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    Senior Member Hermespan's Avatar
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    My new Trek Transporter

    My Flamingo folding bicycle the size of a mouse and with luggage capability the size of mouse turds is driving me crazy.

    So, here'a a man size bike!

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    Trek transporter. with only one side ready so far. RM5000 at BIKE QUEST in Petaling Jaya. Ask for Ayu. Why Ayu? This salesperson was nice to me. Coming down a hill in this Kuala Lumpur suburb I heard third world war from my wheels. Road repair means tiny stones to mess up my virgin tires. Malaysian Highway Works does not warn motorists with signs or I was, as usual, lost in my thoughts. Hot time of day in hot season means half-melted roadway. Ayu lent me their exterior work space and a vegetable scrub brush. Needed something stiffer but beggars can't be choosers.
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    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermespan View Post
    Trek transporter.
    You can keep that. Looked at one before I bought my Big Dummy because they were cheaper. Sooo glad I didn't get one. Alloy frame + straight blade alloy fork + skinny 1.5" tires? No thank you. After having to ride the BD through a construction zone for the better part of a market season,I am so glad to have all-steel and 2" Big Apples.

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    Did you break the Trek transporter?nd me have similar bikes...I also have a flaming and now a very big transporter, a velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made.
    I also considered a trek transporter before the velonom.

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    Nice ride. Saddle seems a little narrow tho

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    "velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"

    ??? Mundo's frame and fork are all steel.

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    Senior Member linnefaulk's Avatar
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    I love the paint and finish of your bike.
    sharon

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    Enjoy it! It looks like a nice ride.
    I also have a Big Dummy but I don't judge, riding is riding and use whatever you can to haul stuff and drive less!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
    You can keep that. Looked at one before I bought my Big Dummy because they were cheaper. Sooo glad I didn't get one. Alloy frame + straight blade alloy fork + skinny 1.5" tires? No thank you. After having to ride the BD through a construction zone for the better part of a market season,I am so glad to have all-steel and 2" Big Apples.
    Quote Originally Posted by linnefaulk View Post
    I love the paint and finish of your bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by KamikazeKunze View Post
    Enjoy it! It looks like a nice ride.
    I also have a Big Dummy but I don't judge, riding is riding and use whatever you can to haul stuff and drive less!
    What a difference in these posts. Thanks linnefaulk and KamikazeKunze for the positive-ness. I especially like the "riding is riding."

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    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
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    I was giving helpful feedback. I had a client bring a Transporter to my clinic to have me put a balloon tire on the front because the ride was beating him up around town. So it would seem my assessment was spot on. As I said,I looked into the Transporter before getting my BD,and after several years and many miles on it,I feel pretty confident it's a much better choice.

    Note,I don't think Hermespan bought that bike,I think he just saw it in a shop and thought it was neat.

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