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    Seņor Mambo
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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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    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.
    My folding bike photo essays www.dekter.net/

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    (resurrecting an old thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    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.
    Last edited by kamtsa; 01-26-12 at 11:56 AM.
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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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    [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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    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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