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2/5/03 John T. Chiarella


Huntington, N.Y., USA

"Praying Mantis" type handlebars are removed for folding by releasing each side's binder bolt. There is no provision for indexing the axial position or the height of the bars. (The shifter and grip are temporarily removed.) The odd orientation of the handlebars makes riding "no hands" an impossibility. "No hands"? "NO! Left unattended, the front wheel will spin 180 degrees of it's own volition. The streering is "feather-light". Riding this bike is a skill in and of itself. Around town, it's remarkable and fun.

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peter 08-Jan-2011 15:42
looking to buy a porta silk, or a street puppy. today is Jan 10 2011. if you have one, and want to sell it, contact me, im in the NYC area

Sol 22-Aug-2009 22:03
My husband has one like this and wants to know the value?
Dannyh 21-May-2008 01:39
How much is this bike worth. We have one and are curious about what they are worth.