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    Friends, I just wanted to show you my latest....

    SesameCrunch already has one, Sammyboy knows he wants one, and once the rest of you see what you're missing, you'll want one too. Furthermore, it has a 20" (front) wheel, and the boom on the front can fold back to reduce the length of the bicycle by up to 16" or so, so this must be the right forum to post a photo, right? Oh, and the wheelbase is so much longer than my Downtube Mini's that it's not even funny.
    So, without further ado, here's my new (to me) 1984 model Counterpoint Opus II.
    Last edited by rhm; 09-16-08 at 07:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Sesamecrunch already has one, Sammyboy knows he wants one, and once the rest of you see what you're missing, you'll want one too. Furthermore, it has a 20" (front) wheel, and the boom on the front can fold back to reduce the length of the bicycle by up to 16" or so, so this must be the right forum to post a photo, right? Oh, and the wheelbase is so much longer than my Downtube Mini's that it's not even funny.
    So, without further ado, here's my new (to me) 1984 model Counterpoint Opus II.
    Nice bike RHM.

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    Congratulations!!!! Have fun on that bike!

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    I wanna sit front

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    how u gonna turn the bike if someone sit in the front and weight 300 lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    how u gonna turn the bike if someone sit in the front and weight 300 lbs?
    He won't need to - he's got a human airbag

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    Oh yes. I am blimmin DESPERATE for one.

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    I have also wanted one but can probably forget about getting one over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy View Post
    Oh yes. I am blimmin DESPERATE for one.
    Well, maybe Velo Chocolate could import a Taiwanese version...

    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I have also wanted one but can probably forget about getting one over here.
    But again, getting one from Taiwan might not be quite so bad.

    Can't say whether it's as sturdy as the Counterpoint, of course. I'm pretty impressed with the build quality of the Counterpoint; nicely made frame, Phil hubs, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnatash View Post
    I wanna sit front
    your wish is my command ...




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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    your wish is my command ...



    u forgot to turn on ur lights!!! it is foggy!! look like a recipe for a disaster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sesamecrunch View Post
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    Great photoshop Alan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Well, maybe Velo Chocolate could import a Taiwanese version...


    But again, getting one from Taiwan might not be quite so bad.

    Can't say whether it's as sturdy as the Counterpoint, of course. I'm pretty impressed with the build quality of the Counterpoint; nicely made frame, Phil hubs, and so on.
    I looked at those ... unfortunately, they only come in one size and they have those funky handlebars. But the guy that imports them to the states is in Philly and his prices was reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    u forgot to turn on ur lights!!! it is foggy!! look like a recipe for a disaster!
    This is the US ... she would get yelled at for not wearing a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    your wish is my command ...
    Alan, I fell off stool
    now travelling like that:
    thx
    Last edited by somnatash; 09-16-08 at 12:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnatash View Post
    Alan, I fell off stool
    now travelling like that:
    thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    Great photoshop Alan!
    You recognize the photo, no doubt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
    I looked at those ... unfortunately, they only come in one size and they have those funky handlebars. But the guy that imports them to the states is in Philly and his prices was reasonable.
    What's his asking price?

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    Yay - There should be more headswap™ Potatoshops in Bikeforums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    You recognize the photo, no doubt...
    Yeah, the knobbly knees gave it away.
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    rofl hilarious

    Sesame you naughty boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
    I looked at those ... unfortunately, they only come in one size and they have those funky handlebars. But the guy that imports them to the states is in Philly and his prices was reasonable.
    What's his asking price?
    He told me "under $1800" including shipping. Reasonable, if you consider that a Hase Pino starts around $5K and a Bilenky is more still.

    One size only doesn't bother me; pop a nice long seat post in there and you'll be fine. I know, on any other forum I'd get flamed for saying that-- but this is the folding forum, where that's perfectly normal.

    The funky handlebar doesn't bother me either. I agree it's kinda ugly (okay, it's really ugly), but this design puts the two riders closer together and still lets you steer without hitting the front seat. Thus better communication between riders, shorter wheelbase, and a potentially stiffer and/or lighter bike.

    That said, I'm happy with the Counterpoint for several reasons. I just love classic 80's touring bikes, and that's what this is. Also, it's so well made, really great workmanship. And it has some great innovations, such as giving the stoker his/her own derailleur so the two riders don't have to be in the same cadence, which has several advantages. And finally there's the luggage capacity... which I haven't fully tested out yet, but it looks pretty vast.

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    I get enough stick for riding my R20 in regional Victoria.....I'd get beat up real bad if I rode that thing around here.

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