what manufacturer are you talking about?
did you check out that dahon helios xl with rack, thud buster seat post, and shimano nexus 7 speed hub the guy with the downtube also had in his possession? he is asking 365 for that! ....
Edward Wong III
2008 Qile Duo VSTII Single Speed 20" Folder (Converted from a 5 speed)
2012 Greenzone Value Edition 7 Speed 20" Folder
you should check it out if you get a chance. the cane creek thud buster alone is worth 150. my first folding bike was a helios. its an excellent bike.
regarding origami, it is not a manufacturer. origami, green zone, citizen, and many other such companies order bikes directly from the vast catalogues of behemoth bicycle companies in places like guangdong china. basically, origami, et al, are importers who buy bikes and spec add-ons and colors from the massive catalogue. for example, the origami fox is made by a company that makes or sources over 750 (!) different bicycles and everything else from derailleur hangers to bells. the importer can send over an illustrator vector file or just a plain old PDF of his logo and the manufacturer will print them and stick them on the bikes. below are pics of the fox and the crane, straight from the catalogue:
So did you see that bike listed? How did you get its specs?
Its an interesting info about bike manufacturers-importers.... I was under impression that all those companies are actually designing their own bikes and then get them manufactured per their specs at some 3rd party company with manufacturing capacity and equipment.
yes i saw the bike listed! contact that person, if for no other reason its an opportunity to test ride a nice variety of bikes!
also, there's this now:
What cog sizes are installed on Cricket?