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ThorUSA 02-12-14 09:13 AM

soo after a wild man hunt couple years ago when above bike was stolen unlocked and out of sight ... and than recouped .... wild claims that this bike is worth an ungodly amount of money .. mainly r/d costs
( how much r and d is involved to copy somebody ? ) and the premises that this bike will see production, whatever happened ?

darukhan 02-12-14 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ThorUSA (Post 16489444)
soo after a wild man hunt couple years ago when above bike was stolen unlocked and out of sight ... and than recouped .... wild claims that this bike is worth an ungodly amount of money .. mainly r/d costs
( how much r and d is involved to copy somebody ? ) and the premises that this bike will see production, whatever happened ?

If I recall correctly, I believe he put his focus into his bike trailer business.

14R 02-13-14 01:53 PM

I contacted Len Rubin because I wanted this project to take off. I suggested selling Brompton upgrades just to raise enough money to be able to bring the Ti Brompton to production. The "Special" pricing he gave me for the Ti adjustable stem was near US$1000.00. I asked how many he has sold and he said none.

I offered support for his business on social media and a responsive website, so people could learn more about his project from other platforms other than a desktop (phones, tablets, etc). He said his wife was taking good care of their marketing and he didn't need anything.

Too bad. I am willing to sell one of my top road bikes to buy an Extra-Light Bromptoneered folder, but time is telling me that my money will not go to the ultimate folding bike project.

smallwheeler 02-13-14 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 14R (Post 16493224)
...I offered support...

intervention may have been more appropriate...

http://www.livefreenow.ca/wp-content...ion-canada.jpg

1nterceptor 02-13-14 04:12 PM

Not sure if this was posted before. Brompfication is a company
in Thailand that sells mostly titanium parts for a certain British
folding bike. Just getting ready to order their ti seatpost. Anybody
using it?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3788/9...c2a1bf88_c.jpg
7.33 kg Single Speed Brompton by Brompfication, on Flickr

fietsbob 02-13-14 05:30 PM

some room for some one to just get a Ti main frame replica of Brompton's own in a Chinese Factory

they already make the rear and Fork sections done abroad.. make it Retro-compatible

the X old Ti Seatpost , i think the sub -contract deal fell apart, the necking down to 7/8" let the pentaclip work
It offers setback after market ones seem to be zero setback.

jur 02-13-14 06:27 PM

What chainset is that?

smallwheeler 02-13-14 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jur (Post 16494018)
What chainset is that?

extralite™

gorgeous..

http://jackchou.com/bikestuff_sale/crank_01.jpg

jur 02-13-14 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16494066)

I am looking for a new crankset to go with my replacement Swift frame. Where could I buy these, any tips? None on ebay right now.

smallwheeler 02-13-14 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jur (Post 16494270)
I am looking for a new crankset to go with my replacement Swift frame. Where could I buy these, any tips? None on ebay right now.

seems they produce a whole range of products - here. but, be prepared to pay around 600 ...

http://www.extralite.com/imagesbike/qrc2%201.jpg

14R 02-13-14 09:15 PM

My brompton seatpost is the original Ti, the one with the blueish hue. Should I be concerned with safety issues?

1nterceptor 02-14-14 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by 14R (Post 16494445)
My brompton seatpost is the original Ti, the one with the blueish hue. Should I be concerned with safety issues?

Not sure if safety was the reason that B'ton stopped making Ti seatposts.
I was talking to a dealer(BFold in NYC), and they said B'ton customers were
complaining of scratches from the post going up and down.

mconlonx 02-14-14 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 14R (Post 16493224)
I contacted Len Rubin because I wanted this project to take off. I suggested selling Brompton upgrades just to raise enough money to be able to bring the Ti Brompton to production. The "Special" pricing he gave me for the Ti adjustable stem was near US$1000.00. I asked how many he has sold and he said none.

I offered support for his business on social media and a responsive website, so people could learn more about his project from other platforms other than a desktop (phones, tablets, etc). He said his wife was taking good care of their marketing and he didn't need anything.

Too bad. I am willing to sell one of my top road bikes to buy an Extra-Light Bromptoneered folder, but time is telling me that my money will not go to the ultimate folding bike project.

Be willing to bet he figured out that after he fulfilled a run of about a dozen to everyone in the world who would buy one, it would not be a particularly money-making venture.

smallwheeler 02-14-14 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jur (Post 16494270)
I am looking for a new crankset to go with my replacement Swift frame. Where could I buy these, any tips? None on ebay right now.

here's another beauty. full custom titanium:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...20367760_n.jpg

as fitted to brompton:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...52024303_n.jpg

jur 02-15-14 05:55 AM

Oh wow, I am so smitten with titanium... Are these available to mere mortals?

smallwheeler 02-23-14 03:22 PM

180 degrees:

lugged cr-mo

http://www.180degree.jp/images/lineup/ttf01/0001.jpg
http://www.180degree.jp/images/lineup/ttf01/0003.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xRVAymf.jpg

DoubleDiamonDog 02-23-14 11:18 PM

sublime...

dynaryder 02-24-14 05:35 PM

Could've done a better job of routing the rear brake cable.

bjorke 02-24-14 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16523595)
Could've done a better job of routing the rear brake cable.

true but pretty interesting geometry!

mconlonx 02-25-14 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16523595)
Could've done a better job of routing the rear brake cable.

Sharp elbows...

I like the general design, but there's something about the seat-stays not paralleling the downtube that just throws it off for me. Of course, if they did, I'd be complaining about way too long seatstays and an obnoxiously large triangle formed by the st/tt/sstays...

dynaryder 02-25-14 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mconlonx (Post 16526318)
I like the general design, but there's something about the seat-stays not paralleling the downtube that just throws it off for me.

Reminds me of GT's frames,so I'm fine with that. Was going to harp on the parts spec,but after running the price through a currency converter,it's actually reasonably priced.

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jur 02-27-14 03:25 AM

Hey smallwheeler, do you have any leads for me on the availability of those titanium cranks?

smallwheeler 02-27-14 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by jur (Post 16531357)
Hey smallwheeler, do you have any leads for me on the availability of those titanium cranks?


mini velo and folding bike shop
bangkok, thailand
+66 81 672 7474
price: 850usd

smallwheeler 02-27-14 05:44 PM

delilah:

http://www.m-gineering.nl/delilah1.jpg


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