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    Bi Bici Tandem Folder

    Here are some photos of a bi Bici folding tandem I saw for sale in a Milan street market. Cute little bike, I think the makers name is Milesi. I may go back next week and see if i can get enough elbow room to take some decent photos, assuming it's still there !
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    Seems like there is also one in the Canberra Bicycle Museum !

    http://www.bicyclehistory.com.au/man...80-present.htm

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    I love it! If I saw it I'd buy it

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    Which market did you see it at?

    I'm not looking to buy that bike, but to have a look at some other bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey View Post
    Which market did you see it at?

    I'm not looking to buy that bike, but to have a look at some other bikes.
    Hi Johnny, it was the saturday market in Navilgli / Singallia near Porta Genova metro in a large car park. There were a a nimber of sellers with bikes, some nice ones, including the red one in the photos here. I sent these photos to a friend in uk, who was disinterested in the red bike, but raved about the one behind it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diode100 View Post
    Hi Johnny, it was the saturday market in Navilgli / Singallia near Porta Genova metro in a large car park. There were a a nimber of sellers with bikes, some nice ones, including the red one in the photos here. I sent these photos to a friend in uk, who was disinterested in the red bike, but raved about the one behind it !
    Thanks for that. I ride past Porta Genova on my way to the canal tow path - It's only about 15 minutes walk from where I live as well. I'll have to check it out.

    What were the prices being asked? Were they realistic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey View Post
    What were the prices being asked? Were they realistic?
    The only one I asked about was the red bike, for which the guy was asking 150 euros. I go the the sunday morning market by San Donato metro, there you can pick up a good, useable, steel single speed for 25 euros upwards. There needs to be a cheap source of bikes around here, given the frequency with which they are stolen !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diode100 View Post
    The only one I asked about was the red bike, for which the guy was asking 150 euros. I go the the sunday morning market by San Donato metro, there you can pick up a good, useable, steel single speed for 25 euros upwards. There needs to be a cheap source of bikes around here, given the frequency with which they are stolen !
    I think the ones for sale in San Donato are the ones that are stolen.

    Do you know on what street the Porta Genova market is located?

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    At the junction of via Valenza, via Vigevano & Piazzale Stazione Genova, the car park runs along the side of the railway lines.

    Are you Milansese ? why are there so few folders in Milano ?

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    No, I'm not Italian.

    I'm not really into folding bikes so I don't actually really know why people own them in the first place (except for commuting on trains and storage issues). I can only assume that the people in Milan don't have a practical need for them. Most seem to lock their bikes up outside. I keep one of my bikes in my cantina and the other in my dining room.

    Thanks for the info - I usually ride down via Vigevano and via Valenza.

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