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    I don't know if there is anything that folks to...

    I don't know if there is anything that folks to less than 62" in your price range, but the Origami Crane 8 can be packed into one of pour cases (61.75") with minor disassembly in about ten minutes.
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    One of our customers keeps an Origami Crane in...

    One of our customers keeps an Origami Crane in the sidecar of his motorcycle. I can't find a photo at the moment, but it fits rather neatly.
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    Photo please

    Photo please
  4. It is funny that you mention the fork because we...

    It is funny that you mention the fork because we used to use only threadless headsets to save weight, but found that using a threaded headset allows us to leave the fork attached to minimize...
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    I can take a photo of the trailer and bike both...

    I can take a photo of the trailer and bike both in the case. The trailer wheels are 12 x 1.75 so they don't take up much space.

    The trailer parts slip together and snap with buttons, then it is...
  6. Thread: My 3 Folders

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    Sweet bike! The condition appears excellent.

    Sweet bike! The condition appears excellent.
  7. The trailer parts do fit inside with the bike,...

    The trailer parts do fit inside with the bike, but they don't really protect the case. The case is made of polypropylene (the same as the Samsonite F-Lite bag and Pelican cases) so it is very tough,...
  8. I watched your video of the Tobukaeru a while...

    I watched your video of the Tobukaeru a while back. The hangers were an interesting option to protect the bike from being crushed.
  9. I am only providing information. I am trying to...

    I am only providing information. I am trying to help to answer the original question about the possibility of packing a folding bike into a case that does not exceed the airline limit and cause one...
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    I don't know of any suitcase that is waterproof,...

    I don't know of any suitcase that is waterproof, but many are water resistant. The zipper can let water in, but you would have to be in a pretty severe condition to get anything significant into the...
  11. Our new case does meet the airline limit of 62"...

    Our new case does meet the airline limit of 62" (30" x 20 x 11.75") and fits our Crane 8 even including the rack and fenders. If you don't want to take along the rack and fenders, you can minimize...
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    The wheels should fit without deflating, but...

    The wheels should fit without deflating, but deflating is always an option.
    We use a very sturdy trailer hitch.
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    This is the Crane 8 packed in the case. The...

    This is the Crane 8 packed in the case.
    The wheels fit without deflating the tires because they go in on a slight angle.
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    No, I do not have a Bike Friday to try.

    No, I do not have a Bike Friday to try.
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    OK, I finally had time to mess around with the...

    OK, I finally had time to mess around with the Gazelle and our travel case. Although the frame fits neatly into the case, the disc brakes present a challenge that the vee brakes on the Crane 8 do...
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    Very nice! That is a huge improvement!

    Very nice! That is a huge improvement!
  17. I am not familiar with this model, but have you...

    I am not familiar with this model, but have you considered a folding tadpole recumbent?
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    Post a photo please.

    Post a photo please.
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    This is my Origami Crane 8 on the Steel Valley...

    This is my Origami Crane 8 on the Steel Valley trial (part of the Great Allegheny Passage in the Rails-to-Trails network). The building is the pump house from the Homestead Works steel mill. The...
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    Yes. I should be able to take some photos in the...

    Yes. I should be able to take some photos in the next few days.
  21. Given the more upright riding position, the rear...

    Given the more upright riding position, the rear suspension is typically more valuable than the front. The full suspension does smooth out the ride on rough pavement, but for smooth pavement...
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    The Origami Crane 8 has a 52 tooth crank wheel...

    The Origami Crane 8 has a 52 tooth crank wheel and Shimano 11 to 34 tooth cassette. With the Kenda 20 x 1.75 tires, and a cadence of about 70 rpm, you will be right in your target range for speed. ...
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    This is my Origami Crane 8 getting ready for some...

    This is my Origami Crane 8 getting ready for some air-travel. Just wanted to make sure that everything went smoothly.

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    No, We are planning to keep it at this price for...

    No, We are planning to keep it at this price for as long as possible.
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    I looks even better in person. My lighting was...

    I looks even better in person. My lighting was not great, but I should have better photos from my photographer in a few days.
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