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    Default It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    Went live today:

    Prontos - Linus Bike
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    Been working for the better part of a year on this thing.
    Slowly updating the company's trajectory.
    There's a few fun things on the way but that's about 20 months out.

    Cheers.
    elysian
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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    Nice. Might need to check one out at Harris Cyclery.

    Mid-reach brakes?

    Also, check the specs on the rims, they are listed as 20" steel which would be interesting with a 700x28 tire and not using an aluminium rim these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Went live today:

    Prontos - Linus Bike
    linus-pronto-mens-lifestyle-2017-4_1024x1024.jpg

    Been working for the better part of a year on this thing.
    Slowly updating the company's trajectory.
    There's a few fun things on the way but that's about 20 months out.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    Very cool. Bikes as tools for everyday lifestyle.
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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    I like it. You'll sell plenty if you get them into Bicycle Habitat in NYC. Charlie blows stuff like this out the door all day long.
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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    Looks good! Nicely spec'd parts and I think an aluminum frame with subdued graphics like that seems like it makes a ton of sense for everyday urban crowd who want something that looks nice (and subdued) and has gears for way under a grand. I prefer bars with more sweep but that's my only quibble.
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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    I will admit to have never seen a dual kickstand before. Pretty cool idea.

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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    I like the looks of a straight fork on an otherwise classic bicycle.

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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    very cool. i always liked the aesthetic of linus bikes and their sense of style. i love their everyday functional quality and their reasonable price point so you can ride em and lock em up without too much mental baggage.

    nice.

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    Default Re: It's not bike pr0n but it's the project I've been working on.

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    Mid-reach brakes? Also, check the specs on the rims, they are listed as 20" steel which would be interesting with a 700x28 tire and not using an aluminium rim these days.
    *GRUMBLE* I'm glad I don't do any of the web stuff for the company. Thanks for catching that. It's been a while since I finalized the specs but IIRC they're Alex CX24 700x32.

    Brakes are mid-ish reach. You can definitely fit a 32mm tire but you'd have to remove the fenders -- they're pretty low profile.

    I learned a lot from this project: It's hard to spec a bike when the complete bike's price point is 1/3 what you'd spend on a frame set or when the MOQ for a part is 1000 pieces.

    Silly things too:
    I ordered fender samples in early Nov 2015 but didn't receive them until April b/c the MFG wasn't running production again until March.
    It's pretty common for factory workers to not return to work after Chinese New Year - this meant that my 2nd round of frame samples were delayed about a month.
    Choosing tires is hard when you're used to really nice rubber.

    Anyway. Thanks for looking.
    elysian
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