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Old 09-11-17, 01:23 AM   #1401
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Still got it? Or just a photo? If so are those 24" wheels?
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Old 10-07-17, 09:41 AM   #1402
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Picked up a Nickel Brompton two months ago. Probably clocked up about 200 miles on it since buying. It's been great, my best purchase of anything for quite a while and hadnt used a bike for around 25 years. Bought for commuting but have been enjoying it at weekends too. It's a H6L. Now that I've hit 10 posts hopefully these pictures are allowed.

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Old 10-08-17, 04:54 PM   #1403
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English and Australian Bickerton, Solorock Hunter, Columbia Compax.
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Old 10-10-17, 10:50 AM   #1404
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Picked up a Nickel Brompton two months ago. Probably clocked up about 200 miles on it since buying. It's been great, my best purchase of anything for quite a while and hadnt used a bike for around 25 years. Bought for commuting but have been enjoying it at weekends too. It's a H6L. Now that I've hit 10 posts hopefully these pictures are allowed.
Beautiful Brommie,...ENJOY!!!
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Old 10-24-17, 08:15 AM   #1405
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1960's NOS Bridgestone 161 Picnica

Just got it yesterday seems to be new old stock
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Old 10-31-17, 11:43 PM   #1406
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Origami Crane

Bought a Crane 8 from Origami Bicycles a few weeks ago. It's my first bike in many years and my first folder, and I'm very pleased with it. Perfect for bopping around the city with. I'm starting to understand the folderitis that folks here talk about...
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Old 11-05-17, 08:35 PM   #1407
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Bought a Crane 8 from Origami Bicycles a few weeks ago. It's my first bike in many years and my first folder, and I'm very pleased with it. Perfect for bopping around the city with. I'm starting to understand the folderitis that folks here talk about...
Your Crane 8 looks great against the cityscape backdrop! Enjoy!
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Old 11-06-17, 01:54 AM   #1408
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Origami Bicycles is a great name.
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Old 12-02-17, 11:38 AM   #1409
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I second that!

Origamibikes gives the best support of all. I bought a Cricket some years ago and when I need something for it just contact them and the owner himself Paul responds at once!
Next time I buy another folding it will be an Origami

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Old 12-02-17, 06:37 PM   #1410
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Montague Swissbike X50.

Pretty much have it all set up:

- lights (Cygolite Metro/Hotshot and Cateye Reflex)
- Montague Rackstand --- this is wonderfully convenient for making the thing smaller when folded
- bags of various sorts (frame bag, speaker bag, Avenier panniers, Banjo Brothers Deluxe Mini Seat Bag)
- tools (Ninja C chain tool, Fix-it-Sticks on a bracket, patch kit, CO2, SKS Aero mini-pump)
- Ergon GS1 grips (need to track down a set of Ergon GP1 Neo grips, but they'll probably need a new handlebar)
- MKS FD-7 folding pedals

waiting on a shim so I can install a Cane Creek Thudbuster ST.

I'd like to get a set of hand-laced wheels, and Serfas Survivor Drifter Tires, and IRD Classica Freewheel 6-Speed 13T--32

Eventually I'd like to try a Geoorbital electric wheel.
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Old 12-03-17, 05:34 PM   #1411
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Dahon Archer (like a Speed P8), new cables fitted, ready to go. 210 used, in good nick, feels tight so far, not been on a bike for 20+ years, fun ride, looking to change the chainring to lower gearing and maybe a new saddle in the future
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Old 12-03-17, 07:46 PM   #1412
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pic please? thanks!
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Old 12-03-17, 07:46 PM   #1413
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Just got it yesterday seems to be new old stock
A 60's bike and 60's yardstick. Love it.

Two questions: size of tires and we could see a closeup of the pedals?

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Old 12-06-17, 03:31 PM   #1414
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Picked up a Nickel Brompton two months ago. Probably clocked up about 200 miles on it since buying. It's been great, my best purchase of anything for quite a while and hadnt used a bike for around 25 years. Bought for commuting but have been enjoying it at weekends too. It's a H6L. Now that I've hit 10 posts hopefully these pictures are allowed.

Beauty! I've never seen a nickel Brompton and it's awesome!
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Old 12-06-17, 03:37 PM   #1415
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Bought this turkish green Brompton M6R last week (my first folding bike) and I already have folding bike fever! Just ordered a Bike Friday Tikit off ebay yesterday too.


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Old 12-08-17, 06:16 AM   #1416
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Need to post 10 posts before I can upload pics of my Dahon Archer!!!
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Old 12-08-17, 09:22 AM   #1417
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Here are some pics of my Dahon Archer, just ordered new chainring and MKS Ezy pedals, saddle and seatpost in the future
https://photos.app.goo.gl/V6U2as22Cj2PrK7f2
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/l3WTQzZgXy53T3wa2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4qdBeISgLtZf54NR2

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Old 12-09-17, 05:29 PM   #1418
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I purchased a Dahon Speed P8 about 10 years ago and just recently the frame cracked at the weld near the fold. I then purchased a Vilano Urbana that I like a lot because its light and very simple, but I'm worried it might fail as well sometime because it was really cheap. I only ride on paved roads, but they are in pretty bad shape. I would eventually like to get a folding bike where the frame itself doesn't fold, like a swift or bike friday, for peace of mind.
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Old 12-19-17, 03:29 AM   #1419
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I purchased a Dahon Speed P8 about 10 years ago and just recently the frame cracked at the weld near the fold. I then purchased a Vilano Urbana that I like a lot because its light and very simple, but I'm worried it might fail as well sometime because it was really cheap. I only ride on paved roads, but they are in pretty bad shape. I would eventually like to get a folding bike where the frame itself doesn't fold, like a swift or bike friday, for peace of mind.
Start a new thread and tell us more about the Dahon that cracked when you have enough posts to post links and pictures. We do not often hear about Dahons that crack so it can be useful information pics of the area that cracked, how much you rode it and if it "just snapped" or first developed a crack and so on.
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Old 12-21-17, 07:45 PM   #1420
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Start a new thread and tell us more about the Dahon that cracked when you have enough posts to post links and pictures. We do not often hear about Dahons that crack so it can be useful information pics of the area that cracked, how much you rode it and if it "just snapped" or first developed a crack and so on.
Ok, I still have the Dahon, so I will start a new thread with pictures when I'm able to. I should also note that both folding pedals also broke within a year or so of owning the bike.
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Old 12-25-17, 06:55 PM   #1421
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Picked up a Brompton copy, a Neo 203, in Thailand. Aluminium frame, adjustable handlebars, fold slightly different, and a sticker claiming it was designed in France!
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Old 12-27-17, 04:14 PM   #1422
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Picked up a Brompton copy, a Neo 203, in Thailand. Aluminium frame, adjustable handlebars, fold slightly different, and a sticker claiming it was designed in France!
Post of photo please.
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Old 12-27-17, 04:41 PM   #1423
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Hi, I can't post photos just yet, but will do so when I can. I already own Brompton, so will also try to post a comparison.
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Old 01-07-18, 09:13 AM   #1424
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A couple of months ago, I picked up an Auto-Mini folding bike (Senator-branded) locally for $20. It was pretty beat up and missing the rear wheel (and the internal-gear hub and shifter), but I fell hard for the bike... it's become my winter/spring project.

I've since picked up a rear wheel and 14t freewheel for it, hoping to turn it into a sometime commuter.

Will post a pic once I'm able (damned 10 post minimum).
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Old 01-07-18, 07:26 PM   #1425
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Wish I had a use for these beaters.

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik...381269108.html

or

this

https://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik...443320301.html

I know there's no such thing as "too many bikes", but I'm now keeping bikes in the trunks of cars or in back seat of truck, garage, basement, living room.
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