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Old 07-18-08, 12:12 PM   #1
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Pics of my Batavus Nova Versa

Since there is not that much information online about the Batavus Nova Versa, I thought I'd post some pictures here. The Nova Versa has 24 inch wheels and is offered in a 3-speed and a 7-speed version. It is being marketed as a "long distance" folding bike, thanks to the big wheels.




Adjustable handlebars.


Interestingly, the front hub is Dahon. It has a dynamo on the inside. The rear light has an on/off switch and a sensor, so that the light goes on when it is dark and when you move the bike. It also has batteries for when you're waiting for a red light at night, for instance.


This magnetic disc connects to a similar disc on the front wheel when the bike is folded.


Folded.


A picture from my commute, taken with my cell phone.


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Old 07-18-08, 02:48 PM   #2
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nice bike!
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Old 07-18-08, 04:43 PM   #3
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Quite a number of Dahon attributes again. Made by Dahon factory, my guess.
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Wow what a bike, very nice, I would buy one! 24" wheels cool!

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Do you know where I could buy a set of those 24 inch mudguards/fenders?
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Old 07-19-08, 12:15 AM   #6
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Batavus doesn't sell them on their site, I'd try some bike dealer. I don't know where you're from, but they must have 24 inch wheels there too, don't they?
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It has quite a compact fold despite the slightly larger wheels. Seems the frame tubing has been given some careful thought about how to keep the fold small.
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yeah its a nice bike
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My SO saw it and demanded we go to Nederlands to get one.. :-)

They're expensive in the UK, 567.00 . !!!!

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Batavus doesn't sell them on their site, I'd try some bike dealer. I don't know where you're from, but they must have 24 inch wheels there too, don't they?
Lex,

I live in Australia and stuff like this is as rare as hen's teeth or rocking horse poo, also over here very few riders use guards.....too proud I guess?
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Hi Lex Dura

Very classic look and nice components. Nice commute you take, lucky you!

I'm picking up my Gazelle folder from Nottingham today. Going to try it out on the return journey by dropping off to the lovely towns of Leamington & Warwick later.
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Thanks. The bike is quite expensive over here too, I know. I bought this one second hand, which saved a bundle.

I forgot to mention that the pedals can be flipped to the inside, which saves a little more space.

I wish I could do my commute on bike more often. It's an 18km ride, one way. I take the bike in the bus in the morning, then catch a train to work. In the evening, instead of taking the bus, I ride the bike. the scenery is beautiful but sometimes I have to carry heavy files, or I have to wear a suit to work, which kind of eliminates communiting by bike....
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i wish i could get that bike, but here in wales you just cant get them + way to expensive for me
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I love the adjustable handlebars.
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Rear brake cable needs trimming.

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Rear brake cable needs trimming.

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I need to learn how to do cabling. I'm not a fan of excess cabling.

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