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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,188
Posted By joey buzzard

Good point. Goddard, one of these, please! ...

Good point.

Goddard, one of these, please!
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,188
Posted By joey buzzard

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Rio Chico Bar, Orgiva....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

Congratulations, Paul! Hope you had fun...

Congratulations, Paul! Hope you had fun developing this idea. I'm glad you did it. New Origami animal in the stable!

Have you come to any firm decisions about production colours yet?

The rack...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,224
Posted By joey buzzard

Good for you. Some.people need their bikes...

Good for you.

Some.people need their bikes for commuting and/or errands and find it necessary to leave their steeds unattended. While you're quite right that cable locks are junk, and I'd...
Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,261
Posted By joey buzzard

I get it. Personally I wouldn't call the...

I get it. Personally I wouldn't call the Mediterranean Coast "the South Coast". But a tourist might. So I think it's a forgivable error. Someone commenting thus should be told however that there's...
Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,261
Posted By joey buzzard

​​​​​The trains in Spain run mainly on the plane....

​​​​​The trains in Spain run mainly on the plane. LOL.

Seriously though, while Spain has a great high speed train network, it doesn't go everywhere. It's great for zipping quickly between...
Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 03:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,261
Posted By joey buzzard

A bit circuitous route from Granada as the desert...

A bit circuitous route from Granada as the desert is in the next province in the other direction, Almeria, but doable. I'd definitely only go this way in the spring, autumn or winter. The summer here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

The Origami Swift will be most beautiful without...

The Origami Swift will be most beautiful without a rack. While I think that it's great that there's mounts on the frame for a rack for those who want one, aesthetically such a thing will detract from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By joey buzzard

I'm a bit biased, but... ​​​​​I'd recommend...

I'm a bit biased, but...

​​​​​I'd recommend my bike. In fact, since I got my Xootr Swift my road bike has been collecting cobwebs.

Stiff. Light. Simple, uncomplicated, elegant design. Easy to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By joey buzzard

Hahaha! Glitch cloned my comment regarding:...

Hahaha! Glitch cloned my comment regarding: Carbon Brompton clone? Carbon copied it it did!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By joey buzzard

Paul from Origami Bikes might be somebody worth...

Paul from Origami Bikes might be somebody worth asking. He's currently developing a wheeled rack for his company's upcoming soon to be released 20" Swift folder. The rack will be specially designed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

My nagging worry is that this Swift is going to...

My nagging worry is that this Swift is going to end up being a Mule.

Please keep it light, fast and beautiful.

(Nothing wrong with mules btw. It's just that they're a different animal than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By joey buzzard

Well, in fairness to both of you, it is a bicycle...

Well, in fairness to both of you, it is a bicycle built for two. Can't see any reason you can't both pedal that bus together. :P
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By joey buzzard

That tandem bike actually looks more attractive...

That tandem bike actually looks more attractive than it might otherwise be with the rack on. Good find :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

My point wasn't that a rack is a foolproof theft...

My point wasn't that a rack is a foolproof theft prevention device, rather that adding one makes an attractive fast bike look less appealing generally.

I'm not against having a rack, I just don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

Thanks for posting these extra photos, Paul. The...

Thanks for posting these extra photos, Paul. The bike looks great! And much much prettier without the rack

Like seatboy I'm not over the moon with the green wheels on the green frame. It reminds...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

I was gazing at photo of the bike after...

I was gazing at photo of the bike after commenting and decided that the biggish block lettering doesn't look as bad as the Xootr logo did, so I edited imy comment when your reply slipped in
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

Wow! Thanks for sharing this photo of the...

Wow!

Thanks for sharing this photo of the prototype.

Would it be possible to upload more photos without the rack attached and maybe one or two with the seat raised up higher than the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By joey buzzard

Looks attractive. Nice matte black finish.

Looks attractive. Nice matte black finish.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By joey buzzard

Vello Bike from Austria. Anyone Have any Experience With or Thoughts About?....

Never heard of this bike or the company before, but their product sure looks pretty and it's designed to fold into a rather tidy package. Available in chromoly steel or titanium. Anyone own one of...
09-07-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,757
Posted By joey buzzard

Etapa 15. Sierra Nevada.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,188
Posted By joey buzzard

Xootie's day out at the races. Vuelta a Espaņa...

Xootie's day out at the races.
Vuelta a Espaņa 2022
Stage 15
Sierra Nevada Mountains....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,224
Posted By joey buzzard

That may be so, but it's better than any cable...

That may be so, but it's better than any cable lock, weighs somewhat less than a typical boat anchor and it discourages casual thieves. I avoid leaving my bike in one place unattended for any length...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By joey buzzard

I'm into climbing as well and I live in amongst...

I'm into climbing as well and I live in amongst some high mountain ranges. Right now my Swift is set up with 406 wheels and 56_11-42 gearing. Personally I think that maybe the 11-42 cassette is a bit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

Thanks Paul, that's kind of you. Already e-mailed.

Thanks Paul, that's kind of you. Already e-mailed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By joey buzzard

The gearing choice sounds superb. Fast and super...

The gearing choice sounds superb. Fast and super capable in the hills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,265
Posted By joey buzzard

Just did a quick online search and came up with...

Just did a quick online search and came up with this. Is this it?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,188
Posted By joey buzzard

Unless you need an extremely small fold to fit...

Unless you need an extremely small fold to fit under a small desk or something like that the Swift will work great. With the bars off I can actually get it into my friend's blue micro-car (pictured)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,188
Posted By joey buzzard

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out...

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out outtside the barber shop....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,188
Posted By joey buzzard

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out...

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out outtside the barber shop....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,860
Posted By joey buzzard

My Swift originally came with Kenda Kwests. I was...

My Swift originally came with Kenda Kwests. I was surprised how well they rolled. They felt quite fast Puncture protection seemed ok (not outstanding, but not bad either). They didn't last forever...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By joey buzzard

I've not ridden any Origami bikes personally, but...

I've not ridden any Origami bikes personally, but they look rather excellent for the price point they're sold at. The main guy behind that company often posts on this forum and he's helpful and easy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By joey buzzard

Agreed. ​​​​​The problem isn't generally a...

Agreed.

​​​​​The problem isn't generally a lack of low gears on 20" or 16" bikes but rather gaining more gear inches. If I could run s 9t or 10t on my cassette as my highest gears on my 20" bike I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 870,190
Posted By joey buzzard

My Swift has the same wheelbase as my road bike.

My Swift has the same wheelbase as my road bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

Thanks for your insights. These have been useful...

Thanks for your insights. These have been useful to me. I'm now leaning toward the Sunrace M9 derailleur. I'll post some pics if and when I get it installed on my bike then let you know my own...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 870,190
Posted By joey buzzard

I felt the same way when I lived in Nottingham...

I felt the same way when I lived in Nottingham and bought an old Carlton touring bike some years ago. Looks nice!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By joey buzzard

I'd be reluctant to put flat bars on that bike...

I'd be reluctant to put flat bars on that bike too. Apart from affecting folding and increasing the bike's footprint, unless you're actually riding the in the drop position there's little difference....
Forum: BMX
03-18-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,520
Posted By joey buzzard

So what's your point? Only BMX bikes can ever be...

So what's your point? Only BMX bikes can ever be mentioned on the BMX forum? Seems ridiculously puritanical to me, frankly. The original person posting said that he normally rides a road bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By joey buzzard

There's been much discussion of Origami folders...

There's been much discussion of Origami folders on this page recently. I've not tried any of these models (though that could change if the company releases a new Swift).

Anyway, there's one model...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

I noticed that the Lotus has a facility for...

I noticed that the Lotus has a facility for attaching a luggage block onto the front of the bike. I like this feature and reckon it'd be worth considering on the new Swift as well. Seems to me that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

How about a frameset? I've one that Peter sold me...

How about a frameset? I've one that Peter sold me a few years back. It's fresh and never been built. Unfortunately it's not in Virginia but in my friend's workshop in British Columbia, Canada.

For...
Forum: BMX
03-08-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,520
Posted By joey buzzard

This isn't a BMX bike exactly, but it's 20" and I...

This isn't a BMX bike exactly, but it's 20" and I find it's lots of fun to ride. Last Friday I rode it up into the Mountains where I live gaining more than 4000 feet (1360 meters) of elevation. I've...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,224
Posted By joey buzzard

That sounds terrific, DLBroox. I hope that your...

That sounds terrific, DLBroox. I hope that your tangerine dream machine works out well and gives you many many miles of enjoyment.

Interesting to me that Origami is cooking up a new Swift variant...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

​​​​Personally I'm a fan of the flat bars that...

​​​​Personally I'm a fan of the flat bars that came stock on my Xootr. When I first got the bike I thought that I'd quickly replace these with drops or bullhorns, but came to appreciate flat bar...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 14,618
Posted By joey buzzard

Origami Swift - Thoughts, Ideas For a New Version of a Classic

Pinigis from Origami has said that he's working with the original designer of the Swift folder, Peter Reich on a new iteration of this awesome bike. He says he doesn't want to be accused of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,224
Posted By joey buzzard

Do you think a dedicated Origami Swift Feedback...

Do you think a dedicated Origami Swift Feedback discussion thread would be useful at this point?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,404
Posted By joey buzzard

Well, I did preface my remarks by saying that...

Well, I did preface my remarks by saying that these are subjective.

A friend used to have a Birdie. He claims he wasn't terribly impressed with it. To me the forks look like something stolen from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,404
Posted By joey buzzard

While I personally agree that Moultons are...

While I personally agree that Moultons are "over-engineered" (Birdies too) I realise it's all very subjective.

In 2009 I was offered a Moulton for little money from a bike shop in Ireland. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 563,736
Posted By joey buzzard

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Pico La Valeta, the second highest peak of the Sierra Nevada seen...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By joey buzzard

How many teeth are you running up front? Looks...

How many teeth are you running up front? Looks like a large dinner plate.
I like it!
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