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gdlerner 12-05-13 03:50 AM

Bike Friday for riders up to 330 pounds
 
I would like to buy just the frame,what do you think will the bike handle better when is full loaded on dirty roads?
http://www.bikefriday.com/blog/?p=1358

cplager 12-05-13 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by gdlerner (Post 16302600)
I would like to buy just the frame,what do you think will the bike handle better when is full loaded on dirty roads?
http://www.bikefriday.com/blog/?p=1358

Handle better? Probably not (I think the geometry is the same). If your total weight (you + stuff) is above (or even approaching) 280 lbs, it isn't a bad move at all.

fietsbob 12-05-13 10:17 AM

Been using a Heavy rider option P, Llama for a few years , now.. works great .

NWT frame has a lower BB than the Llama..

main triangle uses the Tandem jigs to built it.. I like the way I can lock-up the bike thru the frame.

loaded up panniers on the front wheel rack, improves handling stability..

Small wheel has low trail geometry .

People modify bike (new) forks to shorten trail for front loads these days..

smallwheeler 12-05-13 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16303238)
...works great .

good lord... i love this. but, what's going on with the stem? is that a suspension stem??

http://www.bikefriday.com/blog/wp-co...amond.NWT_.jpg

fietsbob 12-05-13 02:29 PM

no regular common threadless stem they dont even get premium brands .

you just see a lot of black things blending together.

smallwheeler 12-05-13 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16304225)
no regular common threadless stem they dont even get premium brands .

you just see a lot of black things blending together.

i meant the bit in the middle that looks like the rubber accordian gasket cover on the front suspension on a moulton f-frame. i guess that's just a custom spacer?

http://i.imgur.com/KZPdjih.png

fietsbob 12-05-13 05:47 PM

They come apart to pack for travel at that point, may be extra beefy for the heavy rider weight

and their threadless steerer-headset bearing preload scheme.


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