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Old 08-03-10, 02:36 PM   #1
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Barcelona, Quick Impression.

The bicycle arrived last night.
Well packaged, no apparent damage.
First words from my wife, "It's adorable!!"
Yes, she's a girly girl.
Took about an hour to put it all together.
Added air. Checked a few screws.
Adjusted seat height.
And off she went, just around the block a few times.
I then took it for a spin.
Shifting was flawless.
Brakes good.
She loves the bike, I do to.
Eight people took test rides on it,
all replies were favorable.
Total mileage about 10.
So far the quality seems at least as good as the Downtube 8H.
Hope this picture makes it with the post, I know it's crappy but it's proof!
I'll write up more a little later, just too busy at the moment.
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Old 08-03-10, 02:59 PM   #2
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OOPs, meant for Folders!!
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That's OK, I'm over 50 AND interested in folding bikes AND looking at the Barcelona 'cause it seems more comfy than what I have now (Schwinn Hinge) - would you mind telling me if any of those who test rode it were 5'2" or shorter, and if they seemed OK with it?

Also was this the newer model where you don't get to select "Medium" or "Large" size? Or did you order when they were still giving you a choice?

Thanks for your input!
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I was kind of expecting shots of hot Spanish women. Instead we see a folding bike.

It's cool.
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I was kind of expecting shots of hot Spanish women. Instead we see a folding bike.

It's cool.
Or bullfighters.
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Or bullfighters.
Bullfighting was just made illegal in Catalonia, sorry.
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Stoogeswoman, The Spanish lady is just under 5'2". It looks to be a good fit. Today will be the first real ride so I'll know a little
more after that. Yes this is THE size now, so no more choices.
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Good, thanks for letting me know that!

I am definitely interested in it. Won't be in a position to buy a new bike till October or November so that gives me plenty of time to research (and, possibly, for some used ones to show up??).

Really appreciate the info you posted - it does help!
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