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Old 09-20-07, 08:34 AM   #1
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Eurobike: Minimax carbon folder

From VeloVision:

"Minimax carbon folder
I hadn't seen this carbon 20"-wheeled Minimax folder before. It's from Hasa Bike in Taiwan, and looks pretty nice."




http://www.velovision.co.uk/cgi-bin/...l?storynum=877

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Old 09-20-07, 05:15 PM   #2
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I wonder how strong that rear fork is. There is no supporting strut like the Dahon Mu has. Puts a lot of stress on the joint where it joins the main tube.
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Old 01-26-12, 11:49 AM   #3
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(resurrecting an old thread)

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I wonder how strong that rear fork is. There is no supporting strut like the Dahon Mu has. Puts a lot of stress on the joint where it joins the main tube.
They do have additional support now

http://www.hasabike.com.tw/2011bikes...nimax(C-1).htm

19lb weight and 250lb max load. Very impressive.

They also have a titanium version

http://www.hasabike.com.tw/2011bikes/menu/04.htm

Are these bikes available in the US?

Edit: the alloy versions are available here http://www.cyclingdealusa.com/category-s/113.htm The $350 8 spd looks like a Nova challenger with a less upright position and tiltable saddle.

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Old 01-26-12, 02:07 PM   #4
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Chipping the clear coat is going to drive owners nuts, if they do use it as a folder would be used,
and it gets banged around..
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Old 01-26-12, 07:56 PM   #5
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[OT] I'd love to have that Cannondale concept folding bike shown on the same Velo Vision webpage. It's equipped with an one-sided SRAM i9 hub for mono-fork! There's also a "medium-wheel-size" Pedersen. Cool stuff. [/OT]
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Old 01-28-12, 02:50 AM   #6
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My son and I have Minimax 2. Pretty good quality built. Didn't want to get a Dahon because it's the best price for a 18 speed. Good welds, fast unfolding with safety lock. Folding is 'ok' because the safety lock (in the form of a pin) need to be pressed in order to unfold, take some getting used to. Pretty 'stiff' bike (coming from a roadie background :-) ).
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