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    Brain failing, help me with the name of this genre of bike?

    Brain failing, help me with the name of this genre of bike? I can't think of the name of those full size road bikes with 20 inch wheels!!!!!!!! Anyone remember what they're called?
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    Mini Velo. I have to say that I really want to get one, since I'll be moving into an apartment soon. Of course, the cost of the apartment means I can't afford to get one...

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    I can't for the life of me figure out why I want one.. but I also do, and thank you.
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    well in Asia, they have small apartments too, they are made for
    a market segment in Japan, ROK, etc.

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    sometimes I feel like you stalk me!
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    Picture?

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    And then there is the RANS mini crank forward:
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    What have you done? Evil Mini-velo pushers. It's a good thing that BD is out of stock. Must not get, must not get, do not want....
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    I want one of these.
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    ...I want one of these!

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    Whats the point really? Yes more compact but you can achieve about the same just removing the front wheel right? Well either way if you get one enjoy it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pg13 View Post
    Whats the point really? Yes more compact but you can achieve about the same just removing the front wheel right? Well either way if you get one enjoy it
    Not quite...removing the wheel means two pieces to carry and a bike can only roll with the front end held up -- very cumbersome IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
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    those don't look much different than the old f1 type bmx bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphine View Post
    those don't look much different than the old f1 type bmx bikes.
    Is more the style I was speaking of.
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    Those F1 BMXers were some pretty wild rigs:


    General Meerkat! by jrydevisuals, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Those F1 BMXers were some pretty wild rigs:


    General Meerkat! by jrydevisuals, on Flickr
    Is it wrong I want that?
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    The whole concept is silly unless you are a kid under 15 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
    The whole concept is silly unless you are a kid under 15 years old.
    Why? Or is that just a knee jerk reaction because you don't like them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    Is more the style I was speaking of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post


    i have this one. i guess the difference is the top tube is probaly a little short for an adult rider. i also have the hutch that had the fairing on it, but the fairing is missing. i just keep them hung on my garage wall. maybe i should play with the diamondback, just too see how rideable i can make it for me (5'11").

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philphine View Post
    i have this one. i guess the difference is the top tube is probaly a little short for an adult rider. i also have the hutch that had the fairing on it, but the fairing is missing. i just keep them hung on my garage wall. maybe i should play with the diamondback, just too see how rideable i can make it for me (5'11").
    How much does that thing weigh? And report back if you get it fitted in a way you like
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    i'll try to remember. give me a couple days to get to it and put it on my specially calibrated (er... bathroom) scale.

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