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    Tyrell FX

    Hi All
    After going through so many choices and budget to meet, landed myself with a Tyrell FX from my LBS here in Singapore
    Have been riding it for the last 2 weeks almost daily for about 20 to 30km each time
    Bike is a Tyrell FX from Japan. It folds but not as compact as a Brompton, Bike Friday or Dahon but it fits perfectly in my car booth
    The love for this is the frame with the carbon fork and made in Japan
    Comes with 10speed standard and Tyrell AM-3 high rolling wheels with Durano tires
    Have changed the seat to a Specalized Phenon and also the handlebar was changed to a Easton EC70 carbon
    The rest are stock and the bike is specs at 8.9kg so i believe i shaved off some weight
    The ride is awesome and this bike is fast
    Brought it on the straight at almost 40km/h for a short sprint
    For those looking for a fold, you can consider this bike





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    Very nice

    Need more pics. Particularly of the bike folded, and the folding mechanisms. The folding fork is very interesting.
    I have the heart of a young boy. I got it on eBay.

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    Beautiful bike!

    +1 more pics please.

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    Hi All
    The link to the tyrell website
    Its in Japanese though
    http://www.tyrellbike.com/

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    those are sexy bikes, no doubt

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    Lucky you! Such a sweet ride - congratulations!

    I took this FX out for a test ride a couple years ago and have been suffering severe bike lust ever since.



    Someday.

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    Beautiful bike!! I'd love to have one at some point...


    Meanwhile...


    I'm pulling for SesameCrunch to have one delivered to his home so that I might ride it on occasion ..

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    ^^^^

    WARNING - DO NOT LOOK AT THIS BICYCLE!

    "Beautiful bike!! I'd love to have one at some point... "


    I knew this would happen. We could all send Sesame Crunch ten bucks to buy one, then turn up at his house un-announced to ride it.
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    Horrible uncool bike.
    Post it to me.
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    Couldnt someone become a Tyrell Dealer here in North America?
    Speed Uno
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    Cute bike! They don't look like before where they were almost foldable BMXs. Nice nice nice.

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    and the sickness continues.....man, that's a nice, mean machine. love the color.

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    Thank you all
    Love this bike and will keep riding it and continue to shave off some more weight by changing the seat post
    The rims are awesome so are the durano tires
    Speed machine

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    After a month of riding, no complaint whatsoever
    Bike has been zing to the following now
    Seatpost: KCNC Scadium
    Seat: Brooks B15 Swallow
    Pedals: Xpedo XCF05 QRD
    Handlebar: Easton EC70 carbon
    Seatpost Collar: KCNC titanium QR

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy55 View Post
    After a month of riding, no complaint whatsoever
    Bike has been zing to the following now
    Seatpost: KCNC Scadium
    Seat: Brooks B15 Swallow
    Pedals: Xpedo XCF05 QRD
    Handlebar: Easton EC70 carbon
    Seatpost Collar: KCNC titanium QR
    The red pedals and seatpost really add to the overall look of the bike. Again, congrats on a sweet looking ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy55 View Post
    After a month of riding, no complaint whatsoever
    Bike has been zing to the following now
    Seatpost: KCNC Scadium
    Seat: Brooks B15 Swallow
    Pedals: Xpedo XCF05 QRD
    Handlebar: Easton EC70 carbon
    Seatpost Collar: KCNC titanium QR
    Bought and modified at MBS? What kickstand are you using? May want to "poison" a FX rider in my regular cycling group...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ml2spin View Post
    Bought and modified at MBS? What kickstand are you using? May want to "poison" a FX rider in my regular cycling group...
    Nope bought everything and modified myself except the bike from MBS and the stand is standard Tyrell original

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    lovely bike! I'm in Japan and I'm planning to drop by to the nearest Tyrell dealer in my place.

    I'm eyeing this one as my next ride (actually still undecided which way to go bet. Brompton S6L, BD-1, Tern X10 or Tyrell).

    got quick questions though: how's the ride so far? that small detachable clip on the fork, does it hold significant value with regard to the fold? if you lose it could you still use the bike safely? The folded size is acceptable to me but I'm a bit skeptical with regard to its ride. thanks in advance.
    Last edited by iFold; 04-20-12 at 04:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iFold View Post
    lovely bike! I'm in Japan and I'm planning to drop by to the nearest Tyrell dealer in my place.

    I'm eyeing this one as my next ride (actually still undecided which way to go bet. Brompton S6L, BD-1, Tern X10 or Tyrell).

    got quick questions though: how's the ride so far? that small detachable clip on the fork, does it hold significant value with regard to the fold? if you lose it could you still use the bike safely? The folded size is acceptable to me but I'm a bit skeptical with regard to its ride. thanks in advance.
    The ride is good. Stiff and reactive. The clip holds the bike well. I don't think you will lose the clip. if so u can still get it
    I ride a Alex Moulton TSR but that is for comfort. The FX sprint fast

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    @cableguy - you're one lucky guy!

    I have a Flamingo London and i only use it on weekends at an average of just 30kms. ( pls don't laugh). I don't commute. I just visit parks.

    I fell in love with biking again because of the Flamingo. This early, im convincing my wife ( my manager :-) ) that my next bike this Christmas :-) will either be a Tyrell FX or the Pashley TSR 9 or 27.

    Since you have both, which among the 2 will you advice me to choose? Would you be kind enough to enumerate each bike's strong points as per your experience? Also, since im from Manila where there is no dealer, which among the two will be easier to maintain as I'll be left with just the local bike shops.

    Sorry for the many questions. I'm excited that i found the guy who has both the bikes I'm eyeing next.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Awesome looking bike!

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