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Old 08-07-17, 10:42 AM   #26
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The idea of a mini clubman being a small car is kind of comical to me.
Funny...

When we call the Dodge Caravan a Mini---van. With significantly more cubic space than the monster of SUVs--the Chevy Suburban.
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Old 08-07-17, 10:45 AM   #27
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Too bad Brompton didn't partner with MINI, particularly since the bike does fit well inside the Cooper boots (parcel self incl), but I guess the Brompton price wasn't really in line with the 'economy' nature of MINIs.
The Mini (by BMW) is not so much an Economy car in the states.... The Bromie would have been perfect if the paint matched the car over here as an accessory.
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Old 08-07-17, 12:20 PM   #28
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People are always jealous we Americans have big cars and big house and spend big money on bicycles.
I'm not sure who these "people" are, but I've certainly never met them. I'll take your word for it that you have, although I do wonder what country they've come from to be spending less on bikes than Americans
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The idea of a mini clubman being a small car is kind of comical to me.

Although I grew up owning every variety of VW there ever was (all the old classic air cooled ones), the Mini clubman is quite a bit downsizing from my VW Passat station wagon, so yes, I consider it a sub compact.
I'm happy to find that I can fit my 48cm Mercier mini velo in it, but it takes dropping the stem down, reversing the front fork direction (so that the dropouts will fit between the wheel wells), removing both wheels and removing the seat.
But fortunately, I can take it out and have it reassembles in a few minutes.

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Just for fun, 115 years ago: Peugeot Captain Gerard folder in what looks like a 1902 Peugeot Type 54 two seat roadster.

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