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Old 08-10-16, 04:24 AM
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New 2017 Tern mini velo

http://www.foldingstyle.net/2016/07/tern-bicycle-mini-velo-series-latest.html?m=1
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Old 08-10-16, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
http://www.foldingstyle.net/2016/07/tern-bicycle-mini-velo-series-latest.html?m=1
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B85XesrBfQsIeTA4YWFuZnp5c3M/view?usp=drivesdk
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Old 08-10-16, 04:51 AM
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Wonder if they are going in a new direction after all the frame problems as these seem far nicer.
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Old 08-10-16, 06:30 AM
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japanese market only

japanese market only, i am afraid
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Old 08-10-16, 07:59 AM
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oh my that actually looks amazing! and I really like the aero frame models it's just downright sexy! We won't be seeing these in North america though as hot as they look.

EDIT: seems like they are doing full sized non folding bikes too with a collab project: http://www.ternbicycles.com/insidete...ons/roji-bikes
but to me full sized hipster bikes are a very busy market already and you'd have to have something really unique to stand out among the massive crowd in this category.

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Old 08-11-16, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
Wonder what shipping would cost? I have a contact in Japan who would most likely do me the favor if I asked...
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That's a hot MiniVelo.......There has to be a way besides going to Japan.
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Old 08-16-16, 07:53 PM
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great but small( even in 50 size
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great but small( even in 50 size
Word. My thought exactly.
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I'm generally not a fan of Tern styling but that is one nice bike
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Originally Posted by sibkey View Post
great but small( even in 50 size
Mini vélos are popular in Asia, so fit the local population who on average still tends to be a bit shorter than in the West.
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Old 08-21-16, 09:17 AM
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does it come with spandex kit or do you have to order that separately?
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I take it you've located the new Tern minivelo? Looks AMAZING!!! Have you given it a test ride? I would hope so,...
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No, bro. It's an image from a Tokyo bike shop. They haven't made it to the Lands below the Winds (SEAsia) yet...

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I take it you've located the new Tern minivelo? Looks AMAZING!!! Have you given it a test ride? I would hope so,...
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Old 09-02-16, 05:59 PM
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No, bro. It's an image from a Tokyo bike shop. They haven't made it to the Lands below the Winds (SEAsia) yet...
Ah, I was hoping for a mini review.
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Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
japanese market only, i am afraid
Thankfully i was wrong. Tern Singapore will be selling the Surge and Crest through My Bike Shop and BRU.
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but.. why..

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Well, it's either the fork or the head-tube which has to be lengthened to make the geometry jibe. Tern chose the former, probably to save money, and not have to manufacture a new 451 fork. A possible upshot is that now with a 'regular' size fork, there may be more front rack options. I will definitely drop by BRU or MBS to test ride the next time I pass through Sing (which may be in a week)...

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Nice bike. Very typical of some of the mini velo styling you see around Tokyo. If anyone really has a desire for one I don't mind freight forwarding stuff. Of course you have to deal with your own customs/taxes/duty etc for your country from JP. My fee is a 6 pack, 12 pack, or even a 24. Depending on your level of "must have it'ness"
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Nice bike. Very typical of some of the mini velo styling you see around Tokyo. If anyone really has a desire for one I don't mind freight forwarding stuff. Of course you have to deal with your own customs/taxes/duty etc for your country from JP. My fee is a 6 pack, 12 pack, or even a 24. Depending on your level of "must have it'ness"
Becareful what you are offering RayB! you might get FLOODED with messages now because of the amount of neat stuff that's in Japan and not available anywhere else.
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Becareful what you are offering RayB! you might get FLOODED with messages now because of the amount of neat stuff that's in Japan and not available anywhere else.
i know, right? with all the really excellent mini velo bikes available in japan, these "tern" bikes just seem redundant.
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Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
Wonder if they are going in a new direction after all the frame problems as these seem far nicer.
It's been like 3 years since the frame-gate and yet people insist about that.
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Old 09-22-16, 06:02 PM
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It's been like 3 years since the frame-gate and yet people insist about that.
nice first post. it would be more accurate to say the "framegate" has been ongoing for 3 years or more with frames still snapping in half as recently as 6-8 months ago and outside the range of tern's recall notice.
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