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smallwheeler 07-18-13 07:47 PM

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no worries, bass.. let's move on with more bike porn:

check it:

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:

http://www.amiiva.com/aboutus/rd/


http://www.amiiva.com/images/Hingenious1de3V2.jpghttp://www.amiiva.com/images/Hingenious2de3V3.jpghttp://www.amiiva.com/images/Hingenious3de3.jpghttp://www.amiiva.com/images/Technic...etrain%201.jpg

http://www.amiiva.com/images/smart2new.jpg

smallwheeler 07-18-13 08:47 PM

custom mini mixte:

http://nebenprodukte.com/minifahrrad/
http://www.nebenprodukte.com/wp-cont...ansicht-01.jpghttp://www.nebenprodukte.com/wp-cont...rrad_vorne.jpghttp://www.nebenprodukte.com/wp-cont...rad_hinten.jpg

smallwheeler 07-20-13 04:16 PM

Arrow Separable:

super simple with retro accessories and styling..
http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/Dscn5643-221.jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/CIMG54712111.jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/DSC_003711[1].jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/DSC_00351[1].jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/DSCN588111.jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/R001166911.jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/R001176631111.jpg

http://www.arrow.ecnet.jp/R001009311.jpg

BassNotBass 07-21-13 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 15871232)
Arrow Separable:

Being a fan of the Raleigh Twenty I really like these bikes despite their cost cutting measure of employing a slip-fit frame instead of a hinge (cynical old curmudgeon dial turned to "eleven").
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2797183_n.jpg).

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.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Fat-...wheel-bicycle/

smallwheeler 07-21-13 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 15873763)
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2797183_n.jpg

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

no problem. as long as you get the scale right.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/27/44...9b6f2f7917.jpg

BassNotBass 07-21-13 08:34 PM

awesomeness" ≠ awesomeness'

noglider 07-22-13 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 15874414)
awesomeness" ≠ awesomeness'

I prefer the word awesomnity.

BassNotBass 07-22-13 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noglider (Post 15876101)
I prefer the word awesomnity.

Now that's a word dripping with awesomipulation.

smallwheeler 08-08-13 03:37 PM

some pretty cool offerings from 17bicyle.com. dig, if you will, the chainstay mounted chain tensioner on the "birthis 222"; a mini-wheel recumbent:

http://www.e-tef.com/uMblack2.jpg
http://www.e-tef.com/part3/uMwhite.jpghttp://www.e-tef.com/part3/birth20130404.jpghttp://www.e-tef.com/part3/birth20130313.jpg

smallwheeler 08-08-13 03:45 PM

they also have a full-on semi-recumbent that looks quite nice:
http://www.17bicycle.com/s17/s1792.jpghttp://www.17bicycle.com/s17/s17-sp530.jpg

smallwheeler 08-08-13 05:38 PM

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:

http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps14e5f45c.jpg
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps0ddfadf6.jpg

demonchaux lafeyette:

http://www.geocities.jp/naojee/Demon...afayette01.jpghttps://lh3.ggpht.com/-DpIGZasUM8M/T...2005-green.jpg

it's also interesting to note how similar the above geometry is to this little machine:

http://i.imgur.com/tySP9t7.jpg

BassNotBass 08-08-13 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 15940840)
... the royal enfield revelation... demonchaux decided to make a copy a and call it the lafeyette.

I like these a lot.

One of my favorite old folding bikes is the Duemila 2000. I wish I could get my hands on one.
http://www.foldingcyclist.com/Duemil...lding-bike.jpg
http://www.foldingcyclist.com/Duemil...hure-front.jpg

smallwheeler 08-08-13 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 15940891)
I like these a lot.

One of my favorite old folding bikes is the Duemila 2000. I wish I could get my hands on one.

yessss. i saw one at a flea market last year. completely rusted out. the guy wanted 400 for it. i asked him if he was stoned. the conversation deteriorated quickly after that....

smallwheeler 08-10-13 11:20 AM

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.

http://5links.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/16.jpghttp://5links.jp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/16_1.jpg


capreo as standard:

http://www.loro.co.jp/blog/lcw-f/pic_blog/DSC_3395.JPG

never ridden one, but surely this bike is a candidate for "best in class"..

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/wadacycle...d/8deef79a.jpghttp://livedoor.blogimg.jp/wadacycle...9/699b29e9.jpg

fietsbob 08-10-13 11:29 AM

I Like the rear stand. though the contact point with the ground could be a bit wider surface area .. IMO..

BassNotBass 08-10-13 12:09 PM

I like the dog. Does it come with the bike or is considered an option? Does it come in various colors and patterns?

GTizzy 08-10-13 10:28 PM

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How about the vanmoof minivelo?

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333965

And this bike is my customized demountable Dahon Smooth Hound:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333966

kamtsa 08-10-13 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 15946501)
Does it come in various colors and patterns?

For extra $30 it comes with flees. ;-)

It is cute indeed.

BassNotBass 08-10-13 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kamtsa (Post 15947890)
For extra $30 it comes with flees. ;-)...

That's fine, just as long as the dog option doesn't have fleas.
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4967325440/hDB2DEF6B/

smallwheeler 08-11-13 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTizzy (Post 15947837)
How about the vanmoof minivelo?

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333965

And this bike is my customized demountable Dahon Smooth Hound:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=333966

very nice smoothhound you have.

the vanmoof looks very cool. i particularly like the signature top tube.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...02758395_n.jpg

the cockpit looks a little cramped though..

smallwheeler 08-13-13 11:11 AM

beixo go: shaft-drive, lefty front fork, disc and band (?) brake, 305 wheels (a 349 model was mentioned somewhere), interesting fold:

http://bicycledesign.net/wp-content/...lding-bike.jpghttp://josramselaar.nl/wp-content/up...03/Beixo-1.jpghttp://josramselaar.nl/wp-content/up...03/Beixo-2.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...01/GO_2011.JPGhttp://thumbnail.ymlp.com/cp5x_goblue.jpg

smallwheeler 08-13-13 12:41 PM

Bipod Mint:

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/ehicle/imgs/e/a/eabb09f7.jpghttp://livedoor.blogimg.jp/ehicle/imgs/8/b/8b159126.jpg

mods:

8kg:

http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/ehicle/imgs/4/3/436cd8fa.jpghttp://livedoor.blogimg.jp/ehicle/imgs/a/5/a584441f.jpghttp://livedoor.blogimg.jp/ehicle/imgs/1/1/11438535.jpghttp://livedoor.blogimg.jp/ehicle/imgs/2/2/228ef8f6.jpg

DoubleDiamonDog 08-15-13 10:23 AM

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.

smallwheeler 08-15-13 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog (Post 15963678)
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.

thanks, DDD. i'm a fanatic and spend at least an hour every night looking at bike designs so, i thought it made sense to share it with the forum.

smallwheeler 08-15-13 12:05 PM

btw, check this out:

at first glance it looks like a dahon dove.

http://www.ronsui.com/boya/admin/img/IMG_2100.jpg

the mono fork and mono rear triangle enable a super compact fold.

http://www.ronsui.com/boya/admin/img/IMG_2114.jpghttp://www.ronsui.com/boya/admin/img/IMG_2115.jpg

external cogs and derailleur moved to the inside. 7, 8, 10, 12T four speed with 52t chainring.. wow... i've never seen anything like that..

http://www.ronsui.com/boya/admin/img/IMG_2128.jpg

these vids are funny and charming. the bike has some issues. but, i think it's under development. currently it weighs 11kg. not bad, but i think it could be reduced further. im willing to bet that the fork is high tensile steel. could be sleeker and fab'ed from cromo. also, the seatpost is too short even for the guy riding it in the video. needs to be 600mm althought that will affect the compactness of the folded package. the post diameter is 31.6mm. a 600mm brompton cromo post could be used.. nonetheless, a very cool project.


the mono fork and rear make tire changes super simple:


fun for the whole family and all the bikes fit in the boot no problem:



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