Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Bikes: Xootr swift, Moulton Speed, Moulton Major.
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20 inch wheel mountainbike/ mini velo bike?
Hi, I was wondering if I could pick some brains, last few days I have been looking at mini velos/ cannondale hooligans etc, love the look, but the riding position would kill my arthritic joints, I currently have a trek 6700 series, an electra cruiser which is the most comfortable bike ever and also just bought an old dahon foldy bike to restore, now after discussing these velo/mini bikes to buddies, they all love them too, we came to talk about what would ideally be a great bike but I don't think anyone makes, a really beefy maybe full suspension bike but with 20 inch wheels or a bmx with multiple gears fitted, a hybrid if you will, strong enough to take a 250lb rider without snapping, be able to switch between thin road wheels for racing round the suburbs and maybe knobbly tyres for off roading, any suggestions? my mate reckons he has though about this for a while and reckons he may buy a full suspension cannondale, remove the wheels and get 20s relaced onto the original hub/gear combo, with the rear of the bike being higher it possibly wont be to low to the ground to affect the pedals, rear derrailieur etc, someone point me in the right direction, I think a multiple geared bmx would be ideal for my needs but would have to look the business as well!