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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lalato

No worries. I'm on the east end of Alameda. If...

No worries. I'm on the east end of Alameda. If you see a Dahon Curl, that's me.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lalato

Hey, mlau. If the Alameda in your profile is in...

Hey, mlau. If the Alameda in your profile is in the Bay Area, we should grab a beer one day and chat. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lalato

I thought the Ti Swift was jur's design/effort. ...

I thought the Ti Swift was jur's design/effort. Or was it in collaboration with Peter Reich?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

I'm sure there are other folks interested in the...

I'm sure there are other folks interested in the Helix now that it's an actual, real bike. Since this thread appears to be the only public place seriously talking about the Helix, I would suggest...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By Lalato

If you're looking for a sub 20 lb small wheel...

If you're looking for a sub 20 lb small wheel bike, have you considered the Bike Friday Pakit? Or is that outside of your price range?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By Lalato

I agree with grayrest. Check in with David at...

I agree with grayrest. Check in with David at bfold.

To your specific question regarding the Ti Swift from the other thread. This bike is only really available as a custom order. You can order...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Dude, this is a 3+ year long thread about this...

Dude, this is a 3+ year long thread about this bike that you have posted in. Maybe just read up a bit to know the saga?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 253,691
Posted By Lalato

Whoa! That's a steal.

Whoa! That's a steal.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,480
Posted By Lalato

FYI... that's the address of ThorUSA. Basically,...

FYI... that's the address of ThorUSA. Basically, it's just sending the order to Thor.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By Lalato

Or you could do what everyone else does. Engage...

Or you could do what everyone else does. Engage in conversations which interest you and thereby become a member of the community. In no time, you'll have ten posts and be able to include links in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By Lalato

I thought the OP meant a fold under design, but...

I thought the OP meant a fold under design, but your comment makes me realize that the OP actually means something more akin to the Montague fold.

https://youtu.be/svX0aOTq37c?t=141
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By Lalato

Bike Fridays essentially fold this way. Not sure...

Bike Fridays essentially fold this way. Not sure about any others.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,480
Posted By Lalato

Not sure. The only thing there is the head...

Not sure. The only thing there is the head badge. I don't see any reason why they couldn't have put the holes there.

But now we are ranging very far from the OPs question. I still vote for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,480
Posted By Lalato

I don't have a Brompton... thanks for the...

I don't have a Brompton... thanks for the explanation on the placement of the carrier block.

If there was a mount for a carrier block, yes, it would fit the way it does on the Brommie. However,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-19-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,480
Posted By Lalato

Regarding the Dahon Curl (just bought one this...

Regarding the Dahon Curl (just bought one this week). The way the front wheel turns for the fold would not allow the same setup as the Brompton carrier. Basically, the carrier would still be facing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,480
Posted By Lalato

I concur with others. Call Bike Friday. Explain...

I concur with others. Call Bike Friday. Explain that you're going on a trip in July and what your needs are. They will take care of you.

The only downside to the Bike Friday is that it doesn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,142
Posted By Lalato

docHuy, I think ThorUSA has one in the garage...

docHuy, I think ThorUSA has one in the garage sale section.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,142
Posted By Lalato

He has explicitly said he doesn't want a break...

He has explicitly said he doesn't want a break apart bike.

OrigamiDad, if you can, try to test ride a Montague. They're at least somewhat available in stores. Another option is something like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,297
Posted By Lalato

My first folder was a Giant Halfway. The unifork...

My first folder was a Giant Halfway. The unifork was never a problem. The latch, however, failed spectacularly as I was hopping a curb in downtown Chicago. That's when I switched to a BF Tikit.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,297
Posted By Lalato

That video does make the folding process look and...

That video does make the folding process look and feel cumbersome. It's nice that the folded package seems solid, but I don't think anyone is going to be folding and unfolding this puppy with any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

This is a bike from a kickstarter project... and...

This is a bike from a kickstarter project... and the number currently out in the wild is tiny. We're talking barely pushing a second digit. This means that no one here knows anything about the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,376
Posted By Lalato

[/left] I don't believe these are licensed. ...

[/left]
I don't believe these are licensed. They may not be improvements over the existing Brompton design, but that doesn't mean they aren't legitimately produced.. They're just not at all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Change bike has been mentioned several times. Do...

Change bike has been mentioned several times. Do a search of the forums. No need to discuss it here.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Lalato

The are other similarly priced 16" folding bikes....

The are other similarly priced 16" folding bikes. You can check out Dahon, Origami, Citizen, and a host of others. Are any of those bikes going to be better than the Downtube, probably not......
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lalato

I doubt you will see any major fluctuation in...

I doubt you will see any major fluctuation in price. The prices you see now aren't going to suddenly change.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 91,702
Posted By Lalato

laffin_boy I put the @ symbol in front of...

laffin_boy

I put the @ symbol in front of your username... which should result in you receiving a notification. You can do the same with jur. It will notify him of a mention in this thread.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

That real world fold/unfold video does make the...

That real world fold/unfold video does make the bike look fiddly and a little troublesome to fold... but that could just be the owner's unfamiliarity with this particular folding mechanism. I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

OMG... Now you've made me even more sad that I...

OMG... Now you've made me even more sad that I didn't get in on the Kickstarter! :(
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Haha! Well, you have to admit it's better than...

Haha! Well, you have to admit it's better than endlessly talking about titanium prices (unless poutine means titanium in French)! :D

linberl, I'm also in the East Bay... and can confirm the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

I can't wait for Season 5! I'm on pins and...

I can't wait for Season 5! I'm on pins and needles with excitement. Best. Folding. Bike. Thread. EVAR!

Seriously though, at this point it would be best to let things cool down a bit until a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

I refer you all back to my previous post. Some...

I refer you all back to my previous post. Some small part of me hopes the reviews are mixed just so we can continue this entertaining conversation. (Most of me hopes the backers get a great bike,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Please encourage one of your fellow backers who...

Please encourage one of your fellow backers who are receiving their bikes over the next week or so to post about it here. Or to funnel their thoughts (and pics) to you so you can post it for them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

And so it begins... I hope the reviews are good,...

And so it begins... I hope the reviews are good, but a small part of me hopes that the reviews are mixed so that we can enjoy some more drama.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 91,702
Posted By Lalato

Hi Laffin_boy, if I recall correctly, jur stopped...

Hi Laffin_boy, if I recall correctly, jur stopped participating in the forums a while back. Someone from this thread might have his contact info, so maybe someone can offer to contact him for you.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,055
Posted By Lalato

I've only owned a couple (Bike Friday and Giant)....

I've only owned a couple (Bike Friday and Giant). Of those the Bike Friday wins by leaps and bounds. Giant was my first folding bike... I learned from that what I definitely didn't want in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 253,691
Posted By Lalato

You don't see Moulton's on craigslist all that...

You don't see Moulton's on craigslist all that often...

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/oakland-alex-moulton-tsr27-speed/6801696876.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Iím not sure I understand. What is it that you...

Iím not sure I understand. What is it that you expect people like me to do instead? Iím not a backer of this Kickstarter. Iím just someone who reads about folding bikes on this forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,885
Posted By Lalato

Thanks tcs. Much appreciated.

Thanks tcs. Much appreciated.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Avole, you must be really fun at parties. Also,...

Avole, you must be really fun at parties. Also, your sarcasm meter really needs to be recalibrated. ;)

That said, we've been following this thread with all its drama for years now. For about a 6...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,885
Posted By Lalato

Sorry for the necromantic thread resurrection,...

Sorry for the necromantic thread resurrection, but has anyone actually tried this mod? How the heck did they fit this on the narrower frame?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

It's a full titanium Brompton clone. See the...

It's a full titanium Brompton clone. See the other thread started by Raxel on his build.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,517
Posted By Lalato

I wonder how much rider weight the Titanium frame...

I wonder how much rider weight the Titanium frame is rated for vs the Brompton steel?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,610
Views: 253,691
Posted By Lalato

Here's a rare one... Custom PBW Folding Bike......

Here's a rare one... Custom PBW Folding Bike... (customized for a 5'4" rider)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/berkeley-pbw-custom-folding-bicycle/6788698912.html


No pics of the folded...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,517
Posted By Lalato

Remember the first titanium Brompton... Len...

Remember the first titanium Brompton... Len Rubin's ill-fated Ultimate Folding Bike? Cool to see that the dream is still alive.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

In theory we'll get our first reviews in 2...

In theory we'll get our first reviews in 2 months. What a time to be alive!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,188
Posted By Lalato

Sexy stuff, Raxel. I look forward to seeing pics...

Sexy stuff, Raxel. I look forward to seeing pics of the finished builds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Have videos or pictures been shared of an actual...

Have videos or pictures been shared of an actual production bike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

Gibsonsean... as I said... progress, but not...

Gibsonsean... as I said... progress, but not enough to actually start production. Don't get me wrong here, I'm rooting for you to get a bike, I'm just skeptical too.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

I feel like I have been paying attention. The...

I feel like I have been paying attention. The last bit of info I was referencing came from you. I took from that that progress was being made, but that not enough progress to actually start...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,140
Views: 449,880
Posted By Lalato

The last time we had any solid hints of news was...

The last time we had any solid hints of news was about a month ago when we learned of a video showing off something resembling a bike. It's really impossible to say if that means it's close to...
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