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Old 01-08-14, 08:42 PM   #301
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Old 01-09-14, 12:03 PM   #302
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This is the new Origami Dragonfly 8. I hope you all like it.

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What is that front suspension? Reminds me of an early Moulton or Cannondale headshok.
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This is the new Origami Dragonfly 8. I hope you all like it.

You need to post more details (and at least one picture of the drivetrain side).

(When ready, you should start a new thread.)
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This is the new Origami Dragonfly 8. I hope you all like it.

Rear suspension but no front suspension?!?
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Rear suspension but no front suspension?!?
Yes, with a more upright position the rear suspension is more valuable than a front suspension.
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You need to post more details (and at least one picture of the drivetrain side).

(When ready, you should start a new thread.)
I will start a new thread when we have the professional photos in hand. But, for now, here a few more snapshots.
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Yes, with a more upright position the rear suspension is more valuable than a front suspension.
I've found with the Birdy that front suspension for me is more about handling than comfort. That's what leaves me scratching my head with the new Origami bike.
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does that mean i can add a bike or two here as well .... mind you i am selling them .... even after i took my link out of the bottom as it is not allowed for professionals to have one ...

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does that mean i can add a bike or two here as well .... mind you i am selling them .... even after i took my link out of the bottom as it is not allowed for professionals to have one ...

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a few concept bikes with interesting features..







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Those are some amazing concept bikes 'smallwheeler'.
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Cute, but, a CG animation is hard to test ride..
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Sweet Pacific If-Reach with FSA and Color+ components!

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in it's folded position, the front wheel and stem assembly of the picnica flops to one side and makes handling awkward. also, there is no clip or locking mechanism to hold the fold together. a possible solution would be a folding handlebar that would capture the frame tubes and hold the front wheel upright and prevent pivoting. it would have the added benefit of enabling a more narrow and compact profile. some type of clasp or strap would thread through the back wheel and hold the fold tightly together.









or something like this:


interestingly, the problem wasn't ignored by bridgestone, in fact, they did produce something similar to the above in one iteration of the picnica (the DX i think). the twiddly knob releases the handlebars and pivots on the stem:


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doppelganger now makes a very nice folding handlebar; good for what i was thinking for the picnica, but also great for other apps.





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Sweet Pacific If-Reach with FSA and Color+ components!

these are beautiful bikes. i just wish they weren't aluminum with integrated headsets.
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here's another wonderfully weird Amanda offering. although i couldn't find a pic of it, this looks a separable to me.



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