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smallwheeler 11-23-13 09:46 AM

lucabike:

http://www.lucabike.com/PressPhotos/...ikeProfile.jpg

http://www.lucabike.com/PressPhotos/...BikeFolded.jpg

http://www.lucabike.com/PressPhotos/...heWaveSeat.jpg

http://www.lucabike.com/PressPhotos/images/MidDrive.jpg

http://www.lucabike.com/PressPhotos/...LucaMotion.jpg

http://www.lucabike.com/PressPhotos/...3-4%20View.jpg

cplager 11-23-13 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16271459)
lucabike

Huh.

That is quite some drive train. I think I'd need to see one in person to really appreciate it properly.

My address is......

:D

bjorke 11-30-13 01:38 PM

MORE BANNARD:

Two videos, one riding along and one going up and down the driveway -- one shows the "TENSION-R" design, as seen below.

1. http://youtu.be/K0n2SepFCFU

2. http://youtu.be/hDYOFu0y0qE

Also, BANNARD CYCLES themselves have a flickr account!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5132/5...c2959c744b.jpg
BANNARD Tension-R city by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5135/5...d542ae9384.jpg
BANNARD classic by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5100/5...0c07d830ce.jpg
Untitled by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr

limesub 12-04-13 06:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjorke (Post 16290287)

Beautiful, just beautiful!

BassNotBass 12-04-13 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjorke (Post 16290287)

Very pretty. The frame's old-skool beach cruiser type curves do a lot to make the bike look 'proper' instead of merely like a 'big bike' frame with small wheels as with most other mini-velos.

noglider 12-04-13 04:35 PM

The route of the rear brake cable on the Bannard is pretty awful, if you ask me.

smallwheeler 12-04-13 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16301429)
The route of the rear brake cable on the Bannard is pretty awful, if you ask me.

party pooper!

you are right, of course!

perhaps the next time you're in singapore, you can stop by the shop and give the bannard crew an impromptu clinic on proper cable routing.

but, mr. reingold, let's try to keep things in perspective shall we?


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4094/...47002524_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5176/...5399d52f_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5095/...e0bd6b1f_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5099/...a827b612_o.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4116/...0959f8e1_o.jpg



https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4077/...7db510ed_o.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5251/...1a6f4089_o.jpg

Ozonation 12-05-13 01:29 PM

Wow. Wicked looking bikes. Sort of like my Rivendells, but smaller, and a whole lot more glamour! :thumb:

Only in Singapore, eh?

Ozonation 12-05-13 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by bjorke (Post 16290287)

Reminds me of this bike by Budnitz.

http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles/view/n4-titanium

dynaryder 12-05-13 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16302149)

That headlight completely ruins the bike's lines.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozonation (Post 16304039)
Reminds me of this bike by Budnitz.

http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles/view/n4-titanium

Sweet. Would prefer a chain though,for easier gearing changes.

smallwheeler 12-05-13 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozonation (Post 16304009)
Wow. Wicked looking bikes. Sort of like my Rivendells, but smaller, and a whole lot more glamour!



i think their mixte is still the best looking of all..

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...47894865_o.jpg

http://files.okbike.net/forum/201204...lfww6fnn1a.jpg

https://scontent-b-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/...28425804_n.jpg

airwulf 12-06-13 06:54 AM

I agree it's the best looking of them. I drool when I see this bike.

smallwheeler 12-06-13 03:31 PM

pacy 20:

it basically looks like bmx geometry that folds like a bike friday with the addition of a rear elastomer and crappy seat tube and stem folding hinges.
according to the website, you can spec the full gamut of "gang-nabe"- rolhoff, sram dual-drive, etc.

yet another nicely appointed premium range bike that you will never see or ride.Gang-Na

http://www.pacy.net/p20/bilder/doris1.jpg

http://www.pacy.net/p20/bilder/doris2.jpg

http://www.pacy.net/p20/bilder/doris4.jpg

interesting qr solution for the rear triangle. also, check out that mini kickstand. the next step would be to add casters to that assembly.

http://www.pacy.net/p20/bilder/rahmen2.jpg

sunburst 12-08-13 01:18 AM

I'm such a sucker for mixtes. I've bought four, completely restored two, flipped one, and one is in the queue. It's a good thing my LBS doesn't carry those Bannards, especially the top one. I'd like it more with a quill stem but in general I'm pretty knocked out by them. Looks spectacular in black and chrome.

owenfinn 12-08-13 02:42 AM

Peugeot Le Chic

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2860/1...5e3edbe2_b.jpg

sunburst 12-08-13 04:35 PM

The two I've restored are Peugeots, early to mid-70's, both white with the classic decals like the one in the middle above. Would love that little yellow one for something different to add to my Peugeot collection (currently four).

smallwheeler 12-08-13 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by sunburst (Post 16312633)
The two I've restored are Peugeots, early to mid-70's..

speaking of which, reminds me of this peugeot folding bike from the 70s. i've always thought this was a great looking bike. perhaps not as versatile as a raleigh twenty, but miles ahead of the ubiquitous U-shaped folding shopper bikes of the period.

http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/p.../1975nl_03.jpg

smallwheeler 12-09-13 07:12 AM

http://i.imgur.com/F4rsFow.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by bhkyte (Post 16266436)
This looks like it's a retractarble maintube fold like the gitex. The gietex should had a square maintube to keep torsonial flex to minimum, looks like this model got this aspect of the design correct if this is the case.

have a look at this. hercules auto velo.

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0924-1.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0930-1.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0934-1.jpg
http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0941-1.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/z...a/DSC_0947.jpg

http://i835.photobucket.com/albums/z...DSC_0952-1.jpg

Still Pedaling 12-09-13 07:38 AM

It looks like one one of those Hercules bikes is available. Looks very smart.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/200480620884906062/

BassNotBass 12-09-13 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16307630)

I really like it. The fold size isn't too shabby, I love the fact that it's based on a swingarm that tucks under instead of a mid-frame hinge and it looks beefy like it can tolerate what ever hooliganism you can dish out.

DoubleDiamonDog 12-09-13 05:33 PM

Ah, but you have no idea how much hooliganism smallwheeler can dish out...

noglider 12-09-13 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16313028)
speaking of which, reminds me of this peugeot folding bike from the 70s. i've always thought this was a great looking bike. perhaps not as versatile as a raleigh twenty, but miles ahead of the ubiquitous U-shaped folding shopper bikes of the period.

It was nice, but it had 22" wheels! You couldn't get tires in a hurry.

smallwheeler 12-09-13 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16315878)
It was nice, but it had 22" wheels! You couldn't get tires in a hurry.

but, i bet it could easily rock some 451s...

mconlonx 12-10-13 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16307630)

Great idea and maybe a better execution, but this is hardly a novel folding solution -- Birdy...

Lalato 12-11-13 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mconlonx (Post 16319983)
Great idea and maybe a better execution, but this is hardly a novel folding solution -- Birdy...

I would say it's more like a BF Tikit Model T than a Birdy.


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