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Old 03-14-06, 11:19 PM   #1
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birdy-gobike hybrid

This private snap from the Taipei show ... it looks like a 2006 Birdy frame (but it's not) and a Go Bike front/rear.

http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/cpiblo...2/e2d039bb.JPG
http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/cpiblo...5/f56338f8.JPG
http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/cpiblo...1/c1c9e401.JPG
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Old 03-14-06, 11:24 PM   #2
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Looks like a curvy framed Mezzo folder to me.
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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.
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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)
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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).
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Old 03-17-06, 01:40 AM   #6
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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.

http://www.cycleurope.co.jp/2006/bianchi2006.htm

I wonder if Pacific is making bikes for Messo now?

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Doesn't matter if that Pacific Reach/Bianchi Fenice folds smaller than a Bike Friday: for $1500, it better RIDE like one too!
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More on the new quasi Birdy/Mezzo hybrid ... this link as referenced at the Folding Society site:

http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/...l?storynum=783

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 ...
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