Maybe I viewed the Rodeo out of context. You posted pictures of some very tasty bikes... most of which were folding bikes that addressed a particular function in various forms. Then there was the Rodeo which was way out of place compared to the other bikes. It didn't help that the videos I was able to track down only showed very slow slalom runs, as if the only attribute worthy of note was to show that the Rodeo is at least somewhat rideable... woohoo! It wasn't shown doing a single thing that any other bike couldn't do better, except look super-dorky (a disparaging technical term). It honestly reminded me of this comical advert.
no worries, bass.. let's move on with more bike porn:
Amiiva - made in france with some very cool folding assembly tech with the "base" model coming in at under 800 euros.
sturmey IGH with drum brake as standard. VERY nice looking and thoughtfully designed machines:
super simple with retro accessories and styling..
I am usually drawn to home-grown DIY ingenuity as opposed to "I have a stupid idea for my warehouse full of crap parts which I need to unload by making something wonky" marketing schemes which don't quite deliver so I'd have to give a thumbs up to this interesting little project.
awesomeness" ≠ awesomeness'
some pretty cool offerings from 17bicyle.com. dig, if you will, the chainstay mounted chain tensioner on the "birthis 222"; a mini-wheel recumbent:
some of you, particularly, our UK brothers and sisters, may already know about this but, i thought it was worthy of mentioning here:
the royal enfield revelation (according to tony hadland and others) was the best of the 20" wheel bikes to come out of the moulton inspired small-wheel bike boom of the late 60's. not many of them were made apparently. demonchaux decided to make a copy a and call it the lafeyette. enjoy:
it's also interesting to note how similar the above geometry is to this little machine:
One of my favorite old folding bikes is the Duemila 2000. I wish I could get my hands on one.
5links 16". this is an interesting design. seatmast folds forward like a bike friday; headtube slides like a strida; and the frame geometry is similar to a dahon dove.
capreo as standard:
never ridden one, but surely this bike is a candidate for "best in class"..
I Like the rear stand. though the contact point with the ground could be a bit wider surface area .. IMO..
I like the dog. Does it come with the bike or is considered an option? Does it come in various colors and patterns?
the vanmoof looks very cool. i particularly like the signature top tube.
the cockpit looks a little cramped though..
beixo go: shaft-drive, lefty front fork, disc and band (?) brake, 305 wheels (a 349 model was mentioned somewhere), interesting fold:
Thanks for starting this thread and displaying so many interesting bikes. I have been working my way through the thread slowly, so that I can savor each of the offerings.