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08-17-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By spambait11

Riding a unicycle is great fun! IMO, you...

Riding a unicycle is great fun!

IMO, you want your first unicycle to be at least a 29er if you plan to ride for speed and/or distance, but it's easier learning on a 20". If you get a 29er, it will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

And yet they continue to sell out. Keep...

And yet they continue to sell out.

Keep hating.....
02-02-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 33,650
Posted By spambait11

Yeah, whatís wrong with Fremont Whole Foods?...

Yeah, whatís wrong with Fremont Whole Foods? Donít they understand their greatest contribution to the city is being one large Amazon pick-up locker?

That millennial store manager needs to slow her...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

FYI: Annoying squeaks coming from what I thought...

FYI: Annoying squeaks coming from what I thought was the SRAM NX crankset. Turns out it was the removable Wellgo pedal which wasn’t totally seated properly in the quick-release mechanism (I do remove...
01-24-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,390,397
Posted By spambait11

Size large

Size large
12-21-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,592
Views: 2,390,397
Posted By spambait11

Just got this: ...

Just got this:


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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

Wait... Everyone else can make "completely...

Wait... Everyone else can make "completely subjective statement(s)" but I canít? Youíre harsh.
I'm calling the internet police.

MY Bike Friday is still better than MY Brompton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

Lol! Schizophrenia at its best! Anyway, Bike...

Lol! Schizophrenia at its best!

Anyway, Bike Friday is better than Brompton.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,982
Posted By spambait11

Iím liking IGH too and would put up with weight...

Iím liking IGH too and would put up with weight for a straight chain line (even when folded), but too wide of a rear triangle adds to the dimension of the fold. Also vertical dropouts may be out of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,982
Posted By spambait11

Most annoying? Squeaks. Then in order: weight,...

Most annoying? Squeaks.
Then in order: weight, folding mechanism, frame material, small wheels
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By spambait11

What a great frame set!

What a great frame set!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

You should have told that to Steve Jobs 20 years...

You should have told that to Steve Jobs 20 years ago. :)

They donít need to duplicate Brompton's success. They need to duplicate their own.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

This is why BF needs to reinvent itself. It can...

This is why BF needs to reinvent itself. It can stay grunge (like Chuck Taylor Converse shoes), but do something with the grunge. They already have great color choices, and control over their own...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

Brompton did it, and they only have one frame and...

Brompton did it, and they only have one frame and four different handle bars. Come on guy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

If BF's biggest clientele are now overseas...

If BF's biggest clientele are now overseas (Japan? Singapore?), then they should take advantage of these markets by offering steel frames with CUSTOM CHROME LUGS and HIGH END components! There’s...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Lol @ dudes talking authoritatively about things...

Lol @ dudes talking authoritatively about things they donít even own: like criticizing a country theyíve never been to, or a food theyíve never tried!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,335
Posted By spambait11

So in the interest of "being open and direct,"...

So in the interest of "being open and direct," what youíre saying is that even if you CANNOT find a business partner, youíre still financially solvent: you wonít be going bankrupt anytime soon; Bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

According to Peterís recent update, all bikes...

According to Peterís recent update, all bikes (single speed, derailleur, Alfine) slated for December 2019 delivery are sold out.

No word on how many total bikes were sold.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Ti Birdies now come with 24" wheelsets?

Ti Birdies now come with 24" wheelsets?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Good thing there are more places in the world...

Good thing there are more places in the world than London. :rolleyes:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,846
Posted By spambait11

It won’t fold that compactly once you add a rear...

It won’t fold that compactly once you add a rear rack and possibly a front rack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

lol! You already wrote it down. Want people to...

lol! You already wrote it down.
Want people to get off your lawn, too?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

What you argue is valid, but I think the real...

What you argue is valid, but I think the real problem most people have is that Brompton charges 2019 prices for 1980s technology which you admit has not changed much. If someone wanted to charge you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-28-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

lol. Thatís like saying "lots of people promise...

lol. Thatís like saying "lots of people promise to be nice, some actually are." Vague generalities aside, thereís a big difference between someone on Kickstarter getting a comic book out on time vs....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

More posts going up: ...

More posts going up:

https://youtu.be/4mkzRF3trJM
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

This clause makes all the difference in the world.

This clause makes all the difference in the world.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

what’s a whinge? Another French term for...

what’s a whinge? Another French term for non-sequitur?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Gott damm! You should be making frames and custom...

Gott damm! You should be making frames and custom CNCing all your parts, not buying clones from China!

Can your robotic arm flawlessly TIG weld Ti? Did it come with its own inert gas chamber too?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

We're talking WEIGHT, homey: "complete dealership...

We're talking WEIGHT, homey: "complete dealership and spares networksĒ have nothing to do with this conversation.

Must be ďnon-sequitur dayĒ today in France or something.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Um, I donít know why youíre quoting me, but I was...

Um, I donít know why youíre quoting me, but I was referring to WEIGHT, not RIDE QUALITY. Clearly your pedantry is meant for someone else?
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

please note: 27lbs. are for bikes equipped with...

please note: 27lbs. are for bikes equipped with an Alfine hub. Around 24.5lbs. are for 10-speeds. Maybe close to 22lbs. for single speed?
But yeah, your point is well taken.


However, which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-21-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

that was a direct quote from helix which was not...

that was a direct quote from helix which was not altered.

Itís usually the hinges and locking mechanisms which weigh the most on folding bikes. But itís hard to tell what the weight gain is for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

- in process for front mount. - water bottle...

- in process for front mount.
- water bottle mounts located on folding stem.
- in one pic, fenders are a tight fit, and look like they will mount to the mono-fork.

- As far as weight, here is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Like many things in life, probably prettier in...

Like many things in life, probably prettier in person.



On another note, Iím sure the delay in shipping is due to that ugly secondary lock mechanism on the fork. Peter probably had to take all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,468
Posted By spambait11

It's NOT the ride quality which Bromptons are...

It's NOT the ride quality which Bromptons are known for. Itís the compact fold.

Brompton's Achilles heel has always been the weight, which Raxel addresses. Berlinonaut just doesnít get it, or just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,787
Posted By spambait11

THAT is what Brompton should be evolving to,...

THAT is what Brompton should be evolving to, post-haste!

But 13lbs? Is it safe to ride?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Is 2019 finally the year of the Helix? ...

Is 2019 finally the year of the Helix?


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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Most of the custom parts have arrived, but the...

Most of the custom parts have arrived, but the dropouts are what seem to be holding up the assembly of a final bike. The dropouts are slated to arrive mid-October..... 2018. (At least I hope itís...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

New 12 minute video up!

Video details main parts of the bike and up close folding. Peter also explains the manufacturing of certain parts.

Yes, it looks like more delays because of the custom parts coming from Taiwan....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Better late than never.

Better late than never.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By spambait11

Hey! Anything to save 2 oz.! :)

Hey! Anything to save 2 oz.! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By spambait11

Best weight savings on a Bike Friday are upgraded...

Best weight savings on a Bike Friday are upgraded drivetrain, wheelset, seatpost, saddle, tires. These make a tremendous difference, with the only barrier being cash.

Handlebars, shifters and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Helix has passed all ISO testing! Parts are now...

Helix has passed all ISO testing! Parts are now getting cut, made, and welded for production!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Lol! For a minute there, I thought you were ...

Lol!

For a minute there, I thought you were describing Silicon Valley in general.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-03-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Triggered much? Donít be bitter just 'cause...

Triggered much?

Donít be bitter just 'cause you didnít preorder one. You should have played.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Two years is NOT weird if youíre starting a new...

Two years is NOT weird if youíre starting a new tech bike company from scratch.

From what it seems now, the BIGGEST problem holding Helix back is that they are dependent on contractors for making...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

It is true, nonetheless. :lol:

It is true, nonetheless. :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

With the tech they have now AND their own space,...

With the tech they have now AND their own space, they can weld titanium frames for any company!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

One of the biggest gripes right now on the backer...

One of the biggest gripes right now on the backer board is how ugly the seatpost quick-release lever is, which is true.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,184
Posted By spambait11

Lol! You are too kind!

Lol! You are too kind!
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