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Old 05-08-12, 08:00 AM   #1
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is there anything like this?

i didnt see anywhere else to post up looking for mini velos so if i posted in the wrong sub forgive me...

ok stay with me here before you die in a fit of laughter...

trying to find something like a surly moonlander cross bred with a mini velo.

the $2300+ biomega brooklyn doesnt count.

any real "short and fat's" to speak of?

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Old 05-08-12, 08:06 AM   #2
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Maybe you can build one like Kingfish254's




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That's absolutely ridiculous. i love it...
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wow ... I can see the Dahon in this .....
I would say that this modification is a little outside the box for most of us

congrats very well done
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I would get a Mini Polo http://www.bigshotbikes.com/polo-bikes.html and fit it with some Big Apples from Schwable.http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/25897/prod...--55-406-.aspx
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The Big Shot polo bike is 451 but who knows, downsizing to fat 406 could turn out awesome? I am painfully tempted still to nab one of those.
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The 2" Big Apples on my Mercier Nano make for a plush and sure-footed ride.
But having said that, I'd like to swap them for 1.5" Greenspeed Scorchers when finances allow, as the BAs leave no room for fenders.
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A potential market niche here.
I've not seen a giant tired minivelo for sale.
The Kuwahara GAAP and Dahon Jetstream are off roaders but the tires aren't too wide.
The Big Apple comes in 20x2.35" does anyone make a bigger tire?
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1. Bike Friday Pocket Llama. You'll need to talk to BF about how wide they can make the front fork and rear triangle for you.

2. Ideally a Maxxis Creepy Crawler 2.5 set. Or at least some big fat BMX tire.
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Saw a "short and fat" Bruno Minivelo yesterday (the blue bike next to the very fat Surly).



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I looked for Schwable 20X2.35 tires but they are on backorder. The Big Shot Polo bike, new brakes and 406 wheels with the large tires would cost about 800 dollars.
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Hanebrink used ATV tires on the bikes he made, aka extreme, a float on top of the snow
or dry sand kind of bike.

More trucks get stuck on the beach on the dry sand, than when its wet and firmer,
in the wet season, digging them pesky little clams.
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The 2" Big Apples on my Mercier Nano make for a plush and sure-footed ride.
But having said that, I'd like to swap them for 1.5" Greenspeed Scorchers when finances allow, as the BAs leave no room for fenders.
thats exactly what i wanted to hear! i just ordered my nano and it should be here tomorrow. been through a couple folders recently and sold each after a few months. just had a surly pugsley i sold that i loved but was too big for me so im kind of looking for something in that weird space between the 2 where bikes dont really exist hahaha
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There is something in the US called a Mule...? Not sure about the brand, can't remember but that is squarely what you want, a Big Dummy with smaller wheels.
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[QUOTE=owenfinn;14199252]Saw a "short and fat" Bruno Minivelo yesterday (the blue bike next to the very fat Surly).

I am confused. All of the "fat tire" Surleys (Moonlander, Necromancer Pug, Pugsley) have a compact (sloping top tube) frame with a distinctive brace for the seat tube. What Surley could that be?
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Ah remembered, a burro bike. Google wasn't very helpful in where to find them.
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YES! I remember that Burro Bike thing too... which just reminded me of this much earlier bike, the Topanga:
http://velocult.com/2010/01/4097/

I also have a tangential, vague recollection of some sort of 1960s era small wheel (2 wheel drive???) offroad motorcycle design... might also have been called a Burro but google is proving useless on that!
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http://web.archive.org/web/200709221...urrobikes.com/

Damn! I might just try to locate this guy!
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found the early offroad moto
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I suppose the Cannondale Hooligan could be a contender to be the Burro successor.
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Saw a "short and fat" Bruno Minivelo yesterday (the blue bike next to the very fat Surly).

I am confused. All of the "fat tire" Surleys (Moonlander, Necromancer Pug, Pugsley) have a compact (sloping top tube) frame with a distinctive brace for the seat tube. What Surley could that be?
I think it is a 1X1.

http://www.ride2rock.jp/products/bike.php?id=30797
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I suppose the Cannondale Hooligan could be a contender to be the Burro successor.
i was definitely looking for a hooligan but its hard to find stores with them here and damn near impossible to find them used so far...
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Check out this Hooligan http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/2985211114.html
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