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    Alton Corsa 7 Speed Minivelo

    Hi fellows,
    anybody know this bike?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...990_em_1p_0_ti

    I would like to know if you can put wide tires like schwalbe bigapple
    I know that for this money you can expect quality but maybe just for go to work 12km every day
    What do you think? or is better to go for the mercier nano only cost 100us more?
    Thanks
    Last edited by gdlerner; 03-05-14 at 10:14 AM. Reason: new idea
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    The general consensus, when I was looking into the Altons(7sp Corsa & Fixie) last year, was that the M Fixie was the better built of the two. The M Fixie however, has seemed to disappear from a lot of the places it was available at before. Don't know if they just ran out, or decided not to make them anymore....

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    If you're going to be using it to commute 12km everyday, than you need a reliable bike. At that price, who know if it'll hold up.

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    Well I think if the frame is ok I have a lot of used parts that I can replace or make un upgrade,here in germany there almost not mini velos at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by P7HVN View Post
    The general consensus, when I was looking into the Altons(7sp Corsa & Fixie) last year, was that the M Fixie was the better built of the two. The M Fixie however, has seemed to disappear from a lot of the places it was available at before. Don't know if they just ran out, or decided not to make them anymore....

    The M Fixie is on Amazon as well.

    http://www.amazon.com/Alton-Single-S...KSH0T25VM9QH36

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    Cool. Good price too. That's one of the same sellers that came up on previous searches I did last year, so they must have run out of stock for a while, as nothing came up back in January when I was set to buy one(was gonna use it for my loopwheels). Went with a 26" FGFS bike instead. Pics forthcoming...

    They're steel framed, as opposed to the aluminum 7sp version. I think the Fixie version, with a swap to the SRAM 2sp auto hub would be perfect; better gear range, but clean, no cables look.
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    I would go for the Mercier berfore the Alton... just from what I have read here and there, no direct experience, so take that with a grain of salt...

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/nano.htm

    Not sure if they are still making these but sometimes you see them come up on Ebay

    http://somafab.blogspot.com/2011/02/...s-arrived.html

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    I found this about the alton
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...inivelo-7speed

    Also wide tires not sure I found on the web
    " Tires20x1.5 BLACK Kenda Kwest K-193, Presta valve
    These are standard 20" BMX size tires (customers say they can use up to 1.75" BMX slicks but clearance is tight and fitment is not guaranteed)"

    Also I don´t like the brakes,I prefer v brakes,I love the frame because is steel
    How do I know which side is for me, I am 1,71cm I looked my touring bike and the top tube is 55cm and on my bike friday nwt is 53ccm
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