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Old 07-18-07, 11:48 AM   #1
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Step aside Bike Friday

Carbon fiber, monocoque, bent. A mere $5,000: http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes...ifications.htm.
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Old 07-18-07, 12:12 PM   #2
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A bit too rich for my blood, but then again, so is Bike Friday.
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very nice... primo parts!

but that price is ridiculous!!
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But, it's a bent!
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Recumbents are specialty items, and typically start around $2k anyway. I guess $1200 or so more for CF and a Schlumpf sounds about right.
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There is an upright on the page too. It looks like a titanium Montague folding bike. Or I should say that the folding mechanism is similar.

EDIT: Not quite on the same page ...

http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes...es/index.6.jpg
http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes...es/index.8.jpg
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Recumbents are specialty items, and typically start around $2k anyway. I guess $1200 or so more for CF and a Schlumpf sounds about right.
Recumbants start around $500. One could argue that for "something decent", they start at around $1200.

I'm thinking of getting one instead of a "proper" road bike.
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Carbon fiber, monocoque, bent. A mere $5,000: http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes...ifications.htm.
Since BikeFriday discontinued their folding bent, I guess they have nothing to worry about. Is there any bicycle manufacturer worried about this bike?
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I'd have to say, everything is just about perfect on that bike, down to the chain. Of course, it would mean moving somewhere where I could actually use a recumbant and then mortgaging.

Invisiblehand, that bike caught my attention, too. I'd be that guy could do a custom design on a 406 or 349 bike. As it is, it looks like the wheel has to come off for a decent fold. I played with a lot of drawings before discovering an existing bike that worked, so maybe one day when we return to developing nation status and labor is cheap...
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I'd have to say, everything is just about perfect on that bike, down to the chain. Of course, it would mean moving somewhere where I could actually use a recumbant and then mortgaging.

Invisiblehand, that bike caught my attention, too. I'd be that guy could do a custom design on a 406 or 349 bike. As it is, it looks like the wheel has to come off for a decent fold. I played with a lot of drawings before discovering an existing bike that worked, so maybe one day when we return to developing nation status and labor is cheap...
I agree with your assessment of the Nobilette (?sp?). Sort of reminds me of the Airnimal regarding the need to remove the front wheel to fold and its folded size. Although I suspect that one would have a devil of a time trying to get the bike into a flight legal case. Presumably one would have to purchase one of those S&S Coupler cases.

Here is the frame builder for the bike ... http://nobilettecycles.com/

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