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  1. I see you are in NYC, is that one of those mini...

    I see you are in NYC, is that one of those mini velos from Tokyo Bike on Bowery? How do you like it?
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    The two bikes are of a similar form and material...

    The two bikes are of a similar form and material but they are actually quite different. For one, the respect is a single speed/fixie with a narrower rear hub and horizontal dropouts so it will...
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    Ti Cycles Neutrino...........YES PLEASE!...

    Ti Cycles Neutrino...........YES PLEASE!
    http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/NAHBS2014-Ti-Cycles-Neutrino-small-wheel-pit-bicycle01.jpg
  4. Holy crap! The dude says he has a $400 budget...

    Holy crap! The dude says he has a $400 budget for a part time commuter bike and you suggest a bike that starts a $5000 and breaks down with SS couplers?

    Interesting bikes but they all seem like...
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    Well that tendancy to go over the top is a large...

    Well that tendancy to go over the top is a large component of riding position and possibly a shorter wheel base. I have really learned to appreciate a small road bike seat being able to extend my...
  6. Well now you are getting into weight distribution...

    Well now you are getting into weight distribution and FOC. These are all factors but all else being equal I am just very interested in how much this one factor has made such a noticeable difference...
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    Well I feel like an ass, who would have thought...

    Well I feel like an ass, who would have thought you guys would have been talking over here about the same damn thing for days. Note to self read every trending thread before posting.

    Ok well I...
  8. Well i did the calculations on my mercier nano as...

    Well i did the calculations on my mercier nano as well which has a very similar feel to my dahon and it has 35mm of steering trail based on my calculations even though that bike has the same head...
  9. Do small wheeled bikes have to be so damned twitchy?????

    The answer to that question is in fact no!

    I have two nearly identical bikes, a Dahon Silvertip and an Origin8 Bully(I am sure most of you have seen them by now) but the two feel vastly different...
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    I noticed a world of difference when I switched...

    I noticed a world of difference when I switched to the hookworms from the kojaks on my silvertip and my bully. Its not so much a bombing around thing though both bikes seem to handle cobblestone...
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    Actually the nano is made of 4130 chrome molly...

    Actually the nano is made of 4130 chrome molly similar to the soma but the soma uses double butted tubing that thins in the middle to save some weight and the thicker tires are doing the nano no...
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    This is not my bike and it is not a conversion...

    This is not my bike and it is not a conversion but it is the coolest Ti scratch built BMX mini velo I have ever seen. A guy who works at Davidson built it and it makes me green with envy!
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    Cool, i was thinking of picking up a mixie...

    Cool, i was thinking of picking up a mixie crisscross as an extra bike. Not in love with the high ten steel wish they had gone with 4130.

    Do have yours set up as fixed or single speed?
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    my last addition is that if you want most of the...

    my last addition is that if you want most of the features of this smart bike you might just slap a set of helios bars(speaking of kickstarter) on your bike for a good bit less money although I am not...
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    guess I missed the different places bit, the...

    guess I missed the different places bit, the video was certainly well produced, I just don't like the condescending tone about how this piece of technology will fit some idealized bohemian lifestyle...
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    I dont think the bike itself has gps, looks more...

    I dont think the bike itself has gps, looks more like it has bluetooth to connect to an app on your phone and the only real "smart" feature of the bike itself is the turn signals triggered by the app...
  17. I am using CatEye Strada Wireless CC-RD300W I...

    I am using CatEye Strada Wireless CC-RD300W I have two sensor kits, one on my Origin8 bully and one on my Dahon Silvertip. Both bikes have 20" 406 wheels and I am not the tallest (5'7") so not sure...
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    Nice, keep the updates coming.

    Nice, keep the updates coming.
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    Yea but where? Ill give you a hint, not where I...

    Yea but where? Ill give you a hint, not where I live.......:(
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    The bike itself looks quite sexy I will agree,...

    The bike itself looks quite sexy I will agree, but put a human being on it = Birth Control. One looks so akward and upright its like the same position a rider took on those old bikes with the giant...
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    I loved the strida until I rode one, holy crap...

    I loved the strida until I rode one, holy crap that was the most unstable feeling bike I have ever been on. I really wanted to like it but there was no way. People complain how there are few fit...
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    I'm with you on that, I also prefer a rigid fork...

    I'm with you on that, I also prefer a rigid fork and at the very least the conceptual added stability of the longer headtube giving more distance between headset bearings.

    BTW, Nice bike, always...
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    Looks like 451s

    Looks like 451s
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    Ok according to what I found online his...

    Ok according to what I found online his doctorates are honorary but man he deserved them....I never knew he contributed to my other favorite small wheeled vehicle!!!!!!!

    He is the one who...
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    Well your initial question was centered around...

    Well your initial question was centered around gearing. There are many other factors that go into effort and all those are dependant on the individual bike, hell I have two near identical minivelo...
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