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Old 04-12-06, 01:21 PM
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Folder of Death.
1973 Philips Twenty.
Fixed gear.
Skulls on valve caps.
Very scary.
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Old 04-17-06, 04:42 PM
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Peerless Folding Bikes?

Does anyone have any experience with or can steer me towards reviews of these bikes. I saw them on eBay & on BoatsToGo.com (same info), but so far haven't found any mention or opinions on the folding bike threads. It looks from the website like they have decent components and would make a good Dahon alternative. I'd appreciate any information from my learned peers, Thanx.
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Old 04-18-06, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by beto61
Does anyone have any experience with or can steer me towards reviews of these bikes. I saw them on eBay & on BoatsToGo.com (same info), but so far haven't found any mention or opinions on the folding bike threads. It looks from the website like they have decent components and would make a good Dahon alternative. I'd appreciate any information from my learned peers, Thanx.
Sorry, people, the company name is Peerless, and it looks like a Chinese Dahon copy. On the website I didn't see any mention of a frame or parts warranty (makes me suspicious before opening my wallet), but the components are interesting. I'd appreciate any owner reviews.
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Old 04-25-06, 03:01 PM
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I've got a Dahon Mariner D7 and I'm really pleased with. I've only got sixty six miles on it so far but then I just got it. So, so far so good.
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Does anyone know the name of an old italian folding bike.....sounds like Pinook or something like that.
My friend has one but cant remember what its called...i could not find much on the www?
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Old 04-27-06, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by M_at
Dahon Jack. In M_at Black
I've ridden it to work for the first time (Well to the train for now) and it drew quite a bit of attention - not many full size folders around here.
I've got a jack on my wish list - also commute into london. How are you getting on with the handlebars ? do you unscrew them or are they OK fixed - ie any 'tut tut's from bikeless passengers
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Old 05-04-06, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by andy_is_me
Folder of Death.
1973 Philips Twenty.
Fixed gear.
Skulls on valve caps.
Very scary.
Nice. Love it. Always been a big fan of the Phillips brand, mainly because my last name is Phillips (heh). I, too, just assembled a fixed folder, one that was also badged by the Raleigh company as one of the old school English brands that they bought out at one point or another (Rudge)...


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Originally Posted by SJP
Does anyone know the name of an old italian folding bike.....sounds like Pinook or something like that.
My friend has one but cant remember what its called...i could not find much on the www?
I don't have a link to any Italian folders beginning with 'P' if you can, find out it's name send me some pics and I'll add it to my list
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One of the people in our group rides a Richey folding bike. Not really folding though. The seat tube, chain stay and seat stay totally separate from the top tube, down tube and bottom bracket. Really well done. It fits in a case small enough to be airport checked with regular baggage; no extra charge so I am told.
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Originally Posted by Bolder Keith
One of the people in our group rides a Richey folding bike. Not really folding though. The seat tube, chain stay and seat stay totally separate from the top tube, down tube and bottom bracket. Really well done. It fits in a case small enough to be airport checked with regular baggage; no extra charge so I am told.

Pix, please !
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Folder beginning with a P.

You want to know a folder beginning with a P? I just bought a 20 inch wheel folder off of eBay thinking that it might be an Elswick. Turned out to be a Pollonia Mayfair!
Made in Hungary with a Shimano 3 speed hub. Poor quality and terrible paint/chromework, but works very well, with almost infinite adjustment of seat and bars. Bit like the bike equivalent of Skoda and Wartburg...

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Originally Posted by Tomaso
Pix, please !
Tomaso: Go to the following web site.
https://ritcheylogic.com/web/Ritchey~...ay/20796.html#
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Old 05-31-06, 02:57 PM
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Back with gears, commuter style.
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Old 05-31-06, 06:46 PM
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What gears are you running?
Great looking bike.
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- 53T x 11-28 (8 speed)
- semi-new Kenda Kwests (20x1.5) on older Sun rims
- awaiting black seatpost
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Old 07-26-06, 02:11 PM
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I have just bought SEASURE folding bike just as an experiment. Actually to get started on the ladder of buying better bikes. The bikes costs just £130 and seems cool for the moment.

* 16” (40cm) wheels
* 6-speed Shimano rear derailleur
* Size folded: H 50 x L 70 x W 55 cm
* Weight: 13.5 kg
* Includes mudguards and folding pedal
* Colour: Grey
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Very good looking bike CE!
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Old 08-29-06, 01:10 PM
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My Ritchey Bike and bag 10.5kg

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Old 08-31-06, 04:36 PM
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Now am proud owner of a Mezzo to partner my Downtube IXFS. Both lovely bikes in their own ways. To think less than a month ago, I didn't own a bike, let alone a folder...

First pic of the Mezzo is here. More to come - unfolded, of course - in the Mezzo thread I just resurrected.

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I am new to this forum. I am looking to buy a cheap folding bike for lite commuting, etc. Does anyone know whether I am being foolish looking into an internet offer of a Citizen folding bike for $179, given that I also see folding bikes being sold for many times that on the internet? Thanks for any thoughts.
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tfarhner said it could be done, and I finally got around to trying it. Bromptons can tow kid trailers in a pinch, but I'm not sure I'd want to do it on a regular basis, especially since I'm pulling two instead of one.
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Old 09-12-06, 12:34 AM
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My First Folder!!!!
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I have 2 Dahon folding bikes:

16" single speed:




20" Speed D7:
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Old 09-15-06, 11:09 AM
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i have a 5 speed kent folding bike with rear suspension. it has a strange rear brake, like the brake pad is warpped around half the axel and pressing the lever pulls & tightens the pad around the axel to slow. its a really smooth ride but it doesn't go very fast and is impossible when climbing hills. I think bought for $96.
I'm 5'11" so its small for me but it gets the job done. Better than riding the bus or walking.

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A Merc next to a Merc. Nice visual pun!
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