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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-05-07, 05:15 PM   #1
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Is this cool or what?!!

http://www.dahon.com/us/honsolo.htm

I was just looking around... for nothing in particular, and found this. It's too cool!
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Old 01-05-07, 05:34 PM   #2
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Yes it is.

If they ever finish the light rail here and it doesn't suck I'm all about moving to the sticks where it's cheap and getting a folder - that is if I can't take a real bike on it.

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Old 01-05-07, 05:49 PM   #3
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That looks like someone left a Kogswell in the dryer too long. If it wasn't $900 I probably would have one.
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It's interesting that they spec it with a Brooks. That's kind of a turn-off for the few non-leather and the many non-Brooks people out there. Also, that wood chain guard? Get the road forum weight weenies in here to have a fit!

That said, I think it's totally sick and I would very much enjoy one.
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Old 01-05-07, 07:23 PM   #5
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I like the use of wood and leather, nice touch.
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Old 01-05-07, 10:49 PM   #6
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One of the LBS owners here (a place called Two Wheel Drive) had one. I walked in to find him soaking and heating Proofhide into the Brooks (it's a pre-softened Brooks). It's a nifty little foldup, with leather grips and all, and even sports a flip flop rear wheel, 17t freewheel/fixed.
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Old 01-05-07, 11:27 PM   #7
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I'm a B rider in my local club. On a recent ride one of the A riders joined us riding this bike. It was a pretty hilly 50 mile ride on Long Island, NY and he kept passing us on the hills. It was starting to piss me off, in a nice way. To make it worse he was wearing sneakers.
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way cool and yes those a nitto moustache bares and they are heat treated spec's out it has 1200 worth of parts on it
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I vote cool
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we had one in my shop as a special order, and the thing looks cool, it rides nice, but cause its a folder it feels really heavy and its really hard to skip on the smaller wheels.
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