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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By Pinigis

You should be just fine. It is the impact...

You should be just fine. It is the impact loading of curbs and potholes that present the biggest challenges.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

The wheels on the production versions will all be...

The wheels on the production versions will all be black. The green on the prototype was just my own effort of having fun.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

I plan to offer this green, a glossy white with...

I plan to offer this green, a glossy white with black trim, and a gloss or matte black with black trim. We may do a silver as a nod to tradition..

I will get some photos without the rack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Good questions! Yes, there is a minimum insertion...

Good questions! Yes, there is a minimum insertion of 80mm into the bottom portion of the seat post tube.

The chianline is 49mm +/-

Well, the production weight will be a little lower, but I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

OK, here is the final prototype. I know that...

OK, here is the final prototype. I know that some of you don't like the rack, but it is stronger than our other options, and it looks pretty good in black. We will begin production in about...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

We can always find a way to get one to the UK.

We can always find a way to get one to the UK.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Yes,. we can offer the stem and seat post sets if...

Yes,. we can offer the stem and seat post sets if the bike is for someone still growing, or if the bike changes hands.
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Pinigis

The color combination is really cool; is that an...

The color combination is really cool; is that an original factory color?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

OK, The rack with wheels was not stable enough to...

OK, The rack with wheels was not stable enough to be useful, and making it wider is just not going to be an attractive option, so we are going back to the original rack and modifying it to look...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By Pinigis

We are trying to get the geometry right first. ...

We are trying to get the geometry right first. We will be adding a side structure for rigidity and mounting of panniers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By Pinigis

Here is our latest effort. ...

Here is our latest effort.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/20_folding_bike_with_rack_bb54e51ee3aab0a3678210de1e13552a9f9ad720.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Here are a couple of photos of our latest rear...

Here are a couple of photos of our latest rear rack design. If you tip the bike back, it rests on the trolly wheels and can be rolled in its folded position. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

That is actually one of our Crane 8 models from...

That is actually one of our Crane 8 models from about 8 years ago.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,457
Posted By Pinigis

Why are you raising the dead after 13 years?

Why are you raising the dead after 13 years?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 859
Posted By Pinigis

we are still working on it. I may have photos...

we are still working on it. I may have photos this week.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Pinigis

The Bull is a little less expensive, has a...

The Bull is a little less expensive, has a 9-speed gear set vs. 6-speed, includes the rack and fenders, has disc brakes vs. vee brakes, and IMHO is better looking.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Pinigis

Ron, I think you have a serious problem with...

Ron, I think you have a serious problem with folding bike. And, I hope you enjoy every minute of it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Pinigis

that shim is exactly as itís supposed to be. ...

that shim is exactly as itís supposed to be. There is no need god it to go in any farther.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

It will be very swift, and strong, and versatile,...

It will be very swift, and strong, and versatile, and beautiful.
09-23-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pinigis

Just wanted to share a couple of new photos. ...

Just wanted to share a couple of new photos.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x1280/img_4572_791810ea578b5a01abf445b75c2a9e3030d4a83a.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,207
Posted By Pinigis

That statement makes me happy.

That statement makes me happy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,207
Posted By Pinigis

The grips are microfiber, the saddle and battery...

The grips are microfiber, the saddle and battery wrap are "vegan" leather.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,207
Posted By Pinigis

Nickel-plated chromoly mid-drive ebike prototype....

Nickel-plated chromoly mid-drive ebike prototype.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x1280/img_4572_019f45e45d2a68a702fe1f96b5199e4eace2ac2d.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Keep an eye out here on the forum, I will post...

Keep an eye out here on the forum, I will post when it is available to test.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

The rack will be black, we just took the photo...

The rack will be black, we just took the photo prior to painting. Additionally, we are redesigning the rack now to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing, and so it will function as a stand in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Neither. It is a 5mm Allen fitting.

Neither. It is a 5mm Allen fitting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

yes, we will add that.

yes, we will add that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, it is chromoly, and yes, that describes the...

Yes, it is chromoly, and yes, that describes the steerer tube pretty well.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

I really appreciate the feedback, and it doesn't...

I really appreciate the feedback, and it doesn't hurt my feelings. We are working on redesigning the rack to be more attractive and more functional.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Time to remedy that error.

Time to remedy that error.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

weight limit 300 pounds

weight limit 300 pounds
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

A couple more photos. ...

A couple more photos.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1365/bd9dc63c_458c_45e5_96db_3c1c961872ef_764d80f99df6eb7b5072807c8c8ce03f6f9dccf0.jpeg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

I will get more photos without the rack, and...

I will get more photos without the rack, and weigh it with and without the rack.
Yes, there will be a line drawing of an origami paper figure of a swift on the production model. I just didn't have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

When I talked with Peter Reich (the designer of...

When I talked with Peter Reich (the designer of the original Swift), he didn't like the twin-tube idea, so out of respect for him we went with a single oval. Yes, its an oval 34 x 65 mm.
Tires...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

It can rest on the rack, but it isn't stable...

It can rest on the rack, but it isn't stable enough on its own to hold the bike upright. Maybe we need to modify the rack a bit.

We can train the cables better than this; I will mess around with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

OK, we finally have the prototypes just about...

OK, we finally have the prototypes just about complete. The rear rack needs to be painted black, and we need to add a kickstand, but otherwise, we are done. We did a 58T chainring, 11-42T 10-speed...
09-13-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By Pinigis

You can increase speed this way, but you will be...

You can increase speed this way, but you will be decreasing usable torque.
09-09-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pinigis

There will be almost no resistance with the...

There will be almost no resistance with the mid-drive.
09-09-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pinigis

Thanks you for this feedback. The rear rack...

Thanks you for this feedback. The rear rack battery would be a simpler solution than the seatpost battery, and would be easier to source.

We have an 9-speed 11-42t cassette with a 52T...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Pinigis

I have only seen one of these in person, and they...

I have only seen one of these in person, and they are an impressive bike. I would love to have one of these myself.
09-07-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pinigis

Congrats on the weight loss, and better...

Congrats on the weight loss, and better breathing. I could probably put that together for you. email me off line Paul@origamibicycles.com
09-07-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pinigis

Hub motors are definitely cheaper, but less...

Hub motors are definitely cheaper, but less efficient since they cannot take advantage of the gearing. $1,200 could be a challenge, but I will see what I can do.
09-06-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By Pinigis

Lightweight folding eBike

Folks,
I am looking for some feedback on our latest folding eBike that has completed its prototype stage. Some of the parameters are as follows:

Nickel-plated chromoly frame
Front luggage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

The wider seat post does provide added strength,...

The wider seat post does provide added strength, and it allows us to standardize our sizing.
I hadn't considered a dropper post, but I will stick with a standard seat post since I don't see any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,512
Posted By Pinigis

There are a couple of things to consider. One is...

There are a couple of things to consider. One is that ebikes (folding or not) are always going to be heavier than their non-electric counterparts. The second is that hub motors are inherently less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,176
Posted By Pinigis

I wouldn't worry about disc brakes becoming...

I wouldn't worry about disc brakes becoming obsolete, if they do (which seems very unlikely) then you can have brake posts brazed on just as easily as you could add disc brake mount.
Disc brakes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 27,546
Posted By Pinigis

It should work on any bike. I couldn't find a...

It should work on any bike.
I couldn't find a good photo, but you can kind of see how it was done here.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Origami is a family company, and we only have one...

Origami is a family company, and we only have one employee who is not a blood relative.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

excellent! Thank you. I would like to give you...

excellent! Thank you. I would like to give you one from the first production run as a thank you. I will only ask that you pay shipping.

please email me at paul@origamibicycles.com do we can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,626
Posted By Pinigis

Well, there are other options, like eccentric...

Well, there are other options, like eccentric bottom brackets or tensioners, but horizontal dropouts are best for and IGH. We chose to stick with vertical dropouts since our baseline will be a...
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