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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
That is why I like it. For its classy looks. I don't like the more modern Curl...it just looks not good...I don't care how better it is...the extreme curved frame tubing reminds me of a hunchback.
Yeah, I think the Curl is ugly, too. Another reason to not try to make "copies" of the Brompton but for manufacturers to design a brand new bike that folds as well. Helix (although bigger wheels) has a great folded shape and a fairly standard looking frame (except for the hinges). There are limitations with the Brompton - insufficient gear #s and limited fit adjustments - that could be addressed along with including new technology, fewer proprietary parts, all while retaining a terrific fold. If Brompton/Birdy had a baby with the pakiT and Helix, and took the best from each, it could be a great bike.
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