Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dunwich Dynamo

I plan to ride the Dunwich Dynamo in July. At least a couple of other Origamiists have expressed an interest. The ride is a 120-mile through-the-night unsupported semi-organised free-to-enter ride from East London to the lost city of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. Road transport can be booked for the journey back to London (coaches and removal vans for riders and their bikes, respectively) via the organisers. If anyone is interested in joining us perhaps you could contact me via my facebook page (, or you may wish to just turn up. For further details on the ride follow the link.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Pacific folding bikes to feature on The Gadget Show

We have it on good authority that some of Pacific's folding bikes will feature on The Gadget Show, which will air in the UK on 23rd May on Channel 5.

Monday, May 02, 2011

New Dahon with Brompton-like fold

For a number of years Dahon have been the largest manufacturer of folding bikes, most of which have folded using the same basic fold-in-the-middle design. In 2009 they showed off a prototype of a new bike, the Curl, at the Taipei Cycle Show. The design incorporates a 3-way fold somewhat like the Brompton. The rear wheel (a swingarm rather than a triangle) folds under the bike in the vertical plane and the front section folds backwards, although to the left of the bike, unlike the Brompton. It won an award at the Taipei show but little has been heard of it since. It has now finally appeared on Dahon’s Chinese website. Details are all in Chinese but it appears to have 20” (406) wheels.