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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-24-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,276
Posted By downtube

I can't understand how this is not a warranty....

I can't understand how this is not a warranty. Are bikes supposed to be misaligned?

Thanks,
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,068
Posted By downtube

I can not confirm that the 451 Verges have had...

I can not confirm that the 451 Verges have had any failures. However, I can confirm that Tern's honesty & integrity has been compromised. I can't understand why anyone would buy from a company with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,068
Posted By downtube

I would disregard the Term for many reasons. If...

I would disregard the Term for many reasons. If suspension is important go with the Birdy, otherwise go with Tyrell. Both are excellent choices.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By downtube

You don't have to prove you are not a SPAMer....

You don't have to prove you are not a SPAMer. Everyone assumes the best.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By downtube

Contact Thor from thorusa.com for advice. ...

Contact Thor from thorusa.com for advice.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

You paid $1300ish 3-4 years ago. I don't believe...

You paid $1300ish 3-4 years ago. I don't believe backers paid him enough to create a factory and hire his own employees. He claimed that he invested $1 million of his own funds into this project....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

I think Peter would do better if he was not...

I think Peter would do better if he was not bothered with distractions ( questions ). Want your bike sooner? Leave him alone.

He doesn't owe anyone anything. He has proven himself to be an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By downtube

I heard some stuff a long time ago.... don't...

I heard some stuff a long time ago.... don't remember the details. I do recall he was active in the folding bike community. I met him in Philly twice.

I recall he brought them back to the USA...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

I don't think anything could be worse :) ...

I don't think anything could be worse :)

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

I don't know many companies with bare frames....

I don't know many companies with bare frames. Please contact thorusa.com and bike Friday. I don't think anyone else would have anything.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By downtube

I recall Pacific Cycles screwed over their USA...

I recall Pacific Cycles screwed over their USA rep. The bike industry is small, I imagine they will have a hard time growing & finding a new rep.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By downtube

I expect David from bfold.com would match any...

I expect David from bfold.com would match any deals on imported bikes. He is a great guy and excellent resource for a buyer.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By downtube

I agree that you should contact the seller. At...

I agree that you should contact the seller. At the same time lubing the hinge area and moving it as much as possible really fast should solve the issue. Fast motion will create some heat which will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By downtube

Tern's behavior has been horrible. I don't think...

Tern's behavior has been horrible. I don't think they can be trusted. Just get a Dahon.

Thanks,
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,434
Posted By downtube

I would encourage the OP purchase ASAP. The...

I would encourage the OP purchase ASAP. The coronavirus has broken supply chains. I expect everyone will sell out of inventory. This rational applies to all industries.

FYI several countries will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

Instructions for future customers with failures....

Instructions for future customers with failures. FYI recalled bikes are kept secret ( I'm not sure why ).

1. Before you post anything online check to see if your frame was recalled.
2. If it was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By downtube

Maybe it would be best to comment at...

Maybe it would be best to comment at https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/01/08/khs-bicycle-parts-founder-karl-heinz-schaette-dies-age-88#.XhkvFh5OmyU .Thor will be unable to respond on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

That bike also has a broken seatpost. Hopefully...

That bike also has a broken seatpost. Hopefully the rider was ok.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

I thought Durban was made in Brazil....is this...

I thought Durban was made in Brazil....is this incorrect?

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By downtube

Thor's father passed

Please send Thor condolences for his loss.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

There were many documented failures on Tern's...

There were many documented failures on Tern's website.... until all that information was public, then required login credentials, then it was removed from search engines, and then it was deleted.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By downtube

Does anyone know how to get the funds from the...

Does anyone know how to get the funds from the government? My exclusion was approved a few weeks ago, however noone knows how to apply for the return of funds.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

I'm not an investor. I knew this project was...

I'm not an investor. I knew this project was developed by a good guy with a great idea. I thought it would be foolish not to support the development.

FYI we are in a market with nonsense from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

The fear is a serious problem. I was scared to...

The fear is a serious problem. I was scared to ride my bikes, after I learned of this stuff. Please understand I have never had one of my frames break in half, nor did I see any other brand with this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

It's still in the box. I won't have time to...

It's still in the box. I won't have time to tinker with it for a couple of weeks, but it looks really cool.

Overall, I think it is the best bike with 24" wheels. I still don't understand the big...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,541
Posted By downtube

Either I'm jealous or honest and correct. Time...

Either I'm jealous or honest and correct. Time will tell.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

I am getting bike #215...

I am getting bike #215 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=215) tomorrow. Things seem to be rolling along.


Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,541
Posted By downtube

FolderBeholder the problem is Costco is a...

FolderBeholder the problem is Costco is a reseller. They are not paying more than $200 for the bikes. With the Trump duty ( which is temporarily suspended last week ) Zizzo paid the duty for these...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,541
Posted By downtube

This is a great price, however it seems...

This is a great price, however it seems unsustainable. I saw Costco is selling these with a 25% off coupon and free shipping. Assuming shipping across the country is $50 ( for oversized dim weight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

I think BF is a great company. I loved their...

I think BF is a great company. I loved their Tikit model. I hope they will be ok, however this is the worst bike market since the recession.

Hopefully Tern goes first, the additional market...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

Are there threads with these type of failures in...

Are there threads with these type of failures in German? Other languages? This is troubling.

Thanks,
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

I asked how many days did Alan work in the last...

I asked how many days did Alan work in the last two years. The response was,"
An easier question to answer would be to ask how many days Alan has taken off work in the past two years?"

This...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-27-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,811
Posted By downtube

The trade war has created uncertainty for...

The trade war has created uncertainty for everyone. We changed our pricing to reflect the changing market conditions.

FYI over the past 15+ yrs our prices have been extremely stable. I hope the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,723
Posted By downtube

Here we go again. It's unbelievable that this...

Here we go again. It's unbelievable that this keeps happening to new frames. I believe this started in 2013.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

I recall the new CEO was put in position because...

I recall the new CEO was put in position because Alan wanted to step away. How many days has Alan showed up for work in the past two years? It doesn't make sense for him to leave if he already left....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-24-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

The disgruntled employee excuse doesn't make...

The disgruntled employee excuse doesn't make sense. Clearly there are issues. 200k were raised 2 yrs ago, I recall reading that it saved the company. Now BF is looking for a buyer. Sounds like the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

I don't have one in production, however I have a...

I don't have one in production, however I have a sample on order that will accept three different wheel sizes, 305,349,406.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

I couldn't imagine how they were going to compete...

I couldn't imagine how they were going to compete without the Tikit.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

Wow this thread got big fast! Clearly BF has...

Wow this thread got big fast! Clearly BF has fans.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

They can print titanium as large as 14"*14"...

They can print titanium as large as 14"*14" pieces. It's happening.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

Frames will be printed in the future. Hence their...

Frames will be printed in the future. Hence their manufacturing is behind the times. I think they are stuck in no man's land.

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,356
Posted By downtube

I love Bike Friday, however this is a really...

I love Bike Friday, however this is a really rough market. The trade war is a destabilizing force. Everyone is suffering.

I don't envision anyone buying BF in this market. I hope they will be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By downtube

Also look at Fly pedals. They turn SPD's into...

Also look at Fly pedals. They turn SPD's into platform pedals. https://www.flypedals.com/products/fly-pedals-version-2?variant=18941888645

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 683,167
Posted By downtube

FYI I funded Helix and I'm waiting like everyone...

FYI I funded Helix and I'm waiting like everyone else. I just sent the below to Peter.

Peter,
You don't owe everyone a bike right away. It seems to me that you should start selling bikes to new...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,135
Posted By downtube

Your statement is true. However bicycle sales...

Your statement is true. However bicycle sales have dropped double digits in the USA for two years ( quantity sold ). That was before the trade war stuff.

Everyone I know in the industry has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,135
Posted By downtube

I have never visited. However BF & Burley were...

I have never visited. However BF & Burley were started by the same person in Eugene, OR.

Does anyone know if they were manufactured at the same place?

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,135
Posted By downtube

Let's see how that plays out. My focus is on...

Let's see how that plays out. My focus is on being a mathematician, I've had the same focus for over a decade. I kinda like the teaching thing.

FYI I am a person not a company. Please understand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,135
Posted By downtube

I have worked with the same factory for 15 years....

I have worked with the same factory for 15 years. I consider them to be very honest and honorable. I don't understand the " kill private label" statement. I don't agree with that generalization.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,135
Posted By downtube

Are they similar to the camps on the southern USA...

Are they similar to the camps on the southern USA border?

Thanks
Yan
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,135
Posted By downtube

BF & Worksman ( trikes ) are the only USA folder...

BF & Worksman ( trikes ) are the only USA folder manufacturers. I don't see a difference buying Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese. Therefore I think consumers are essentially screwed.

Thanks
Yan
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