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Old 12-03-10, 10:20 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-04-10, 12:27 AM   #2
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Nice. But I want my mini velo's to fold.
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Old 12-04-10, 12:53 AM   #3
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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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Old 12-04-10, 05:07 AM   #4
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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 ?
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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.

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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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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)



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Old 12-05-10, 09:18 AM   #10
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Here is a picture of my Sillgey Piccolo.

a thing of beauty.
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Have you posted a pic of the Big Shot yet?
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I agree. How about this?

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



Now, that's very nice!
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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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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.
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Got one of the pre-production models, reported on it here.

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