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Old 01-24-08, 07:24 PM   #1
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Cannondale 2008 Hooligan 2

Not a folder, but an urban mini-velo that might be appreciated by some BF members:



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Old 01-25-08, 12:55 AM   #2
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So cute! But what use is it if it doesn't fold...
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Old 01-25-08, 10:23 AM   #3
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So cute! But what use is it if it doesn't fold...
My R20 isn't a folder....does that mean it's useless??
I think not, what attracted me to it was the brilliant performance of the 20" wheel in terms of acceleration, strength, agility and handling, especially when loaded b & f with panniers, and fast bunch rides can be quite good fun....if you're game. When traveling in a car or parking it at work it's still small enough to be stored right out of the way...like the folding version.
I would say that many folding bike owners rarely fold their bikes, but it's good to have that option.
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Too BMXey for my tastes. If you ignore the natty frame shapes it basically just is a bmx with better brakes.
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Wow !
I that bike !!!!!

Only wish it had some gearage
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i kinda like it.... it might have a little too much rake ... but thats hard to say
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Reminds me of my '68 Schwinn Run-A-Bout. Way too cool for its time. Just wait 40 years and ride it whenever your 14 yr old daughter has friends over...........
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My R20 isn't a folder....does that mean it's useless??
I think not, what attracted me to it was the brilliant performance of the 20" wheel in terms of acceleration, strength, agility and handling, especially when loaded b & f with panniers, and fast bunch rides can be quite good fun....if you're game. When traveling in a car or parking it at work it's still small enough to be stored right out of the way...like the folding version.
I would say that many folding bike owners rarely fold their bikes, but it's good to have that option.
Dunno...I fold mine a whole lot hopping on and off trains and rolling it inside buildings during my classes. I find that if I keep it unfolded people protest "no bikes inside!", but if I fold it, people magically become curious about it instead. So yeah, for my purposes it's useless.
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Might have too much rake? What's it good for? The web page gives some clues:

"Easy wheelie" the only urban bike that is also made for wheelies

I'm not sure I like the name or the "Ride it like you stole it" suggestion, though. I mean, where does it end?

The Make My Day Magnum -- Blast a hole through the peloton!
The Rageaholic -- The ultimate "get out of my friggin' way" ride!
The Off the Cliff -- Descend like you're too stoned to fear!
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