seems Asia has little need to make big frame sizes of those.. . so they're short in both directions ..
Funny thing is the wheelbase of my mini velo is (1040mm) longer than my 700c road bike its just shorter overall beause of the wheels. The soma mini, the mercier nano, and the dahon midtown minis are/were available in multiple frame sizes, not sure about the other minivelo in japan.
I dont ride wheelbases, I need saddles and handle bars as well .
Ok...........your bike friday must be twitchy as hell........seeing as it has no wheelbase, does that make it a unicycle
I find wheelbase just one of many factors that can profoundly effect ride quality specificly the stability of the bike and the twitchness, more so than wheel size. I was trying to illustrate that not all minivelo bikes are tiny short and uncomfortable, if you prefer I could quote you the effetive top tube length of my bully 573mm(22.6") add to that a 100mm stem and a 20mm offset seat post and I guess you have a better idea.
Anyhow, some other bits came today by courier. The delivery van driver asked "Are you blind, need some help with that?" "No, what you look like when a parcel is a day late."
I was half asleep trying to stay awake, waiting for the bugger.
Anyhow, got some cheap SRAM Aero shifters w/ Jagwires of eBlag near mint.
Velo Orange 100m 17+/- Polished machined Alu stem
Charge Leather Ti Seat.
Velocity 406 rims
Spyre Disc brakes.
Dia Compe 139 Brake levers
SRAM Rival groupset (not in pic)
I can now order me stem spacers 65mm of them (glad i waited).
The wheels have 14g plain HT Stainless spokes x32, and got them made by Pete Matthews, a very old but well known professional champion cyclist here in the UK.
Time to order some more parts and send me into an early grave. With the staying up, and the waiting, and puffy eyes, and the jumping outta the seat as the door bell makes you crown, the funny walk to the door.
Working in America for new years, so going pick me up a Spurcycles bell, whilst I'm there.