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  1. Thread: Gaerlan

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    I'm curious as well. He sold our mini's for some...

    I'm curious as well. He sold our mini's for some time.

    Thanks,
    Yan
  2. Thread: New Downtubes

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    I can't either now. However they did make the...

    I can't either now. However they did make the change and had huge growth.

    Thanks,
    Yan
  3. Thread: New Downtubes

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    They were a small regional manufacturer a very...

    They were a small regional manufacturer a very long time ago. Then they put bikes.com on all their models, and they grew. Their growth was documented at bicycleretailer, additionally their larger...
  4. Thread: New Downtubes

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    I thank everyone for positive words/vibes. The...

    I thank everyone for positive words/vibes. The name transition is a long process, and we may keep the Downtube name on our bikes. However we will certainly include bike1.com on all future bikes.
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  5. Thread: New Downtubes

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    FYI the bikes arrived in the States on November...

    FYI the bikes arrived in the States on November 22nd. They were inspected by customs and then homeland security twice ( one by X-Ray and one physical ). They were just released to us Friday 11/7. He...
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    We used a Dahon hinge on our old Nova model. We...

    We used a Dahon hinge on our old Nova model. We did not use Dahon's factory. Around 2012 Dahon stopped outsourcing their hinges.

    Currently you will find many Dahon look alike hinges that are not...
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    The season starts in April. The biggest change is...

    The season starts in April. The biggest change is a replaceable chainring, and adding fenders.

    Thanks,
    Yan
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    They are sold out until next season. Thanks,...

    They are sold out until next season.

    Thanks,
    Yan
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    My condolences. I hope you get both back very...

    My condolences. I hope you get both back very quickly!

    Thanks,
    Yan
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    It looks like once you fold the stem it will...

    It looks like once you fold the stem it will screw into the bottom of the stem ( or top of steerer ). You may need to remove the stem, I am not familiar with your exact bike.

    Thanks,
    Yan
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    Our Downtube 8H is being introduced for about...

    Our Downtube 8H is being introduced for about $700 as a backorder special. The bikes will be shipping at the end of this month.

    The 8H has a Shimano Nexus 8 hub, and Gates belt drive.

    Thanks,...
  12. Thread: New Downtubes

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    , FYI you should consider going to 18sp. That...

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    FYI you should consider going to 18sp. That way you will not need to replace the crank, and it will have a very wide gear range. You will need a bigger chain ring, front dérailleur, shifter,...
  13. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Please quote the childish bickering. I think you...

    Please quote the childish bickering. I think you may have misread the thread...I believe both myself and Pingus were extremely proper. I thought your post about childish behaviour was a joke....
  14. Thread: New Downtubes

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    smallwheeler, Let's address one question at a...

    smallwheeler,

    Let's address one question at a time.

    #1 Chris King Headsets - Your statement that Chris King does not sell Integrated Headsets is not completely true. I was a top dealer of...
  15. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Actually I have a deal with FedEx shipping to...

    Actually I have a deal with FedEx shipping to Europe is around $190. Let me know if your interested.

    Thanks,
    Yan
  16. Thread: New Downtubes

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    rhm, I recall your concerns. However I was...

    rhm,

    I recall your concerns. However I was unable to continue with Sturmey Archer, they sent me a full container of faulty hubs and did not want to take responsibility. Trust takes time to build...
  17. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Thanks for the positive note on our name! To be...

    Thanks for the positive note on our name! To be honest I have received a lot of slack about the name. I figured this is a good time with our impending product line changes.

    FYI we plan to have a...
  18. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Bruce We need to talk. Can you call me? Or...

    Bruce

    We need to talk. Can you call me? Or should I call?

    Thanks
    Yan
  19. Thread: New Downtubes

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    I would encourage you to find one on alibaba for...

    I would encourage you to find one on alibaba for $150. The closest thing I could find is the bikefiriday tikit for over $2000 with Shimano Nexus 8 and Gates carbon drive.

    I got my first sample of...
  20. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Let me address all of these issues one at a time:...

    Let me address all of these issues one at a time:

    #1 Belts drives require the chainstay length stay constant. The old suspension system would not work with the belt drive. There are no mass...
  21. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Jur, I would like to respond to each of your...

    Jur,

    I would like to respond to each of your points:

    1. We have used a 30.4mm seat tube since around 2008 ( maybe 2007 ). I would disagree with the conclusion that it will flex and bounce. To...
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    We just posted new mini's at Downtube 2015 16"...

    We just posted new mini's at Downtube 2015 16" wheel 8sp mini and 8H's at Front suspension internal hub folding Bike 2015 . Both have Shimano Nexus 8sp hubs and Gates carbon belt drives.

    I will...
  23. Thread: New Downtubes

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    How's the new red? They will have a red fork,...

    How's the new red? They will have a red fork, this was a sample.

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    The plan is to use two names in 2015 and 2016,...

    The plan is to use two names in 2015 and 2016, Downtube and Bike1.com ( each printed on one side of the bike ). In 2017 we will be Bike1.com

    Thanks,
    Yan
  25. Thread: New Downtubes

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    Thor, We are using original Gates drive...

    Thor,

    We are using original Gates drive components.

    Thanks,
    Yan
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