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Old 05-07-12, 08:14 AM   #1
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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
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Old 05-07-12, 09:09 AM   #2
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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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Old 05-07-12, 10:48 AM   #3
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...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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Old 05-07-12, 11:20 AM   #4
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got any more pics? folded?
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Old 05-07-12, 12:02 PM   #5
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My interest is piqued.

How much does it weigh?
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Old 05-07-12, 03:23 PM   #6
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Does it have suspension?
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Old 05-07-12, 06:27 PM   #7
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got any more pics? folded?
Yes, I will add photos soon.
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Old 05-07-12, 06:29 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 05-07-12, 06:32 PM   #9
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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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Old 05-07-12, 06:50 PM   #10
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It's a nice folder.
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Old 05-08-12, 08:11 AM   #11
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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.

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Old 05-10-12, 01:02 PM   #13
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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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Old 05-10-12, 02:18 PM   #14
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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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Old 05-10-12, 04:21 PM   #15
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As promised, here are a couple of photos.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Can it use regular size fenders?
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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.

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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.
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