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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By Taipei Tony

No doubt the Verge is a fine bike, but it's in...

No doubt the Verge is a fine bike, but it's in Taiwan and I'm in the US now. Too much hassle to get it here, and also I want to be able to use it when I visit.

I think I'm gonna give it a try and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By Taipei Tony

1. Single speed is fine for me, not intending to...

1. Single speed is fine for me, not intending to use it for any serious hardcore riding, just for trawling around town (Anaheim now). My previous bike was a Tern Verge Duo so I'm used to single...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By Taipei Tony

Citizen Rome - Cheap 16" Belt Drive, Anyone?

Hi all, been out of the folding bike game for several years. I'm now back living in the US and looking to buy a modest folder. Was thinking about getting a Strida since I like the quick/simple fold...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,971
Posted By Taipei Tony

I used to browse the Tern forums and this issue...

I used to browse the Tern forums and this issue came up a few times.

There is a small plastic safety pin within the clamping mechanism. When you want to open the clamp, you need to press the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By Taipei Tony

"Indeed, no copy of the Brompton has yet been...

"Indeed, no copy of the Brompton has yet been produced, despite its original patent running out in 1998."

Merc, Flamingo.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By Taipei Tony

Cool idea. But I don't understand why it has...

Cool idea.

But I don't understand why it has to be off center. Why can't they just use closed loops?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-13, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By Taipei Tony

What's the name of the scooter in the pic?

What's the name of the scooter in the pic?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-13, 03:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Taipei Tony

My Verge Duo has a pretty rough and stiff ride...

My Verge Duo has a pretty rough and stiff ride due to the stiff frame, no suspension, and Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires.

I didn't get to ride it on anything rough, just your standard asphalt....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Taipei Tony

I ride a Tern Verge Duo. I had the...

I ride a Tern Verge Duo.

I had the opport***ty to ride and play around with the IFmove at the Taipei Cycle Show last week.

First, the fold(and unfold), it actually doesn't fold up very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Taipei Tony

"Pre order price at $2499...." lol at the...

"Pre order price at $2499...."

lol at the price being "competitive".

Thanks but no thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-13, 08:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Taipei Tony

Whoa, that's a god damn ingenious idea! Makes you...

Whoa, that's a god damn ingenious idea! Makes you wonder why the manufacture doesn't just do that themselves.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,428
Posted By Taipei Tony

Very nice, I recognize all the locations in the...

Very nice, I recognize all the locations in the vid haha.

Looks like a pretty sick bike, fast fold and light weight. Will definitely be checking it out at the bike show next month. And if the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By Taipei Tony

Whoa, that thing is pretty sweet. Do they still...

Whoa, that thing is pretty sweet. Do they still make these bikes? I went to that Smartcog website but it hasn't been updated since 2011.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,778
Posted By Taipei Tony

For sure they do have retailers in Asia, their...

For sure they do have retailers in Asia, their bikes are sold in many bike shops in Taiwan.

I did a quick search on the Taiwanese auction sites. Here are the cheapest prices:
-22,770nt (~$785):...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-12, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,195
Posted By Taipei Tony

Very cool bike, I'm definitely interested. I...

Very cool bike, I'm definitely interested.

I noticed there weren't any magnets on the on the wheel nuts. How does it stay unfolded? What's to prevent the bike from unfolding and opening up?

And...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

Wait what, you mean to tell me that the Brompton...

Wait what, you mean to tell me that the Brompton doesn't come with a kickstand?!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,685
Posted By Taipei Tony

I'm not in the market for a new folder right now...

I'm not in the market for a new folder right now but my interest was slightly piqued by all this talk about the Flamingo.

When I visited the Taipei Cycle Show earlier this year, the Flamingos were...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-12, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,303
Posted By Taipei Tony

One of the Bromptons in the video, the red one,...

One of the Bromptons in the video, the red one, appears to have no cables. Is that one running a single speed + coaster brake?!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By Taipei Tony

Awww around Tai-Da. May I ask what you're doing...

Awww around Tai-Da. May I ask what you're doing in Taiwan? There are only two choices, either studying abroad or teaching English? lol.

Most of the Taiwanese brands are indeed cheaper in Taiwan....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By Taipei Tony

You live in Taipei also?! All those cheap...

You live in Taipei also?!

All those cheap generic folders on PCHome, Ruten, and Yahoo are crap. I've owned one before and trust me, they're crap. That's why they're all so cheap.

If you're...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-12, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By Taipei Tony

How much do these things weigh? The website...

How much do these things weigh? The website doesn't say.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,209
Posted By Taipei Tony

Would any of these work? They all seem a little...

Would any of these work? They all seem a little short...

http://tw.page.bid.yahoo.com/tw/auction/c63323925
http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?21201069039205...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,209
Posted By Taipei Tony

Yea it doesn't work. When I first opened up the...

Yea it doesn't work. When I first opened up the pump, the whole thing was filled with oil. Very strange, took me awhile to clean it out. When I pump it, I feel air coming out of the nozzle. But when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-12, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,209
Posted By Taipei Tony

I'm curious about this myself. My Tern Duo came...

I'm curious about this myself. My Tern Duo came standard with a Biologic seatpost pump. Not only is it heavy but it doesn't even work. Even if it did work, I don't think I'd ever have the opport***ty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By Taipei Tony

Whoa, this bike's pretty cool. Why didn't anyone...

Whoa, this bike's pretty cool. Why didn't anyone respond to this thread, why's there no interest?!
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-12, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

You wanna buy a bike in Taipei?

You wanna buy a bike in Taipei?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By Taipei Tony

These sliding bikes are adjustable which would be...

These sliding bikes are adjustable which would be perfect as she grows and ages.

http://www.giatex.com/

http://www.slidingbike.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-12, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

I don't know how we got so side tracked with all...

I don't know how we got so side tracked with all this Mu Uno talk but I had no idea it was so expensive($800) in the U.S. Here in Taiwan, they are selling for ONLY 11,500nt, ~$385. Less than half the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-12, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-12, 03:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

No problem, it's my pleasure:). Feel free to ask...

No problem, it's my pleasure:). Feel free to ask me questions.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-12, 03:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

lol my bad, I told you I'm not a bike expert! It...

lol my bad, I told you I'm not a bike expert! It looks like a bracket and it's located at the bottom of the bike so I naturally called it a 'bottom bracket' haha. :p
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-12, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

Haha sounds like something I would wear. But fear...

Haha sounds like something I would wear. But fear not, I have my own matching pink attire! Check it out, matching hot pink t-shirt plus matching pink sunglasses! :lol:

256487
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-12, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By Taipei Tony

And both were Bromptons... (I have nothing...

And both were Bromptons...
(I have nothing against Brompton)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,949
Posted By Taipei Tony

I'm a Vergen!

A Tern Vergen that is:p. After months of waiting, I am finally in possession of a Tern Verge Duo.

I had placed an order(and a deposit) for the bike all the way back in March. At the time, the guy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By Taipei Tony

WTF?! A true clown bike lol.

WTF?! A true clown bike lol.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,356
Posted By Taipei Tony

I don't think walking is a very viable option. My...

I don't think walking is a very viable option. My commute to work is a similar distance of 1 mile. I've walked it few times and it's definitely not fun. It takes around 30 minutes to complete the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,056
Posted By Taipei Tony

Nice to see that these things are actually...

Nice to see that these things are actually hitting the streets, gives it a bit of credibility. I'm actually ready and willing to buy one asap. I just need to sort out what the hell's going on and how...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,056
Posted By Taipei Tony

Whoa, it's interesting that this bike is shown on...

Whoa, it's interesting that this bike is shown on the Chinese version of the site but it's not shown on the English version. And the price listed is 1990cny or only ~$312. Which is less than half the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,056
Posted By Taipei Tony

I saw this thing at the Taipei Cycle Show. But...

I saw this thing at the Taipei Cycle Show. But the one I saw was the electric version. It was just sitting there at some distributors booth. I was very interested so I asked the guy about it but he...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,422
Posted By Taipei Tony

Nice review. I've been seriously considering...

Nice review. I've been seriously considering buying a Strida for the past few weeks. The Strida LT sells for over $100 cheaper in Taiwan compared to the states so that's even more incentive.

My...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-12, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Taipei Tony

Hi 朋友, I live in Taiwan too! Which city do you...

Hi 朋友, I live in Taiwan too! Which city do you live in?

I completely understand what you mean with the scams and shams here. Lie, cheat, and steal, it's the Chinese way. I currently ride a Tern...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,055
Posted By Taipei Tony

My interest is piqued. How much does it...

My interest is piqued.

How much does it weigh?
Forum: Foo
05-02-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,554
Posted By Taipei Tony

This guy bikes with his dog. No basket needed! ...

This guy bikes with his dog. No basket needed!

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/golden-retriever-guards-owner-bicycle-then-hops-aboard-160100238.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-12, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,283
Posted By Taipei Tony

I did a search, that store has has their own shop...

I did a search, that store has has their own shop on Ruten. Here's the link for their folders:
http://class.ruten.com.tw/user/index00.php?s=cire6611&d=1381055&o=0&m=1&p=1

The auction sites in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,283
Posted By Taipei Tony

I'm a bit skeptical. Please do tell.

I'm a bit skeptical. Please do tell.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-12, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 26,061
Posted By Taipei Tony

I live in Taiwan and there are quite a few...

I live in Taiwan and there are quite a few Halfways around here. The Taiwanese Giant site lists the Halfway at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Taipei Tony

Thanks! That was the entire clip!

Thanks! That was the entire clip!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-12, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Taipei Tony

Is there a second part to the first video?

Is there a second part to the first video?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-12, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,065
Posted By Taipei Tony

Stridas are pretty upright, no? You could...

Stridas are pretty upright, no?

You could try a Strida Mini. The specs say it's for people who are 4'6" to 5'3".

http://www.strida.com/en/products/?method=listing&sid=2
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,920
Posted By Taipei Tony

Wow that's a pretty big fail by REI lol. ...

Wow that's a pretty big fail by REI lol.

Reminds me of this thread on the Tern forums:
http://www.ternbicycles.com/forum/joe-p24-small-frame-26-wheels-safety-issue
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