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Postby newcross on Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:46 pm

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<Updated 07th, Nov, 2007> :D

Read before you buy -- (more info through out the forum.)
Buyer's guide viewtopic.php?t=21
Test ride in London viewtopic.php?t=342
Too short for A-bike? viewtopic.php?t=284
Too heavy for A-bike? just read onto Amuro Lee's post below in this page :wink: viewtopic.php?t=576 viewtopic.php?t=580
Too heavy and tall? viewtopic.php?t=315
How fast can we go? viewtopic.php?t=593
Riding with skirt? viewtopic.php?t=318
Do's and Don'ts viewtopic.php?t=448
Negative experience with A-bike viewtopic.php?t=124

Hardware problems / solutions
Brake cable viewtopic.php?t=16
Front brake cable viewtopic.php?t=245
Brake band viewtopic.php?t=20
Brake viewtopic.php?t=227
Rear brake cable viewtopic.php?t=307
Rear brake viewtopic.php?t=224
Folding mechanism viewtopic.php?t=183
Mid-Gear, Freewheel viewtopic.php?t=196
viewtopic.php?t=317
viewtopic.php?t=319
viewtopic.php?t=303
viewtopic.php?t=303
viewtopic.php?t=319
viewtopic.php?t=521
Chain viewtopic.php?t=225
Seat post base viewtopic.php?t=249
Puncture viewtopic.php?t=260
Replacing Inner tube viewtopic.php?t=589
Chain Replacement viewtopic.php?t=280
Tools viewtopic.php?t=299
Loose screw viewtopic.php?t=298
Stiff Steering viewtopic.php?t=176 viewtopic.php?t=448
Spiral Scrape on rear tyre viewtopic.php?t=360
Rear tyre Removal? viewtopic.php?t=260
Wobbly Rear Wheel? viewtopic.php?t=359
Lost parts viewtopic.php?t=516
Crack on rear tube viewtopic.php?t=635


A-bike Tips.
Tools viewtopic.php?t=299
Threadlock viewtopic.php?t=298
A-bike open/close Video viewtopic.php?t=58
Unfold/fold order viewtopic.php?t=75
Inflating the tyres viewtopic.php?t=623
Speed Folding viewtopic.php?t=41
Folding while moving viewtopic.php?t=19
Rolling 'half folded A-bike' viewtopic.php?t=67
Fastening up seat post clamp viewtopic.php?t=73
The importance of tyre pressure viewtopic.php?t=8
Air loss? viewtopic.php?t=462
Using Air pump viewtopic.php?t=6
Tyre repair/removal + Storage viewtopic.php?t=50
Weather proofing viewtopic.php?t=212
Lubrication viewtopic.php?t=176
Health & Safety viewtopic.php?t=38
viewtopic.php?t=37
Speed up in/out bag viewtopic.php?t=251
Making A-bike more portable http://www.abikecentral.com/blog/?p=33
Cruising speed viewtopic.php?t=271
Airline transport
viewtopic.php?t=290
High speed pedaling viewtopic.php?t=306
Riding bag viewtopic.php?t=321
Guitar Strap for carrying viewtopic.php?t=421


Tech info & Links
How far A-bike goes for each cycle of pedaling viewtopic.php?t=274
Solid Rubber Tyre viewtopic.php?t=404
http://www.abikecentral.com//forum/viewtopic.php?t=30
viewtopic.php?t=62
viewtopic.php?t=164
Ingredience of A-bike viewtopic.php?t=272
Marking on frame viewtopic.php?t=518
Gear ratios comparison among tiny wheeled folding bikes viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1369
Gear ratios information about different models of A-bike viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2012

Modification & Installing Cycling Accessories
Modification List viewtopic.php?t=395
Replacing Bar Grip viewtopic.php?t=393
Anti-"front wheel up" viewtopic.php?t=229
Head light bracket viewtopic.php?t=84
Handlebar modification viewtopic.php?t=184
Handlebar headlights viewtopic.php?t=471
Lights built-in Seat viewtopic.php?t=436
viewtopic.php?t=316
Bottle cage viewtopic.php?t=217
Inverse Brake Lever viewtopic.php?t=244
Kick-stand viewtopic.php?t=253
Speedometer viewtopic.php?t=281
Sticker tune viewtopic.php?t=453
Screw replacement viewtopic.php?t=517
Electric A-bike viewtopic.php?t=519

Suggestions for future A-bike
Mudgard viewtopic.php?t=49
A-bike Mark II viewtopic.php?t=52 viewtopic.php?t=615
viewtopic.php?t=385
viewtopic.php?t=333

A-bike compatible parts list & Official A-bike accessories
viewtopic.php?t=222

seat & seat post viewtopic.php?t=5 viewtopic.php?t=15 viewtopic.php?t=26 viewtopic.php?t=213
light viewtopic.php?t=51 viewtopic.php?t=204 viewtopic.php?t=309 viewtopic.php?t=549
pedal viewtopic.php?t=170
A-bike bag & A-bike Pen viewtopic.php?t=174 viewtopic.php?t=48 viewtopic.php?t=53 viewtopic.php?t=157 viewtopic.php?t=98
First aid kit viewtopic.php?t=207
Cycle Computer viewtopic.php?t=10 viewtopic.php?t=200 viewtopic.php?t=281 viewtopic.php?t=331 viewtopic.php?t=411 viewtopic.php?t=400
Pump viewtopic.php?t=285 viewtopic.php?t=547 viewtopic.php?t=553 viewtopic.php?t=285
Helmet viewtopic.php?t=291 viewtopic.php?t=291
Tools viewtopic.php?t=299
Inner Tube viewtopic.php?t=493



Downloadable A-bike Instruction Manual
viewtopic.php?t=55

Reviews
Velovision magazine viewtopic.php?t=28 viewtopic.php?t=39
A to B viewtopic.php?t=64
stuff viewtopic.php?t=60
Next magazine (HK) viewtopic.php?t=256
A-bike Media coverage viewtopic.php?t=261
Apple Daily (HK) viewtopic.php?t=262

Info on A-bike suppliers choose your partner carefully (Provisonal)
DAKA Official Website http://www.myabike.com
United Kingdom Mayhem viewtopic.php?t=230
viewtopic.php?t=7
Netherland and Belgie viewtopic.php?t=236
Hong Kong MHM Marketing viewtopic.php?t=189
Hong Kong Noble Hall viewtopic.php?t=208 viewtopic.php?t=197
viewtopic.php?t=54
Thai viewtopic.php?t=190
Singapore viewtopic.php?t=194
Italy viewtopic.php?t=267
Netherland viewtopic.php?t=308
Survey viewtopic.php?t=242

A-bike stuff on the web
viewtopic.php?t=23
viewforum.php?f=2&topicdays=0&start=100
viewtopic.php?t=27
viewtopic.php?t=77
viewtopic.php?t=166
A-bike group at Youtube viewtopic.php?t=111
A-bike on frappr viewtopic.php?t=9
viewtopic.php?t=599
viewtopic.php?t=346


Imitation of A-bike
viewtopic.php?t=499
viewtopic.php?t=440
viewtopic.php?t=447
viewtopic.php?t=61
viewtopic.php?t=57
viewtopic.php?t=68
viewtopic.php?t=93
viewtopic.php?t=86
viewtopic.php?t=178
viewtopic.php?t=234
viewtopic.php?t=259
viewtopic.php?t=269
viewtopic.php?t=277
viewtopic.php?t=311
viewtopic.php?t=320
viewtopic.php?t=419
Thai 'J-bike' viewtopic.php?t=556
(Not yet confirmed) viewtopic.php?t=165

Other folding bikes
A-bike v.s. CarryMe DS viewtopic.php?t=584
A-bike, CarryMe, Strida viewtopic.php?t=472
viewtopic.php?t=71
viewtopic.php?t=214
viewtopic.php?t=221
viewtopic.php?t=216
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Last edited by newcross on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:06 pm, edited 26 times in total.
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Postby Binch Shin on Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:34 am

Very useful !! :o
Thanks newcross. :D

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Postby Garry on Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:53 pm

Thank you very much for that! I have made this topic sticky, and it can stay here as the definitive A-Bike tips guide! Feel free to post updates here, or even an extended version with summaries.

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Postby newcross on Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:55 am

Hi Binch Shin and Garry, I'll make update and improvement this list bit by bit whenever I can. :wink:
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Postby newcross on Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:36 pm

I updated & expanded the list, but I know I missed some remarkable topics... hee, now I have to read through the forum again to unearth them. :roll:
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Postby newcross on Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:52 am

list updated 25th April.

I gave up excavating things from old topics, so if you find some useful topic, which I missed, please let me know here. :D
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Re: A-bike Tips

Postby Amuro Lee on Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:10 pm

Hey newcross,

Could you put the link of my small tip on the A-bike Central Blog under the category of "A-bike Tips"? :)
http://www.abikecentral.com/blog/?p=33

Thanks!

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Re: A-bike Tips

Postby newcross on Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:40 pm

Amuro Lee wrote:Could you put the link of my small tip on the A-bike Central Blog under the category of "A-bike Tips"? :)
http://www.abikecentral.com/blog/?p=33


Yes. It's now on the list. Thank you for your very practical tips, Amuro! :D
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A WEIGHTY ISSUE: rider weight- excede 187 lb?

Postby lordnelson on Fri May 04, 2007 3:06 am

I'm still waiting for my A-bike to arrive.
I have friends over 189 lbs who will certainly give the bike a test ride when I'm not looking. Nowhere on the forum have I see any comments about the dangers of going over the weight limits. I did find a comment attributed to Dr. Sinclair that the bike has been 'over-engineered' and could handle higher weights form an engineering perspective. What happens to the frame and tire/brake/steering when the weight limit is exceded?

Comments for the field are appreciated. Are all a-bike owners below that weight? Are there any who got too fat and broke their bikes? Or is this just a prophylactic issue to guard against breakdowns?

For example, there is a lot of discussion about uncomfortable seats, and about the plastic seat tube slip-ring fracturing for some people. This could of course happen due to rider abuse (jumps, wheelies, etc) but it could also result during normal riding from hitting bumps and carrying too much weight.

I'd be curious about just how cautious a-bike owners are about real-world weight limits (or not). Should I just say 'no' to my fat friends?javascript:emoticon(':oops:')
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Re: A WEIGHTY ISSUE: rider weight- excede 187 lb?

Postby Amuro Lee on Fri May 04, 2007 2:30 pm

As an overweight A-biker (115kg :oops: ), I have to pay more attention on my A-bike and check the joints and parts more frequently than a "normal" weight rider. :lol:
I bought my A-bike on the Boxing Day last year and ride it to work on weekdays. So far my A-bike hasn't broken yet.:P
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Postby newcross on Sun May 06, 2007 4:44 pm

list updated 05th May 2007. :D
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Modification of Seatpost and Saddle

Postby PeKaPro on Mon May 21, 2007 2:05 pm

Hi,

There are some modifications of seatpost and saddle at:

http://www.abikecentral.com/forum/viewt ... =1275#1275

Could you refer to that?
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Postby newcross on Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:12 pm

List updated. :wink:
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Postby Amuro Lee on Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:40 am

newcross wrote:List updated. :wink:

Thanks for your efforts and contributions! :)
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Postby Weakling on Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:33 pm

Newcross your my A-bike Hero.
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