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  1. #1
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    anyone tried Alton minivelo?

    I've been thinking of getting a minivelo and stubled across this one:

    http://altonus.com/products-page/cor...minivelo-lime/

    The components are quite bad but the price and weight are right (assuming weight listed is accurate).

    The same company makes a 20" folder. Heavy.
    http://altonus.com/products-page/alt...on-xf2-yellow/

    I have heard nothing about Alton, per their website all made in china. The only dealers are in southern CA. http://altonus.com/find-a-dealer/

    Any californians see one in person?

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    if you do a search you will find 2 threads about the Alton and the person who purchased it. Looks like a good deal.
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    Thanks,

    I did see the other thread - that fellow bought the fixie version

    the one I linked here is the same frame but a 7 speed. no reviews online, looks like the company has been around for a while in Asia but they just started US distribution

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    Wheelbase looks rather long for the category, which, while I enjoy the unique, playful characteristics of my shorter wheelbase Mercier Nano, may be welcome to those looking to use the Alton as more of a daily rider.
    Chaad--'95 DeKerf Team SL, '02 Lemond Buenos Aires, '05 Novara Buzz, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '06 Mountain Cycle Rumble, '09 Dahon Mariner D7, '12 Mercier Nano, '12 Breezer Venturi

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    Wow a mini Velo for 229 usd. If I had the money I'd try it.I always feel a little hinky with a folder. I want something with a top tube that inspires confidence.

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    I ordered one, so it looks like we will find out soon...

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