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Old 03-11-11, 11:34 PM   #1
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A Beautiful Mini Velo - Swiss Brand Bruno




Wow... a beautiful little bike... you don't find made like this often these days!
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Old 03-13-11, 08:48 AM   #2
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I parked my bike next to one today. Definitely a looker!

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Old 03-13-11, 11:28 AM   #3
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beautiful! Small wheel bikes with drop bars always look great.

SS Couplers will be a nice addition.
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Old 03-13-11, 04:33 PM   #4
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bruno mini velo

Nice little bike but I dont think its a folder. Bruno should think about making that an option. bertiejo
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Old 03-13-11, 04:38 PM   #5
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Bruno also builds one with 16" rims. http://brunobike.jp/pdf/BRUNO2011.pdf
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Old 03-13-11, 04:41 PM   #6
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The Ventura is really nice.
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Old 03-13-11, 04:59 PM   #7
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The Ventura is really nice.
Agreed!

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Old 05-09-11, 02:09 PM   #8
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I am in love with this mini velo, but it seems difficult to get. I'm in New York City - does anyone know how I can get my hands on one of these without paying a fortune to ship it from Japan?

Thanks!
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Old 05-09-11, 07:18 PM   #9
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You could try ordering from one of the Japanese bike shops on Rakuten, which is a Japanese shopping site. Supposedly, the Bruno could be shipped for about $189 USD.

I have spoken about this with a couple Rakuten employees who are my students (Rakuten`s new company policy is that all employees must learn English). Here`s the apparent deal - not every seller on the site will ship overseas, but Rakuten is trying to increase that number by working to smooth out the process by providing English support, acting as intermediary, and by working to secure lower shipping costs.

If you love the bike you might want to give it a shot.

http://en.item.rakuten.com/nextr/bruno-mv20road/
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Old 05-09-11, 08:15 PM   #10
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Can the off white tires be purchased?
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Old 05-10-11, 01:14 AM   #11
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Can the off white tires be purchased?
Probably only at a Bruno dealer here. Apparently, they are Kenda Kwests in an "original" color and are specially made for Bruno bikes.
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Old 05-10-11, 10:51 AM   #12
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Old 05-10-11, 08:58 PM   #13
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Check out the Bianchi http://en.item.rakuten.com/auc-ad-cy...nivelo8-dce11/
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Old 05-10-11, 09:26 PM   #14
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If I lived over there I would have such a hard time deciding what bike/bikes to buy. There are some many awesome ones. Hopefully the Bikes Direct Nanos sell well and they bring on some more mini velo configurations.
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Old 05-28-11, 05:34 PM   #15
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A Bruno Ventura on the street.

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