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Old 04-12-14, 06:51 AM   #451
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design process from ideation to finished product. KHS Manhattan F-16:













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Old 04-12-14, 09:31 PM   #452
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Visc P20 upgraded with some fat Big Bens. Nice!

Mmmmmm... phat.
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Old 04-13-14, 05:56 AM   #454
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Can't find an official website for the somerset. Maybe because it's in Chinese? Anyone know if they ever produced them?
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i never knew this existed. early 90's dahon alpha with 349mm wheels. so nice. stainless steel, even:





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Old 04-15-14, 03:43 PM   #456
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xavier de lagarde hand-made carbon fiber mini velo 451:

see the full process here.

his blog, here.






true temper steel 451:





brazed steel and carbon fiber:

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Old 04-20-14, 09:06 PM   #457
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late 60s dutch separable gazelle kwikstep:





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Old 04-30-14, 08:21 PM   #458
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if you ever get the chance to ride one of these, don't pass it up. an awesome machine.

Bike Friday Classic:

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small diameter tube main section + cantilever brakes put it in the early production years , I suppose ..

now pocket rockets are built with 1 flat oval tube and V brakes..
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Old 05-02-14, 09:29 AM   #461
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small diameter tube main section + cantilever brakes put it in the early production years , I suppose ..
correct. also, there was an even earlier version with a 28.6mm top tube, no canti bosses (caliper only), and 1 1/8" headset!
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bike friday super pro (15.5lbs/ 7kg.):

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bike friday super pro (15.5lbs/ 7kg.):
I've really got a soft spot in my heart for Bike Friday's. I really doubt I'll ever own one (and I'd do bad thing to it if I did), but they really are very pretty, very functional bikes.
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Old 05-13-14, 11:12 AM   #464
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...I'd do bad thing to it...


better if you can get one of these:



or, bite the bullet and get a custom built rob english (bike friday designer) ride:



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better if you can get one of these:
Bike Saturday owners are a very proud group who love their machines.



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or, bite the bullet and get a custom built rob english (bike friday designer) ride:
I'm a big fan of the MBB (moving bottom bracket), not so much the twisted chain (although to be fair, I've never ridden one, so I'd love to try).
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being Custom if you wand the whole front wheel drive to turn with the wheel , just say that ..

the NL made Flevobikes hinged the frame under the seat and to steer you just leaned , you could be

doing something else with your hands they were not needed to steer it. http://flevofan.ligfiets.net/

http://flevofan.ligfiets.net/?doc=ch4-01

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Old 05-30-14, 01:15 PM   #467
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BOMA carbon fiber folding bike. 7.2kg. seems like it would be a good candidate for a gates belt-drive build. super-sleek:



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Great site I found - STOCKHOLM SMALL WHEELS
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good find. lots of nice pics.

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Looks like the same frameset as the Respect:
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Looks like the same frameset as the Respect:
The mixie straight edge looks like it is a good bit longer that the respect bike. I was shying away from the respect mini velo on account of quite how short the wheel base is. I am waiting on a geomerty chart from mixie tech support right now, i will let you know
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Using one extrusion die to make the 3 main frame parts is a good simplification .

not sure if this is CAD/CGI or actually being made.
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Using one extrusion die to make the 3 main frame parts is a good simplification .

not sure if this is CAD/CGI or actually being made.
on the link i provided there is a "buy" page, so it appears to be an actual production bike.
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the pinnacle: bike friday silk with gates carbon belt-drive and rohloff speed hub.









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