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    I think this dude should keep the bike and...


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    whoa! that front brake cable is an accident waiting to happen!
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    That is a great build. Too bad the wife won't ride on the back...

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    What's with the tape and zip tie orgy? Actually, let me write that down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    whoa! that front brake cable is an accident waiting to happen!
    How??? Do elaborate, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discombobulated_conundrum View Post
    How??? Do elaborate, please.
    Look at the length of the cable, it is way... to long, that thing will get caught in the rotor and cause a major malfunction. One of the first things I learned about mechanical disc brakes when they first came out was to cut the cable about 1 " from the pinch bolt. And that is one of the first thing I teach a new mechanic when I train them. I doubt a shop did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bong_Crosby View Post
    No! Thats Adam from 'Bikeforums-net', he gives a very sensible and understandable explanation as to why he had to find the dummy a new home. Just overly cumbersome for apartment living in NYC and in the end didnt add utility above the experience and needs that were filled with his trekking bike w/ attached trailer. Might have worked if he lived in a sprawling 'burb and owned his own single-family home with space enough to both store and manuver the rig.

    Adams a very nice and sensible dude, admittedly I dont know the wife...lol

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    This guy really doesn't like cutting cables to size. Geeze!

    I often times think it would be cool to have a bike like this. I'm just a bit to far out in the burbs for it to be usefull though...that and it challenging to cart the kids around on it.
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    Adam did go back and cut the cable.He is a super cool guy I have talk to him about my BD.I wish he had kept it my self.I think his wife told him to get rid of it lol.

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