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  1. Thread: Origami Mantis

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    still loving it! i end up selling my curve a few...

    still loving it! i end up selling my curve a few months after my last post. i have been riding the mantis locally and may go to ciclavia again if i feel better.
  2. i own the mantis and started a thread here. it is...

    i own the mantis and started a thread here. it is designed for taller riders since at 5'9" i have the seat near the lowest position. ill do my best if you have any specific questions on the mantis or...
  3. Thread: Origami Mantis

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    had a chance to enjoy and little ride again on my...

    had a chance to enjoy and little ride again on my neighborhood. i also changed the handlebar grips and added some lights. i didnt really expect that this folder fits like a bike that i already own...
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    heard him too on the stern show. howard asked...

    heard him too on the stern show. howard asked "dont you look dorky with those foldable bikes?" :)
  5. Thread: Origami Mantis

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    thanks ed and congrats on your new greenzone as...

    thanks ed and congrats on your new greenzone as well!
  6. Thread: Origami Mantis

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    Origami Mantis

    I decided to go 20s again and discovered Origami thanks to the forum. I was interested in the crane at first but considering the attractive pricing and me missing my 9fs, I decided on the Mantis....
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    anyone in socal, play it again sports in simi...

    anyone in socal, play it again sports in simi valley is selling one for $180 via cl. get it soon since i am tempted. :)
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    finally got a reply. not sure why it took two...

    finally got a reply. not sure why it took two weeks and a follow up, but they concluded that it is a rim compatibility issue. at least i was not reminded again for having a low end bike.
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    i think standard since the lbs fitted other 16"...

    i think standard since the lbs fitted other 16" tires without issues.
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    thanks, i need luck on these indeed. i havent...

    thanks, i need luck on these indeed. i havent heard from schwalbe after 2 weeks, and now when i try to reply my email fails (did they block me? hehehe). i might get my lbs to fit one in the rear for...
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    it looks like i have to let go of my 9fs due to...

    it looks like i have to let go of my 9fs due to my bad back and other recent things. im keeping my tokyo and most likely get another lighter 16" (looking at curve or brompton). i guess in my case...
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    ok, the shop was not able to fit the rear one at...

    ok, the shop was not able to fit the rear one at all. the staff did mention that one of the tires seem tighter than the other. i might still take it to another shop and try the "rear" tire to the...
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    thanks. i thought maybe 50 by counting a section...

    thanks. i thought maybe 50 by counting a section with 10, but the next identical section is slightly short of 10, so i think it is 48.

    i just got my replacement tires after a few weeks and now a...
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    looks like they need to see the tires to make a...

    looks like they need to see the tires to make a decision. they also indicated that this happens a lot on a "low end" bike. since they mention that they will fit the tires now im thinking if i should...
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    i got a hold of schwalbe and submitted a warranty...

    i got a hold of schwalbe and submitted a warranty claim including the pic showing how the tires look like installed.
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    it is actually brownish gray in color, that may...

    it is actually brownish gray in color, that may explain the choice of fender colors (maybe i should consider brown saddle and grip later on). the seatpost is painted and so far has not slipped. ill...
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    ill bring all the info to the shop next time. im...

    ill bring all the info to the shop next time. im still thinking it is just harder to fit than other tires since both end up not fitting right.

    current pics without the rack and fenders:...
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    i just verified 305 too via schwalbe site. ill...

    i just verified 305 too via schwalbe site. ill try another bike shop and show them the label and suggestions from the site. maybe the third one will work.
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    thanks. im looking at the label for the tires and...

    thanks. im looking at the label for the tires and the step by step pics show that the rim liner must be full width of the inner part. i wonder if that has anything to do with the issue i have. im not...
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    i just got back from my lbs and i thought the big...

    i just got back from my lbs and i thought the big apple install will be routine. turns out that the tires are both defective. the shop tried a bunch of ways to center it and it always come out...
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    Sticky: looks like someone looked at the "brompton"...

    looks like someone looked at the "brompton" already and turned out to be a neobike:

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/1553270508.html
  22. Thread: Flying Pigeon!!!

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    i would've considered one at that price, but i...

    i would've considered one at that price, but i just bought my second folder just last week.
  23. Thread: Flying Pigeon!!!

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    great looking folders! the 16" are on ebay for...

    great looking folders! the 16" are on ebay for $50 or best offer plus shipping (+$70 ups to los angeles).
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    thanks again, first 9fs, now tokyo

    i ordered a storm colored tokyo and got it just last week. as i mentioned on my other post, it looks like there were some slight updates mainly on the folding mechanism, color, and decals. here are...
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    i just received the tokyo today and just finished...

    i just received the tokyo today and just finished unpacking. my initial impression is pretty good and that it looks more than what i paid for. ill just try to get the right handlebar and seat height...
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