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Old 08-12-17, 11:16 AM   #1
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Folding cruiser bike with Nexus hub

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ref=nav_search

didn't notice the weight but the fold is actually pretty compact.
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Old 08-12-17, 12:00 PM   #2
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Great,...ANOTHER bike I'd luv to get,...and not enough $$$ to get them ALL!!! LOL!!!

Too bad that it has a removeable threadless stem??? Nope,... Different, but,...NOPE!!!
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Old 08-12-17, 12:55 PM   #3
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Looks like a threaded/quill stem. In the video, I just barely see an expander nut at the bottom of the stem when it's removed from the headtube. Interesting concept to store the end of the stem in a hole in the middle of the frame.

I see the Gates belt drive and 3-speed IGH. Of course, what they're not telling you is that it's a bit of a pain to remove the rear wheel to fix a flat, as you have to release the two bolts in the frame above the IGH housing (I'm assuming that's what those are). I wonder how many buyers will realize this from the get-go.

I'm OK with the IGH, but I disagree with how they characterize derailleur systems: "Conventional derailleur: Skips often, not accurate, requires periodic costly service/maintenance, causes the chain to fall." What they're not telling you is that the derailleur is less expensive, more efficient, weighs less and is more easily replaced than an IGH. No need to demonize the derailleur to pump up the IGH.
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Old 08-15-17, 06:13 AM   #4
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I would actually have been interested in the 'California 1' but not with an aluminum frame. Here's yet another one to watch and see if the targeted delivery date is met.
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Old 08-15-17, 07:48 AM   #5
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I see the Gates belt drive and 3-speed IGH. Of course, what they're not telling you is that it's a bit of a pain to remove the rear wheel to fix a flat, as you have to release the two bolts in the frame above the IGH housing (I'm assuming that's what those are). I wonder how many buyers will realize this from the get-go.
The bolts should only have to be removed to replace the belt.. to change a wheel with horizontal drops, after removing the click box, you would loosen axle nuts, push wheel forward to release belt tension, derail belt off front sprocket, then pull rear wheel out of frame.. it goes pretty quick.. much like the belt drive Moulton TSR2 .. the rear fender might come into play getting the rear wheel out, but from the pictures, it looks like you wouldn't have to mess with it to get the rear wheel out.. could be wrong..
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Why not just have China built a boat load of these for 1/3 the price?
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Why not just have China built a boat load of these for 1/3 the price?
If the bike proves to be a good seller you can bet a Chinese company will offer a copy.
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