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Old 04-27-17, 08:26 PM   #1
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Advice please. Origami Dragon

I am looking for a 20" folder for my son. Last time I was on the market for myself 2 years ago. There seems to be more choices locally and online. I was about to chose between midrange Dahon or Tern in $550 to $750 range - something safe and reliable. Then Origami Dragon caught my attention. Please share your opinions or experiences. I value safety over everything else. But a cool bike will be an additional motivation for my son to use it more often. Thanks in advance
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I am looking for a 20" folder for my son. Last time I was on the market for myself 2 years ago. There seems to be more choices locally and online. I was about to chose between midrange Dahon or Tern in $550 to $750 range - something safe and reliable. Then Origami Dragon caught my attention. Please share your opinions or experiences. I value safety over everything else. But a cool bike will be an additional motivation for my son to use it more often. Thanks in advance
I am Paul from Origami Bicycle Company. Can I answer any questions for you?
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I am looking for a 20" folder for my son.
How old / tall is your son & how keen a rider is he ?
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Paul, you may want to edit the HTML for your Dragon specifications table on your site. All provided specs end with "No". For instance:

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<td>Seatpost : </td><td>Aluminum, teardrop x 580mmNo </td>
<td>Folded dimensions :</td> <td>14.5"x 31" x 25"No </td>
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Paul, you may want to edit the HTML for your Dragon specifications table on your site. All provided specs end with "No". For instance:

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<td>Seatpost : </td><td>Aluminum, teardrop x 580mmNo </td>
<td>Folded dimensions :</td> <td>14.5"x 31" x 25"No </td>
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Thanks. I will check it out.

We are working on a fix for this. For the time being, just ignore the "No" because the rest of the information is correct

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you did provide very useful updates, specs and lots of pictures over private email - thanks much
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How old / tall is your son & how keen a rider is he ?
My son is 20 years old. 5'8' somewhere in 160 lb range I assume. thanks in advance
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you did provide very useful updates, specs and lots of pictures over private email - thanks much
Oh, Ok. Would you like to talk with one of our customers who owns one?
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I'd also be interested in reading owners' experiences. Particularly 6'1", 210 lb owners :-)
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I'd also be interested in reading owners' experiences. Particularly 6'1", 210 lb owners :-)
I don't know that I can find some with these specific parameters, but will email some owners to see.
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My son is 20 years old. 5'8' somewhere in 160 lb range I assume. thanks in advance
Are you sure he will think a 20" folder is cool ?

young folk can be very conservative in their tastes in as much as they go with their peers, so a "clown" bike may not be the thing this year.
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Are you sure he will think a 20" folder is cool ?

young folk can be very conservative in their tastes in as much as they go with their peers, so a "clown" bike may not be the thing this year.
Very true. My son is 29 and he thinks the Bike Friday PakiT is cool but considers most folders "weeny bikes" as he puts it. He rides a Jamis, does not own a car or want one. He's got mixed feelings about the Brompton, he thinks it looks dorky but he likes how you can take it inside the local bar ;-).
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I am Paul from Origami Bicycle Company. Can I answer any questions for you?
Does the Dragon allow fender and a rear rack to be used?
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Does the Dragon allow fender and a rear rack to be used?
Fenders can be added,but our rack will not fit.
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I rode an Oragami 46 miles.

I'm 6' 190# & rode my brother-in-law's Oragami folder 46 miles through the countryside outside Mannitowoc, WI. It worked well. I added my own Brooks saddle & Arkel bag. Not a speed demon (11mph) but acceptable.
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I'm 6' 190# & rode my brother-in-law's Oragami folder 46 miles through the countryside outside Mannitowoc, WI. It worked well. I added my own Brooks saddle & Arkel bag. Not a speed demon (11mph) but acceptable.
Which model does your brother have?
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Appears to be a Crane

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Looking at your website, it appears to be the Crane.
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Looking at your website, it appears to be the Crane.
The Crane 8 is usually my ride of choice. If he has an older one, it would have been 7 speeds and not terribly fast. The new ones (Crane 8) have a much wider gear range and are significantly faster (I often cruise at about 13mph and sprint at about 17). Oh, since the Dragon was the subject of the thread, it is faster still.
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The Crane 8 is usually my ride of choice. If he has an older one, it would have been 7 speeds and not terribly fast. The new ones (Crane 8) have a much wider gear range and are significantly faster (I often cruise at about 13mph and sprint at about 17). Oh, since the Dragon was the subject of the thread, it is faster still.
This was an 8 speed but dropped the chain when in lowest or highest gears, so I guess I ended up with a 6 speed :-)
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