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Old 09-22-17, 05:39 AM
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Panasonic Traincle

Recently I tried out one of these bikes, a LBS has a used one for sale.

These bikes were designed to be carried by tourists and commuters on trains, and are very light weight and compact. With only a single speed and 14" wheels, they are not fast. The one I rode was a little flexy due to the long stem and seat post, but otherwise rode quite well.

The most amazing thing about his bike was the weight, under 6 kg. The Traincle has a titanium frame, and the model I tried had an aftermarket titanium fork as well, with a Dura Ace crankset. It was the lightest bike I have ever ridden.

But the Traincle is expensive, the shop was asking $2000 for theirs.

Anyone have one of these bikes?
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Old 09-22-17, 06:39 AM
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Heard of them, seen one in pix, but never in person. Supposedly one of the only production titanium folders made.
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Old 09-22-17, 08:11 AM
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Never seen one but would love to see some pics, sounds awesome!!
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Based solely on pics, this is imo the most drool worthy bike. I like shiny, I like titanium, and I like light.
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We get to drool a bit more with this video,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-uW...ature=youtu.be

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Well I don't have $2,000, but if I did I would spend it on that. What a cool bike...
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We get to drool a bit more with this video,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-uW...ature=youtu.be

For some reason this site is blocking youtube videos from playing.
That is just one beautiful bike. I don't know how it rides, but if it didn't ride all that well, you could just hang
it on your wall as a work of art. Drool, slobber......
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Old 09-22-17, 11:12 AM
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Yeah, but does it roll folded?

6kg for a folder is my idea of heaven.
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Wow, after watching the video that bike is officially on my Grail list!
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Panasonic Traincle

here is mine posted in 2014

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Beautiful. I'd take the bike AND the dog!
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Panasonic Traincle

here is mine posted in 2014
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