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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-23, 02:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,760
Posted By joey buzzard

Absolutely true. In an urban environment that...

Absolutely true. In an urban environment that sonsists of 200 meter sprints between traffic lights a 20" bike is pretty unbeatable due to its quick acceleration.

I also find my little bike climbs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

Summer's almost gone (hurray!)

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Hey Ron, ​​​​​​My comments regarding regular...

Hey Ron,
​​​​​​My comments regarding regular Marathon tires in the context of the thread I was commenting on two or three weeks ago was spot on. My Marathons are rated 100 psi. For my purposes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
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: Commuting
06-13-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By joey buzzard

Enjoy the book! I've been watching lots of urban...

Enjoy the book! I've been watching lots of urban infrastructure videos on YouTube recently, and the Strong Towns organization is often referred to. Not Just Bikes and Oh the Urbanity are worth...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
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
05-31-23, 05:21 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

​​​​​​Lovely bottle mount on the top tube. Wide...

​​​​​​Lovely bottle mount on the top tube. Wide 1x gear range. Disc brakes and lots of mounts to attack bags and whatnots. The decals are nicer and more understated than on its Xootr predecessor. And...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,890
Posted By joey buzzard

Maybe better to figure that out replacements now,...

Maybe better to figure that out replacements now, no? If you use the bike to commute a few kilometres a day those wheels will wear out in a relatively short time as there isn't a huge area on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By joey buzzard

$420 lseems like a reasonably good dealio. ...

$420 lseems like a reasonably good dealio.

I reckon that my own bike weighs around 9kg at the moment (or perhaps just under 20lbs) but it's been awhile since I weighed it with a luggage scale....
03-18-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By joey buzzard

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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Wikipedia entry on the hand of Fatima symbol. ...

Wikipedia entry on the hand of Fatima symbol.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Maybe this is a mad one, but I'll throw it out...

Maybe this is a mad one, but I'll throw it out there.

I had a funny thought today while I was sitting on a bench soaking up sunshine ('tis a cool day even though it's sunny and I've ridden out to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

The handlebars clip on and off with a quick...

The handlebars clip on and off with a quick release. Keeps everything simple, light and rigid without adding flex. It's also designed so that it takes any standard stem and bars, which is great...
12-18-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,689
Posted By joey buzzard

No offense, but your comment strikes me as being...

No offense, but your comment strikes me as being a little bit self righteous. The original poster never said how much she paid for the bike, so why would you assume the deal "was too good to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

Good point. Goddard, one of these, please! ...

Good point.

Goddard, one of these, please!
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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

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Rio Chico Bar, Orgiva....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Congratulations, Paul! Hope you had fun...

Congratulations, Paul! Hope you had fun developing this idea. I'm glad you did it. New Origami animal in the stable!

Have you come to any firm decisions about production colours yet?

The rack...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,572
Posted By joey buzzard

Good for you. Some.people need their bikes...

Good for you.

Some.people need their bikes for commuting and/or errands and find it necessary to leave their steeds unattended. While you're quite right that cable locks are junk, and I'd...
Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,325
Posted By joey buzzard

I get it. Personally I wouldn't call the...

I get it. Personally I wouldn't call the Mediterranean Coast "the South Coast". But a tourist might. So I think it's a forgivable error. Someone commenting thus should be told however that there's...
Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,325
Posted By joey buzzard

​​​​​The trains in Spain run mainly on the plane....

​​​​​The trains in Spain run mainly on the plane. LOL.

Seriously though, while Spain has a great high speed train network, it doesn't go everywhere. It's great for zipping quickly between...
Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 03:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,325
Posted By joey buzzard

A bit circuitous route from Granada as the desert...

A bit circuitous route from Granada as the desert is in the next province in the other direction, Almeria, but doable. I'd definitely only go this way in the spring, autumn or winter. The summer here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

The Origami Swift will be most beautiful without...

The Origami Swift will be most beautiful without a rack. While I think that it's great that there's mounts on the frame for a rack for those who want one, aesthetically such a thing will detract from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-22, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By joey buzzard

I'm a bit biased, but... ​​​​​I'd recommend...

I'm a bit biased, but...

​​​​​I'd recommend my bike. In fact, since I got my Xootr Swift my road bike has been collecting cobwebs.

Stiff. Light. Simple, uncomplicated, elegant design. Easy to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By joey buzzard

Hahaha! Glitch cloned my comment regarding:...

Hahaha! Glitch cloned my comment regarding: Carbon Brompton clone? Carbon copied it it did!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By joey buzzard

Paul from Origami Bikes might be somebody worth...

Paul from Origami Bikes might be somebody worth asking. He's currently developing a wheeled rack for his company's upcoming soon to be released 20" Swift folder. The rack will be specially designed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

My nagging worry is that this Swift is going to...

My nagging worry is that this Swift is going to end up being a Mule.

Please keep it light, fast and beautiful.

(Nothing wrong with mules btw. It's just that they're a different animal than a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,482
Posted By joey buzzard

You'd think otherwise, but the EU is terrible for...

You'd think otherwise, but the EU is terrible for getting quality 406 wheels that fit adult bikes. Last year I had to resort to a wheel from Decathlon Sports which had a crappy low engagement hub and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By joey buzzard

Well, in fairness to both of you, it is a bicycle...

Well, in fairness to both of you, it is a bicycle built for two. Can't see any reason you can't both pedal that bus together. :P
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By joey buzzard

That tandem bike actually looks more attractive...

That tandem bike actually looks more attractive than it might otherwise be with the rack on. Good find :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-18-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

My point wasn't that a rack is a foolproof theft...

My point wasn't that a rack is a foolproof theft prevention device, rather that adding one makes an attractive fast bike look less appealing generally.

I'm not against having a rack, I just don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Thanks for posting these extra photos, Paul. The...

Thanks for posting these extra photos, Paul. The bike looks great! And much much prettier without the rack

Like seatboy I'm not over the moon with the green wheels on the green frame. It reminds...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

I was gazing at photo of the bike after...

I was gazing at photo of the bike after commenting and decided that the biggish block lettering doesn't look as bad as the Xootr logo did, so I edited imy comment when your reply slipped in
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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Wow! Thanks for sharing this photo of the...

Wow!

Thanks for sharing this photo of the prototype.

Would it be possible to upload more photos without the rack attached and maybe one or two with the seat raised up higher than the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,124
Posted By joey buzzard

Looks attractive. Nice matte black finish.

Looks attractive. Nice matte black finish.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By joey buzzard

Vello Bike from Austria. Anyone Have any Experience With or Thoughts About?....

Never heard of this bike or the company before, but their product sure looks pretty and it's designed to fold into a rather tidy package. Available in chromoly steel or titanium. Anyone own one of...
09-07-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,214
Posted By joey buzzard

Etapa 15. Sierra Nevada.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

Xootie's day out at the races. Vuelta a Espaņa...

Xootie's day out at the races.
Vuelta a Espaņa 2022
Stage 15
Sierra Nevada Mountains....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,572
Posted By joey buzzard

That may be so, but it's better than any cable...

That may be so, but it's better than any cable lock, weighs somewhat less than a typical boat anchor and it discourages casual thieves. I avoid leaving my bike in one place unattended for any length...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,993
Posted By joey buzzard

I'm into climbing as well and I live in amongst...

I'm into climbing as well and I live in amongst some high mountain ranges. Right now my Swift is set up with 406 wheels and 56_11-42 gearing. Personally I think that maybe the 11-42 cassette is a bit...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Thanks Paul, that's kind of you. Already e-mailed.

Thanks Paul, that's kind of you. Already e-mailed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,993
Posted By joey buzzard

The gearing choice sounds superb. Fast and super...

The gearing choice sounds superb. Fast and super capable in the hills.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,038
Posted By joey buzzard

Just did a quick online search and came up with...

Just did a quick online search and came up with this. Is this it?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

Unless you need an extremely small fold to fit...

Unless you need an extremely small fold to fit under a small desk or something like that the Swift will work great. With the bars off I can actually get it into my friend's blue micro-car (pictured)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out...

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out outtside the barber shop....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,423
Posted By joey buzzard

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out...

Orgiva, Granada, Andalusia. Last seen hanging out outtside the barber shop....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,412
Posted By joey buzzard

My Swift originally came with Kenda Kwests. I was...

My Swift originally came with Kenda Kwests. I was surprised how well they rolled. They felt quite fast Puncture protection seemed ok (not outstanding, but not bad either). They didn't last forever...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By joey buzzard

I've not ridden any Origami bikes personally, but...

I've not ridden any Origami bikes personally, but they look rather excellent for the price point they're sold at. The main guy behind that company often posts on this forum and he's helpful and easy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,842
Posted By joey buzzard

Agreed. ​​​​​The problem isn't generally a...

Agreed.

​​​​​The problem isn't generally a lack of low gears on 20" or 16" bikes but rather gaining more gear inches. If I could run s 9t or 10t on my cassette as my highest gears on my 20" bike I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,023
Views: 929,390
Posted By joey buzzard

My Swift has the same wheelbase as my road bike.

My Swift has the same wheelbase as my road bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 42,771
Posted By joey buzzard

Thanks for your insights. These have been useful...

Thanks for your insights. These have been useful to me. I'm now leaning toward the Sunrace M9 derailleur. I'll post some pics if and when I get it installed on my bike then let you know my own...
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