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Postby newcross on Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:28 am

Wow! :shock:
I like the idea of 8inch A-bike, but I can see it's a long way to go to make it properly. I personally wouldn't ride this copy bike... I bet the plastic part which holds the wheels lose strength and stability as it's longer, and the copy cannot even fold handle bar completely as the steering tube cannot be straightened (wheels knock each other and cannot be in right position.) :roll:
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Postby Guest on Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:13 pm

I would buy an official A-Bike with larger wheels but obviously changes have to be made to the frame too. Having said that, you will spend more time on the bike than carrying it.
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Postby Mucklegipe on Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:55 pm

Anonymous wrote:I would buy an official A-Bike with larger wheels but obviously changes have to be made to the frame too. Having said that, you will spend more time on the bike than carrying it.


If Sir Clive Sinclair copied this idea for the A-Bike II I wonder if the producer would try to get it stopped :?: Be one in the eye for the clone makers if he copied theirs :!:

Hell if you look closely they have even called it an A-Bike.

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Postby Weakling_Guest on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:52 pm

Having bigger wheels, will this one keep functioning better than the other copies? Less stress due to the built in springy or bounce-ability of the bigger pneumatic tire?
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Postby Guest on Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:16 pm

About the 8" wheels...
As i said in other post
"The fake, 8 inches, must be reasonable. Have larger wheels allowing to achieve greater speed. You can put some largest Crank arms since the distance to the ground is higher.
The problem may be unfolding in the bike, because the wheels are larger, results in a larger space occupied.

The solid rubber tire, I think it is not bad, of course there is a bigger stress in the frame but i think it can support.

Ever seen one fake a-bike of 8 inches? If yes, how are they? Better to ride then a original a-bike.
If you have one fake 8" a-bike, can you put a video riding the bike and folding and unfolding.
Do you know where i can buy in Europe one fake 8" a-bike?
Has Mr. Sinclair thinking on adapting this idea to is A-Bike?
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Postby Amuro Lee on Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:17 pm

Someone in Taiwan has taken some photos comparing a 6" wheels A-bike and a 8" wheels A-bike... although both of them are imitations. :?

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Postby Weakling on Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:21 pm

What we need is confirmation on the chief designers assertion that
they tested solid tires and found out that solid tires stressed the parts
in the bike too much shorten the life of it.

So those who bought the fake 8" solid should be encouraged to report
on forums how it held up to riding frequently.

Now that I know that Carryme is too small for me to ride.
My knees will hit the handle bar every time and that is not
safe in traffic or downhill cause me could easily loose balance
if I hit steering hard jolting me out of course.

I almost want to buy a 8 wheel fake a-bike just to find out for how long
it last putting 92 kg strain on it. I managed to go down three kg.

What I wonder is the slant of the Head stem. Doesn't it slant too much?

Isn't the A-bike also hard to learn to keep a straight course on?
A bit like Strida?
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Postby Amuro Lee on Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:53 pm

A video showing the performance of an 8" wheels A-bike imitation
http://video.qq.com/v1/videopl?v=3V2nyIk3IUF

Here is another video showing how to unfold and fold an 8" wheels imitation
http://video.qq.com/v1/videopl?v=3dYkGBMIfGj
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Postby Weakling on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:18 pm

And there are many other videoclips to the right there too.
He describes how the fake design is less rigid and all the
compromised with quality and that it is less good at folding.

the handlebar more flexy etc. Even if I don't get a word of what he says
I like that he wants to share his experiences. Such are appreciated.

http://video.qq.com/v1/videopl?v=3HsXbi4D3q5
and many others
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Postby Guest on Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:06 pm

Hi there, i'm from singapore. The A-bike caught my eye when i was searching for folding bikes... anyway the guy in the above video is comparing two fake A-bike that his company made. The earlier and the later version. He said the they had improved join and the "stem" of the stucture. Now thicker and stronger. :shock: he recomended to buy the newer version as its more stable and comfortable. there's even the "Black KingKong" version.

I must say i'm quite impressed by the Fake A-bike manufacturer, at least they been trying harder to improved and making the "Fake" look and ride better... :roll:

I can't get a Real A-Bike in singapore. But there are lots of Fake A-Bike selling in some shop. The prices is 30 to 40% less than real A-bike. And ordering from the Fake A-bike Guys is much much cheaper :P

What can we do if the Real A-bike distribution is so limited... :(
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Postby Amuro Lee on Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:28 pm

Anonymous wrote:I can't get a Real A-Bike in singapore. But there are lots of Fake A-Bike selling in some shop. The prices is 30 to 40% less than real A-bike. And ordering from the Fake A-bike Guys is much much cheaper :P
What can we do if the Real A-bike distribution is so limited... :(

You can order the genuine A-bike from www.abike-shop.com.
They will ship the item to singapore (free of shipping charge) after you have placed the order.
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Re: Imitations with 8" wheels

Postby Amuro Lee on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:43 pm

Electric imitation with 8" wheels

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