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    Another contender is the Carryme. From what I...

    Another contender is the Carryme. From what I remember, most said it was closer to riding a larger bike than the Strida. Have been contemplating one myself. Pacific Cycles

    When I lived in the Bay...
  2. Rear swing arm is slightly angled to facilitate...

    Rear swing arm is slightly angled to facilitate the rear wheel folding to the side of the main frame tube. Just checked mine and it is the same. Since you've removed the rear swing arm, pull all the...
  3. Thread: Helix

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    I was very interested in this bike, but the...

    I was very interested in this bike, but the Kickstarter time stretch, and that it is still in a quantum state, led me to pick up the BD-1 instead. Some interesting design and engineering ideas, but...
  4. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Have done some upgrading/accessorizing on the...

    Have done some upgrading/accessorizing on the BD-1. Added fenders, as I had a set on hand and like to use them anyway.
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    The silver classic I have had the adjustable handlepost with an ahead...
  5. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Hmmmm, so they are now sold as Birdy in Japan...

    Hmmmm, so they are now sold as Birdy in Japan now, rather than BD-1? Still imported by Mizutani, or possibly brought in direct by the dealer?
  6. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Those 2 wheeled things don't seem to be actual...

    Those 2 wheeled things don't seem to be actual racks, but an accessory to let you wheel the bike around as mentioned and nothing more. I can see no way to use them to carry luggage or other items.
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  7. Did a bit more research. Seems any 9 speed...

    Did a bit more research. Seems any 9 speed derailleur will work, with a slight caveate. Utah Trikes Catalog - Trikes, Upgrades & Accessories
  8. While researching the BD-1 it became apparent...

    While researching the BD-1 it became apparent that the Capreo setup was extensively used on them. With an eye on future upgrades I began researching Capreo. What I found was that the derailleur,...
  9. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Do a search for Japanese auction sites and...

    Do a search for Japanese auction sites and several will come up. Have only tried the EAJ site, so not sure how they differ.
  10. Thread: Birdy thread

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    The rack is by Nitto, tho have seen a couple...

    The rack is by Nitto, tho have seen a couple versions listed by various Japanese dealers in the past.
  11. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Haven't had a chance to really try it out yet. A...

    Haven't had a chance to really try it out yet. A few qick laps around our loop left the impression it was less 'bouncy'. Swapped the handlepost with the silver Birdy, as it had the adjustable version...
  12. Thread: Birdy thread

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    The site is easyauctionjapan. The bumps in price...

    The site is easyauctionjapan. The bumps in price were for VAT(dealer seller), domestic shipping between seller and EAJ, and shipping to the US(unknown 'till they get ready to ship). As it was a buy...
  13. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Hi Bruce - Total with tax, license, and dealer...

    Hi Bruce -

    Total with tax, license, and dealer prep was about $1,400 landed and delivered to my door. The auction site has a calculator to check costs before bidding, but by the time it got...
  14. Thread: Birdy thread

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    2012 bd-1

    Wanted to replace the GoBike with another Birdy, but the pickin's are slim in the US so thought I would try one of those Japanese auction site surrogates. For some reason Japanese bike shops will not...
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    OP was looking for a separable, not a folder,...

    OP was looking for a separable, not a folder, that would fit in a compact car trunk(boot). The Moultons also sport full suspension and are hand made functional works of art. Expensive yes, but they...
  16. Thread: Helix

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    When I think back about the Dahon I used to have...

    When I think back about the Dahon I used to have it make me appreciate the Birdy that much more, and paid less than $300 for a like new Speed P8. But like we used to say, different strokes...

    The...
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    Nice little runabout Bruce. Usually don't like...

    Nice little runabout Bruce. Usually don't like yellow, but it works in this case.
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    For that kind of cabbage, why not just go with a...

    For that kind of cabbage, why not just go with a Moulton?
  19. Thread: Birdy thread

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    This shows one fellow's solution. It's in...

    This shows one fellow's solution. It's in Japanese, but well documented in photos, including the front derailleur mount he fabbed.

    PEUGEOTQ~V|[g
  20. Wish you luck finding your bike, the nabe sounds...

    Wish you luck finding your bike, the nabe sounds a lot like TJ. Do they do the throwing the dead dog in front of your car bit there as well?

    Your writing style made for an enjoyable read, stranger...
  21. What was the 5LINKS like in the flesh? The fold...

    What was the 5LINKS like in the flesh? The fold looks like it would give the Strida a run for it's money, but might handle a bit more conventional. Then I got to the carbon fiber Strida. Lovely bit...
  22. Pacific was well represented, some interesting...

    Pacific was well represented, some interesting color schemes on the Birdys. Their front end also made an appearance on the LGS… Wonder if R&M's patent has run out.
  23. Thread: The GoBike

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    The For Trade Thread in Folders, #148...

    The For Trade Thread in Folders, #148
  24. The GoBike handled like a full sized suspended...

    The GoBike handled like a full sized suspended bike and folded almost the size of the Birdy. Somewhere on here is a thread showing both. Unfortunately I think it proved to be too expensive to sell...
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    Sticky: F/T - GoBike & Dahon Helios

    Have to offer a completely original and complete GoBike and Dahon Helios. Both are in excellent cosmetic and working condition.

    This GoBike is one of the last off the production line before they...
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