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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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdlerner View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    ...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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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    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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