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Old 06-02-18, 01:42 AM
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How long where the BCA folding bike in production?
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Old 06-02-18, 01:44 AM
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Any one out there own a BCA folding bike?
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Old 06-02-18, 08:51 AM
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Old 06-02-18, 03:32 PM
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Pre-weekend beer run... stiff aluminum frame a huge plus when towing a trailer full of beer!

Does the trailer have a hinge to articulate? Who manufactured it?
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Old 06-08-18, 08:55 AM
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Took some pics on my way to work today.




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Old 06-08-18, 11:19 AM
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^ Very nice....beats the heck out of these So-Cal freeways I spend too much time on.

Is that a bag full of turnouts your pedaling around with?
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Old 06-08-18, 12:55 PM
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^ Very nice....beats the heck out of these So-Cal freeways I spend too much time on.

Is that a bag full of turnouts your pedaling around with?

Yeah, one perk of my job is riding to work on well maintained trails. At least 75% of the ride, the rest are neighborhoods, sidewalks, parking lots... still better than driving and the best parts of my day. I could let my mind wander, day dream at times, remember my old girl friends, even the bad ones, haha.

Don't know what you mean by turnouts but that's my backpack stuffed sideways. Normally I ride with it on my back but trying the Brompton basket.
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Old 06-08-18, 02:18 PM
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Origami FireFly folding electric bike on a pedestrian bridge in Richmond, VA.
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Old 06-10-18, 05:23 PM
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That's a sweet looking carbon e-bike. Is that Kenda BMX tyres? Shops often seem reluctant to suggest bmx tyres for folding bikes but they seem a perfect choice to me. Comfortable, decent grip, pretty puncture proof especially with all the stunts bmx bikes do. Much better than horrible low profile 1.2-1.5 tyres that have to be pumped up to high pressures and give very little suspension effect. Looks a solid entry into your range of bikes. Better than that Dahon single speed e-bike monstrosity they recently announced (apologies to Dahon fans).
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Does the trailer have a hinge to articulate? Who manufactured it?
Hey @Schwinnsta It's an Ibex trailer made by BOB. Bob Ibex It pivots on bearings on either side of the rear axel of the bike, and in the other plane at the vertical tube behind the rear axel of the bike. It also has spring and shock (adjustable preload). It's fantastic and tracks neatly behind the bike. I love it. I replaced the rear tire with a better one (more slick than knobby) and I couldn't be happier. I also tow it behind a tandem for camping, and sometimes behind my Lemond for quick runs to the park.

It has four bottle cage mounts (I'm only using two) and I recently put a rack on it so that I can add panniers. And it has a pole & flag, though I rarely have it mounted. It works really, really well with my Swift folder!








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Wow. Very nice. Thanks for the explanation of how it works. Rear rack is a nice touch. I once had a racing green R20 just like yours. Good bike but it is larger when folded.
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Old 06-10-18, 09:26 PM
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Wow. Very nice. Thanks for the explanation of how it works. Rear rack is a nice touch. I once had a racing green R20 just like yours. Good bike but it is larger when folded.
I know what you mean... this is mine "folded". (and this one is actually an RSW-16)

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Old 06-11-18, 12:28 AM
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Sorry...i have ask...

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I know what you mean... this is mine "folded". (and this one is actually an RSW-16)

is that bike actually smaller or bigger when 'folded'? I mean, the point of folding is to reduce, not increase the girth, ain't it?

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Old 06-11-18, 09:09 AM
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I know what you mean... this is mine "folded". (and this one is actually an RSW-16)


Come on tell the truth, this isn't a folding bike, its the result of a high speed collision isn't it?
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Old 06-11-18, 08:03 PM
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Come on tell the truth, this isn't a folding bike, its the result of a high speed collision isn't it?
You guys are so right... I've also had it described as looking like Laurel & Hardy's car that got crushed between two streetcars... (pretty dead on!)

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Old 06-11-18, 08:11 PM
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You guys are so right... I've also had it described as looking like Laurel & Hardy's car that got crushed between two streetcars... (pretty dead on!)

I remember this exact scene from when I was a little kid some 40 or so years ago - the pair spent the entire episode trying to get the damn thing to run, but it started running only after it got crushed. Hilarious!

Question: just how old are those white tires on your Raleigh? Are they of a vintage similar to the bike's?
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Old 06-11-18, 08:17 PM
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Old 06-11-18, 08:23 PM
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I remember this exact scene from when I was a little kid some 40 or so years ago - the pair spent the entire episode trying to get the damn thing to run, but it started running only after it got crushed. Hilarious!

Question: just how old are those white tires on your Raleigh? Are they of a vintage similar to the bike's?
Yep, original Dunlops from 1964. I wish I could get similar in white, but the only remade ones I could find are black. Since I like riding the bike I have the black new ones on it, but kept the originals since they look great with the rest of the white bits on the bike.
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Just built up my minivelo.. $139 shipped to my door..

I ditched the OEM foam grips & disc brake calipers right away, put on some old gel grips & Hayes mechanical calipers..
Longer reach & higher rise stem to fit better for my riding position.
I cut down the handlebar about 1.5 in. from each side, since I will be riding this bike in Manhattan, narrow handlebars saves lives when you are just inches away from cars.
Gearing is a bit tall for city bike, but smaller chainring would easily compensate.
Pink color stands out nicely in traffic, and not likely to be the first target for thieves.


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Old 06-18-18, 10:09 AM
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