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post #11 of 104
I use my bike for daily commute and was reading about this not long ago on a bike forum. Probably gonna pick one up since its $20? tongue.gif Weight as much as my Single speed/fixed gear bike. And no, I Don't ride for the hype. I use it for COMMUTING. thumb.gif
post #12 of 104
Wow, I'm usually really skeptical about new bike designs and accessories, but for this price, they should sell these at train stations in Holland to use as a 'throwaway bike'. This bike would be perfect for Amsterdam, except for the fact that the roads are paved so it will be a bit of a bumpy ride on the streets tongue.gif
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They didn't say what they're using for axles, I assume it's plastic and not cardboard? Wonder what the MTBF is on that?
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post #14 of 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

Wow. Just wow.

This.
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I would bet good money that there is metal inside the timing belt. Those belts usually have steel in them.
    
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post #16 of 104
i wonder why he got rid of the seat tube and put that closer to the ht/dt. doesnt seem to offer any structural advantage over the tried and true double triangle.
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post #17 of 104
I imagine these would do quite well on college campuses... especially with bikes (around here) getting jacked frequently.
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What happens if it starts to rain?
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Quote:
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What happens if it starts to rain?

Should be OK as long as the paint isn't scratched
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No metal parts

really? I see a nice big hunk of metal in that pic.
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