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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    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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    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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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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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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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    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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    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?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Like I have ever needed an excuse to accumulate stuff
    How American of you.


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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    B. A D. is the new good

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