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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop!
    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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    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?

    www.bfold.com

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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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