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Old 12-22-11, 06:56 AM   #1
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The Bernds Folding Bike - mit Belt Drive

Just came across this bike, never heard of it before. Looks well made and they are offering a Gates belt drive option for an extra 260 euros. Interesting to see it has got a single wheel belt tensioner.



http://www.bernds.de/folding-bike.html
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Old 12-22-11, 09:11 AM   #2
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That is a sweet bike, I havent ridden it yet , but I think to remember a pretty hefty pricetag ... nothing wrong with that ..:-) just sayin

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Old 12-22-11, 05:54 PM   #3
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I saw one with Rohloff and belt drive in the flesh a few months ago. Didn't get a chance to test ride but it looked well-built if a bit heavy for that price range. Their website claims that the bike weights "9.8 kg and upward." I'd say way up.
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given duty/tariffs on importing Bikes like Fridays into Germany, to protect local manufacturing
might not be too bad,, tandem looks like there is a brompton like elastomer block for suspension
because of contrasting color, black elastomer.
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The fold looks like it was in an accident
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The fold looks like it was in an accident
+1 - I think I would need to see some more pics of the fold given the price. It looks like it starts off expensive for the basic models, and then any extras like racks cost a lot too.
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I don't get why is there coaster wheels on the rack but then on the final fold those wheels have no use whatsoever for transporting in a folding form. I thought you would be able to drag it around like the bromptons but the fold ends up like something you would have to lug around and at 9.8kg upwards it's going to get tiring really fast for anyone multimode commuting with it. Doesn't look like you can balance or drag it on the bike wheels either (dahon style).
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I don't get why is there coaster wheels on the rack but then on the final fold those wheels have no use whatsoever for transporting in a folding form. I thought you would be able to drag it around like the bromptons but the fold ends up like something you would have to lug around and at 9.8kg upwards it's going to get tiring really fast for anyone multimode commuting with it. Doesn't look like you can balance or drag it on the bike wheels either (dahon style).
I would guess that those wheels are only there to stop the rack from scraping on the floor when you fold the back wheel under.
I agree that it is not a nice, useful or tidy fold.
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I don't get why is there coaster wheels on the rack but then on the final fold those wheels have no use whatsoever for transporting in a folding form. I thought you would be able to drag it around like the bromptons but the fold ends up like something you would have to lug around and at 9.8kg upwards it's going to get tiring really fast for anyone multimode commuting with it. Doesn't look like you can balance or drag it on the bike wheels either (dahon style).
I would guess that those wheels are only there to stop the rack from scraping on the floor when you fold the back wheel under.
I agree that it is not a nice, useful or tidy fold.
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