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Old 05-23-16, 01:39 AM   #1
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Bobbin Metric

Here's something cool. Mini velo, not a folder..inexpensive and kinda retro. They have a new folder called..wait for it..Fold, too, but it looks to be a basic Dahon copy.

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It's alright. Still prefer this one, though...
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Old 05-23-16, 03:24 AM   #3
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Abu, what is that?
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This dog?














It is my Bannard Sunny mixte minivelo.

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Ah, we don't have those in the US. I suspect it would be much pricier than the Bobbin, which would kill it here.
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Watch that top of the head tube sides brazing Abu, my frame wih twin top tubes failed there .

there is leverage from the front wheel that the similar joint at the top of the seat tube never sees..

I had a Irish welder repair the frame crack and add a gusset behind the head tube in the first months of a Bike tour..

the single top tube mitered directly into the back top of the had tube has a solid record of a long time durability

as would a Mixte lug where the tubes converge behind the head tube , rather than remain Parallel.
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I'm building up a Soma Buenavista Mixte right now .. they are available in the US in a variety of frame sizes .. I'll be using 559 wheels and most likely a SRAM P5 IGH ..quality Butted Tange Infinity CrMo frame ...



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Bobbins just over 400 pounds in the UK, nice bike for the price but only comes in black for now to see how many they sell and if prove popular they will come in other colours.
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Is this real info from Bobbin, or just a guess about future colo(u)rs?
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Ah, we don't have those in the US. I suspect it would be much pricier than the Bobbin, which would kill it here.
Yeah. These are now quite rare for Bannard has closed its doors.
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Real info, check the facebook and instagram pages, i have asked these specific questions and got a response.
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