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Old 04-26-10, 10:19 PM
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It is a Giant Tallerway 8.0 RD bike.
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Old 04-27-10, 02:59 AM
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Hello and welcome to Bike Forums.

I see you already found your way to Folding Bike subforum. Enjoy your new folder!

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Old 04-27-10, 03:37 PM
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Hello and welcome to Bike Forums.

I see you already found your way to Folding Bike subforum. Enjoy your new folder!

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Thanks!

I guess this is an old question. I bought my folder from China and the rear brake is control with the left hand which is reversed on my old Diamondback. I see a lot different opinions on this.
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That's true, there have been several threads here in BF about which hand should control which brake. Opinions differ. Sheldon Brown (RIP) has a brief section on this here (scroll down to "Which Brake Which Side"). I think it boils down to personal preference. But having two hand brake equipped bikes myself, I would not want one to be different from the other in this respect.

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Old 04-28-10, 06:32 AM
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Welcome gwl. Care to share some of your bike's specs?

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I bought this bike in China when I was on vacation. He was only a Giant Bike Dealer. He had different types of folding bikes from Giant. There were a few that were single speed and even a halfway that is different than the States. It had a rounder frame instead of the square shape tubing. The single speed folders were dirt cheap, I should have picked one up.

Bike Specs. It has the Oval tube frame made from 7005 ALUM, SRAM X-7 rear derailleur, Tektro brake, quick release hubs, and some other unique stuff like an integrated bell on the left brake lever. It weighs around 11 kg. I'm trying to dig more info about the bike but most of it is in Chinese.
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I'm trying to dig more info about the bike but most of it is in Chinese.
I think I found this model from Giant's international pages (not North America or Europe, as this bike doesn't seem to available there).

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Thanks. yes, there are some useful info on the international website. I have to take a look to see what they list for specs. I wish I had more time at the bike shop in China. It sort of funny because of the language barrier. My cousin only speak Chinese and I only speak English. I had a easier time with the shop owner by communicating using Google translator.
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