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bjorke 12-20-13 02:03 PM

Hey, we're not the only ones who like Jetbike, it's in the Google 2013 review

http://youtu.be/Lv-sY_z8MNs

kraftwerk 12-21-13 06:23 PM

"I found a better pic of that bike...."

Thanks, That thing is a marvel of engineering! ....and yes, Mr. Moulton would have something to say about it.

mconlonx 12-23-13 01:43 PM

Maybe more of a Utility Bike entry, but small wheels, so I'll post it here:

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-377369925...rgo-bike-3.gif

Yasujiro mini cargo bike, from the Soma store.

dynaryder 12-23-13 04:06 PM

Wow,almost $2k. That's more than I paid for my Big Dummy.

Wonder if the price is going to drop like the Mini Velo's did?

smallwheeler 12-23-13 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16354241)
Wow,almost $2k. That's more than I paid for my Big Dummy.

Wonder if the price is going to drop like the Mini Velo's did?

what do you mean, "drop like the mini velos did"?

Poguemahone 12-23-13 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16354749)
what do you mean, "drop like the mini velos did"?

Soma minivelos plummeted to 750$ from 1200$

mconlonx 12-24-13 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16354241)
Wow,almost $2k. That's more than I paid for my Big Dummy.

Wonder if the price is going to drop like the Mini Velo's did?

They just dropped the dealer cost to the point where it should retail for $1600-ish.

Soma Mini-Velos are all gone.

dynaryder 12-24-13 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16354749)
what do you mean, "drop like the mini velos did"?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Poguemahone (Post 16354863)
Soma minivelos plummeted to 750$ from 1200$

Actually,there was a site selling them for $500. There's still a 53 on eBay for that. I almost bought one,but didn't like the 451 wheels and narrow-ish tire clearance,plus not a fan of canti's. If it had 406's and I could've mounted some 1.6" Marathon Supremes,I would've pulled the trigger.

bjorke 12-29-13 12:44 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/1...7ca999c813.jpg
IMG_20131217_093929 by What Photos Look Like, on Flickr

If you ever do get one, ditch the original Kenda's for some higher-pressure tires.

Ed in Toronto 12-29-13 05:22 PM

Whaaaaat??? 12 pages and not one Brompton?

bhkyte 01-01-14 08:09 AM

what no brompton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed in Toronto (Post 16366411)
Whaaaaat??? 12 pages and not one Brompton?

Not quite true their has been one. I will ask the moderators to get it removed!!!

Ed in Toronto 01-01-14 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhkyte (Post 16372468)
Not quite true their has been one. I will ask the moderators to get it removed!!!

Yup, I see it now, it's on page 7.

Why would you want it removed?

cplager 01-01-14 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed in Toronto (Post 16372489)
Yup, I see it now, it's on page 7.

Why would you want it removed?

Um... Sarcasm? (Either that or his ! key is broken). :D

fietsbob 01-01-14 11:57 AM

The Like , does not necessarily include Owning one.. those who own a Brompton,

have already said so in numerous other threads . so why do so again ..

but since you insist..

1 BRG M3L , Ergon GR3 grip , Mountain drive 54t (21.6t) 2 speed crank.
dynamo lights and several bag options for the front carrier block..

Ed in Toronto 01-01-14 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16372974)
The Like , does not necessarily include Owning one.. those who own a Brompton,

have already said so in numerous other threads . so why do so again ..

but since you insist..

1 BRG M3L , Ergon GR3 grip , Mountain drive 54t (21.6t) 2 speed crank.
dynamo lights and several bag options for the front carrier block..

Thanks, I'm new to the Folding Bikes board. Just started following it a week ago.

I ordered a custom Brompton S3 two days ago from Switchback Cyclery here in Toronto, Canada. I'll have it in a couple of months, problem is I have to wait 3 months for all the snow to melt and 4 months for warm Spring weather. But by ordering it now I'll beat the Spring rush. Here in Canada bicycle shops are almost empty during the Winter, then first sign of warm Spring weather and the service counter gets slammed 3 deep.

I used search to find and read all posts on the folding bikes board that have Brompton in the title, and it helped me get to know a bit more about them. I'm looking forward to tearing up the bike trails here in Toronto with mine :ride:

zebede 01-02-14 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16372974)
The Like , does not necessarily include Owning one.. those who own a Brompton,

have already said so in numerous other threads . so why do so again ..

but since you insist..

1 BRG M3L , Ergon GR3 grip , Mountain drive 54t (21.6t) 2 speed crank.
dynamo lights and several bag options for the front carrier block..


Pics or it didn't happen

fietsbob 01-02-14 12:08 PM

the prior bike I posted Here..http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1110.html

go look

the Newer one Has no rack , but the crankset, shown, was retained ,

(put the OEM 50t back on)

as was the saddle and front Touring Bag..


Background:
spring and fall there is a cruise ship port of call, here, as the tourists Biz are going from
winter tropical home ports, to summer Alaska coast cruises ,
and the reverse at the end of the Summer.

they mostly hit the thrift stores, here, when ashore..

Ozonation 01-02-14 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed in Toronto (Post 16373283)
Thanks, I'm new to the Folding Bikes board. Just started following it a week ago.

I ordered a custom Brompton S3 two days ago from Switchback Cyclery here in Toronto, Canada. I'll have it in a couple of months, problem is I have to wait 3 months for all the snow to melt and 4 months for warm Spring weather. But by ordering it now I'll beat the Spring rush. Here in Canada bicycle shops are almost empty during the Winter, then first sign of warm Spring weather and the service counter gets slammed 3 deep.

I used search to find and read all posts on the folding bikes board that have Brompton in the title, and it helped me get to know a bit more about them. I'm looking forward to tearing up the bike trails here in Toronto with mine :ride:

Very nice! But why wait 3 months? All you need is for the snow to melt "enough" and you can be on your way! :thumb:(Peter from NYCE Wheels has a video of him riding round in NY City in the winter... not sure how you managed...)

darukhan 01-05-14 12:30 AM

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7338/dsc44352.jpg

ttakata73 01-06-14 05:06 AM

Wow, now that is a pimptacular BFriday!

smallwheeler 01-07-14 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darukhan (Post 16383820)

mercy..

build quality - performance - aesthetics -

seriously, is there a better folding bike in existence on the face of this earth?

smallwheeler 01-07-14 08:10 PM

full titanium, custom built by burls.. gorgeous..

http://i.imgur.com/Tf8LoXp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FUM6JKc.jpg

full description here..

darukhan 01-08-14 02:23 AM

https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/...22570572_n.jpg

biketourist60 01-08-14 03:15 AM

Wow. There are some Beeeautiful machines in this thread. Thanks for sharing the images.

cplager 01-08-14 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darukhan (Post 16392609)

I quite like this one.

Of course, I can tell I'm sick. I keep thinking how much better it will look once I converted into a FWD recumbent. :D


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