My non-folding smallwheeler
This time I post my silver-and-red smallwheeler.
Originally I had built this one for my GF (She rode this bike with marathon tires)
Now my GF has moved to full-suspension moulton, I ride this bike, fitting longer stem and faster stelvio tyres. (It's still a bit small for me though)
Got aluminium frame/CrMo fork kit from taiwan manufacturer, Wheelset from japanese shop, and everything else are standard roadbike components.
The framekit alone cost me approximately $250.
Current build weighs about 8.9kg (19.6lbs), which is comparable to pocket rocket pro with similiar compoenent sets. If I give up capreo cassette and move to lightweight wheelset with standard hub, the weight can be dropped down to less than 8kg. (17.5lbs)
Non folding frame has a number of advantages - they are much stiffer and (generally) lighter, and has better component compatibility, and cheaper.
I use this bike as an alternative of 700c road bike. Riding smallwheeler with roadies is great fun!