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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

We are not pursuing a 406 option at this time,...

We are not pursuing a 406 option at this time, but it is possible in the future. Maybe I need to move that up on my list of things to do.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
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
02-20-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

no IGH this year, but probably next

no IGH this year, but probably next
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Pinigis

Why not just contact Zizzo and ask?

Why not just contact Zizzo and ask?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,042
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: 2,599
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: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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
12-28-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

I just checked, and we have 7/8" factor of safety...

I just checked, and we have 7/8" factor of safety on the "minimum insertion" line, so you wouldn't even need to get a longer seat post.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

no 406 wheels yet. colors: Dark Cherry,...

no 406 wheels yet.
colors: Dark Cherry, Tangerine, and Lime
should be available in May.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

no 406 wheels yet. colors: Dark Cherry,...

no 406 wheels yet.
colors: Dark Cherry, Tangerine, and Lime
should be available in May.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

Yes, we can do that.

Yes, we can do that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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
12-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

Max pedal to top of seat is 35.5". Max rider...

Max pedal to top of seat is 35.5". Max rider height 6' 1"
Wheelbase is 37".
Effective Top Tube is 25 3/8"
Chainstay lenght 13"
Bottom bracket height is 12.5"

Folded sise is 25" x 25" x...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
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: 88
Views: 5,800
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
Posted By Pinigis

Have you lookded at Brompton or Bike Friday?

Have you lookded at Brompton or Bike Friday?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,512
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
12-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By Pinigis

If your priority is 100mm hubs, then why focus on...

If your priority is 100mm hubs, then why focus on the thru-axle? 100mm disc-brake hubs have been used successfully for years, and will be for many years to come.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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
11-30-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 130,773
Posted By Pinigis

This forum offers a lot of good advice and...

This forum offers a lot of good advice and insight. Do some research through the posts, then ask informed questions. Most of the people who participate here are friendly and willing to help
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

Since thease are 16" (349) rims, the widest that...

Since thease are 16" (349) rims, the widest that are available (as far as I know) are 1 3/8"
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By Pinigis

What made you give up on the IGH?

What made you give up on the IGH?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

We are all set for quick releases, so thru axles...

We are all set for quick releases, so thru axles are a no-go for now. Maybe down the road.
We can easily offer different handleposts, no problem.
I really like the feedback and moduation of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

What is it that you like about presta valves?

What is it that you like about presta valves?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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
11-25-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,409
Posted By Pinigis

I have toyed with using non-pneumatic tires, but...

I have toyed with using non-pneumatic tires, but they have drawbacks. For one, they are hard to fit, but once on that that is not an issue. Second, they ride differently than pneumatic tires becuse...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By Pinigis

The Crane snd Gazelle are out of stock, but the...

The Crane snd Gazelle are out of stock, but the Eagle model replaced the Crane 8 and added disc brakes. We are having an issue with the website so unfortunately some of this may not be clear.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
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
11-22-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

Good point. We will have to either change the...

Good point. We will have to either change the dropouts or add a tensioner.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

an IGH is not light.

an IGH is not light.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

I will consider the IGH and belt drive option. ...

I will consider the IGH and belt drive option. The only drawbacks are cost and weight.

We will be offering it at $499 as shown, but the IGH and belt drive would probably add $200
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

yes, it will fit in our luggage. And, it will...

yes, it will fit in our luggage. And, it will roll when folded.

I am looking at a couple of options to get under 20 pounds
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

what options would you like?

what options would you like?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

ask and you shall receive. ...

ask and you shall receive.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

Getting under 20 pounds will probably add $200 to...

Getting under 20 pounds will probably add $200 to the price, so I don't see it as necessary.
Yes, it will have a carrier block on the front (see photo).
We have used hydraulic disc brakes on two of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
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: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

I will shoot for 260 lbs

I will shoot for 260 lbs
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

What weight limit should we accommodate?

What weight limit should we accommodate?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

D'oh! No, but I will get some.

D'oh! No, but I will get some.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,800
Posted By Pinigis

Looking for feedback on Origami Lotus

Folks, we are in the final stages of designing our upcoming Lotus model and would love to get some feedback from the group. No, I am not trying to sell you anything (especially since we won't even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
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...
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