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Some news about A-bike mark II

Postby Pascal TOURNOIS on Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:13 am

Have a look at http://www.a-bike.co.uk/store/home.php

I don't know if it's been posted here before, but I think it's great news.
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Postby Weakling on Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:16 am

Great News indeed. Thanks for providing this. That explains why they have been out of stock for so long then. They wanted to sell the improved one.

Will it stand a rider with higher weight than 85 kg then? Or does the bike just get longer life with the 80 kg owners?

Good that they listen to advice from customers.
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Postby Pascal TOURNOIS on Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:30 am

The good news is also that the first batch of A-bikes must have proved sufficiently profitable to bother producing an improved version.

That means the A-bike will not sink without a trace like most Sinclair products have since the days of the Z88 computer.

Great news, indeed!
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Postby Binch Shin on Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:06 am

Very good news!!
I indeed hope to see the new one :shock:
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Postby Weakling on Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:37 am

A guy here in Sweden found a good replacement for the seat, as others has done too. He find it much easier now to use the A-bike when he has a seat with much more comfort. It is a "foldable" seat. Make the bike just a tad bigger when folded.

I'm surprised he hasn't told us about it. But he is very buisy with his work.
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Postby Jon Laurence on Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:15 am

Hey Weakling. How is the Swedish seat comparing with mine (a Taiwan seat)?

8)

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Postby Weakling on Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:15 pm

Jon, here is my answer. I found a good thread to put it in.
http://abikecentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=213&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

my original post

He send me an answer but I forgot to tell him to write in English so
now I need to find the right words in English. Which I maybe will fail
to find cause I don't even know the Swedish words he used.

Does the brand Velo sounds familiar. As I get him he used standard parts.

I link to pictures tomorrow. Too late now 00.05

EDIT

I start a new thread about it. This one should be about the

Some news about A-bike mark II

I don't mind a bit of derail. But if it goes on for too long the newcomers to
the thread don't find what they look for so me try to start a new one.
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Re: Some news about A-bike mark II

Postby Amuro Lee on Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:37 pm

Pascal TOURNOIS wrote:Have a look at http://www.a-bike.co.uk/store/home.php
I don't know if it's been posted here before, but I think it's great news.

Here is the flash file of the announcement.
http://www.a-bike.co.uk/store/flash/page2.swf

I've captured the text from it. :P
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Postby Oleg on Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:45 pm

I think that is very good news. Especially the part about freewheel because I do not trust in long live this a-bike component.
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Bad news from the distributor of A-bike in Hong Kong :(

Postby Amuro Lee on Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:32 pm

Bad news from the distributor of A-bike in Hong Kong :(
Lewis from MHM, Hong Kong wrote:Subject: Re: Mark II A-bike
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:45:22 +0800
From: "Lewis" <mhm@xxxxxxxx.hk>
To: "Amuro Lee" <amurolee@xxxxx.com>

Hi, Amuro,

After further conversation with the factory, A-Bike Mark II will not be available so soon. We will keep you informed. Thank you for your support.

Best regards,
Lewis
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Postby newcross on Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:47 am

freewheel, alminium tubing, seat, ah all the things we wanted to be improved!! I hope it come out before summer.
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Some news about A-bike mark II

Postby alexko on Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:22 pm

Is there any information on new gears? Now, if pedaling rate is one turn per second (the most comfortable pace for me personally) the a-bake gears provide 11.7km/hr. Total gears rate is 6,8 and one circle of pedaling moves the bike in 3256 mm travel lengh. With this pedaling rate I feel no any resistance from pedals (on flat terrain profile). Therefore, I think, the optimal gears rate must be not less then 9,0-9,5 for 6'' wheels. Sure, length of cranks should be increased up to the standad size.
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Re: Some news about A-bike mark II

Postby newcross on Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:23 am

alexko wrote:Is there any information on new gears? Now, if pedaling rate is one turn per second (the most comfortable pace for me personally) the a-bake gears provide 11.7km/hr. Total gears rate is 6,8 and one circle of pedaling moves the bike in 3256 mm travel lengh. With this pedaling rate I feel no any resistance from pedals (on flat terrain profile). Therefore, I think, the optimal gears rate must be not less then 9,0-9,5 for 6'' wheels. Sure, length of cranks should be increased up to the standad size.


I haven't heard anything on the gear of Mk-II, but i suspect the gear ratio will stay the same. I did quastion the A-bike designer about the gear ratio, and her said that it was intentional to make the gear ratio as light as it is now.

I think this decision was made in order to avoid stress (from pedaling) on the structure as much as possible. With heavier gear, A-bike would do just fine with flat road, but something like climing a small hill become more difficult and IF a user try pedaling the A-bike in standing position (+ maybe twisting as well) could destroy the A-bike into pieces...

I know this sounds silly, but I guess A-bike team cannot really take chances as manufacturer --- their A-bike is not full-metal bike in the end of the day, you know.

Personally I'd love to have heavier gear on my A-bike, but I haven't really got time to work on the 15T gear project right now. :oops:

so my bet is that Mk-II will be structurely enhanced, but not functionaly. :roll:
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Postby kenwshmt2 on Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:43 pm

so my bet is that Mk-II will be structurely enhanced, but not functionaly. :roll:


Having broken 2 of them, structural enhancement will make it more functional. :?
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Postby newcross on Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:52 pm

kenwshmt2 wrote:
so my bet is that Mk-II will be structurely enhanced, but not functionaly. :roll:


Having broken 2 of them, structural enhancement will make it more functional. :?


hahaha, yes, that's quite right. Having total of three rear frame tubes cracked, I personally welcome strengthened aluminium tubing the most welcome. :lol:

I hope the strengthen parts canbe installed to the original A-bike too, something like 'upgrade kit'?
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