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Old 03-23-09, 03:12 AM   #1
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Gianetti folding bike

http://www.lmdigianetti.it/bike.html
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Old 03-23-09, 05:35 PM   #2
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Wow, it's HUGE when it's folded!
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Old 03-23-09, 07:39 PM   #3
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A bit on the heavy side for a hi-tec bicycle want to be, no?
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Old 03-23-09, 09:47 PM   #4
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hmm, hideous!!
not to mention impractically large and unwieldy when folded, and for all that carbon and titanium... heavy!
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Old 03-24-09, 12:48 AM   #5
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Yes, it's a curious and awkward design. I posted the link because I hadn't seen any references to it before.
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Ugh!

When they say "designed with the assistance of the University of Pisa", I assume they mean a bunch of students!
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Old 03-24-09, 05:02 AM   #7
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Ugh!

When they say "designed with the assistance of the University of Pisa", I assume they mean a bunch of students!
Yes, art student dropouts.
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Old 03-24-09, 08:53 AM   #8
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See we've all got our negativity caps on today and after the boys in Pisa tried so hard, shame on you all. An 8 speed belt drive, can't see a tensioner so the back end has to be rigid, interesting to see what the price will be, if it ever comes to the market.
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Yes, art student dropouts.
FWIW: Pisa has one of the most prestigious mathematics departments in the world, and among the top in lots of other technical fields. So this sounds like marketing BS to me.
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It looks prestigiously technical alright..but thats about it..
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