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Old 08-22-14, 11:54 AM
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mine all cleaned up and on ebay tonight! -
Beauty! Luv it!
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I hate you guys.
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Here's mine. Customized with a new saddle, levers, pedals and 38cm drop bars. A hell of a lot of fun to ride to work on and to get me around town. everyone should own a Minivelo.
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Nice looking ride! Me, I'm waiting for spring to ride my Lombardo. Too much crappy weather here in NY.
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Originally Posted by fiveshoes View Post
Here's mine. Customized with a new saddle, levers, pedals and 38cm drop bars. A hell of a lot of fun to ride to work on and to get me around town. everyone should own a Minivelo.
Cool, i was thinking of picking up a mixie crisscross as an extra bike. Not in love with the high ten steel wish they had gone with 4130.

Do have yours set up as fixed or single speed?
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Old 01-20-15, 07:54 AM
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Cool, i was thinking of picking up a mixie crisscross as an extra bike. Not in love with the high ten steel wish they had gone with 4130.
don't do it. bide your time...
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Yeah, I was considering buying the Soma Minivelo, but didn't want to spend that much money. This one was the cheapest I could find, fit for purpose and it's been a lot of fun to ride, so no regrets at all even if it's not the lightest on the market. The chain-line isn't good either, but not a problem really. Also, options in the UK are extremely limited with buying Minivelos.

I live in quite a hilly town, so I've kept it single speed for the downhills. If I decide to upgrade I'll go for a Burls Minivelo.
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If I decide to upgrade I'll go for a Burls Minivelo.
you mean like this?
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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
you mean like this?
Wow, I wish, that one's a bit out of my league though. He's got a different one up for sale on his site at the moment that I was looking at with drop bars, derailleurs and carbon fork on a 525 steel frame that looks good
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Just purchased a new Soma Mini Velo!!!

Just purchased a new Soma Mini Velo!!!

Just put it together this afternoon. It is the 55cm frame. I have not had this much fun riding in years. The bike is quick, handles very well, light and stores well. It fits in the Xterra very well. I will post more about it later this week. I'll take pictures also.
One thing I changed out was the seat. I installed my Brooks Champion Special B17, Titanium. What a nice ride the bike has. No regrets purchasing it.
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Originally Posted by hwew View Post
Just purchased a new Soma Mini Velo!!!

Just put it together this afternoon. It is the 55cm frame. I have not had this much fun riding in years. The bike is quick, handles very well, light and stores well. It fits in the Xterra very well. I will post more about it later this week. I'll take pictures also.
One thing I changed out was the seat. I installed my Brooks Champion Special B17, Titanium. What a nice ride the bike has. No regrets purchasing it.
sounds great. look forward to a full ride report and lots of pics.
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Mountain bike conversion to mini velo

After realizing that my Downtube 9FS was my favorite bike because of the small wheels and the seating position, I decided to either sell or to modify my other two 26" wheel bikes to be 20 inchers.

Here's a previous Frankenbuilt mountain bike converted to 20 inch wheels. I had to add an extension to the front of the swing arm. I added the seat tube relocation triangle to mimic the Downtube seat to crank relationship.

The smaller wheels reduce the trail a lot, giving very quick handling. This is OK for me, since I make a a lot of 90 degree turns on sidewaks. But this isn't for everybody.

(Moderator: any chance of merging all these mini velo threads into a seprate "Mini Velo" Section? Thanks

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https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...oad-bikes.html
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Old 12-10-15, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by flyboy2160 View Post
After realizing that my Downtube 9FS was my favorite bike because of the small wheels and the seating position, I decided to either sell or to modify my other two 26" wheel bikes to be 20 inchers.

Here's a previous Frankenbuilt mountain bike converted to 20 inch wheels. I had to add an extension to the front of the swing arm. I added the seat tube relocation triangle to mimic the Downtube seat to crank relationship.

The smaller wheels reduce the trail a lot, giving very quick handling. This is OK for me, since I make a a lot of 90 degree turns on sidewaks. But this isn't for everybody.

(Moderator: any chance of merging all these mini velo threads into a seprate "Mini Velo" Section? Thanks

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bi...-velo-mtb.html


https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...oad-bikes.html
Oh boy that's an eccentric (albeit comfortable) looking build...
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Oh boy that's an eccentric (albeit comfortable) looking build...
Thank you. You broke the code: on my bikes, I'm after comfort, not aerodynamic efficiency (that's for my airplanes!)

I want to sit almost upright, not hunched over, so I have the handlebars very high in relation to the seat. The custom handlebars are also my now-standard "handshake" style instead of any of the traditional styles. In addition to being picky about the seat to crank position, I also have used the Dual Action seat motion for over 20 years. But the seat shown is a very highly modified Hobson EZ seat that mimics the Dual Action seat motion.

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