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Old 04-26-05, 06:52 AM   #1
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Biria folder

Does anybody know about these? The bike looks interesting, but I can't find any info on them, other than that they sell for around $500. Check it out:

http://www.biria.com/bicycles/ez/eb_folding.jsp
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Old 04-26-05, 08:55 AM   #2
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Don't know anything about them myself save for what I can see...
It's got a really short wheelbase and the folding hinge being so low is certainly unusual...Wonder if it will mean the frame flexes?...

Every which way - I don't really like the look of it. It's very preppy.
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I examined a Biria in NYC it looked fine.Why should whether a bike looks preppy or not mean anything .Little Pixel how can a bicycle be preppy?Did you see a Biria wearing Khakis with a madras plaid shirt and topsiders?Perhaps it was wearing lilly pullitzer sports wear?I do not get it.
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the birias, despite the dodgy-looking design are incredibly stiff. they're also incredible heavy. and they're also an incredible pain in the ass to assemble.
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If the weight limit were high enough the Biria might be a good bike for my father.It does not seem possible to get a lower stepover height.
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Little Pixel how can a bicycle be preppy?...I do not get it.
I think it's a translation thing. I meant kinda square; uncool. Like your aunt might ride...
Clearer?
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I think it's a translation thing. I meant kinda square; uncool. Like your aunt might ride...
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Ease up i was joking, besides if my aunt rode one she would make it look cool.
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