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Old 11-04-14, 12:17 PM   #1
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Republic Socrates

Just happened to stumble across this model while searching for something else. Anyone have any experience with it?
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Old 11-04-14, 12:58 PM   #2
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No experience with it. It looks nice. The price is almost too good to be true. But not quite.
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Old 11-15-14, 08:26 PM   #3
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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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Old 11-17-14, 12:39 PM   #4
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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.
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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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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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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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