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Old 03-09-16, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
Sweet!

Why this instead of a Bilenky or alternative?
What alternative's are there? I was looking for a tandem to use with a child for a while. This one allows the child to sleep and they are always in front which is safer. I have not seen anything else like it....enlighten me if I am wrong.

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In theory? since Im OK with my M3L with a Mountain Drive crank ?

One of Ben Coopers modified Bromptons with disc brakes and a Rohloff.
http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/fol...rear-triangle/

Or a BiFri Tikit BTO.

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Old 03-09-16, 10:56 PM
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I'd get a Helix
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Old 03-10-16, 07:07 AM
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I was trying to find pricing on the Helix but it loops back to the pre-order in March page. Anyone know how much these things will go for?
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Old 03-10-16, 07:25 AM
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A Taga bike.

Taga Child cargo Bike and Luxury Baby Stroller In One
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Old 03-10-16, 07:35 AM
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Helix .... Anyone know how much these things will go for?
Several yards thrown with enough force...
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Old 03-10-16, 01:07 PM
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Really a shame this wound up with production problems; I'd have bought one for sure.
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Old 03-10-16, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube View Post
What alternative's are there? I was looking for a tandem to use with a child for a while. This one allows the child to sleep and they are always in front which is safer. I have not seen anything else like it....enlighten me if I am wrong.

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The Bilenky is, naturally, custom. But he has an excellent reputation among the tandem folks.

Bilenky Cycle Works

But there is also the Hase Pino.

Hase Pino Tandem: Info from Long-Distance Tourers | CyclingAbout
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I read about the Hase a while back, I recall it costed about twice as much as the Morpheus.

The Morpheus is actually very cheap....compared within their market.

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I have the CRIUS Smart 14" with 5sp SA hub on my sights.
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I currently ride a Norco/Fiori folding bike and Dahon Curve D8 (D3 upgraded to 8 gears), but the next folding bike I am dreaming about would be a black Brompton SL1 upgraded to wider rear triangle from Kinetics to then have a Nexus or Rohloff hub. Realistically to get this I will wait for an older Brompton to show up on eBay or Craigslist and then try to cold set the rear dropout myself to fit a Nexus. If that failed then buy the rear triangle from Kinetics.
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Old 03-11-16, 06:51 AM
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1. Two speed Brompton with the titanium forks and rear end, seat post, S mast with Tioga 60 mm bars. (This to replace my current setup)

or

2. Moulton TSR 2.

I don't want to be greedy and I want to keep my bike ownership to one full size bike and one folder or folder like.
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I want another Raleigh Twenty/Shopper/Stowaway. I've got a 1971 Raleigh Twenty folder and it's been modified somewhat, powder coated with new decals. It's a lovely bike.
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Just sold my stowaway the other day for £80 which in turn paid for a new Brooks Flyer Special saddle for my Moulton.
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Nobody mentioned the Airnimal Chamelion. 24" wheels, breaks down to pack in a suitcase, folds easily t.o stuff in the boot, rides very well.
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maybe this FSIR?)
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