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    "A thing is right when it tends to perserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold

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    Chicago for me, followed by Seattle. Brooklyn's is dumb, and Portland's is ridiculous. I think the San Francisco one is hobbled by the horizontal toptube and minimal seatpost adjustment.

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    Chicago seems like the only one designed with practicality in mind. Seattle's seems practical also, SF's would be better if the stand over height wasn't so bad. Portland I'm indifferent to, and NYC is just hipster garbage.

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    I thought the sanfran bike was the most utilitarian tons of options for gear setup...

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    Nope, nope, nope.


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    They're all hipster garbage. I'm with Bike Snob on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenHolloway View Post
    I thought the sanfran bike was the most utilitarian tons of options for gear setup...
    I like the modular approach of that bike, but you know what else is modular? Eyelets. People have been mounting things on bikes for a looooong time. I'm sure the designers have done all their load analyses, but I can't believe that cantilevering everything off the frame like that is actually a better solution than supporting loads off of eyelets at the dropouts.

    I also can't believe that 2 of these designs messed up the seattube. After 150years of bike evolution, it seems like the seattube should be the last thing that needed fixing.

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    The sad thing is, the builders already make great city bikes.

    Method Bicycles

    Horse Cycles

    Ti Cycles

    4130 Cycle Works

    Sizemore Bicycles

    Too bad they let the designers near the already perfect design of a bicycle.

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    I hate designers.

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    Nothing significantly better than the Cannondale Bad Boy or other similar city bikes. Adding modular mounts seems pointless (anyone ever think "Gee, if only I could move my front rack to the back.") How about making a bike that's harder to steal. That would represent a real step forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    How about making a bike that's harder to steal. That would represent a real step forward.
    Amen to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    How about making a bike that's harder to steal. That would represent a real step forward.
    Here you go...
    Chilean students invent theft-proof bicycle | Fox News Latino

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    I'd like to see how that works, it's an awesome concept though. Break the lock/break the frame. The only issue I see is folks breaking the bike without realizing that it renders the bike useless or finding replacement parts for your broken frame. Still, it's truly innovative.

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    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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