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Old 02-22-2013, 01:34 PM   #2296
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Would make for a cool, new class, at Whistler.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #2297
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I don't know of anyone who makes anything like that - that's something you might have to have custom made. $$$

There's a reason, I reckon, why we don't see too many of them 'cept for cargo bikes. The benefits of the tadpole arrangement are lost on an upright design unless one of two things are achieved...1) the center of gravity is down low. or 2) the whole bike is designed to lean like a normal bike. Most bakfiet-style cargo bikes have so much mass that they make sense as a tadpole. The Onya cycles bike I showed above is also designed with a leaning steering linkage. Most recumbent tadpoles have the rider's weight nearly at axle height. Those are situations when a tadpole arrangement really excels. But in the case where you have fixed geometry, and an upright position...it doesn't hold that much benefit over a traditional trike arrangement.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #2298
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Would make for a cool, new class, at Whistler.

Apparently "klunking" is the newest fad in mountain biking.....bombing down the mountain on a rigid coaster braked bike! Taking it back to where it all started!


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Old 02-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #2299
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I end up trading Maverick forks..

The copper color one to the Argon..


The silver one with the red guards for the superfly, I really like this forks is just a shame they are out of production.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #2300
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:22 AM   #2301
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In case some of you didn't see it in "The Bicycle Thread..."
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:47 AM   #2302
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Vintage Giant ATX890 doing its thing on Coolum beach in wild weather, washed out beach with lots of slipper rocks as a challenge and raining, top ride it was
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:36 AM   #2303
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Down and up


And the road bike I just built up
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #2304
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That is a sexy, sexy Soma
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #2305
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That is a sexy, sexy Soma
Agreed... Although theres a fair bit of sexyness to a MTB Frame converted to road use as well...

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #2306
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Agreed... Although theres a fair bit of sexyness to a MTB Frame converted to road use as well...

I did quite a few triathlons that way.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #2307
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I did quite a few triathlons that way.
Nice!!! I am hoping to take it on a 450mi ride this summer, as long as it holds together....LOL
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:34 AM   #2308
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i picked up this beauty this weekend... Carbon fork and seat post


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Old 03-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #2309
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That is a sexy, sexy Soma
Thanks... can't beat the value of a Soma. That mixed with the 105 and Bontrager bits creates the perfect big guy/all day road bike.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #2310
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i picked up this beauty this weekend... Carbon fork and seat post


nice......29er i assume?
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