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    MuSL or Speed TT

    So I'm moving into a smaller space and may not have room to store both my road bike and folder. I'm thinking of selling both and getting a folder I can use for both commuting and some 20-30 mile road rides. Which would be a better choice...the MU SL or Speed TT?
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    to me it's Speed TT..more so for it's looks...

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    MU SL is lighter, 9 gears are good enough, nice Looks too. Best buy is older model with pantour hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pibach View Post
    MU SL is lighter, 9 gears are good enough, nice Looks too. Best buy is older model with pantour hub.
    I like the looks of MU SL better as well, although the speed pro tt ain't that bad either. I wonder how much it would cost to upgrade my existing Speed D7 with comparable specs to one of these bikes? The components I'd most like to upgrade are the the bars, crank, deraileur, shifters, and perhaps the wheels/tires.
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    Happy owner of a Mu SL
    works great all year round, yes even in winter deep snow.
    i actually find myself constantly maxing out the 9speed
    planning to upgrade it with a front derailleur plus another sprocket that can give me more speed.
    Mu SL Gone in 10 sec!
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    hmmm... Bike Friday Speeding Tikit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiapasFixed View Post
    hmmm... Bike Friday Speeding Tikit?
    And what a bargain it is at $5000+
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTALuigi View Post
    Happy owner of a Mu SL
    works great all year round, yes even in winter deep snow.
    i actually find myself constantly maxing out the 9speed
    planning to upgrade it with a front derailleur plus another sprocket that can give me more speed.

    That's what I'd like... an MU SL with the group and bar of the Speed TT
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    Quote Originally Posted by djgonzo007 View Post
    And what a bargain it is at $5000+
    Yes, that was absurd. But how about an Express Tikit? Capreo, same weight as a Speed TT, in the same ballpark pricewise, (about $1500). Choice of colors, you can upgrade to a hyperfold if you want, and has all standard the advantages a Tikit has over a Dahon. Might be worth considering. There's an impressive one-off for sale for $1595 right now. Note the color on that bike is Flag Red, not the pinky color shown. Here is a real flag red tikit.
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    There's a 2007 Speed PRO TT in Dallas, TX for $750. See:

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bik/1147425687.html

    That might be cheaper than upgrading your Speed D7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feijai View Post
    Yes, that was absurd. But how about an Express Tikit? Capreo, same weight as a Speed TT, in the same ballpark pricewise, (about $1500). Choice of colors, you can upgrade to a hyperfold if you want, and has all standard the advantages a Tikit has over a Dahon. Might be worth considering. There's an impressive one-off for sale for $1595 right now. Note the color on that bike is Flag Red, not the pinky color shown. Here is a real flag red tikit.
    Wow, that bike is really nice!! Thanks for pointing it out, definitely something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTALuigi View Post
    i actually find myself constantly maxing out the 9speed.
    As I did change for Big Apple 2.0" tires, gear range is moved higher by approx 10%, which is just fine.

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    With a gear upgrade for a higher range the Mu SL would be superb. Lovely bike to ride and so very light!

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