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    No way am I riding this!


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    Same here. It would be hell to clean and bees could make nest in the top tube making for a scarry ride.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

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    I agree! Not a chance that I would get on one of those...
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    I would get on one but would never buy/own one. Just too weird looking

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    No, but you could use it to grate cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr32 View Post
    I would get on one but would never buy/own one. Just too weird looking
    You think that looks weird, you should see my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    You think that looks weird, you should see my bike!

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    Pictures or it is normal

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    1050 gms for a frame is nothing to crow about. My R3 is 1020 gms. When one builds it out, it will come in around 15ish depending how much pain your wallet can take. And the aerodynamics look dubious. I will give it novelty appeal.

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    I think it looks pretty cool. At least it's not just another carbon fiber bike like all the rest.
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    I would be worried about it being difficult to inspect for cracks.

    But it is eye-catching.

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    Saw a bike today and did not have my camera with me. Unusual was not the word- Normal seat tube about half length though- normal headtube and BB. The top tube- downtube- remainder of the seat tube and fork legs were made out of thickwalled piping- about 3/8" od. 4 on the main tubes and the forks had two for each leg I will need a picture to explain it but This was a Car race preparation company. Several other items in the office like a Manx Norton Motorbike and a Fixie with the name "Maserati" on the downtube. The Maserati was a "Roberts" Bike rebadged.

    So plenty of wierd bikes around but sorry- it will be a while before I get pics of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    No, but you could use it to grate cheese.

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    Or your leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr32 View Post
    Pictures or it is normal
    Define "normal". (Hint:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    1050 gms for a frame is nothing to crow about. My R3 is 1020 gms. When one builds it out, it will come in around 15ish depending how much pain your wallet can take. And the aerodynamics look dubious. I will give it novelty appeal.
    Hi,

    I responded in the original thread, but I was told that the aero for the bike AND rider was better with this bike than with a normal bike. Just going by what someone said as I haven't seen a wind tunnel test report.
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    Someone really misinterpreted the Titus Exogrid concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi,

    I responded in the original thread, but I was told that the aero for the bike AND rider was better with this bike than with a normal bike. Just going by what someone said as I haven't seen a wind tunnel test report.
    I glanced at the technology section of the website and it struck me that they pitched the materials / weight aspect of the frame. I did not see any mention of aerodynamic advantage. That is why I used the word dubious just in case there was some.

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    Progeny of a cross bike and the Eiffel Tower.....most bikes are vastly overbuilt for me, this one might not be!

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    Where does one place his water bottle(s)?

    On the other hand, great spare tube storage space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
    Define "normal". (Hint:)

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    got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi,

    I responded in the original thread, but I was told that the aero for the bike AND rider was better with this bike than with a normal bike. Just going by what someone said as I haven't seen a wind tunnel test report.
    Sounds like a rigged test.

    Something like using a "normal" Huffy to compare with.

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    Not a fat boy's bike, is it? Road bikes, in general, just aren't for me.

    I evaluated my weight (up there), the terrain that I'd be riding (flat as a pancake), my goals (exercise & errands), and my expectations of the bicycle (safety & durability) and came up with the right choice for me - an Electra Townie coaster brake with additional basket & fenders. I haven't regretted the choice yet!

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    I'd happily give either version a try but would be even more timid than usual on descents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    1050 gms for a frame is nothing to crow about. My R3 is 1020 gms. When one builds it out, it will come in around 15ish depending how much pain your wallet can take. And the aerodynamics look dubious. I will give it novelty appeal.
    Agree on the weight issue. My Felt FC1, which is the older model, is 1050 also. I do bet you would be the only one at a group ride to show up with one of those however.

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    We have CAT1 and CAT2, etc. I think there should be a special category for riders who know the weight of their bikes in grams. <G>
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