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Old 05-08-12, 01:50 PM
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any alternative frames like this one?

i've been eyeing the dahon hammerhead for a while now. even though i don't necessary need the foldability, but i'm just so in love with the way the frame looks.

so i'm thinking about build me small bike like the hammerhead.

anyone know an alternative frame that looks like this one?

dahon hammerhead
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The Soma Mini Vélo?
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Mini velo for sure. Others I've seen were by Raleigh, Bianchi, bikesdirect.com. Seems like they're big in Asia.

Many come with drop bars but bullhorns should be an easy retrofit.
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I noticed this on the Bikes Direct website recently: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/nano.htm
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looks good... any other ones?

wait.. there's one from Bianchi??

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Not marketed in the US, unfortunately, AFAIK. Several models available in Japan...

http://www.cycleurope.co.jp/bianchi/..._drop_bar.html
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i found myself a couple of options on ebay. but all shipped from korea though..

Granty Cr-Mo Mini Velo Sprinter

Cello Carbon mini velo sprinter - this is a HOT BISH~!!
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Taiwanese recumbent manufacturer Performer also has a "regular" bicycle operation, and they make some like those.

http://www.leapcycle.com/index.php?cPath=65
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man that's some sweet ride.. but it seems their dealer is from down under?
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If it's anything like their recumbent operation, you can purchase direct from the manufacturer by emailing them. They have English speaking staff.
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Originally Posted by ruirui View Post
i found myself a couple of options on ebay. but all shipped from korea though..

Granty Cr-Mo Mini Velo Sprinter

Cello Carbon mini velo sprinter - this is a HOT BISH~!!
I have the steel version of that Cello. I'm pretty sure it's only available in Asia though.


It's an awesome bike. I think they're not popular in the US just because racing sets the standards for style, and small wheels are illegal in most races. I read somewhere about people winning some pretty major road races on Moultons back before they were illegal.

More photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coreyon...7629807342251/

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Not to take anything away (or add to) from the inherent qualities of smaller the typical wheel diameters the claim of race wins bothers me. A race is not a controled situation. It is left to the riders to do as they can at the moments that count. Not at all a good test for the equipment without many (very many) data points. The years of collective data points might say something against smaller wheels. but some of this is the politics of sponsership. Just saying that human influences are greater then design differences often. Andy.
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I didn't mean to imply that they were objectively better, just that back when they were legal for use in road races they were used by some people who probably knew their cycling equipment pretty well in terms of performance.

Also, I'm pretty positive my frame is identical to that Granty Sprinter.
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