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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,289
Posted By tds101

The Origami Lotus is available in the USA...

The Origami Lotus is available in the USA (cromomoly steel frame, 9 speeds, hydraulic disk brakes, around 25lbs): https://www.origamibicycles.com/shop/p/lotus
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-24, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 437,003
Posted By mirfi

I am going to the Stop, Swap and Save this Sunday...

I am going to the Stop, Swap and Save this Sunday in Westminster Maryland.

Sunday, February 18th, 2024. 9-2pm (Shameless plug)

Last couple years I found fold-ups (an beautiful older Peugot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 736,979
Posted By tds101

Pictures or it didn't happen... :D

Pictures or it didn't happen... :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-24, 06:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Schwinnsta

The Swift has the best handlebar post of any I...

The Swift has the best handlebar post of any I have had. It is far more rigid than any I have owned of the long cantilever type. Ron, at this point, you're just another critic of a bike you have not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By univega.duder

Jur's Ti Swift is one of the best looking bikes...

Jur's Ti Swift is one of the best looking bikes I've seen. He really nailed it. I think the Origami Swift could fit my needs and budget well. I like that it doesn't have much in the way of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Schwinnsta

Actually, it is an advantage as well as a...

Actually, it is an advantage as well as a drawback. You are giving up some folded length and gaining stiffness in return. When I pull back on the handlebars, there is no flex as typical with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Jipe

The drawback of the Swift is its bigger folding...

The drawback of the Swift is its bigger folding size.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-24, 09:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By Duragrouch

This. Keep in mind, the difference between...

This.

Keep in mind, the difference between $200 and $2000 is huge, but the difference between $200 and $400 is not only a smaller cost difference, but you're still DOUBLING your budget, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,672
Posted By mlau

Update: Just read some of the complaints about...

Update: Just read some of the complaints about the Helix on ******.

I really did love my Swift. It was my first folding bike, and my best one.
The Carryme was the most compact. The Brompton the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-24, 12:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By Duragrouch

I think you're missing my point. First, what...

I think you're missing my point.

First, what I'm saying is that the bike is an excellent palette, on which to make a superior bike. Think of it as a masterpiece painting that is 95% complete....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-24, 06:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By Duragrouch

Yes, except on a 20" wheel. The larger-section...

Yes, except on a 20" wheel. The larger-section tires on the Bull provide greater rear derailleur ground clearance, but then even less in lateral clearance due to the greater width of said tires....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-24, 03:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,149
Posted By Jipe

Grease, dirt, shocks exist all over the world (at...

Grease, dirt, shocks exist all over the world (at least for bike that really ride, those who have a chain)!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-24, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Jipe

Why not just (let) rebuild the wheels with new...

Why not just (let) rebuild the wheels with new high quality spokes?

It will be a better, more reliable solution than a cheap wheelset found on Aliexpress built with unknown quality components.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-24, 04:15 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 155,194
Posted By mlau

Hey Paul, Thanks for looking into it. ...

Hey Paul,

Thanks for looking into it.

Also, thanks for resurrecting the Swift.
Personally, I'm looking for any excuse to buy one...but need to clean up my garage, get rid of stuff, and wait...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By tcs

16" wheel trifolds will fit folded in the Ikea...

16" wheel trifolds will fit folded in the Ikea Alex Storage under-desk unit or the Ikea Kallax open shelf.

You can Google many examples of how folks have incorporated these into useful storage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-22-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By StanSeven

This thread is going nowhere. Ron Damon started...

This thread is going nowhere. Ron Damon started it and then deleted the opening posts. Now it doesn’t make sense. Plus insults aren’t allowed and there are plenty.

Thread closed
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By Bleu

Uh moderator...

Huh, I really don't have anything against you or the stuff you sell. I don't have any affiliation with Origami or Brompton or any brand. I don't know Paul Pinigis. So after I stated the obvious,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

I think it's time for you to have another nap. ...

I think it's time for you to have another nap.

You're not a gate keeper for BF
You may NOT tell us when to ignore
You may NOT tell us when to unsubscribe from a thread
You may NOT tell us when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-24, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By Bleu

Uh Ron, you clearly are peddling your wares, the...

Uh Ron, you clearly are peddling your wares, the presence of retail packaging and partially built bikes is proof. What's your shop called Ron ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-17-24, 01:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By Duragrouch

Just saw this thread. From the originally posted...

Just saw this thread. From the originally posted pic of the bike, I see a lot to like:
- Front derailleur mount for a braze-on style.
- Guard on frame to protect chainrings when folded.
- Good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,397
Posted By tds101

My Oyama CX16D has the hollowtech style bottom...

My Oyama CX16D has the hollowtech style bottom bracket, and it's actually buttery smooth. I love it....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-24, 04:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By tds101

Yes, that's definitely the better option. The...

Yes, that's definitely the better option. The only issue I think I'd have is that I'd prefer a mid-mounted battery, as I personally despise the rear rack mount type (even though it would probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-24, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ron Damon

Really, Ed? I live neither in an apartment nor am...

Really, Ed? I live neither in an apartment nor am space constrained. I choose to build and ride 16" (ISO305) bikes, not out of necessity, but rather due to their lively ride and spritely handling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By edwong3

Ha! Ha! I bet you would. But offering great bikes...

Ha! Ha! I bet you would. But offering great bikes at entry level prices makes you a Superstar on this forum IMHO.:thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-28-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 437,003
Posted By 3speedslow

Last pics from my week in Mooresville, NC. ...

Last pics from my week in Mooresville, NC.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1290/06157199_d1a4_441e_82ba_5b8ba98674d6_588cf22be75d7aa2389b6b605aa6c7db8aac44c7.jpeg
They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 437,003
Posted By tds101

Test ride of my Origami Bull. Overall a quite...

Test ride of my Origami Bull. Overall a quite pleasant experience. I need to upgrade the seat, pedals, and switch to ergonomic grips, and I might swap the fenders for some composites. Otherwise, it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By tds101

I took a little ride yesterday evening, and I was...

I took a little ride yesterday evening, and I was quite impressed by the Bull's stability, ride quality, ability to absorb small bumps in the road, agility, ease of riding, and overall comfortable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,515
Posted By staehpj1

I don't see how the bottom bracket height would...

I don't see how the bottom bracket height would be adequate if you just put small wheels on a frame intended for much larger ones. You need adequate pedal clearance when cornering. Some mini velos...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By BikingSwiftly

Hey all, new here so I canít post pics yet, but...

Hey all, new here so I canít post pics yet, but just got one these beauties and am loving it. Happy to answer any questions. Made an instagram with my same name to post pics riding this thing around...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 437,003
Posted By john m flores

I'm not talking about speed, I'm talking about...

I'm not talking about speed, I'm talking about feel. When I ride the Pocket Rocket (451), it feels close enough to a 700c bicycle in how it rolls, handles, maintains its velocity, and manages...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 155,194
Posted By maddy13

Sign me up as interested.

Sign me up as interested.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-23, 12:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By bentstrider83

Just placed an order on the Bull myself. After my...

Just placed an order on the Bull myself. After my Dahon Speed D7 failed at the pivot point, I was itching for something compact again. The Catrike Expedition is a dangerous chore getting it on and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By tds101

My Bull is scheduled to arrive today. Hopefully I...

My Bull is scheduled to arrive today. Hopefully I can manage a short test ride this weekend, considering I had an accident last month and I'm nursing a fractured elbow (NO CAST thankfully). I can't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-23, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Pine Cone

Thanks to tds101 and Pinigis for the Labor Day...

Thanks to tds101 and Pinigis for the Labor Day discount. I just bought my sister a Cobra single speed folder. I wish I could have bought a Lotus or a Bull for me, but that will have to wait...
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 437,003
Posted By john m flores

First real test of the Bike Friday All Packa on...

First real test of the Bike Friday All Packa on the wonderful gravel trails of Minnewaska State Park in New York.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By tds101

15% off with this code for Labor Day: LDAY15

15% off with this code for Labor Day: LDAY15
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By tds101

Labor Day Sale at Origami Bicycles!!!

If you guys are interested, there's a coupon for 15% off anything over $60. I ordered my Origami Bull, and I can't wait to receive it. Here's the code: LDAY15

Have a wonderful Labor Day!!!

PS:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,489
Posted By tds101

I switched to the Chrome browser and PayPal was...

I switched to the Chrome browser and PayPal was working. I don't know why it wasn't available in Edge. Thanks for the Labor Day sale discount code. My order is placed. Hopefully it'll ship soon, as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2_i

The more you bend it, the harder it will be to...

The more you bend it, the harder it will be to fix. I would take care of this as soon as possible.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By seat_boy

So your claim is small wheeled bikes are smaller?...

So your claim is small wheeled bikes are smaller? That's a pretty contentious issue!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By Braiques

Thanks peeps! I have a ballparked quote from...

Thanks peeps!

I have a ballparked quote from Vernon Barker cycles of in the region of £100 for the frame repair, assuming they find it isn't beyond repair. I will take it over to them in a few...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By stargazer48

I got back to biking after a hiatis of 7 years...

I got back to biking after a hiatis of 7 years due to hip problems. Bought a Zizzo Liberte, a cheap light speedy bike which came with a 48T front chain ring. Within 3 months, I upgrade to a 52T....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,812
Posted By Ron Damon

Another option available depending on shipping to...

Another option available depending on shipping to your location is the framesets made by FnHon and Litepro. The closest match to your broken frame in terms of geometry/shape and material is an FnHon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-23, 02:18 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By Joe Remi

Correct, a common issue with small-wheelers is...

Correct, a common issue with small-wheelers is they don't have a high enough high gear and the rider spins out on a bike they could ride faster with said higher gear. The 58t ring sounds like good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-23, 12:40 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By mlau

Just chiming in to say that looks gorgeous. ...

Just chiming in to say that looks gorgeous.

The Origami Swift is looking more and more like my ideal of an everyday bike. I like to feel the bike working under me reasonably efficiently, but also...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By joey buzzard

LoLz. "Kinda free publicity..." Wasn't aware...

LoLz. "Kinda free publicity..."

Wasn't aware that you're a famous celebrity, Ron. Do you have a YouTube channel or are you mostly on TikTok? Maybe I'll tune into your content. Celebrity chefs are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By Hrodwolf

I live in Europe, so no origami for me (or high...

I live in Europe, so no origami for me (or high shipping costs). I'm also not a mechanic, so I can't build a bike myself (or choose the right components).
I have the Tern Verge X11 and it's a great...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By GeezyRider

I can see the appeal of building a custom Swift...

I can see the appeal of building a custom Swift especially if you have a lot of the needed parts on hand. In my case, I believe it would be better to buy the complete bike and make any changes I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By joey buzzard

Yes, good to acknowledge Peter Reich'. Also makes...

Yes, good to acknowledge Peter Reich'. Also makes the bike a bit more special with its original designer's name attached. Random people ask me about my Xootr Swift from time to time. How to pronounce...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 43,223
Posted By Leon S. Kennedy

I suggest updating the Origami website since the...

I suggest updating the Origami website since the May 2023 delivery date is not possible.
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