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My wife's first ride with the new bars seemed to be a total success. No complaints. From my vantage point on my bike, these bars look kick ass.

Buffy on her Fold with rack.jpg

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It definitely puts the bike in an entirely different light.  Kind of opens up all sorts of new possibilities.  We need to find a gel banana seat.  Then use the rack bosses and fab up a couple of Y mounts that slip over them for strength and boom. ... electric Stingray.

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oooohhh   ...   https://www.amazon.com/26-Gel-Pad-Banana-Seat/dp/B015QHI4CM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503492200&sr=8-1&keywords=gel+banana+seat

 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 11:44 AM, Senegal said:

Where can I purchase a bar like this 

It's a Box Components Maximus bar with 8.5 rise. Check eBay, and Amazon

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On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 0:20 PM, Hal Nordlin said:

That looks great!

Looks like you replaced the saddle as well? Which saddle are you using.

Would love to see the banana seat!

Hal I got the seat on eBay. It's not to bad a seat, I'd give it 4 stars out of 5.  The taillight works pretty well, and seems pretty well made, and is easy to operate.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DAWAY-C99-Comfortable-Wide-Bike-Seat-Memory-Foam-Padded-Leather-Bicycle-Saddle/122483183499?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

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Just installed new street tires with flame tread pattern. These are 50tpi, 35psi tires with a street tread for less rolling resistance, and quieter operation. Their size is 20 x 4.25  1822mm circumference.

 

 

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Moving right along, after installing both tires yesterday evening, and a new freewheel, I stayed up until 4:30 in the morning installing this fender.

Fold with rear fender 2.jpg

Fold with rear fender.jpg

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All you need to convert you Fold to conventional handle bars is, first buy some bars you like. My advise is they need to be at least 8 1/2" high or higher. Then buy a 1 1/8" stem with the right handle bar clamp size for your bars. My stem is 1 1/8" x  31.8 x 50mm

 

Your bars can still fold by loosening the handle bar clamp and rotating the bars back, but that will require a tool. 

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On ‎9‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 9:30 AM, jakmak said:

Would a stem riser like the one below work on the fold?

I like the look of the BMX bars but I would like to keep some height to the bars.

Delta Pro Stem Riser

Probably not. The Fold has a special kind of top bolt that won't work with that riser. I would recommend just getting handle bars that are tall enough.

 

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Hey BikNut,

Can you please post a photo of the bike folded... without turning any screws?  I'm curious how compact it is with the handle bars in the normal fixed position.  I'm not looking at transporting in a car, rather going with the Fold so I can park it inside a boat.  The factory handlebars drive me crazy... they just look so blah.

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, SD-Realtor said:

Hey BikNut,

Can you please post a photo of the bike folded... without turning any screws?  I'm curious how compact it is with the handle bars in the normal fixed position.  I'm not looking at transporting in a car, rather going with the Fold so I can park it inside a boat.  The factory handlebars drive me crazy... they just look so blah.

Thanks!

You know what? This thing's a beast folded. In folded mode it weights a ton. The best way to move it around is in normal riding configuration. The only reason you'd fold it is to stuff it in the trunk or back seat of a car. 

This is the best picture I have on hand. From where you can see the bottom of the bars in this picture, they go up another 8 inches. When the bike is folded it's actually a little easier to move around with the bars it place.

 

 

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Thanks for the pic. I can definitely imagine the bike seeming like a ton of dead weight when trying to move it while folded. Makes sense that it's a beast. I just sold my Sondors Original fully loaded because it was a huge beast, when trying to get it into my boat... it's a really big boat, but the original is a massive bike and it was simply not possible to get it past the pilothouse. This may be a beast but I think the ability to fold in the pedals, and at least with the stock handlebars (which I hate the look of) I could get the bike into a much more narrow form, even if not folded in half.  Thank you for commenting on the size while folded.

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