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New Folding bike, 25"-28" wheels

Old 07-11-10, 12:32 PM
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New Folding bike, 25"-28" wheels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Tx5...eature=related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiFtbaqQ1VI
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Old 07-11-10, 03:55 PM
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Not sure if I would call that a folding bike more like a breakaway bike. Wouldn't be too useful for daily commuting and having to hide it somewhere in your office after. Also by the time he's done and ready to ride a normal folding bike would probably be halfway to their destination already heh. This would be something to throw into your car and not taking it into multimodal commutes. Performance would be the most important here to see how the compare to other breakaway bikes instead of folders.
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Old 07-11-10, 06:47 PM
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It is the OPs first post so I suspect its a troll and he will soon tell us what a great deal we can get on one from him. Roger
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Old 07-11-10, 10:24 PM
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not that great of a folding bike anyways unless you like sitting there for 10 minutes to fold up a bike as well as carry 2 wheels and the frame separately. It's more of a hassle than anything. Dahon already makes pretty dang good full size folding bikes without the hassle of breaking the entire thing apart. They would have to pretty much under price their bike to generate any interest in this sub forum.
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Old 07-12-10, 03:55 AM
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it's not that convenient is it? if the wheels have to be carried separately and you need a load of tools to 'fold' and unfold it.

I'm thinking of marketing a new full size folding bicycle.... but you require acetalyne torch and a mig welder to 'fold' and 'unfold' it.
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it's not that convenient is it? if the wheels have to be carried separately and you need a load of tools to 'fold' and unfold it.

I'm thinking of marketing a new full size folding bicycle.... but you require acetalyne torch and a mig welder to 'fold' and 'unfold' it.
Lol

with the amount of time and tools needed, you can easily take off both wheels and just carry your frame and two wheels. I really don't see a difference between the two except for carrying the full frame with less hassle.
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Old 07-12-10, 02:38 PM
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Cut and S&S connected regular bike frames come apart to fit in a box sized like the wheels 28"ish diameter.. ,
maybe not so clever as that, but well proven.
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Old 07-12-10, 08:13 PM
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26 pounds, and with a terrible handlebar design. Given the bolt points on the seat, will be flexible as all get out. Still very nifty, a collapsable frame. However the video claims that the Fubi is "probably the fastest folding bicycle", to which I say not no but hell no.
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Actually, I think the frame design is pretty cool. Combine this with folding wheels for the complete package!

The Fubi looses me with its proprietary hubs and derailleur system, though.

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I wonder what's happened to those crossbreed wheels? I've not seen anything new about them for almost 2 years.

I did worry that they were going to be prohibitively expensive, being made from a dozen pieces of carbon fibre, and the way they pinch the tyre when folded looked like a potential sticky point... but I'm surprised no effort has been made to market them, even in small numbers
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Actually this one is kind of intriguing and different from other models other there, as it gets very flat with no triangles existing at all. Those use to putting an S&S together wont be too annoying with the time loss on this, and he shows the "quick" fold when keeping the rear triangle intact while putting it into the car in the second video near the end.
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