickstand, mudguards & rear rack, still folds "instantly".

Day 3

Day 4 Fans meet legendary designers (George Lin & Markus Riese)


All in all a great show (my first bike show) I had loads of fun.
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Old 03-20-11, 09:43 PM   #4
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I wanna know on day 4 where did they get those pimp 18 inch white and black kojaks, I wanna get them for my bike! and wow giving away birdys?! that's alot of expensive prizes! I'd be drooling to win one!
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Thanks for the pics. Lots of cool bikes.

The Birdy with the wheelie bar looks great!
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I presume the IF-Mode is still a whopping 32 pounds without anything on it? My folder's loaded down with a front and rear rack, cover bag, lights, bell, computer, heavy Brooks saddle with old-style post, chain guard, bag, tools, pump, bottle holder, and fenders and it's 28 pounds.
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Old 03-21-11, 06:33 PM   #7
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A lot more pictures here:

http://www.mobile01.com/print.php?f=317&t=2068466&p=1

The photos are organized by company, including some rare and local brands. Also seen are FSA's 2-speed crankset (think cheaper Schlumpf Speed Drive), folding tandem, e-bike with "Strida" badge (chain drive!), carbon Flik, SR Suntour suspension fork for small wheels, and more.
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Old 03-21-11, 07:54 PM   #8
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Wow, so much to look at, saw some neat stuff. Liked some of the designs, saw one brompton knockoff. Really liked the integrated headlight tail light on the straight tube bike from "ON" I think the company was.
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Old 03-22-11, 05:06 AM   #9
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Not sure, but if I find out I will let you know. Many of the people there flew from Hong Kong with their bikes for the event, maybe from there?

@wandt you welcome! they do look cool I agree

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I presume the IF-Mode is still a whopping 32 pounds without anything on it? My folder's loaded down with a front and rear rack, cover bag, lights, bell, computer, heavy Brooks saddle with old-style post, chain guard, bag, tools, pump, bottle holder, and fenders and it's 28 pounds.
Thats not a very fair comparison, my de rosa racing bike is 15lbs. apples and pears.. the ifmode is designed for "normal" people not for us enthusiasts.

If you want it to compare your folder to an iF bike compare it to the iF Reach

25lbs gets you; front and rear suspension, 18 gears, Full size geometry (no squirrelliness here), 451 wheels, folding time 2.5 seconds full fold 3.9sec, uses wheels to rolls when folded (to me the most important factor after how it rides)

Juan

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