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Old 12-10-08, 02:45 PM   #1
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Just introducing myself

Hi Everyone!

I couldn't believe I've missed this forum all these years, when I happened to stumble upon it about a month ago. What the heck, I might as well join in rather than just lurk around... the place feels like home anyway.

Bikes have played a significant part of my life ever since I was a kid, same for most of you guys I would imagine! But the funny thing was, bikes sought me out in the beginning rather than the other way around. When I was around 10 years of age, I was the last one in my peer group that still couldn't ride a bike... I started late (in a lot of stuff I'm into). And no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't figure out how to ride a bike, which only made me even more determined.

Cut a long story short, I ended up with trail motorcycles and a motocross bike, then went back to BMX (back to front I know) when a friend talked me into it, then to Mountain Biking and then back BMX with my children this time, then back to MTBs and now to Mini Velos (I'm fascinated by these little critters!).

Time is always a bit of a problem, but I hope to post here and there as much as I'm able.

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Old 12-12-08, 09:47 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forums.

I had never heard of a Mini Velo bike and had to look it up to see what it was. Pretty cool. Don't think I've seen any on the roads around here, but they're bound to be out there.
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Old 12-12-08, 02:34 PM   #3
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Min-velo is new to me too, so please post some pictures.
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Hi guys! Cheers for the welcome!

My understanding is that Mini Velo is a classification encompassing any type of bike with 24 inch wheels and under, folding or non-folding. So technically a BMX could very well be a mini-velo... and most all folding bikes one would assume. I too have been trying to glean more about this subject.

I've been chatting around the "Folding Bike" forums and some of the guys over there have'm and have posted their pics. My assumption is that mini-velos are intended and designed for adults and so children's bikes with small wheels are not classified as mini-velos. Popular in Asia (Japan in particular) and in Europe is as far as I know. I think it simply means "small wheel" when translated.

From what I've seen so far, mini-velos are mostly road commuters, so let's hope there's room for expansion...

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Andrew, just use a google image search. Basically, they're road bikes with full-size frames but 20" wheels.
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