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Old 01-17-12, 08:02 AM   #1
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Curious Carrefour Folder

On a recent trip to the Canary Islands I saw this bike at a Carrefour store.

Does anyone know anything about it?

The frame is aluminum and the TIG welds looked nicely done. The paint looked like powdercoat and also looked good.

It has rear suspension which allow for a fold that is reminiscent of a Bromptom, but the top tube remains too far from the wheels for a really compact fold.

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I've seen this too! they were 99 euro in Madrid, about right for a steel bike with cheap components. Weight was 14kg I believe.

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I've seen this too! they were 99 euro in Madrid, about right for a steel bike with cheap components. Weight was 14kg I believe.

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This one was marked down to 89 euros. I didn't weigh it but it seemed a bit lighter than 14 kg. This one had an aluminum frame, which surprised me for that price.

The components weren't very good but Its frame caught my eye.
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It's the same fold and possibly the same bike as has been badged the 'Mission Space Genie' in the uk. There was also a Breezer version I think.
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It's the same fold and possibly the same bike as has been badged the 'Mission Space Genie' in the uk. There was also a Breezer version I think.
I looked up the 'Mission Space Genie' and found only one small photo, but it sure does look like the same bike.
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If you look at this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...on+Space+Genie
The two bikes are quite different, different wheel size,geometry, handlebar. Same fold.
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If you look at this thread:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...on+Space+Genie
The two bikes are quite different, different wheel size,geometry, handlebar. Same fold.
Thanks for the link, quite a bit of info there.

My interest in the bike, is that for 89 euros, it seems a good deal, particularly as the base for an upgrade project. I was just curious if anyone else here had experience with them. In the end I am probably too tall for it w/o a longer seatpost, plus I do seem to prefer 20" wheels.
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Check out this Oyama, also sold in Spain:

http://www.goodbikes.org/nuevo/edita...d_articulo=418
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Check out this Oyama, also sold in Spain:

http://www.goodbikes.org/nuevo/edita...d_articulo=418
Good find. That looks like the same bike too. Though this one has the Brommie M style handlebars.
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