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Old 11-11-17, 01:58 PM   #1
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Hummingbird: Anyone heard of this?

https://hummingbirdbike.com/

Was doing a little web surfing today and came across the Hummingbird folder. Looks like an intriguing design, 6.9 kg.

Then I found the price: single speed £3495, four speed £3795. Eeek!
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Old 11-11-17, 02:39 PM   #2
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I've seen it, I still don't understand it. Apparently it's for that burgeoning market of folks who need a folder in their Bentleys.
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Bike Shop - Chedech Bike shop

As to why a South Korean company would pick a hebrew word for a name…
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Old 11-11-17, 03:44 PM   #4
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Bike Shop - Chedech Bike shop

As to why a South Korean company would pick a hebrew word for a name…
Chedech looks interesting but how does it weight compare. I had a quick scan but couldn't see it stated anywhere. Rider weight looks respectable at 100kg.
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Apparently, it's around 9kg

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-b...t-chedech.html
CHEDECH: Quest to design the ultimate folding bike! - Page 4 - BikeRadar Forum
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In that case, for the same price, it's not really competitive with a titanium Brompton, which offers a wider gear-range and a clip-on bag on the frame.
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https://hummingbirdbike.com/

Was doing a little web surfing today and came across the Hummingbird folder. Looks like an intriguing design, 6.9 kg.

Then I found the price: single speed £3495, four speed £3795. Eeek!
Its one of the most famous folding bikes. I was going to get one till they said it's not possible to make a folding bike with 20inch wheels and only produced the 16inch version.

But the price is stupid, no excuse for it.
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It doesn't fold up nearly as compactly as most other folding bikes.
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Yea Hinges and the reinforced surrounding area to support them do add weight..
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