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Old 11-21-07, 07:41 PM   #1
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fixed/ss folders

I am now officially obsessed with these. Yes, they are incredibly nerdy, and yet awesome.



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Old 11-21-07, 07:44 PM   #2
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This one is hot.
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Man, those are sexy in the same way math is. Heck yes.
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...and some more.



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I'm still wanting to put a coaster brake on mine:

****ty photos, but fun bikes to ride.
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Old 11-21-07, 08:02 PM   #6
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I have a crappy SS one I got for free.
I cant see why anyone would wanna ride one further than to the 7-11 down the street.
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I have a crappy SS one I got for free.
I cant see why anyone would wanna ride one further than to the 7-11 down the street.
Yeah. I don't think anyone has come up with a design that really combines fast and compact folding with ride quality yet.

I test rode one of these today, and while it's an awesome concept the execution isn't quite there.
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So its the folding part that you love. I guess that makes sense if you wanna toss it in the back of your car or a cubicle at work.
Otherwise, id run a BMX bike.
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So its the folding part that you love. I guess that makes sense if you wanna toss it in the back of your car or a cubicle at work.
Otherwise, id run a BMX bike.
Yep. I'm looking at the possibility of a funky commute for my next job which would mean either a lock-up-in-the-rain-all-day beater or a folder. A folder would be a way more fun project and would have applications outside of commuting.
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There is a whole giant world of folding bikes here in Japan. Its amazing.
There are bike shops that focus only on folding bikes.
I think you'd be happy.
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