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    The Colossus Single Speed Bike

    More weird stuff on the web. A geared version of this was at the 2011 NAHBS.I guess the first thing that comes to mind is, Why?

    The "suspension" cartridge is air/oil and the bike is referred to as a softtail.

    Frame Kit Price: 504,000yen (tax incl.)
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    my questions would be

    A. why?

    B. really?
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    I have it and it is the best bike I've ever ridden.

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    Boy is Alex Moulton going to be p!55ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I have it and it is the best bike I've ever ridden.
    I thought these pictures looked like you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeedpunk
    Boy is Alex Moulton going to be p!55ed

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    Well they addressed that..

    Currently, there are voices of how the Colossus model looks strikingly similar to the Alex Moulton "Double Pylon" and "New Series" bicycle, but the development of the Colossus series was conceptualized in 1992.

    "The rear suspension has been created after years of trial and error, and is currently built with polyurethane rubber.

    The frame build is similar to certain Alex Moulton and Brompton frames amongst others, but the main difference is the adjustability with size, according to the rider. Adjustment of the rear shock and frame is currently being designed at the moment.

    With Alex Moulton and Brompton frames, the rear frame and main frame is usually connected by the bottom bracket, and shock is absorbed when force is applied to the rear frame which is only supported by the suspension. While riding, a bicycle recieves external force from every direction. The bottom bracket receives much of the force, and the riders weight and shock from the ground can also produce more tension along with some twisting."
    Whew! I'm glad that's been clarified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    I thought these pictures looked like you..
    Good eye. I haven't worn those pants forever because they are such a ***** to iron.

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    72x18?

    P@#sy!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    72x18?

    P@#sy!
    The chainring's almost as big as the wheels.
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    Its probably not as fragile as it looks but it scares me a bit.

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    Can anyone say erector set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouzo4Twozo
    Can anyone say erector set?
    Your wife/significant female other can.
    I've made some bad decisions like taking the gears off my bike. So here's the warning: Do not as I say, nor as I do.

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    erector?
    was broken when e'met'er!
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