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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post

    the case

    this is so nice. and definitely a refinement of it's predecessors like the porta-silk and the road puppy. a beautiful bike. i've never seen one before. where did you find it? i would love to know more about it.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
    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.
    you're right, bhyke. that's exactly how it functions. even better than a simple square tube, this bike has a center cut-out or channel to maintain perfect registration. would love to get my hands on one of these. i can't find anything about this bike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
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    Huh.

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

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    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!


    BANNARD Tension-R city by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr


    BANNARD classic by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr


    Untitled by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorke View Post
    MORE BANNARD:

    ...one shows the "TENSION-R" design, as seen below


    BANNARD Tension-R city by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr
    Beautiful, just beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorke View Post
    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.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    The route of the rear brake cable on the Bannard is pretty awful, if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    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?

















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

    Only in Singapore, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorke View Post

    Reminds me of this bike by Budnitz.

    http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles/view/n4-titanium
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    That headlight completely ruins the bike's lines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    Reminds me of this bike by Budnitz.

    http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles/view/n4-titanium
    Sweet. Would prefer a chain though,for easier gearing changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
    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..





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

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    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







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


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    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.

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    Peugeot Le Chic


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    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
    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.










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

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    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.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    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...

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