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    Bike with small rear wheel/larger front wheel.

    I was looking at this video and there was a small bike that had a small (16"?) wheel in the back and a larger one in the front (looked like a 26"). I'm not sure if it was a folder.

    What would be the advantage of this?

    Here's the video if you want to check it out. The woman riding this bike appears somewhere in the middle. Cool video nontheless.:

    http://vimeo.com/5072421

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    I think the advantage is 'looking cool' as that is the net result of such a combination!
    Nice vid. Everything is so clean in Tokyo. Nice to see some minibikes in there...

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    And not a single helmet to been seen on any of the riders.

    Oh, the horror !!!

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    The front wheel is responsible for the main disadvantage of small wheels, namely relatively squirrely steering. So a bigger front wheel would minimize this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    The front wheel is responsible for the main disadvantage of small wheels, namely relatively squirrely steering. So a bigger front wheel would minimize this.
    well, the fork trail changes slightly, so yes, bigger front would stabilize the bike more.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autoworker View Post
    And not a single helmet to been seen on any of the riders.

    Oh, the horror !!!
    yes. that's my observation, too and no Blinkies.....what i noticed alos is the cars, bikes and people seem to be on a slow pace. is it the video in slow motion mode ??

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    Ok, maybe a bit exaggerated but here's one I saw with a huge front wheel (must at least 46")....

    Abio Bikes - Chainless Folding Bikes
    http://AbioBikes.com

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    It's like a miniature penny farthing... except it has a chain and modern brakes. Neat.

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