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Born and bred in the diminutive State of Connecticut, adventurepdx (aka Shawn Granton) has been living in Portland, Oregon, Cascadia, for two decades. Freelance artist and writer by trade. Self-publishing comics since 1996, first TEN FOOT RULE and now NEW OLD STOCK. Involved with the bicycle community in town and rides almost everywhere he can, but also loves riding trains. Loves bike touring! Occasionally puts on Bike Touring Workshops. Lives in a modest house somewhere around the North Tabor neighborhood of NE Portland. And now someone in love with film photography.
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The flex is there for a reason, to smooth out the ride… =)
Sometimes our friends are our worse critics…
Ahh, the dreaded flex. For a long time I was worried about getting a P-type Brompton because of what I'd read about the 'excessive' flex in the bars, including from reputable sources such as Lovely Bicycle. In the end when I got the bike the bar was rock solid. Perhaps some people like to stand up on the bars when no-one is looking.Reminds me of when I was leading a ride for my former local campaign group with another person send from a sister campaign. She couldn't understand the distance I could cover with ease on the DL-1, thinking it highly impractical. She was on an old Peugeot race bike converted to (an extremely high) fixed gear…
Haha most of my friends can not get on my bike.
To be fair, the Civia Dupont bars have more flex than the other bars that I use, due to their design, and it took a little bit to get used to it. But the person that inspired this comic and I have pretty different bike philosophies!