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Old 12-05-13, 03:50 AM   #1
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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
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Old 12-05-13, 07:15 AM   #2
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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.
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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..
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...works great .
good lord... i love this. but, what's going on with the stem? is that a suspension stem??

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

you just see a lot of black things blending together.
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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?

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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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