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The Magic folding bike Under 20 Pounds. Do you have one?

Old 01-08-17, 06:41 PM
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Did they get sued by Brompton?
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Old 01-08-17, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeLite View Post
Did they get sued by Brompton?
If I recall correctly, he got permission from Brompton when he originally built this bike.
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Old 01-08-17, 07:37 PM
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cheap carbon frame from china
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Originally Posted by reppans View Post
Guess there's a price for everything ... 16lbs/27spd/5figure$

Ultimate Folding Bicycle

I really don't understand the value and direction this guy is going with the bike. since I see the main difference would the the titanium main frame. while everything else there's a huge aftermarket following for lighter parts and after that would still be MUCH less money than what he would think to sell this for. Also this is a one off bike and don't think he's made another one to date.

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Old 01-09-17, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by maxxevv View Post
Searching further, for equivalent specifications, they can be had excluding shipping for under US$450.
https://world.taobao.com/item/541977703572.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.OERD8K#detail

Origami would be hard pressed to equal that.
I ran that page through google translate, then clicked on a link marked 'common trick'. Here is what it said:

Beware of counterfeit customer-induced refund, fishing money!
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Old 01-10-17, 02:26 AM
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That link is from Taobao, the largest online shopping platform in the world. (yes ... it beats Amazon and Ebay by a country mile ..maybe more).

I natively read chinese so I don't use google translate. Had to search pretty hard to find what you mentioned.

That is their warning/disclosure to use their Alipay verified payment platform to prevent fraudsters who often encourage buyers to circumvent the payment system and buyers get no protection when things go wrong. Somewhat like how ebay insists you use Paypal to ensure protection.
If look up ebay, they have a similar page on how to detect fraud and prevent it. Just that its not directly linked in every listing.
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Old 01-10-17, 06:19 AM
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My 20-sp Ti Swift comes in under 20#.
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Old 01-10-17, 03:44 PM
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my speed tr weigh in at about 21lbs. my speed pro might be even lighter.
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Old 06-21-17, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick Imby View Post
How many of you guys have a Sub 20 pound Folder? Throw some pictures up.

I am in the process of trying to get my Dahon MU D10 under 20 pounds.
I can finally participate in the thread. Crius Smart 5 speed. 19lbs.

Photo from Thor's site http://www.thorusa.com/crius/IMG_1492.jpg

I'd like to put a Brooks Swift and some Ergon grips on there. Getting a shorter handlepost should keep it under 20 lbs.
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Old 06-24-17, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Rick Imby View Post

How many of you guys have a Sub 20 pound Folder? Throw some pictures up.

I am in the process of trying to get my Dahon MU D10 under 20 pounds. Not sure if I will get there or not. The frame is aluminum with an aluminum fork. Starting weight 26 pounds.
Should be no issue with your Mu. I have a Mu frame, should be identical in weight to yours. Mine bike comes in at 18ish lbs (not quite sure, crap scales).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t_j...QLwj4plZQ/view

The big weight savings on my bike compared to yours would be the wheels, seatpost, handlebars, pedals, crankset and seat.
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Old 06-24-17, 03:31 AM
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8kg.

https://scontent-sin6-2.xx.fbcdn.net...8b&oe=59C9046E

Very pricey though...
Seattle Cycles Burke 20 « PortaPedal Bike
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Old 06-24-17, 03:59 AM
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The Allen sports ultra X is a sweet ride and a very light folder. 18 lbs about. Carbon frame.
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Old 06-24-17, 08:28 AM
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New Bike Friday PakIt, is lighter than my Tikit, because they made seat and steering mast removable,
rather than use heavier folding mechanisms. with the exception of the rear end, it folds ahead of the BB,

So you can order them with belt drives, if you wish... would stay under 20# depending on your component picks..

made in several sizes.. so unique in the folding bike biz..


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Old 06-24-17, 12:45 PM
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Hehe... I keeping adding weight and accessories to my M6R to increase its touring comfort, speed, and versatility. I'm up ~34lbs (no impact on folded size) with everything on/in it, which makes it my heaviest folder (bicycle for that matter). Still, it's compact locking fold and baby stroller mode make it, by far, my easiest bike to carry/move around while folded. When touring, I carry it ~1/2 mile/day (stealth camping), wheeled many miles through museums and pedestrian parks/malls, and once hike it up a 30-story staircase. FWIW, I can't carry it far at all suitcase style (down by your legs), but up high on top of my shoulder(s), a 1/4 mile is perfectly doable. No problem taking it up to my 3rd floor attic, stairs and narrow hallways, and with a free hand to open/close doors.
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Old 07-12-17, 07:46 PM
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Which one is this?

Hi Azreal911. Which brand and model bike is this? Thanks Wolfgang
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Old 07-13-17, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by maxxevv View Post
Those carbon folders are already available under the SAVA brand from online chinese based websites.

Searching further, for equivalent specifications, they can be had excluding shipping for under US$450.
https://world.taobao.com/item/541977....OERD8K#detail
How much would shipping half way around the world cost?
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Old 07-13-17, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
How much would shipping half way around the world cost?
Depends on how much it weighs----Big Grin----
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Old 07-13-17, 02:59 PM
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You could get it from Origami bikes in the US.
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My FSIR Spin 5.0 comes in at under 20 pounds sans pedals. With lighter tires, grips, cogset, and pedals, and removing the magnets that hold the wheels together when folded it can easily go under the 20lbs mark. Trick it out with carbon and titanium, you can go under 19lbs.


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Well I have the original sub 10kg folding bike, the Bickerton. It's 9.1kg I believe. I paid £13 for it so less than a £ per pound of weight when you think about it. Neither the image or video is my actual bike but pretty much the same. I'm not currently riding it but hope to when I've lost more weight some day. It's more a engineering curiosity for me. I've only seen one ridden in real life a few years ago and remember at the time it was plastered with travel stickers all over it I guess making the point she had taken it to many different countries and ridden it. I also have a Bickerton Californian the rebranded early Dahon bike and that is a solid lump of a bike that seems like its approaching 14kg in comparison. 9kg is a comfortable weight for me to hold with one hand and move about easily but 14kg becomes too heavy for one hand for sure and is a 2 handed lift etc. Generally though I'm not a weight obsessed cyclist and find stronger more durable bikes more appealing. When it comes to bikes I have 2 preferences for frame material steel and titanium normally. Not that I have a titanium bike but that to me is the premium material without compromise that also is low weight. It doesn't suffer from fatigue like aluminium and is springy and more robust unlike carbon plus of course it doesn't corrode like steel but sadly very expensive. Maybe in the future I'll buy myself a titanium 20" folding bike frame and forks from china $300-500 plus import duties and find a decent s/hand donor bike to swop frames with and see if I can do myself a sub £500 titanium folding bike.



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Old 04-27-18, 04:54 AM
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Here's my entry.


Bike_Friday_PRSP_1 by jenkwang, on Flickr

Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Super Pro in Small/Medium size.
Ultegra R8000 groupset.

All in 8.5kg.
Its possible to go even lower with carbon fork and seatpost, plus a lighter wheelset, change the saddle to some sort of bare minimum carbon one.

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