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Old 10-19-06, 11:38 AM
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Easy Riker - interesting commuter

Interesting. No clue on price and I imagine it's a bit spendy, but interesting nonetheless.

http://www.easyriker.com/home/englisch2.htm

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Twist Shifter on Handle Bar
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GermanA Rear Air-Suspensions
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And this one is the Silver Bullett


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Old 10-19-06, 11:45 AM
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It seems like the seat would be way too far back for easy pedaling, no? And the front fender is practically useless, seems to be entirely a novelty bike.
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looks like it would weigh a ton.
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I agree: It's a novelty bike.
Nice and bouncy spring-air suspended rear that's gonna bounce the rider right off that too-wide leather bench seat. My favourite part? Belt drive with a bottom bracket attached below the suspension pivot so that the central axis of pedalling moves every time the suspension compresses.
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Old 10-19-06, 11:58 AM
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It's supposed to be like a motorcycle.
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I think it's supposed to recall the banana seat bikes of my youth. I'd like to spin it around the block and see hhow it does. If it blows, one could always knock the owner in the head and steal the Rohloff
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Old 10-19-06, 03:26 PM
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The best feature is the kickstand
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Funny how none of these "commuters" has even come close to a very traditional Schwinn with fenders.
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It has a seat like a motorcycle.
It has high bars like a chopper.
It has a double-crown fork like a motorcycle.
The rear suspension is just like a traditional motorcycle.
It has disc brakes like a motorcycle.
It is belt drive like a Harley.
I think the funny little front fender is like a motorcycle.

The reason it looks like the bikes of our misspent youths is that those bikes were trying to look like motorcycles, too!
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Originally Posted by genec
Funny how none of these "commuters" has even come close to a very traditional Schwinn with fenders.
I expect the biggest difference to be in the pricing and/or marketing target population, as compared to a garden variety Schwinn or English 3 speed sold everywhere in the US until into the 70's. I doubt if commuters are even on the radar of the people putting together this Rube Goldberg collection of parts.

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wannabe motorcycles suck

Belt drive rohloff is very-very nice, only it's 100% wasted on this junk frame. That stuff should be melted down to make something useful, like a real bike frame.
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Noooo! another damn chopper-bike.

I agree with the steal-it-for-the-hub idea...only damn thing on the bike that's not useless.
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It looks like a giggle, but not a serious rider.
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you'd have to have internal gearing or some other system with belt drive though

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It looks sweet though ^.^
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Originally Posted by kill.cactus
you'd have to have internal gearing or some other system with belt drive though

Hm


It looks sweet though ^.^
*Ahem itsgotarohloff Ahem*
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Originally Posted by mikdes
Interesting. No clue on price and I imagine it's a bit spendy, but interesting nonetheless.

http://www.easyriker.com/home/englisch2.htm

Handmade Frame
MAGURA Fully Hydraulic Disc Brakes
ROHLOFF 14 Speed Internal Gear Hub
See the bit in italics?
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