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Old 05-10-11, 08:57 PM
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Tokyo Citizen Bike add ons for the handlebars?

Has anyone added anything to their Citizen Bike handlebars? I just got a Tokyo and am looking into adding a speaker or something to use an iPhone GPS app with. I know they have their own branded add ons, but I'd like to have options.

There's a lot of Shimano bits on the bike...

Basically, I want to know if MOST mounts that they do have for like Dahons, etc would work on this bike? The handlebars seem a bit small, but that may be because it's my first folder and I haven't ridden a bike in YEARS.
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Old 05-11-11, 10:49 AM
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Most accessories that include handlebar mounts have a fairly wide range of adjustability in the shape of an adjustable clamping mechanism or shims to be used with the clamp.

I'm sure the handlebars on your Tokyo has pretty standard diameters along it's length. What's the diameter of the bar where you want to clamp the accessory?
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Old 05-12-11, 02:22 PM
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I've got a water bottle holder clamped to my Tokyo's handlebar. Mine even has a quick release so I can twist it out of the way of the fold. It would work a little better if it had a grippier (is that a word?) inside surface so that it doesn't slip as easily, but the mount does work.
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Old 06-06-11, 08:25 PM
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Hi,

I notice you got a Tokyo recently. I was researching about it and most of the post are in 2009. I understand they upgraded their model ( I had no idea what changed) so I am guess yours is new. I wanted to get a Tokyo but also wanted a Miami as I heard it is more practical. I asked Citizens and they said Tokyo is slower but is more compact. I just want to hear from a owner. Do you like it so far? I just need it to ride to the mall which is like 3 blocks down or just to a supermarket which is like few streets away .... I don't know how far can the Tokyo go since I heard it is slow and it is hard to pedal and it is heavy. Is it heavy? Also, do you have that rear bike rack at the back? It's not included anymore. Do you think it is necessary to have that rack? Sorry if I asked too much! Thanks!!

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Old 06-08-11, 07:08 AM
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my coworker has one and she loves it!!we commute together to catch the train, it has 6 speeds but it's really like having only 3(maybe because she bought it with 16"wheel, but you have the option to buy it in a different size wheel) it is not hard to ride on it or pedal it, on the contrary it is very smooth, they don't include the rack anymore because they charge you extra for it, but if it is necesary for you,i would advise you to put a bigger one or a basket,since you will be shopping then you probably would need something to hold your things because the rack is not that big, the bike itself is like 29lbs(i am 130lbs and it's just a little heavy for me, i ride a folding atala 20" wheel and i feel mine lighter)
Hope this helps and good luck finding the right one for you
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Klick Fix , bar bag mount, they have an accessory
that clips in their bar bag mount to add more gadgets
above and Behind the bag .
For that, its a handle bar like tube.
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Old 06-08-11, 09:40 AM
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one could use only one clamp of an Aber HAllo Stem and than use the tube section and use that one to clamp all kinds of things .... of yourse you end up with two clamps.. add another piece of old handlbar and you could make a whole new level of clamp ons ..

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Originally Posted by schilf View Post
my coworker has one and she loves it!!we commute together to catch the train, it has 6 speeds but it's really like having only 3(maybe because she bought it with 16"wheel, but you have the option to buy it in a different size wheel) it is not hard to ride on it or pedal it, on the contrary it is very smooth, they don't include the rack anymore because they charge you extra for it, but if it is necesary for you,i would advise you to put a bigger one or a basket,since you will be shopping then you probably would need something to hold your things because the rack is not that big, the bike itself is like 29lbs(i am 130lbs and it's just a little heavy for me, i ride a folding atala 20" wheel and i feel mine lighter)
Hope this helps and good luck finding the right one for you
Thank you very much. It does help a lot. As long as it gets me somewhere and I can have some exercise on it. I went Canadian Tire (I'm from Canada) and saw a Schwinn 20' folding bike. So I have some idea what an 20' look like. I do prefer the small one and is compact. I feel a much better since you say the ride is smooth. I think I woudl go with a basket like you said. I am now thinking maybe I should just upgrade the seat and have them install for me. I heard it is bad for the behind. I know in Canadian Tire sells bike seat for 19.99..but have to install myself. I don' tknow how the seat feels though.
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My Tokyo came with the rack - I'm sorry to see that the rack is extra now, but if you don't need the rack, the bike is probably a little lighter without it. The bike IS a bit heavy, and is slow. I upgraded the gearing on mine to include an 11 tooth high gear for some more speed - the stock version has a 14 tooth high gear. To fold the bike to its smallest, you have a quick release to slide down the seat post. It is hard to get a balance - tight enough to not slide down when you're riding, loose enough to slide for folding. A Tokyo could be fine for the short trips Akarli has in mind. If your funds are limited, as mine were when I bought mine, it isn't a bad first folder. However, if you enjoy riding, eventually you are going to want to save up for a better bike, as I am.
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Originally Posted by Akarli View Post
Hi,

I notice you got a Tokyo recently. I was researching about it and most of the post are in 2009. I understand they upgraded their model ( I had no idea what changed) so I am guess yours is new. I wanted to get a Tokyo but also wanted a Miami as I heard it is more practical. I asked Citizens and they said Tokyo is slower but is more compact. I just want to hear from a owner. Do you like it so far? I just need it to ride to the mall which is like 3 blocks down or just to a supermarket which is like few streets away .... I don't know how far can the Tokyo go since I heard it is slow and it is hard to pedal and it is heavy. Is it heavy? Also, do you have that rear bike rack at the back? It's not included anymore. Do you think it is necessary to have that rack? Sorry if I asked too much! Thanks!!

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I've had my Tokyo for a couple of years now and still love it. I have had no mechanical issues. True, it's not the fastest bike in the pack but I love the tidy-compact fold. I've taken it to the beach, the mountains and even on a cruise to Bermuda. If you're looking for a low cost ride you can keep in the trunk or hatch of your car, this is it.
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Old 06-09-11, 03:52 PM
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Thank you very much JCFlack and Niked for your reply. It's very helpful. It made me feel much better to buy it.

JCFlack, how do you upgrade your gear? You upgrade it with Citizens?

Do you think I should upgrade the seat or just get it from the near by bike shop. The shipping is so expensive to Canada. It's like 98 USD, and if you buy a seat, it goes up to 102. Not only that, by the time it reach Canada, it has tax too. So it will end up around 300 something.
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Old 06-11-11, 08:56 AM
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I have put in my order for a Tokyo Flamingo. My first folding bike! I have upgraded to their gel seat. I think might as well have them install it for me. I hope the seat is better then the orignal one and there are not as many problems as other people have stated. Now I just have to wait and see what happens!
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The Tokyo has a 6 speed freewheel gear set. It was a little hard to find, but BF members pointed me at an online retailer who sells 7 speed freewheel sets with an 11 tooth high gear. The low gear is about the same as the original. I also needed a 7 speed shifter. I had a local bike shop install it, but it isn't hard to do yourself if you're handy and have a good bike maintenance setup. To do it yourself, you'll need a freewheel extractor to get the original set off - about $8 (or make one as some people have done).
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Originally Posted by JCFlack View Post
The Tokyo has a 6 speed freewheel gear set. It was a little hard to find, but BF members pointed me at an online retailer who sells 7 speed freewheel sets with an 11 tooth high gear. The low gear is about the same as the original. I also needed a 7 speed shifter. I had a local bike shop install it, but it isn't hard to do yourself if you're handy and have a good bike maintenance setup. To do it yourself, you'll need a freewheel extractor to get the original set off - about $8 (or make one as some people have done).
Thank you! I don't think I can do it myself. I will end up ruining the bike. I will check out if there are the 7 speed freewheel sets and shifter. Thanks for your advice!
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