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smallwheeler 03-07-14 03:58 PM

kimori colossus (long wheelbase version):

much wow.

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hasirin/i...2/821b0f85.jpg

bjorke 03-09-14 02:25 AM

Ran across one of these today: a Citizen Searcher, built custom for Google (no fold). I thought they'd all been retired, but this one was sitting among the newer bikes right in the center of the Google campus.

http://i.imgur.com/dv4Yjg5.jpg

smallwheeler 03-11-14 05:34 AM

afteroom: fillet-brazed cromo. 24" wheelset. 3 speed with headtube mounted shifter.

http://afteroom.com/wp-content/uploa...bike01_500.jpg

http://afteroom.com/wp-content/uploa...18-328x492.jpg



smallwheeler 03-11-14 08:22 AM

RH-O taiwan. 406 sized. tripled-butted cromo. lugged cromo fork:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8248/...ae5f8458_o.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/...fe52cea0_o.jpg

fietsbob 03-11-14 10:18 AM

that pad and the big main triangle would come in handy.. shouldering the bike ..

if your apartment is several flights of stairs above street level..

and a small wheel bike takes up less room in a small expensive apartment ,

such as In Singapore . Or NYC, (or SFO)

cplager 03-11-14 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16567968)
that pad and the big main triangle would come in handy.. shouldering the bike ..

if your apartment is several flights of stairs above street level..

and a small wheel bike takes up less room in a small expensive apartment ,

such as In Singapore . Or NYC, (or SFO)

But a folding bike of similar dimensions would take up even less space.

If only they had a sub-forum here dedicated to such bikes...

fietsbob 03-11-14 01:24 PM

but the hinges add weight, and least number of grams is how you rate how good a bike is.

thugpipe 03-11-14 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16568592)
but the hinges add weight, and least number of grams is how you rate how good a bike is.

Is it? I have a 22lb. Folder and a 27.5lb. Mini velo and I think the heavier one is better..........although manufacturers seem to think a few grams difference should mean hundreds of dollars.

Now added frame rigidity, no added articulation to fail or cause play, a well supported steerer/stem, and fewer geometry compromises make a mini velo an attractive option in my opinion as a compact bike if you don't need an ultra compact fold. I love my folder too I just cant let loose on it the way I can on my mini velo.

smallwheeler 03-11-14 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thugpipe (Post 16569655)
Is it? I have a 22lb. Folder and a 27.5lb. Mini velo and I think the heavier one is better..........although manufacturers seem to think a few grams difference should mean hundreds of dollars.

Now added frame rigidity, no added articulation to fail or cause play, a well supported steerer/stem, and fewer geometry compromises make a mini velo an attractive option in my opinion as a compact bike if you don't need an ultra compact fold. I love my folder too I just cant let loose on it the way I can on my mini velo.

http://i.imgur.com/9gS1L.gif

thugpipe 03-11-14 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16569750)

I guess you're right, im too tired to detect sarcasm I never can tell when guys are serious or not with that weight weenie crap.

smallwheeler 03-11-14 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thugpipe (Post 16569785)
I guess you're right, im too tired to detect sarcasm I never can tell when guys are serious or not with that weight weenie crap.

it's all in good fun. sleep well tonight knowing you got "swooshed" by the great fietsbob.

owenfinn 03-13-14 06:19 AM

Visc P20 upgraded with some fat Big Bens. Nice!

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hasirin/i...1/2144d3a1.jpg

fietsbob 03-15-14 04:46 PM

Gallery: New bike gear from the Taipei International Cycle Show - gallery Review - BikeRadar

smallwheeler 03-19-14 04:51 PM

mrazek:

http://www.mrazek.com/11.jpg


http://www.mrazek.com/33.jpg

thugpipe 03-19-14 08:26 PM

Those are masive rotors on those tiny wheels, what are those 200mm? I get crazy braking with my 160s on my bike, that seems out of hand. They do look cool as does the bike.

overbyte 03-23-14 11:08 AM

[video]http://s1095.photobucket.com/albums/i468/gydha88/?action=view&current=001-1.mp4[/video]

The bike itself isn't all that fantastic (1-speed, 28 lbs) but the fully compacted fold is the smallest I've ever seen, about 10"x12"x16". It seems to be geared low enough to climb modest hills without standing on the pedals. It has a rear shock suspension with adjustable spring loading, and it can roll on tiny wheels like luggage rollers, similar to the Brompton. You can even use it as a stool when folded.

fietsbob 03-23-14 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16593456)

a lot of work to avoid using a straight seatpost .. wonder what they were thinking , or drinking? :beer:

smallwheeler 04-01-14 04:14 PM

Be All: (same company that produces Bonnet Noir)

truss frame with alfine 11 and patterson cranks:

check out the full catalog from akiworld.co.jp

https://sphotos-a-mad.xx.fbcdn.net/h...00586030_n.jpg

http://www.be-all.co.jp/bike/653-brs-500sv.jpg

http://www.be-all.co.jp/bike/653-bs700.jpg

bluebirdy 04-02-14 03:12 PM

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smallwheeler 04-02-14 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebirdy (Post 16636042)
this...

nice find! these Rintendo guys are wacky and come up with some cool and interesting projects.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...p;d=1396473148

get yours today! h֓V/PRODUCTS/Power ASSIST Bikes/FIRE trick BOB

if riding around with a liter of jet fuel between your thighs doesn't inspire confidence, you can always go full hydro:

http://www.rintendo.com/Pics/TU-AquaTrickBOB01c-m.jpg

it's a cool bike even without the insanity:

http://www.rintendo.com/Pics/bob-green059a-m.jpg

http://www.rintendo.com/Pics/2001tu-...range02c-m.jpg

bluebirdy 04-02-14 03:47 PM

Remember that Jet fuel is only refined Kerosene/Kerosine and as such isn't very flammable, I mean you use it in lamps!

fietsbob 04-02-14 03:53 PM

the concept of Chindōgu (珍道具[SUP]?[/SUP]) comes to mind with those ..


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chind%C5%8Dgu

smallwheeler 04-02-14 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16636174)
the concept of Chindōgu (珍道具[SUP]?[/SUP]) comes to mind with those ..


Chind?gu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://thatsnotmypanda.files.wordpre...se-snuggie.jpg

http://img1.dailyonigiri.com/japanese-inventions-16.jpg

http://img1.dailyonigiri.com/japanese-inventions-2.jpg

http://img1.dailyonigiri.com/japanese-inventions-15.jpg

http://img1.dailyonigiri.com/japanese-inventions-12.jpg

ThorUSA 04-03-14 10:30 AM

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I like this one a lot .... ultra low gears ( 38 t/ 21 t) with a Sram freewheel Automatix hub. This bike will be great to pull a trailer full of stuff to the boat in far away anchorages. Or climb the hills on Caribik islands to get that view from the top. 36 spokes in the back, a pump in the seatpost, full metal folding pedals, Andros Stem for upright riding , or downhill speeding ... rides great and folds small ... :-)

Now I need the time and money to load the boat and the bike up and go sailing where it is warm and the water blue ...
Thor

Ozonation 04-03-14 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by owenfinn (Post 16573572)
Visc P20 upgraded with some fat Big Bens. Nice!

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/hasirin/i...1/2144d3a1.jpg

That's awesome! I didn't think you could stuff Big Ben tires onto the Dahon frames unless they were built specifically for those tires.


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