this is a two layered thread. It asks two questions.
1.) Is it legal? To make it, to ride it, but illegal to sell it commercially?
2.) Is it practical, economical, fun even? At least educational?
This try to be a shorter version of my too long original post.
I've decided to either buy a Carryme folder from the Pacific-cycles Taiwan
and to use it until it show sign of stress or it breaks under my too heavy body. And then make a stronger replica of it so I have something practical
to ride on. That bike is my main target. Most likely I will buy it if I find a dealer that sell to Sweden and it cost reasonly fair price for handling it through the Toll and such.
Here is the old very wordy version of my original post. OP
Background to my questions. Very old bikes at museum is out of biz so there is no bike shope
where you could buy it in.
You have to find someone who just happen to have one at home not realizing what
a Gem they own and buy that one or you could build a replica.
Is it legal to sell such a replica if one don't do it commercially but only to begging collectors?
To sell copies of bikes in production for sure is illegal and should be. A-bike is a known
But what about doing it yourself (DIY), if I do a replica of a bike I see on internet and there is no distributor
where I live and I have no passport so I fail to visit a country they distribute to.
Example would be the 17bicycle I linked to in the folded subforum.
The A-bike have a dealer in Sweden but the A-bike are too small for me I am 195 cm tall and weight 95KG. Has failed to go down to the 85 they see as max limit for the A-bike.
So I want to make a replica of it with with bigger wheels and stronger materials and other moddings.
Not to sell it, only for the practical reason that it would be rideable while the orginal isn't?
I also want to make a replica of the Carryme made by Pacific-cycles in Taiwan. Hard to find bike where I live.
No distributor in Sweden. That bike should be even easier to make a replica of.
Any kind and thoughtful feedback and comment would be most highly appreciated.
I use a homegrown verbose English barely learn autodidact by reading American mags.