I know that the majority here do prefer 28" or at least 20" bikes and sure them do behave better than bikes with very small wheels but from a practical perspective it is easier to find a place inside a Bus or train for a very small bike. Wheel size do make a difference. so suppose you have experience of other bikes using 12" wheels?
the OX PECO has been drooled over a few times in other threads. clearly, of the two bikes you are considering, the peco is superior. however, its not cheap either.
its hard to imagine this machine lacks speed given the 68/53T andel/alfine crankset and capreo cassette :O
caveat: this image represents an after-market conversion.
Last edited by smallwheeler; 03-30-13 at 02:02 PM.