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    To further embarrass Thor, let me add my vote for...

    To further embarrass Thor, let me add my vote for his good service. He was very patient with me while I tried to work out (by email and phone) exactly how much longer his Dahon ThudBuster is than my...
  2. Gaerlan has them in silver or black, $8: ...

    Gaerlan has them in silver or black, $8:

    http://www.gaerlan.com
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    I find the stock Dahon saddle uncomfortable after...

    I find the stock Dahon saddle uncomfortable after a half hour of riding, so I'm going to replace it with a Brooks upright model (B67 or B68). From what I've read, those saddles are pretty comfortable...
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    You need to decide what's most important to you -...

    You need to decide what's most important to you - ride, speed, flats, price, etc. It's a trade-off.

    Nice ride, fast = Greenspeed Scorchers, judging by message traffic.

    Bombproof = Marathon Plus...
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    My main reservation about the stock Tikit is the...

    My main reservation about the stock Tikit is the limited gear range - 31-77. I can live with 31, but 77 at the top is just too low, even for me. ;)

    Looks like the 11-34 gives 25-77. That would be...
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    When I test-rode a Brompton, the seat didn't...

    When I test-rode a Brompton, the seat didn't raise enough, so I'd be needing a extended or telescoping one (which are available).

    However, even at the lower seat height I tried, the handlebars...
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    According to BF, my measurements definitely put...

    According to BF, my measurements definitely put me on the large Tikit (a shade over 6 foot, 220 lbs).

    My legs are longer than most 6 footers (a friend of mine who's my height could barely reach...
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    Tikit - upright riding position?

    I'm looking to buy a Tikit soon, and I'm trying to figure out a way to get a more upright riding position (mainly for urban commuting, and to get the weight off my hands).

    I'm about 6 foot with...
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    My first question is always "will it fit me?",...

    My first question is always "will it fit me?", because most folders don't, out of the box.

    I'd want to know if it can handle a 6 footer with long inseam - that is, can the seat rise that much, and...
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    Based on past Reaches and its full suspension, I...

    Based on past Reaches and its full suspension, I expect it would ride great.

    The fold/unfold doesn't seem particularly fast to me - still some fiddling around with quick releases, saddle...
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    feijai...

    feijai, thanks for the 1-year update. Lots of great detail for a prospective Tikit buyer like me.

    I love the hyperfold idea (fast and elegant), but after hearing about maintenance problems in this...
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    Poked around with a Clip at my LBS. Seemed that,...

    Poked around with a Clip at my LBS. Seemed that, even with a telescoping seatpost, it wouldn't handle anyone close to 6 foot, so I didn't bother asking for a test ride.

    Cute, but a non-starter for...
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    Vik, thanks for your IGH wisdom. Your blog was...

    Vik, thanks for your IGH wisdom. Your blog was the first place I saw a Season Tikit.

    From the BF page, it looks like they're offering the Red Band Nexus 8. Not sure if they offer the Alfine. How...
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    Thanks for the replies on removing the Nexus hub....

    Thanks for the replies on removing the Nexus hub. Sounds like even I can handle it. ;)

    For my purposes, I don't think the iMotion9 is worth the extra $300 over the Nexus. So I'll probably go with...
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    Just asked BF Walter about the gear range of the...

    Just asked BF Walter about the gear range of the SRAM iMotion 9 (originally reported as 101-30), and he corrected the numbers as follows:

    "The stock configuration comes with a 20 tooth cog,...
  16. Mmmm, nice grips. Is there a semi-quick way to...

    Mmmm, nice grips. Is there a semi-quick way to loosen the bar ends so they can be tucked into a fold? (e.g. hex key on the end?).

    BTW, looks like you have your seatpost fully extended...
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    Don't know the details of the components, but BF...

    Don't know the details of the components, but BF Walter listed the i-Motion as yielding 101-30 GI (he corrected himself later - see below), and I assume he meant on the Tikit that he has. Hmmm.

    As...
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    Season Tikit - Nexus 8 vs. i-Motion 9

    Just noticed that Bike Friday has a new Season Tikit, using the SRAM i-Motion 9-speed hub:
    http://community.bikefriday.com/node/11312?styleId=1676

    ...and here's a blog entry about it from BF...
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    I believe the Mu has a 5-year frame warranty. I...

    I believe the Mu has a 5-year frame warranty. I think my 2007 does.
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    Poll: To me, the main issues are: - Are the offshore...

    To me, the main issues are:
    - Are the offshore workers producing a quality product (value for money)?
    - Are they paid and treated well?

    Your Taiwanese-made Dahon stands a good chance of passing...
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    So when it's folded up, it's a "parking tikit"?

    So when it's folded up, it's a "parking tikit"?
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    Now that LED lights are so bright and run so long (my batteries last me several months of commuting 5 days a week), why choose the expense and complication of a generator? Is there another benefit to...
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    here come the knock-offs

    On TradeMe (NZ's answer to eBay), I've noticed quite a few low-end foldies appearing lately. Most of them appear to be Chinese imports.

    So let's play "name the knock-off":...
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    Saw the Clip at my LBS. It was cute, and the...

    Saw the Clip at my LBS. It was cute, and the seat-post stand thingie was cool, but the rest of the bike was underwhelming.

    Can't remember if it was heavy, but it wasn't particularly light.

    The...
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    I get cat calls occasionally (on both my Dahon...

    I get cat calls occasionally (on both my Dahon and my recumbent), and it's always always always the same - 2 or more guys in a pickup truck or old beater car. Gives credence to the whole "men in...
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