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Old 03-18-17, 11:23 PM   #1
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Old 03-19-17, 01:52 AM   #2
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What about this one? So pretty.

And Birdy bike and Pacific Reach?
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A little surprised not to see your Barnards on that list nor a single 16 incher.
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I know you love the shark series so want to add the P18 disc version Dash.
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Would you consider getting a Mini 16" Riverone by Ichigawa?
I think it is one of the most thought out 16" minivelos with so few headset spacers, cool fenders, and mounts for pump and light.

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If you don't want to go to Japan; this guy in Thailand might have them, but I can't confirm since this FB post is from 2015.
https://m.facebook.com/HaruVintage/a...3147564110118/

The 20x is interesting.
http://www.riverone.jp/MiniVelo20X.html
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Sorry, but no. Those two don't make it onto Abu's A-List. They are simply not up to the aesthetic standards of the other minivelos on the A-List or those I already own.

As a comparison, this, the E.B.S. Float, is an example of a graceful, sober, elegant Japanese minivelo that sets a bar against which others can be compared. This one is right up there with the Bannards. We have plans to go to Japan next year so perhaps I will seek it out.


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Would you consider getting a Mini 16" Riverone by Ichigawa?
I think it is one of the most thought out 16" minivelos with so few headset spacers, cool fenders, and mounts for pump and light.

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If you don't want to go to Japan; this guy in Thailand might have them, but I can't confirm since this FB post is from 2015.
https://m.facebook.com/HaruVintage/a...3147564110118/

The 20x is interesting.
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I see, sorry for cluttering up your thread.
That EBS is very cool too; I've never seen it before.
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That Reach GT is an awesome looking bike. No idea what its like to ride but it certainly ticks the right boxes visually. I was curious to see if it was available in the UK and came across this link which also has a serious discount.

https://fudgescyclestore.com/product...0_folding_bike

The other bikes not so keen on, they look more like racing bikes for midgets or children. It's just a style that doesn't work for me as much but somehow despite similar the Reach GT is not only acceptable but actually looks brilliant. The raked fork, decent components and futuristic looking frame just work really well.
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I took a Reach up and down a small street to see what it was like and it seemed a pretty solid ride. You know the suspension must be taking some of the hits of bad roads but otherwise it felt quite rigidly fast. It seems a good bike if you want to travel and do road races. Definitely a cool looking bit of engineering.
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That Bannard is just bike porn.
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I took a Reach up and down a small street to see what it was like and it seemed a pretty solid ride. You know the suspension must be taking some of the hits of bad roads but otherwise it felt quite rigidly fast. It seems a good bike if you want to travel and do road races. Definitely a cool looking bit of engineering.
Based on my previous TSR and trying out a Birdy, I think ultimately, that rear suspension will cost some speed.
This will not be apparent if one is riding alone, but once under the pressure of trying to get into the top few to reach the finish line in a group ride, the pressure of pedaling at the pace/force will become more obvious.

Most Birdy guys that I know of will swap the suspension for very rigid ones or use a sort of 3rd party "lock up" system for this reason.


I can see/appreciate a front suspension for a small wheeled bike though, as it smooths out road bumps and provide a safer ride as the suspension reduces the risk of hitting a pothole/bump and losing control at speed.
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Wow! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
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Not crazy about dropbars...

...but otherwise, very nice.
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