I have a Quickbeam and Legolas and they are very different bikes. 

The Q is fun as you describe, but it behaves like the touring bike it is. 
The tubing is stout and feels it. Visually the lugs are understated and the 
paint is tough and relatively thick. 

The Legolas on the other hand is a racing bike with lighter tubes. The bike 
jumps with any input. It climbs wonderfully. Visually the lugs are fanciful 
and the paint enhances them. It is not up to a Joe Bell paint job that I 
have on another bike, but it approaches.

If memory serves, the handling was similar but I have long since changed 
the Legolas to low trail. 
with the original fork

Joe in GJT

On Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:49:40 PM UTC-6, John G. wrote:

> Hi, 
> I’ve been really enjoying my new-to-me Quickbeam. I love the simplicity of 
> its single speed setup, but its geometry, handling, and ride quality (and 
> my particular fit on a 62cm) have truly impressed me. 
> I’m looking to take my aged Mercian Superlight out of heavy rotation, and 
> I’ve been pondering a Roadeo for a few years. I’m curious if anyone has 
> experience with both a Quickbeam AND a Roadeo (or Legolas), and would like 
> to share their thoughts. And yes, I get that one has gears and the other 
> does not. 
> It’s also been fun to note the slight similarities between my Atlantis and 
> the Quickbeam. It’s hard to pin it down, but they remind me a bit of each 
> other in the way they ride. A certain calmness, a feeling of predictability 
> and reassurance...then again, it could be my imagination.

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