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    Dahon Folding Bike Rider
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    Raxel, how did you get that first bike to stand up like that? Or did you Photoshop out the hand?

    Since this is a non-folder, is it still small enough that you can take it inside public buildings, or are you condemned to lock it to a post outside like the other big bikes?

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    Senior Member DLBroox's Avatar
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    These bikes are beautiful! I really didn't know anyone built these before this thread. Funny enough, that's why I bought a folder. I wanted a small wheel bike but had no idea it was it's own "genre."

    Are they kid's frames for the most part? 20" wheels? Can someone post some basic details to a very interested newbie type small wheelophile!?

    I'd love to build a small wheel single speed. Probably could do it with a bmx frame right? Don't they have horizontal drop outs?

    Raxel, that's seriously one of the prettiest bikes I've seen.

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    It's a simple trick.
    Let your friend hold the bike and get ready to take picture, and tell him to release his hand for seconds.
    The bike will stand still for a while and you can take photo then. :]

    And it is NOT a kid's frame. Its frame has effective top tube length of 53.5cm.
    (Bigger size ones and Cro-mo custom-built one were also available)

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    Hello

    Just droping by to the say hi to an old friend.

    토실님 안녕하세요. ^^
    Q: How many bikes do you need?

    A: Just one more.

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    Senior Member donlab's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smith View Post
    I had an Element a couple of years ago for a little while. I know what you mean and tried to shove bikes in the back many times without much luck unless I took the bikes apart. I actually broke the suspension in it. When I took it in the shop they asked me if I had ever put more than 650 lbs in the vehicle including passengers and cargo. I said most definitely I had (4 200lb men overload the suspension apparently). Anyway, I fixed the suspension and traded it in. Moral of the story, be careful how much weight you put in it because in spite of all that cargo room it's not designed for a lot of cargo to be in it unless you're carrying boxes of packing peanuts. Maybe that's not an issue for you, but I bought it to be a 4WD hauler.
    I also got an Element. By removing just the right rear passenger seat, I was able to fit 2 bikes in that spot with the front wheels turned slightly. I then put my Giant halfway in the left rear compartment and placed my son's kid bike behind the driver side seat, so I had a total of 4 bikes in there with 3 people in the car. I only had a problem with the pedals getting stuck with the other frame.

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    Avoid trauma Lake_Tom's Avatar
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    Super color combo, Raxel. Did you anodize the parts yourself? Did you "go" small wheeler just to have something easier to store and transport? thanks
    I smell the spring in the smoky wind.

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