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    Interesting Origami

    'Coming soon', a bike with two frame folds after the manner of Brompton:

    http://www.origamibicycles.com/product.php?cid=2
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    ...lets hope that integrated jack stand is made out of aluminum otherwise it'll be one heavy bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbmike View Post
    ...lets hope that integrated jack stand is made out of aluminum otherwise it'll be one heavy bike
    The stand was there for the photo only. There is no kickstand becasuse the bike rests on its rear wheel and the trolly wheels (with the rear wheel rotated under) when you are not riding.

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    got any more pics? folded?

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    My interest is piqued.

    How much does it weigh?
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    Does it have suspension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matchpoints View Post
    got any more pics? folded?
    Yes, I will add photos soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipei Tony View Post
    My interest is piqued.

    How much does it weigh?
    It has a three speed Shimano internally geared hub which adds a little weight, but it comes in at 24 lbs.
    Last edited by Pinigis; 05-08-12 at 10:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    Does it have suspension?
    It employs a neoprene bumper between the frame and the top of the swingarm which asks allows the swingarm to absorb bumps.

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    It's a nice folder.
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    Please post pics of it folded and unfolded.

    I am set on saving for a Brommy, but if the fold of that one is close enough, then I'd get that one.
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    As promised, here are a couple of photos.
    folding 1 not named.jpg
    Folding 1 folded.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinigis View Post
    As promised, here are a couple of photos.
    sweet! i know the price isn't set in stone. do you take pre-orders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessyang View Post
    sweet! i know the price isn't set in stone. do you take pre-orders?
    Yes, I can take a pre-order. Just email me at paul@origamibicycles.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinigis View Post
    As promised, here are a couple of photos.
    folding 1 not named.jpg
    Folding 1 folded.jpg
    What is rear and front wheel spacing? What is are the distances for seat to handlebar and inseam min-max? I have a friend who might be interested

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    What colors are available?
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    Pinigis - Looks like a bunjee cord is used to hold it together when folded (at least when the seatpost is extended). Can you confirm whether or not this is the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HGR3inOK View Post
    Pinigis - Looks like a bunjee cord is used to hold it together when folded (at least when the seatpost is extended). Can you confirm whether or not this is the case?
    Yes, the cord is used to hold the bike in the folded position when the steatpost is extended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    What colors are available?
    Currently, the bike is only available in gray. We will add additional colors later in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbmike View Post
    What is rear and front wheel spacing? What is are the distances for seat to handlebar and inseam min-max? I have a friend who might be interested
    I will post this information in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbmike View Post
    What is rear and front wheel spacing? What is are the distances for seat to handlebar and inseam min-max? I have a friend who might be interested
    Considering that there seems to be plenty of space between tire and frame - are you planning 20" version as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbmike View Post
    Considering that there seems to be plenty of space between tire and frame - are you planning 20" version as well?
    Yes, we are planning a 20" version as well, but it will not simply be larger wheels on the same frame, the frame will be scaled up as well.

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    Are the bikes proudly made in USA?
    The folding method is probably not patented by Brompton. Any bike with rear suspension can fold that way, provided of course the hinge is on the front section. The junction box is moved forward.
    Last edited by violini; 05-11-12 at 08:41 PM.

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    Can it use regular size fenders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by violini View Post
    Are the bikes proudly made in USA?
    The USA National Bicycle Dealer's Association reports that over 99% of the bicycles sold in N.A. are imported from Taiwan and China. To my knowledge there are NO complete, rideable bicycles that meet the US legal definition of "Made in USA", prideful or otherwise.

    The folding method is probably not patented by Brompton.
    The fold looks similar to the patented Brompton fold. However, that patent's protection expired many, many years ago.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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