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Old 07-15-16, 09:23 PM
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Cannondale Hooligan,...still sexy after all these years,...
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Old 07-16-16, 01:05 AM
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Looks like Nevi Piccola.
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Old 07-16-16, 04:26 AM
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omg! drunk welder tried to make Moulton

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Old 07-16-16, 09:19 AM
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omg! drunk welder tried to make Moulton
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this is a beautiful machine, shrooms.





here's another gorgeous mini velo from nevi:









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Old 07-16-16, 11:15 AM
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These last 2 bikes are simply beautiful. luv 'em,...look at all that naked metal,...yum,...
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Old 07-18-16, 09:54 AM
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How much do the last two cost? Can't find info on the internet.
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Old 07-18-16, 01:08 PM
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That Moulton style Nevi is weird; I count 6 different tubing shapes.
The second one is much nicer but the welds are very sloppy, almost like Walmart quality.
Unless these are sold very cheap I would buy a different brand of titanium.
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Old 07-18-16, 02:01 PM
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How much do the last two cost? Can't find info on the internet.
Judging by the prices of their racing bikes the mini velos most likely cost over 10k. Their cheapest racer with 105 group costs around 5k. Still, somebody who is very interested can alway contact them to find out the exact prices.

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That Moulton style Nevi is weird; I count 6 different tubing shapes.
The second one is much nicer but the welds are very sloppy, almost like Walmart quality.
Unless these are sold very cheap I would buy a different brand of titanium.
There is an article claims that nevi are the best in the business welding titanium. They even weld titanium parts for McLaren F1.
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Old 07-19-16, 05:12 PM
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Shrooms, I am not attacking you but whoever wrote that article is making a silly claim of Nevi being the best ti welders at least in terms of bikes, and I just want others to know before spending big money on a ti frame. It would behoove anyone to look up detail pics of other ti frames from Moots, Seven, Eriksen, etc, if they are in the market for such.

My 1998 GT Forte has nicer welds than the Nevi pics above and it was welded in Taiwan.
I expect more from an Italian brand, but the Nevi welds remind me of a Chinese XACD frame my friend has.
Anyway, it's still nice to see something new.

Pics below are not my bike, just pulled from the net.



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Old 07-23-16, 11:50 AM
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tyrell ive fitted with schwalbe blackjack 18 x 1.9 tires.









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Old 07-23-16, 02:42 PM
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Old 07-28-16, 07:00 AM
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My Dahon folding bike

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Old 07-29-16, 04:43 PM
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My Dahon folding bike

I like that left pedal..
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Old 08-23-16, 05:36 PM
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I contacted Nevi to satisfy my curiosity about prices. Here is the result.

The Piccola A (like Cannondale Hooligan) is euro 5.900,00

Piccola B (like Moulton) is euro 7.990,00
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Old 08-24-16, 08:23 AM
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I contacted Nevi to satisfy my curiosity about prices. Here is the result.

The Piccola A (like Cannondale Hooligan) is euro 5.900,00

Piccola B (like Moulton) is euro 7.990,00

OUCH!!!
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Old 08-26-16, 05:52 AM
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Tyrell CX in red

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Old 08-26-16, 09:07 AM
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OUCH!!!
I haven't tested it but with about 70 custom road bike builders who build titanium bikes in the US a minivelo can probably be ordered for a proper price.

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Old 09-21-16, 02:57 PM
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peugeot eF01:

The eF01 offers an easy, smooth and active user experience for multimodal travel thanks to an innovative folding mechanism designed by Peugeot Design Lab. Folding and unfolding the bicycle in less than ten seconds is mere child's play: riders simply have to perform three steps in any order to alternate between riding, walking taking the train or metro.
"The eF01 benefits from optimised ergonomics. When folded, the bikes two wheels are perfectly aligned allowing the user to effortlessly walk with the bike using the handle built into the frame. The eF01 possesses a patented memory system for the saddle which means the perfect saddle height can be quickly achieved every time" explains Neil SIMPSON, Lead designer Peugeot Design Lab.
PEUGEOT designed the eF01 for customers looking for mobility solutions to complement their vehicle. Thanks to the Dockstation, the eF01 can be stored and recharged in the boot of the new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV or any other vehicle with a 12-volt outlet. The battery recharges within approximately two hours whilst driving and can also be plugged into a regular outlet.
Compact, powerful and reliable, the eF01 weighs 17 kg, can reach a speed of 20 km/h and has a lithium-ion battery for a range of up to 30 kilometres. Disc brakes on the 16-inch front and rear wheels ensure optimum performance.
Connected, the eF01 uses the Bluetooth© Low Energy protocol to communicate with a smartphone. Mypeugeot APP can be used to view the current range and battery level.










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Peugeot - world's oldest folding bicycle company?
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This Banian 451 minivelo is clearly a Tyrell ripoff but has disc brakes so I like it.
https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...332042668.html

I wish someone made a cheap version of the Hooligan (minivelo, disc brake, can take 2" BMX tires).

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developed for the french army in the early 90's...

The French army began experimenting with cycling infantrymen in the late 1870s; by the 1890s it had formulated official regulations on military cycling that covered the organization and responsibilities of corps of infantry cyclists, who were principally to be used as liaison officers transmitting orders and other communications. To maximize the bicycle's wartime utility, in 1890 Captain Gerard, the leading French advocate of military cycling and the commander of the cycling company based in Saint-Quentin, designed a folding bicycle that soldiers carried on their backs over unfavourable terrain. After rigorous testing, a military commission d'experience concluded that the folding bicycle was 'good for wartime use.'
The increasing importance and potential contributions of military cycling were officially recognized in 1901, when cycling infantrymen paraded down the Champs-Elysees during the July 14th celebrations and Gerard himself was received by the president of the Republic. Four years later Gerard, now a major, was in command of a battalion of four companies of cyclists. In October 1913, as war loomed ever closer, the French army created ten groups of chasseurs cyclistes, each of which had four hundred men.
'The Tour de France: A Cultural History' by Christopher S. Thompson
The Captain Gerard Folding Bicycle had a number of modifications in 1912 to bring it up to date for the French army. It was now fitted with mudguards and more modern handlebars. Brakes were an option too. Although they were made for the military, Peugeot also marketed them to the civilian market from the start of production; in the 1901 catalogue further down the page you can see illustrations of men, women, children and even priests riding them. (They were particularly suitable for priests who, with their long cassocks, had a similar problem to women when riding bicycles).























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ebs float451 in raw lacquer:










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That EBS Float 451 is nice and not even that expensive a frame for made in Japan.

This is the goofiest time trial setup I have seen.
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That EBS Float 451 is nice and not even that expensive a frame for made in Japan.

This is the goofiest time trial setup I have seen.
goofy, yes. but, you know you want one... with it's "big bike" equivalent wheelbase, it definitely makes a carry me look really stupid and pointless.









there's also a semi-recumbent version..

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