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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15814
Location: Portland, OR

10/25/17 6:23 PM

Your next/New bike?

Hydrofoiler XE-1

https://www.follownews.com/hydrofoiler-xe1--this-innovative-bike-lets-you-ride-on-water-3nzdt

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 3773
Location: Nashua, NH

10/26/17 5:22 AM

It seems like a reasonable design...

...but notice what happens if you lean it.

It looks like you could probably put dropped bars on it...or better yet, aero bars!

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dddd
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3158
Location: NorCal

10/26/17 11:37 AM

The 2018 Ninja 400 looks really good, with a lighter design than even their current 300.
I saw it this morning on Motorcyclist Online btw. I loved the minimalist chassis design and it looks like an extremely balanced package with sturdy suspension architechture.
I digress perhaps.

Very odd robot voice used to describe the hydrofoiler. Is that a translator app?
It apparently needs battery power to operate.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15814
Location: Portland, OR

10/26/17 2:56 PM

Let me stick this here, bizarre?


https://co-motion.com/bikes/klatch

Options include:
Pinion 12spd Gearbox ($3580)
Pinion 18spd Gearbox ($4300)
CS3 Di2 Hydro Kit ($4100)
Frameset is only 2100.00 though...

I paid $26,400 my first house....


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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2298
Location: Canberra, Australia

10/27/17 12:27 AM

Those Lauf Grit forks actually get quite a good review from the couple that I've seen, but (apart from the appearance) the price is a real turn-off.

Cyclingabout.com has a complete list of touring bikes available with the Pinion gearbox: https://www.cyclingabout.com/complete-list-of-pinion-p-18-speed-gearbox-touring-and-trekking-bikes/ . Was published about 18 months ago so a bit out of date.

If you want expensive, Darren Baum's latest Ti frame offering comes in at $A11350 for frame, fork, headset, and seatpost, and $A13110 for the cheapest complete build. You could easily add another $A5k for eTap plus a pair of fancy wheels. https://www.baumcycles.com/orbis.html

One of my friends has a house she inherited from her parents, a half acre block on the north side of Sydney directly across the road from Kuringai Chase National Park. Her parents bought the block of land in 1935 for 35 pounds ($A70). In fact, they bought two adjacent blocks of land for 35 pounds each, and were really chuffed when they sold one of them a couple of years later for 70 pounds.

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 5782
Location: Maine

10/27/17 7:29 AM

actually

Those option prices are for the whole component kit so the bike with the most expensive kit and the fancy fork is $6,685. Not cheap, but you can find a lot worse (don't ask me how I know).

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 3773
Location: Nashua, NH

10/30/17 7:16 AM

The Baum price is in Aussie Dollars...

...but even corrected to $8700 USD and considering the quality and customization, that price is ridiculous. If people will pay it, more power to him, but considering one could purchase two Ti frames from a variety of excellent companies for that price, it seems like it's aimed at people with more money than sense, a stereotypical "dentist's bike". The guy charges $19 for an effin' water bottle...seriously!?

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