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PostSubject: Folding Bike   Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:03 pm

just ordered one of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1sZFuyyBAA

Ill let you have a review next week....


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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:15 pm

@stephenjedward wrote:
just ordered one of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1sZFuyyBAA

Ill let you have a review next week....



I won't be doing this on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIe6hYAdw_I&feature=related

just an insane video- I had to look away at one point.... (done worry its only a bike race :-)


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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:24 pm

Looks neat. I wonder how heavy it is. Those tubes look fairly beefy.
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:32 pm

cool, when you have this bike a time of it, tell us please, how you find it. i mean is it good or not so good. but this can you say after a time you have it. good luck to the bike

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:14 pm

phew...that video had me feeiling quaesy...what a ride!!

bike looks cool, interested to know how you get on with it etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:05 pm

Interesting bike
But it does not fold up as small as the one we tried at the weekend
Our friends son had a Sinclair 'A' frame bike
It folds down in to a back pack of around 100mm wide x 400mm long!
Here is yours truly modelling it at Dub Aid this weekend

What do you mean it does not look practical . . . Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:29 am

@Scooby wrote:

What do you mean it does not look practical . . . Laughing
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That looks great if all I wanted to do was ride on a snooker table Wink I'd imagine the first sign of any bump bigger than an ant's dropping would throw those wheels right of track. it looks like a scooter with wheels. But could imagine it folds down nice and small, so practical in some respects.
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:51 am

It was tough going on the grass - but doo-able Laughing
On tarmac no problem Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:06 am

The wife has a folding mountain bike. She would fold it while on the train going to work and get it into a car if needed, but otherwise it was just like any other mountain bike, just a bit lighter and with a hinge in the middle!

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:48 am

@Tallulah wrote:
The wife has a folding mountain bike. She would fold it while on the train going to work and get it into a car if needed, but otherwise it was just like any other mountain bike, just a bit lighter and with a hinge in the middle!

A bit lighter, even when taking into consideration all the bracing needed for chopping a frame in half? My mtb is pretty light but can't imagine wacking a great big fold in the middle would make it lighter. I'd also be a bit concerned about riding out on it mtb trails, integrity wise. Genuinely intrigued. What's the make?
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:54 am

Mrs B and I bought a couple of second hand Bromptons off Ebay this year - they are great quality and fold really well.

They seem to hold their value as well so if we don't use them very often I can always sell them on.






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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:56 am

. . . and green as well Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:06 am

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A bit lighter, even when taking into consideration all the bracing needed for chopping a frame in half? My mtb is pretty light but can't imagine wacking a great big fold in the middle would make it lighter. I'd also be a bit concerned about riding out on it mtb trails, integrity wise. Genuinely intrigued. What's the make?

Its a Dahon but they don't make anything quite like it any more, I bought it second hand off of Ebay 8-10 years ago! It's around 12kgs from memory, not the lightest, but lighter than mine!

Its a bit like the Dahon Jack, but without the top crossbar and with shocks on the front forks.

It rarely gets folded these days as the wife's commute to work is only about a mile, it was about 30 miles with 20 ish miles on the train in the middle when we bought it, ideal!

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:42 am

Thanks for that. Looks interesting but more a hybrid than mtb. I already have a good mtb (Rocky Mountain) but if I was in the market for a new bike (too many things to buy at the moment) I'd quite like the Strida MAS
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:11 pm

green is your favorite? good looking to your bus,

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:24 pm

My whole world is green - even down to our co logos:








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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:19 pm

we have a brace of bromptons ,very good!! fit very nicely in between seats and in passenger footwell area,out of way.
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:05 pm

@Tallulah wrote:
Its a Dahon but they don't make anything quite like it any more, I bought it second hand off of Ebay 8-10 years ago! It's around 12kgs from memory, not the lightest, but lighter than mine!

I used to sell bikes and sold a few Dahon's in my time very nice bikes well made and good folding mechanism. I also like the Bromptons but never seen one in the flesh.
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:20 pm

Thinking of getting a folding bike as more practical for me that a bike rack.
How did your get on with yours stephenjedward , and would it fit into the roof rack?

Anyone else out there who's recently purchased one and would recommend it please let me know...

Cheers.. Steve

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:48 pm

Hi yes I am happy with mine. fits on my roof rack folded - its needs a little trial and error to lash it on safely depending on the design of your rack..

I also just fold it and stow on the floor - depends how much other stuff we are carrying..








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Thinking of getting a folding bike as more practical for me that a bike rack.
How did your get on with yours stephenjedward , and would it fit into the roof rack?

Anyone else out there who's recently purchased one and would recommend it please let me know...

Cheers.. Steve
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:58 pm

Our two Bromptons fit on the rack in bags, very nicely.




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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:17 pm

Cheers SJE and Abs , very helpful , our rack is flat so hopefully won't have to many issues lashing it down... Just need to convince Mrs A that I need one now  Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:27 pm

Another option, if you want to splash the cash, is a Moulton.

I have to confess to an interest, in that they were invented in my now, home town by Dr Alex Moulton, and they were the original small wheeled bike. (His other claim to fame is that he worked with Alec Issigonis on the Mini suspensions)

He sadly died a couple of years ago aged 90 plus, but I did meet him once, a typical British inventor, brilliant but slightly eccentric.

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/features.html
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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:32 pm

The Moultons are great, if, like their designer, a little eccentric.

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PostSubject: Re: Folding Bike   Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Cheers Dizzy will take a look..

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