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    20" iF Mode?

    Happened to see this on another forum:

    iF 20 twenty
    http://www.foldingforum.com/forum/vi...php?f=15&t=815



    Anyone knows more about it?

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    Without clicking through, thought this might be a one-off from Independent Fabrication, which I love - probably explains why I own three IF's. But looking at the pic, ain't no way the friendly folks at IF produced anything like this. I have no clue.

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    iF is referring to the iF series of folding bicycles made by Pacific Cycles and originally designed by MAS Design (the firm that also designed the Strida).

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    That's a cool looking bike, I love single sided axles.
    Unfortunately it looks and probably is relatively heavy which to me defeats the purpose of a folding bike that one must carry from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
    That's a cool looking bike, I love single sided axles.
    Unfortunately it looks and probably is relatively heavy which to me defeats the purpose of a folding bike that one must carry from time to time.
    The other forum that is linked to in the first post claims a weight of 10kg which would make it pretty light for a folding bike. Especially since it has disc brakes.

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    Someone in Taiwan posted many more picture of 20" iF Mode on Facebook. You must log in to see them. (It's free to create a Facebook account. You don't have to actually use it.)

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8398140&type=3

    Note that there are also photos of many Birdy accessories: chain tensioner, hydraulic suspension, etc.

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    I can confirm that this might or might not go into production in 2013. It will also be around the 10kg mark, under that with a few mods we all love.

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    Where does the seatpost go? telescopic types run it down behind the BB.. but it looks like the BB
    is behind the seat tube, and no opening, so wont work, like that , so I suppose You Have to pull it out

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    Looks cool,but wondering how compliant that fork is. Also,what would the price be?

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    What is the black long thing under the main hinge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    What is the black long thing under the main hinge?
    "3-dimensional, 4-Bar link" which 'locks hinge and guides the wheels so they fit together axle to axle'.
    Source: https://picasaweb.google.com/1053980...57473610432322
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    Quote Originally Posted by Human_Amplifier View Post
    "3-dimensional, 4-Bar link" which 'locks hinge and guides the wheels so they fit together axle to axle'.
    Source: https://picasaweb.google.com/1053980...57473610432322
    Thanks for the link. Is it intended to affect the folding? ride steering? both?
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    I just realized that it looks like the bike has 0 degree trail/caster... the handling mustn't be too hot on that thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle...geometry#Trail

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    Most small wheeled folders have near-zero trail. . . can't really tell from the picture if this is any more severe/extreme.

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    If you look carefully at the picture, you'll see the steering axis does not go through the center of the 'fork', it is offset - giving a very normal steering axis and trail. Expect nothing short from Pacific - they are masters of great handling bikes, even their 8" wheeled carryme, has brilliant handling, when most traditional bike 'experts' say its impossible to get such small wheeled bikes to handle well.
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    http://www.bfold.com/StoreFrameset.htm

    IF-Mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
    Most small wheeled folders have near-zero trail. . . can't really tell from the picture if this is any more severe/extreme.
    Are you sure?
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    I still don't see that fork giving a good ride.

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    Video of bigger brother by NYCE wheels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4QLRlznMUYE

    Fork ? surely a blade ?? (fork = 2 blades No ?)
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    if only NYCE wheels spent as much time on customer service as they do on video promos they call "reviews", they would be a much better shop. if i have any problem with my bike that i can't repair myself or i need parts for an upgrade, i always go to b-fold, where dave still has this old-fashioned idea that customer service is paramount.. go figure..

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    if only NYCE wheels spent as much time on customer service as they do on video promos they call "reviews", they would be a much better shop. if i have any problem with my bike that i can't repair myself or i need parts for an upgrade, i always go to b-fold, where dave still has this old-fashioned idea that customer service is paramount.. go figure..
    Have you first hand experience of NYCE? I've heard from other posters that both shops are good and it is just a matter of which is closest.

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    I have a Pacific Reach IF and I can vouch that it handles very well. It is just as good a ride as my Moulton TSR30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulleady View Post
    I have a Pacific Reach IF and I can vouch that it handles very well. It is just as good a ride as my Moulton TSR30.
    So you do have one? When did you get it?
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    So you do have one? When did you get it?
    About 18 months ago. Fold is very good too. Lovely bike and very happy with it :-)

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