Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: York UK
Bikes: 2X dualdrive Mezzo folder,plus others
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I would fit an afline IHG, and Jojack tyres on to the Mezzo. But i would say that. If you add some shortened bull bars with tiagra racing levers it will really shift. Possibly consider going for a QR to accommodate some full sized bull bars or drops?? See the "Upgrading a mezzo / ori " thread or "dual drive Mezzo help" "Boston blackie" had an alfine mezzo upgrade done ,so he might be good to PM. The Mezzo can use far more standard parts although there are problems with fitting the excellent dual drive solution.
Birdie is a lovely bike ,but its bigger to fold than the Mezzo (or Brompton) by some way.
Both the Mezzo and the Brompton can be made to go much faster than standard form. Most people find the Mezzo is generally a quicker bike standard, but s uffers from under gearing. If you can get a sach 3X7 or a IHG cheaply, then upgrading the mezzo might be a good option. Mezzo can be bought for around £500 new so the saving can be put towards the upgrades,plus you have the spares to keep or sell.I got a new Mezzo for £389!!
Both Brompton or Mezzo can fit your requirements.
Last edited by bhkyte; 04-03-11 at 01:52 PM.