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    Republic Socrates

    Just happened to stumble across this model while searching for something else. Anyone have any experience with it?
    Republic Bike | Build custom Socrates cargo bike | built by us and you

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    No experience with it. It looks nice. The price is almost too good to be true. But not quite.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    I like it but then again I like all bikes. I like the way you can make it yours by the color options.

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    Similar to the Worksman low-gravity bike, etc.
    One minor item to watch for is when you load the front basket heavily, then lift on the handlebars, it'll be the rear wheel that lifts rather than the front, which can make it awkward going over curbs.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Judging by the quality of the Republic dutch-style bike my wife dragged home last year (got it for $25 at work), I would be skeptical. It had very cheapy parts, dangerously weak front hub brake, and stock ~3.0" balloon tires on ~19mm rims.

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    As they say, something that is too good to be true.... often is.

    I can't for the life of me figure out what the round disk is between the back of the top tube and the seat post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwarner View Post
    As they say, something that is too good to be true.... often is.

    I can't for the life of me figure out what the round disk is between the back of the top tube and the seat post.
    It's just a place for a company to put a logo, like a business using those bikes puts their brand in the middle of the frame, and some kind of symbol or logo on that disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    It's just a place for a company to put a logo, like a business using those bikes puts their brand in the middle of the frame, and some kind of symbol or logo on that disk.
    Ahh.... thanks. I get the impression this thing is sort of the artisanal box store bike.
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