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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By Pinigis

It is not the wheel size alone that makes a...

It is not the wheel size alone that makes a difference, you need to consider the entire drive train. If you have 12" wheels and a 48T chainring,you are going to be slooooooowwwww. You need to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

We are good for a 2" tire

We are good for a 2" tire
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Pinigis

Through axles are nice, but not necessary. QR...

Through axles are nice, but not necessary. QR skewers fave been used on bikes with disc brakes for decades, they work just fine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Pinigis

My Dragon is 23 pounds.

My Dragon is 23 pounds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Pinigis

Share a photo

Share a photo
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

This is a placeholder on our website. We will...

This is a placeholder on our website. We will have them in stock in late May.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Pinigis

There is a shortage in tires from a...

There is a shortage in tires from a manufacturer's perspective. We are having trouble getting exactly what we want, and having to be more open-minded toward different suppliers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

All we have so far is the drawing of the frame. ...

All we have so far is the drawing of the frame. We should have a prototype in about 6 weeks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

We will offer it with a derailleur option too. I...

We will offer it with a derailleur option too. I am not a big fan of the IGH simply due to the cost and added weight, but there are enough people out there that want one we cannot overlook them any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

Most adjustable dropouts require a triangular...

Most adjustable dropouts require a triangular rear, so they won't work. I will look at some horizontal dropouts with derailleur hangers so that we have options on the drive train.

There are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

Good point! Allowing for a wider tire is a minor...

Good point! Allowing for a wider tire is a minor change at this point.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

OK, OK, Ok, you win. What IGH would you like to...

OK, OK, Ok, you win. What IGH would you like to see us use? If we are going to do this, we better do it right.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

We are looking at IGH options for later in the...

We are looking at IGH options for later in the year, probably with a belt drive. I just like disc brakes better, but can look at rack options.

Titanium is very unlikely due to cost.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

we are going to offer a seat-post-mounted rear...

we are going to offer a seat-post-mounted rear rack in addition to the front luggage mount.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

yes, we are considering offering frames alone, or...

yes, we are considering offering frames alone, or with some components attached.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 34,807
Posted By Pinigis

we are working on bamboo fenders that will fit...

we are working on bamboo fenders that will fit the 16” models.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,288
Posted By Pinigis

I prefer the term “personal mobility device”. It...

I prefer the term “personal mobility device”. It seems to baffle them.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

no rear rack, but we do include a front luggage...

no rear rack, but we do include a front luggage block.
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Front luggage block on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

We wanted to make sure that this will work for...

We wanted to make sure that this will work for the American market, so we beefed up the seat post and used one with six stiffeners on the inside (see photo). This added a couple ounces but I feel no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

In our final configuration: with 58t chain ring,...

In our final configuration: with 58t chain ring, stronger seat post for 260 lb capacity, more rigid adjustable-height handlebar, and front luggage block, we came in at 25 lbs.

It is always a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pinigis

I recommend an adjustable wrench instead. Since...

I recommend an adjustable wrench instead. Since you get a larger flat surface in contact with the disc, you have less chance of creating a local deformation in the surface that could cause you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

its actually a hollow BB snd 58t chainring. ...

its actually a hollow BB snd 58t chainring.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By Pinigis

Do you plan to pack the bike in a suitcase gif...

Do you plan to pack the bike in a suitcase gif travel? Are you looking for a particular wheel size? Is speed or hill climbing a priority?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

Ohhhhhh! Since we used disc brakes, we can...

Ohhhhhh! Since we used disc brakes, we can install either 305 or 349 wheels. I will have to play around and see what the widest tire option will be.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

We went with the 349 tire to keep the bike...

We went with the 349 tire to keep the bike compact. But, it wouldn't take much redesign to offer a 406 option. I want to have the current design out by February, but will seriously consider a 406...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

The advantage of hydrailic disc brakes is lighter...

The advantage of hydrailic disc brakes is lighter weight, better feedback and modulation, and (beleive it or nor) simplicity. There is no cable to stretch or break, just a thin tube of oil and three...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

we have been moving all of our models to disc...

we have been moving all of our models to disc brakes for the improved stopping ability, easy modulation, and minimal maintenance. We did add Vee-brake bosses on our Falcon model, but I don’t like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, we should have all of that finalized next...

Yes, we should have all of that finalized next week
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,297
Posted By Pinigis

The gear range is more important than the number...

The gear range is more important than the number of gear ratios. The higher number of gears gives you more options, but you may find that you only use a few anyway.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

an IGH is not light.

an IGH is not light.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

Here is a better (cleaned-up) photo. Note the...

Here is a better (cleaned-up) photo. Note the block on the headtube
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

ask and you shall receive. ...

ask and you shall receive.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

Maybe something similar, but not exactly like...

Maybe something similar, but not exactly like this.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,540
Posted By Pinigis

I will shoot for 260 lbs

I will shoot for 260 lbs
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Pinigis

I am not a fan of child seats being mounted to...

I am not a fan of child seats being mounted to folding bikes at all. There may be some that will work, but I am not comfortable with them. I use a child trailer instead. This gives me more room...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 406,040
Posted By Pinigis

Microshift makes really nice products, but they...

Microshift makes really nice products, but they don't have the household name of someone like Shimano. We have been using their thumb-shift gear selector for years, and will be using their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,173
Posted By Pinigis

I am not sure that I understand where you are...

I am not sure that I understand where you are coming from. Yes, in general, you can add a double or triple up front to multiply the number of gear combinations, but this doesn't give you 18, 21, or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,949
Posted By Pinigis

Disclosure: I own Origami Bicycle Company ...

Disclosure: I own Origami Bicycle Company

Take a look at the Wasp. There are a couple of threads on the bike forum.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,563
Posted By Pinigis

For £1,100 difference, the Hummingbird wouldn’t...

For £1,100 difference, the Hummingbird wouldn’t even be in the running for me. The Brompton is more compact, better looking, and not much heavier.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By Pinigis

Check with Thor, he is a great resource for Dahon...

Check with Thor, he is a great resource for Dahon issues.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By Pinigis

The headset should be a very easy fix, but the...

The headset should be a very easy fix, but the frame hinge would worry me much more. If the pin is worn, that’s a difficult piece to remove, and it’s likely that the hole has been elongated from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 24,716
Posted By Pinigis

yes, just loosen the fastener that is exposed...

yes, just loosen the fastener that is exposed when you fold the handlebar stem, align the handlebar, and tighten.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 46,775
Posted By Pinigis

We have chosen the direct sales route simply...

We have chosen the direct sales route simply because retailers add 35% to the cost of a bike. My goal has been to keep Origami bikes affordable, and adding 35% markup would make that difficult.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By Pinigis

You are better off just replacing the set.

You are better off just replacing the set.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,904
Posted By Pinigis

The Gear range is much more important than the...

The Gear range is much more important than the number of years. If you have an eight speed in a nine speed with exact same gear range the only difference is if you have one more step in the middle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 312,088
Posted By Pinigis

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 312,088
Posted By Pinigis

I usually travel with a Crane 8, but since the...

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.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 312,088
Posted By Pinigis

Origami in Yokosuka Japan

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,012
Posted By Pinigis

Good point! I will update the information soon.

Good point! I will update the information soon.
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