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Old 12-31-05, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hmmmmm! ????

Italian Stainless Steel Folder! Good grief!

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Old 12-31-05, 10:27 AM   #2
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Very nice folder. I've seen a bicycle very similar to this design (In New York) where the owner used a 16' and 20' inch wheel. Looking at the folded package, the cycle would not get much larger if he used 20' inch wheels for both sides. It would increase overall stability and comfort. The only reason one would use different wheel size would be to create a "Chopper" appearance and the bling factor.
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Old 12-31-05, 01:42 PM   #3
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Is that a single speed?
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Old 12-31-05, 02:45 PM   #4
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Reminds me of a Raliegh Chopper.
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Actually, I 've been regularly riding a reissue Raleigh Chopper for most of the last year and the 16 x 20 configuration makes it quite snappy and responsive, and it's great to ride, better than a 20 x 20 configuration, IMO.
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Old 12-31-05, 09:35 PM   #6
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I agree, I have ridin one of the old choppers and found it very nimble. I ride a 20 year old BMX Freestyle for fun in the summer now(a GT Racing Products) 20" tires F/R.

I wonder if this would hold someone my size at 6'2" and 230lbs? I know on my Strida I am just about at the limit.

The only thing I still don't like about this folder and the others is you still can't roll it like a Strida when it is folded.

I would like to test ride this folder .
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It's an old thread... but just to tell that from yesterday, I'm a happy owner of 2 biciclina bikes
I had tried 1 of them and its quite impressive how fast and robust it is.
The other one needs a bit of work on it.
It's tandem version, but right now, impossible to assemble since stem part seems modified.
I have found some more information on: http://web.archive.org/web/200312230...biciclina.net/
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Old 05-04-13, 11:26 AM   #8
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Cool, I never knew about this bike.
I wouldn't buy one, but I would definitely try riding one.
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If you came to Barcelona, Spain
You are invited to try one



Only disappointments are downhill go slow to be save with coaster brake, and uphill a bit wheely.
Perfect on flat surface.
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Stow it on a boat in the Med? stainless steel is a practical choice..
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For a bike made in Italy, it looks like it was designed in a Chinese garage stainless steel or not...
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I'd be deathly afraid to ride that thing. One wrong move a "FWAP!!!" I'm laying on my back seeing stars.
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The fact it's that I was looking for a couple of bikes to fit in a really tiny space. I am not a really fanatic of classic bikes...
And I had gone to see the bikes with not a lot of spectation.
Bikes suprise me how well done where made, and management surprise me for the tiny wheels (back wheel 16' and front wheel 12,5' ), I had tried other folding bikes of 20' wheels that where less stable. I have to say that also tandem possibility, side to side, help to buy them.
About weelie, I supose that is for relax sitting position. I have noticed when going uphill and do an extra effort, easy to correct weighting the handlebar.
They have limitations because use of coaster brake and only 1 speed... but anyway, I think that is quite a good design, really compact folded.
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No more biciclinas ....
Yesterday, their were stolen from inside of my van, bad luck ....
If you see them someday warn me
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No more biciclinas ....
Yesterday, their were stolen from inside of my van, bad luck ....
If you see them someday warn me
Aw damn... not even 1 month of ownership! Sorry to hear that they were stolen!!!
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