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Old 12-17-11, 11:57 AM   #1
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Opinions on this mini velo

So I just figured out that the available Mercier Nano's aare too small for me I found this:

http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Velo-Road.../dp/B00595D9PE

I don't like the brakes, shifters and handlebars also seems like no sizing info is available. Anyone have an opinion or any experience with this bike?
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Old 12-19-11, 09:40 PM   #2
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Looks a lot like the Dahon mini velo series (Hammerhead, etc). I don't really know anything about it other than that.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:10 AM   #3
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I'm also looking for info on this bike. Here is the most I can find out about it:
http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/citta-...e-gazelle.html
I wonder is Citta is a bicycle manufacturer.
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Old 12-20-11, 06:46 PM   #4
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Looks like the same one as the op asked about. First time I have heard of the name Citta.
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Old 12-20-11, 07:15 PM   #5
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I would still like to get this one because it has track dropouts. http://www.bigshotbikes.com/polo-bik...FWgaQgodIjoMlw
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Old 12-20-11, 08:19 PM   #6
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The frame is 20", same as folding bikes in general; that's size medium. I find that size a bit on the small size for me at 5'10. I manage by using long stems. So my guess without checking, that is the nano is really too small for you, so will that one mentioned in this thread, because it is likely they have the same basic frame size.
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Agree w/Lalato, looks and is equiped a lot like a Dahon Smooth Hound, albeit a non-folding poor man's version. Nice bike for the price.
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The original Dahon Hounds came in three sizes didn't they, S, M & L ?
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yes indeed the Dahons came in 3 sizes, most were available in at lesat 2 ... lol ( medium and LArge )
for the price offered its a steal and maybe can be made a little bigger at least to feel bigger ... different seatpost, stem

than if you like it you sell it again for 150 and buy a rel nice one custom made or with the correct size.... for ten times the money ....

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Old 12-22-11, 02:21 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input guys. I've decided to bite the bullet and buy the bike friday I wanted in the first place.
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Old 12-22-11, 08:14 PM   #11
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Which BF did you buy?
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Yes, do tell.
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And please post a pic while you are it.
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Still in progress, probably going to be a NWT, my local shop got into the discussion and decided to become a Bike Friday dealer so I am kinda waiting on them to do their paperwork with BF. New bike may be a pocket comapnion, but I am leaning towards the NWT at this point.
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