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Old 06-02-19, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
Japan (Kyushu) tour finished a week or so ago......


Was that one of these villages losing people so that only some elderly remained? I vaguely remember stories of remaining inhabitants making figures, particularly of children, so they would not feel that lonely.
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Old 06-02-19, 07:36 AM
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On the French Valley Parkway, Murrieta CA
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Old 06-02-19, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
Was that one of these villages losing people so that only some elderly remained? I vaguely remember stories of remaining inhabitants making figures, particularly of children, so they would not feel that lonely.
Interesting. I didnt know those stories about the figures. I certainly rode through villages where it seemed mainly old people lived.
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Old 06-02-19, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by icedmocha View Post
Looking good Dave. Love the Brompton!
Thanks, im. The Brompton worked very well for me there.
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Old 06-02-19, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
Thanks, im. The Brompton worked very well for me there.
are you keeping it?
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Old 06-05-19, 10:28 AM
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My wife and I were in the Baltimore recently, and got an opportunity to bring our bikes down by rail to the Inner Harbor. Didn't bike as much as I'd like but some is still better than none!


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Old 06-05-19, 05:53 PM
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Old 06-07-19, 06:14 PM
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Xootie with farmer Roy on the Blenkinsop trestle bridge.
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Old 06-09-19, 11:06 AM
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Wall has heave and cracks all along the greenway. Expensive disaster coming!
Short afternoon down in Wilmington for a ride around the landfall greenway and huge shopping centers around Military cut off rd. My interest was drawn to the privacy wall damage being done by poor footings and tree roots on the other side.

Had a great afternoon before the rain moved in the next day. Always happy when I can travel and still feel good to ride and explore!
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Old 06-11-19, 04:00 PM
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Said rains; playing havoc with my sunny days and dry clothes! Ducking into a Port City Java for a coffee and a wait. Staff thought it was neat the bike folds for inside storage.

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Old 06-12-19, 07:23 AM
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Said rains; playing havoc with my sunny days and dry clothes! Ducking into a Port City Java for a coffee and a wait. Staff thought it was neat the bike folds for inside storage.
That one looks like it folds up much narrower than my Origami, even though we have the same general hinge style.
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Old 06-12-19, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
That one looks like it folds up much narrower than my Origami, even though we have the same general hinge style.
I would love to see pics of your Origami. I grew up in Japan, the name always throws me off! My Dahon is “ancient” 02 so there is no info on it. It looked original when I got it and have not done a measurement yet. No suitcase time, just car boots when I catch a ride with someone.
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Old 06-12-19, 08:24 PM
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Rode 15 miles and 1000' of climbing today, 14 MPH average, I'm looking forward to my new tires so I can run 100 PSI in the rear to get it to roll a little better...I was riding into a headwind uphill, but I do need to gear it down a bit, I did put a 48 on the front, but going back to the stock 46 is probably about right, the 48 is sweet for mild downhills, I can cruise at ~22 MPH, but...



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Old 06-12-19, 08:34 PM
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Old 06-12-19, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
I would love to see pics of your Origami. I grew up in Japan, the name always throws me off! My Dahon is “ancient” 02 so there is no info on it. It looked original when I got it and have not done a measurement yet. No suitcase time, just car boots when I catch a ride with someone.
Just a few pictures up from yours, actually: Folders in the wild - post your photos

Wrote a short thing about it here, too, just after I got it: Put my Origami Crane 8 through the paces today

It was a tossup between that or the Dahon Mariner - this one won out because it was cheaper, a little lighter, and I thought the paint job was more awesome.

Made an upgrade in the tires and rear-rack strap but its otherwise still stock. Tuned in, it's a nice rider and it has sold me on the whole folding bike thing - thinking about a hub-gear one next, like the Vitesse, but that'll be probably a year or more off.
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Old 06-16-19, 07:28 PM
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Origami in Yokosuka Japan



Had a chance to explore Yokosuka on my Dragon.
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Old 06-17-19, 04:54 AM
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I brought my Dahon Speed 7 with me on a business trip to Michigan last week, and got a chance to ride out to Lake St. Clair:

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Had a chance to explore Yokosuka on my Dragon.
I like that Dragon!
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I like that Dragon!
I usually travel with a Crane 8, but since the Dragon only takes a few minutes to pack (with quick release pedals installed) I decided to take it this time.
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Old 06-21-19, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
I brought my Dahon Speed 7 with me on a business trip to Michigan last week, and got a chance to ride out to Lake St. Clair:

I've logged in for the first time in a year, just to ask - what bars are they and how'd you get your shifter to fit? Look like bullhorns, all one piece. Didnt think the shifter/brake levers could get round the bends? I could do with something like this for my Tern.
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I've had the bars in my parts bin for quite a while, but I think they are Delta Ergo bars. Basically a knock off of the Scott AT-2 or the Zoom Brahma bars from the heydey of my '90s mountain biking.

A twist shifter won't fit around the curves, but I switched to a Shimano thumb shifter, and that works fine (though it does operate backwards due to my derailer). The brake levers slide right on, though these particular levers do have a hinged clamp I could have used.

The Delta bars are bit easier to mount in that the forward extensions are slightly smaller diameter than normal 22.2mm mountain bike control size. This makes getting grips and controls around the corners easy.

The extensions do interfere with my fold somewhat. I end up extending my stem post so the bars can ride beneath the main frame. Since I only ever fold my bike to toss it in my trunk for a trip, this isn't a big deal for me.







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I've logged in for the first time in a year, just to ask - what bars are they and how'd you get your shifter to fit? Look like bullhorns, all one piece. Didnt think the shifter/brake levers could get round the bends? I could do with something like this for my Tern.
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Put down 60 miles on my 1986 Dahon today, yonkers to manhattan to brooklyn, to south end of Manhattan and back to Yonkers,



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From a short jaunt around town last weekend. Took a number of photos and put together a somewhat long-winded album of what I'm riding with right these days: https://imgur.com/a/G2yENVx

Bit excessive for short-distance stuff, but I consider it practice for when I'm riding unsupported a ways from home, or something.
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