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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    For roughly the same price would you….

    … get a used Kona Minute or a new Freeradical X1 installed on your old MTB?
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    Since I have the whole drive train sorted out , adding a couple chains to get the length required and replacing cables ..

    would be letting my old MTB work well , stretched into a long tail

    + no Kona dealers so no MiNutes here, new or used ..


    buying new and having a proper shed to park it in the Larry Vs Harry Bullit Cargo bike BULLITT,
    a fast cargo bike designed by Larry vs Harry, Copenhagen, Denmark
    would be my pick.

    though mostly because I like the way the low front loaders handle .. not much experience with long tails ,

    small Apartments and now a bungalow house with a unwieldy basement access , I opt for easier to store Trailers and normal Bikes .

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    If you are buying it primarily for kid-hauling and you only have one kid you regularly carry (based on your other post about the TAB), I'd go for the Minute, hands down. It won't be nearly as "flexy", fits on bike racks and in elevators, comes with a pretty good stock gear range stock, and is relatively lightweight.

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    Senior Member mr,grumpy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mel2012 View Post
    If you are buying it primarily for kid-hauling and you only have one kid you regularly carry (based on your other post about the TAB), I'd go for the Minute, hands down. It won't be nearly as "flexy", fits on bike racks and in elevators, comes with a pretty good stock gear range stock, and is relatively lightweight.
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    2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
    2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)


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