Looks like a curvy framed Mezzo folder to me.
Folding bike junkie!
I like the Birdy in the background of the one pick with the Bion-X electric drive setup the best. It is in the last pic of the series of 3.
Definitely closer to a Mezzo, no single sided forks, rear triangle a la Brompton and worst you have remove the front wheel to fold DUH! Strange blue/green small wheel behind looks like a new on on me then.
(I presume the FD-1 has some connection with the BD-1 which is the Japanese Birdy)
It is a Mezzo definitely, although with a different frame. The front wheel doesn't come out to fold. The fork is in two pieces hinged at the crown (four fork legs effectively).
Originally Posted by Chop!
Bangkok, Thanks for the cool picks looks like the Pacific Booth. Great People and company in Taiwan. They are the maker of the birdy and Airnimal to name just a few famous folders. You should check out their “Reach” folding bike from the background of Photo3. I think they can give Bike Friday a run for their money. Bianchi is now selling this bike in Japan and maybe in Europe? This bike used 20 inch wheels and can fold into a smaller package than Bike Friday.
I wonder if Pacific is making bikes for Messo now?
Doesn't matter if that Pacific Reach/Bianchi Fenice folds smaller than a Bike Friday: for $1500, it better RIDE like one too!
More on the new quasi Birdy/Mezzo hybrid ... this link as referenced at the Folding Society site:
The bike is from Apro Tech (Taiwan) ... models are Ori FD1 and FD2.
No mention at any Apro website ... http://www.apro-tek.com
Fertile minds at work ...