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Old 08-05-06, 05:10 PM   #1
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Newest addition to the stable

Yep, I had to do it! I bought a folding bike!



It's pretyy nice, and rides great. Still odd having a monoleg fork and rear triangle though.
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Old 08-05-06, 06:47 PM   #2
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wow! congrats!
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Giant is pioneering the monofork on bicycles. It's been used for a long time on scooters; cars and trucks too, if you think about it.
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This thing is too nice for use as a guest bike, like I intended....I might have to buy a second one


OH NO, BIKE ACQUISITION DISORDER!


edit: it does need a bottle holder or cupholder quite badly...I'm working on that.
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Giant is pioneering the monofork on bicycles. It's been used for a long time on scooters; cars and trucks too, if you think about it.

I knew about the canondale lefty monofork, but it's the mono sided rear triangle that really gets me. The rear triangle is drive side only.
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Old 08-05-06, 07:20 PM   #6
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How does it ride? My husband wanted to get one when I got my Giant Revive.

P.S. Don't fight the bike acquisition disorder!
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it rides pretty nice. it's well balanced, rolls smooth, accelerates respectably. It's not the smoothest on bumps, and is limited in gearing (I'm a speed freak), but this bike is loads of fun.
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Old 08-05-06, 08:01 PM   #8
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Giant is pioneering the monofork on bicycles. It's been used for a long time on scooters; cars and trucks too, if you think about it.
Didn't Cannondale have a monoleg fork and rear stay setup on a mountianbike frame a few yrs ago?
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Niiice! Take her over any sweet jumps yet?
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Hooray! I'm definitely in favour of more folding bikes. What led you to this particular bike (as opposed to Dahon/Swift/etc.)?
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Monoleg forks go waaay back. I saw a picture of a bike with one not too long ago from the 1920's or 1930's.

Cool little bike cat. Just curious, why did you say you had to get it?
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I've been looking for a folder to use as a guest bike for some time. Reason a folder was because a wide range of heights can use it (my mom is 5'1" for example, and one of my friends is 6'2").

This was the lowest cost decent folder I have seen.
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I've been looking for a folder to use as a guest bike for some time. Reason a folder was because a wide range of heights can use it (my mom is 5'1" for example, and one of my friends is 6'2").

This was the lowest cost decent folder I have seen.
gotcha. But now you've made it more difficult to justify picking up a nice, used bike that isn't your size. Tough to see the forest for the trees sometimes eh?
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That's alright. Like I have ever needed an excuse to accumulate stuff
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Like I have ever needed an excuse to accumulate stuff
How American of you.

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B. A D. is the new good

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