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    Bikes Direct Mini Velo Video

    Popular 20" bike in Asia and growing in Europe. Its NOT a folder.

    But it shares many of the same advantages. Watch this cool video and decide!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-gi9_OMKs4

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    Nice. But I want my mini velo's to fold.
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    I understand but a rigid frame provides a compliant ride. And its still compact enough to be tossed in a car trunk or stored away in a closet.

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    a minivelo is something different but similar to a folder. I have both, and love both for different reasons. Minivelos are the future, and I want more to be sold in the UK.

    Are these in the video available in the US ?
    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    In the US, Sillgey, has the Piccolo. Good geometry, good ride.

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    I cant find them on the Bikedirect website
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    Here is a picture of my Sillgey Piccolo.

    piccolo.jpg

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    They're prototype models for testing... if and when BD is ready to bring them to the market, they'll make an announcement to that effect.

    I have the one from Big Shot Bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    Nice. But I want my mini velo's to fold.
    I agree. How about this?

    Same geometry, same wheel size but it folds (and rolls)



    www.folding-bikes.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flitzer View Post
    Here is a picture of my Sillgey Piccolo.

    piccolo.jpg
    a thing of beauty.
    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    Have you posted a pic of the Big Shot yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folding-Bikes View Post
    I agree. How about this?

    Same geometry, same wheel size but it folds (and rolls)



    Now, that's very nice!
    "Cycling is for pleasure not penance"

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    Dynocoaster, I'll get around to it. What I can say is as has been demonstrated on this forum is compact size (folded or not) and small wheels make for a good riding bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flitzer View Post
    In the US...
    ...Dahon has offered their Shark series (Bullhead, Hammerhead, Silvertip, Smooth Hound) of mini velos for a couple years now. Cannondale has the Hooligan.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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    Got one of the pre-production models, reported on it here.

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    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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