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Old 04-11-18, 03:55 PM   #1
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What do you think of this?

I'm curious...seems like it might be a cool option for folding bikes and especially for packing them. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...very&term=bike
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Ok, I like the idea of it, and it's definitely something we folding bike enthusiasts could appreciate, but I'm no longer a fan of crowdsourcing. Too many of these things fail to reach completion.
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Balance of Risk vs. Price

Well, higher risk = lower price. For example, I wish that I knew of the Kickstarter for the Lumos helmet. The kickstarter price was $99. I now have to fork over $179 for one.

Having a return policy lowers risk but also adds to the price. In most of Asia there is no such thing as a return policy. Itís just not part of their culture. The moment you walk out of the store (or night market stall), well, caveat emptor.
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Bike Friday splits their bars in the center, by having 3 layers of tubing , secured by the stem clamp./face-plate..

Open face stem is not even needed with bike friday's scheme.


simple, tidy..






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I like the creativity of some of these Kickstarter projects and this one is creative. It seems to have a limited market, essentially nothing that uses brake levers unless you use interrupter levers which they clearly state in the video.

I agree with linberl, it is a great idea for packing.
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I will not fund it, if their bank won't.

my touring build had a 4" wide face plate stem with 2 sets of pinch bolts, and I cut 2 narrow drop bars 2/3 per side,
to have them combined as 1 wide one that comes apart.






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Interesting idea. The connection looks possibly flexy.
Perhaps I'll go that route on my Helix so that I can
use drop bars while keeping the folded size small.
But I'll wait till they're on the market & positively
reviewed. Then I'll give them some thought.
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