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richardgood 10-20-13 09:23 PM

New to folding bikes
 
I have been hunting for folding bikes on line and through the internet. They would be used in a motorhome and carried in a car.I read a lot of reviews and looked at a lot of folders and looked at the options. I ended up purchasing 2 Origami folding bikes. It is a new company based in Richmond Virginia. The bikes are actually made in China, but Paul is the owner of the company. One of them has a full suspension, the other is a fixed suspension. They both have 7 speed Shimano gearsets. The fixed suspension bike is 25lb the full suspension bike is 30 lb. I was impressed with all the features, down to the bags, quick release wheels water bottle bike pump etc. and Paul was very accomodating. I am impressed with the quality and features for the price so far. I would reccomend anyone looking for a folding bike, take a look at one of these. The web site is www.origamibicycles.com

Pinigis 10-21-13 07:00 PM

Enjoy the bikes. Welcome to the Fold!

brakemeister 10-22-13 08:10 AM

your neighbor Paul ?
not that there is anything wrong with that

thor

Pinigis 10-22-13 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by brakemeister (Post 16181037)
your neighbor Paul ?
not that there is anything wrong with that

thor

No, he lives about 100 miles away.

brakemeister 10-22-13 03:09 PM

man I wish I would know how many miles all my customers live away from me ... just sayin

cplager 10-22-13 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by brakemeister (Post 16182478)
man I wish I would know how many miles all my customers live away from me ... just sayin

http://maps.google.com

Merry Christmas :D

Pinigis 10-22-13 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by brakemeister (Post 16182478)
man I wish I would know how many miles all my customers live away from me ... just sayin

Telephone area code numbers can tell you a lot.

DoubleDiamonDog 10-22-13 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by richardgood (Post 16177279)
I have been hunting for folding bikes on line and through the internet. They would be used in a motorhome and carried in a car.I read a lot of reviews and looked at a lot of folders and looked at the options. I ended up purchasing 2 Origami folding bikes. It is a new company based in Richmond Virginia. The bikes are actually made in China, but Paul is the owner of the company. One of them has a full suspension, the other is a fixed suspension. They both have 7 speed Shimano gearsets. The fixed suspension bike is 25lb the full suspension bike is 30 lb. I was impressed with all the features, down to the bags, quick release wheels water bottle bike pump etc. and Paul was very accomodating. I am impressed with the quality and features for the price so far. I would reccomend anyone looking for a folding bike, take a look at one of these. The web site is www.origamibicycles.com

Welcome to the forum and the fold richardgood. It is very nice to hear that you are happy with your new purchase. From reading this forum, where Paul is a respected contributor, I have learned about the Origami bicycles. I have not yet seen one, except in images online, but generally have a positive opinion about them.

As good as they sound, however, I must say that I am surprised that you chose one for riding in your motor home. I would think that a bicycle with smaller tires and a shorter wheelbase would be better suited for maneuvering through the confines of such a restricted space. Something like the Upland Storm, as shown here, would seem to be a better choice:

http://www.kmart.com/upland-storm-12...5&blockType=G5

Granted it is made for the smaller rider but with it's 12" wheels and tight turning radius, not to mention the outrigger design for stability in a lurching recreational vehicle, the Storm seems to be the ideal bicycle for your use. Also, while it does not fold, it is such a compact design I think you could probably find room for it the RV and not need to transport it in a tow vehicle.

I don't mean to question your decision, as you are obviously pleased with the Origami, I am simply intrigued by the selection.

faroutttt 10-23-13 06:21 AM

Enjoy your new bikes! I also recently purchased the Origami Cricket, its a great bike.

cplager 10-23-13 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog (Post 16183427)
As good as they sound, however, I must say that I am surprised that you chose one for riding in your motor home. I would think that a bicycle with smaller tires and a shorter wheelbase would be better suited for maneuvering through the confines of such a restricted space. Something like the Upland Storm, as shown here, would seem to be a better choice:

http://www.kmart.com/upland-storm-12...5&blockType=G5

I really wish you would have warned me before I clicked on that link. Luckily I had put the coffee down first.

I guessing (but can't verify) the OP means carried in the motorhome, not actually ridden in it. :P

richardgood 10-23-13 08:49 PM

Glad I joined this forum, I can have a few laughs as well! I meant carried, stored UNDER the motorhome in one of the storage bays. As the toad(car to be towed behind the motorhome) is a Fiat 500, I wanted a bike which could fit in the car as well. 2 of these bikes fit easily in the car.


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