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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 367,336
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: 15
Views: 1,146
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
05-21-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,014
Posted By Pinigis

Aren't both of these made in China?

Aren't both of these made in China?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By Pinigis

We have experimented with non-pneumatic tires and...

We have experimented with non-pneumatic tires and found that the ride quality suffers. Although we didnít experience it ourselves, there are a lot of reports out there of spoke failures with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
Posted By Pinigis

We offer 14 days to make sure the bike meets your...

We offer 14 days to make sure the bike meets your needs. The only cost would be the return shipping.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
Posted By Pinigis

Origami ships direct to riders to avoid the 35%...

Origami ships direct to riders to avoid the 35% markup that bike stores add.

we had an 8-year-old on a Wasp yesterday, do you should have no trouble finding a comfortable riding position.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,211
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: 1,177
Posted By Pinigis

For £1,100 difference, the Hummingbird wouldnít...

For £1,100 difference, the Hummingbird wouldnít 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: 381
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: 778
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, thatís a difficult piece to remove, and itís likely that the hole has been elongated from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,684
Posted By Pinigis

check your local Craigslist

check your local Craigslist
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,025
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
12-09-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,639
Posted By Pinigis

Origami has the Wasp. Itís 16Ē and seven speeds. ...

Origami has the Wasp. Itís 16Ē and seven speeds. Also very light at 25 pounds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 38,580
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: 589
Posted By Pinigis

You are better off just replacing the set.

You are better off just replacing the set.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By Pinigis

The 22 lb. weight is very suspicious. I would be...

The 22 lb. weight is very suspicious. I would be interested to know the actual weight when you get it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,029
Posted By Pinigis

Where is the 41% number found? I am seeing 25%.

Where is the 41% number found? I am seeing 25%.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,559
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
07-09-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,995
Posted By Pinigis

I have one that I bought several years ago just...

I have one that I bought several years ago just to see how they ride (I own the Origami Bicycle Company and sometimes purchase competitors' products for comparison). I think that the geometry takes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,295
Posted By Pinigis

I can't remember if this is a 56T or a 58T on the...

I can't remember if this is a 56T or a 58T on the Wasp.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1080/wasp_with_56t_798237f0d48f9a6c71cf81fb667f706276e0392a.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,295
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, a 53 (even a 58) fits easily. I can throw a...

Yes, a 53 (even a 58) fits easily. I can throw a 52T on one for you if you wish.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 264,864
Posted By Pinigis

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/069c75fd_a10e_4df8_8bb6_6b6e1d961416_12f923d3aa929314b5c563bd424d3c6ac5b301a8.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 123,747
Posted By Pinigis

Please provide a photo of the bike

Please provide a photo of the bike
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,612
Posted By Pinigis

I had a case fail the tape-measure test many...

I had a case fail the tape-measure test many years ago, and it was expensive. All of cases now are under the 62Ē limit.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 264,864
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: 1,035
Views: 264,864
Posted By Pinigis

Origami in Yokosuka Japan

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/40de890c_72a1_4a61_990b_5e263c1ac47e_ba6db77fb947b1424af10df37a68afca8c08e2ea.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By Pinigis

Good point! I will update the information soon.

Good point! I will update the information soon.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,972
Posted By Pinigis

The flat mounting point is there to be drilled...

The flat mounting point is there to be drilled for a hanger. You have to drill it and use a threaded insert.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,972
Posted By Pinigis

They weigh about the same (FSIR posts their...

They weigh about the same (FSIR posts their weight without pedals which is deceptive). The other major advantages to carbon fiber are its ability to absorb vibrations and the ability to integrate an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pinigis

Most folding bikes will roll on their own wheels...

Most folding bikes will roll on their own wheels in the folded position.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/p5071845_05ce5b58256cd1286ba89e90ee5cbc2abfe80c71.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Pinigis

Please post a photo of broken part.

Please post a photo of broken part.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By Pinigis

No seat?

No seat?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By Pinigis

Just be careful in selecting a suitcase. Many...

Just be careful in selecting a suitcase. Many are only 19" wide, which makes it hard to pack a 20" wheel, and many of those that are 20" wide (the Samsonite f'lite 31") are well over the airline...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pinigis

What is the broken stuff in the first photo?

What is the broken stuff in the first photo?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pinigis

What are we looking at?

What are we looking at?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By Pinigis

Origami Dragon in a suitcase

This is the Origami Dragon packed in a < 62" suitcase. With quick release pedals, it can be disassembled and packed in about 3 minutes (I had a friend time me).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,025
Posted By Pinigis

The TZ21 is definitely a threaded freewheel. The...

The TZ21 is definitely a threaded freewheel. The splines that you see from the front in the photo are just for attachment of the tool to remove the gear set.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,025
Posted By Pinigis

That's a damn good question. I have to go back...

That's a damn good question. I have to go back to the original components list and see when the substitution took place. On the bright side, we provided something better than we promised.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,025
Posted By Pinigis

This appears to be a spline connection, rather...

This appears to be a spline connection, rather than threaded, and will not fit on a freewheel.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-10-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,025
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, there is a threaded freewheel on the Wasp.

Yes, there is a threaded freewheel on the Wasp.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 22,025
Posted By Pinigis

You can still swap the chainring for something...

You can still swap the chainring for something larger if you really want to add some top end.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pinigis

No, adding a mid-drive would be difficult since...

No, adding a mid-drive would be difficult since we have to build the frame to accommodate the motor. I have seen a couple of add-on mid-drives, but I cannot attest to their efficiency or noise level.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pinigis

with a hub motor, probably not. But, with a...

with a hub motor, probably not. But, with a mid-drive motor, yes. The mid-drive drives the crank wheel so you can much more efficiently use the power by choosing a lower gear. Hub motors just turn...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pinigis

Stopping on the hill is a non issue. Simply...

Stopping on the hill is a non issue. Simply downshift and be on your way.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pinigis

An e-assist should minimize the need for so many...

An e-assist should minimize the need for so many gear ratios. You can get a wide gear range without the complexity, weight, and redundancy that you get with with a multi-chainring setup. There are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By Pinigis

I really really really really want to do this!

I really really really really want to do this!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By Pinigis

Most bikes require at least some disassembly to...

Most bikes require at least some disassembly to fit in a suitcase. You can see an example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=430&v=iFV9_e2UQ9I
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,755
Posted By Pinigis

I am happy to answer any questions that you have...

I am happy to answer any questions that you have on Origami.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-14-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By Pinigis

Some bikes can be packed into an...

Some bikes can be packed into an airline-legal-sized suitcase in just a few minutes without the use of any tools, so traveling with your folding bike can be very simple.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By Pinigis

Could we do it like the Country Music Awards and...

Could we do it like the Country Music Awards and have them once a month?
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