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Old 07-01-19, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
The extra weight comes from the use of gas pipe. At least that’s what I heard somewhere. The high density pipe is great for accelerating downhill.
I didn't like the weight at first - then realized this bike was intended to ride at no more than 15-20kph. At such speeds it's OK.
Moreover, the rod brakes on steel rims are weak when dry and almost non existent when wet, so one has to adjust speed and braking distance accordingly.
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