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Old 01-03-17, 11:57 AM
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Here is a bike I like; mostly because I made it. It's a new version of my 2 speed folder. There is a long blog post about it here
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Old 01-06-17, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sleepycactus View Post
Here is a bike I like; mostly because I made it. It's a new version of my 2 speed folder. There is a long blog post about it here
Very Nice!

For what it's worth, I'd call it a (very quickly) packable bike, but it's not clear the distinction is very important.

Here's the cool video from your blog post:


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Old 03-01-17, 04:44 AM
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This is a fantastic looking bike. And it's electric as well,...
Thank you for you comments. Makes it all worthwhile ( I'm the designer, and there were times i thought it would never happen) and should be available soon.
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Old 03-01-17, 05:25 AM
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Thank you for you comments. Makes it all worthwhile ( I'm the designer, and there were times i thought it would never happen) and should be available soon.
What bike is this in reference to?
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Old 03-01-17, 07:29 AM
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What bike is this in reference to?
Peugeot EF01
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Old 03-01-17, 09:30 AM
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Peugeot EF01
Heh,... I kinda figured it out already, based on the mention in other threads.
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Old 03-08-17, 07:11 AM
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The new Bickerton Argent, with the same square frame as the original 1970s original:


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Old 03-08-17, 07:20 AM
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More photos of the new model here: https://www.facebook.com/BickertonPortables/

And more photos of the original all around the web:

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Old 06-13-17, 02:45 AM
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New folder by Vladimir Suzko, Minsk, Belarus. Wait for investors)
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Old 06-13-17, 06:47 AM
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That is a pretty impressive fold. Lots of design went into that one. Slick latches too.
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Old 06-13-17, 08:56 AM
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That is awesome!

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Old 06-13-17, 09:08 AM
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Wow, just when I was thinking all bikes are boring this comes along.
Hoping there's no slop in the frame with so many pivots; this new to me design really looks portable, light, but rigid enough to be fun with standard components and no chain growth when folded.
Although it's a bit long when folded its held vertically so the footprint folded looks small and would be great on a commuter train.
If any bike needs a funding backer it's this one.
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Old 06-13-17, 09:13 AM
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Also loving the disc brakes and the seatpost doesn't need to move.
The bike looks like a finished product already. Hope it comes to market soon.

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Old 06-13-17, 10:05 AM
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The new Bickerton Argent, with the same square frame as the original 1970s original
Folding bike no. ad infinitum on the tried and true Dahon layout, but this one folds the drivetrain inside (interesting) and is styled to recall the Bickerton of 45 years ago (which may or may not be a positive!)
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Old 06-13-17, 10:36 AM
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New folder by Vladimir Suzko, Minsk, Belarus.
Kind of the best ideas of the tikit and Jango Flik, or perhaps 'son of DiBlasi'.

Although it's a bit long when folded, it's held vertically so the footprint folded looks small...
I see promise in this prototype, but the present embodiment doesn't seem to stand stably in any orientation when folded. Its difficult to see how one might comfortably hold and control it to possibly roll it along on one of its wheels when folded.
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Old 06-13-17, 12:16 PM
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dibalsi comparason

Always thought the ultimate folding bike would be along the lines of the dibalsi r4 fold. No main frame hingne, seatpost doent need adjustment. Folds in to slim package rather than squarieish
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Old 06-13-17, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
brooks 150 anniversary limited edition tokyobike: it's a nice bike but, i think they blew it on this copper powdercoat. it just comes off looking like "ash pink". if actual copper plating was too expensive, they should have just gone with a classic black.



I believe the color they used for the frame was called Red Beige.
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Old 06-13-17, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
Always thought the ultimate folding bike would be along the lines of the dibalsi r4 fold. No main frame hingne, seatpost doent need adjustment. Folds in to slim package rather than squarieish
I don't know about that.

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Old 07-11-17, 01:37 PM
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this is how it's done. beautifully appointed customized ritchey break-away frame.

https://bluelug.com/blog/













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Old 07-11-17, 05:14 PM
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this is how it's done. beautifully appointed customized ritchey break-away frame.

https://bluelug.com/blog/













People actually like that? A green and brown bike that looks to be from the 1930s?

Each to their own I guess.
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Old 07-11-17, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
this is how it's done. beautifully appointed customized ritchey break-away frame.

https://bluelug.com/blog/

If it weren't for the close-ups, I'd have no idea it was a coupled bike.
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Old 07-11-17, 07:20 PM
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if it would be BRG green I think I would like it even better
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Old 07-11-17, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by kidshibuya View Post
People actually like that? A green and brown bike that looks to be from the 1930s? Each to their own I guess.

Looks to me like a bike from the 1980's, (ignoring the belt drive) but yes, a very nice looking bike! Given when Ritchey started building bikes, 1980's isn't too surprising.

Nothing wrong with new frame designs, but newer rarely means better, it just means newer.
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Old 07-13-17, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by kidshibuya View Post
People actually like that? A green and brown bike that looks to be from the 1930s?

Each to their own I guess.
Reminds of the glory days of English bicycles. very classy. tradition.
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