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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/




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    Arrow Separable:

    super simple with retro accessories and styling..















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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
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    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").
    ).

    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/
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post


    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.


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    awesomeness" ≠ awesomeness'
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    awesomeness" ≠ awesomeness'
    I prefer the word awesomnity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    I prefer the word awesomnity.
    Now that's a word dripping with awesomipulation.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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




    Last edited by smallwheeler; 08-08-13 at 03:51 PM.

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    they also have a full-on semi-recumbent that looks quite nice:


    Last edited by smallwheeler; 08-08-13 at 03:52 PM.

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    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:




    demonchaux lafeyette:



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


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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    ... 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.

    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    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....

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    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"..


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

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    I like the dog. Does it come with the bike or is considered an option? Does it come in various colors and patterns?
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    How about the vanmoof minivelo?

    vanmoof-minivelo.jpg

    And this bike is my customized demountable Dahon Smooth Hound:

    Mini-Velo.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    Does it come in various colors and patterns?
    For extra $30 it comes with flees. ;-)

    It is cute indeed.
    Happier than a camel on wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    For extra $30 it comes with flees. ;-)...
    That's fine, just as long as the dog option doesn't have fleas.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTizzy View Post
    How about the vanmoof minivelo?

    vanmoof-minivelo.jpg

    And this bike is my customized demountable Dahon Smooth Hound:

    Mini-Velo.jpg
    very nice smoothhound you have.

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



    the cockpit looks a little cramped though..

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


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    Bipod Mint:



    mods:

    8kg:


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog View Post
    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.

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    btw, check this out:

    at first glance it looks like a dahon dove.



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



    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..



    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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