Ride reports and other ramblings from a San Francisco cyclist.
posted by Jim G at 10:29 AM
I don't really get them. Minor space savings is nice, otherwise I'd rather have full size wheels.John Speare is really excited about them though, and working on a project building one. He hasn't been able to tell me why he's excited though.
Yup, agreed. I'd just like to try to ride one to see what it's like. I've briefly ridden a Dahon folder, plus a friend's 20inch-wheeled travel bike, and I'm wondering if/how similar the mini velo would be...I think John wants one to play big-kid BMX with...which might prove interesting, but I'll let him find out and report on that. ;)
Jim, you are in SF, correct?American Cyclery has a 55cm built up as shown in the picture - it actually may be the one in the picture - that I test road over the weekend. As with any tiny wheeled bike, it is kind of twitchy, but I can see the benefits if I had to commute from Oakland on BART to SF again. Smaller would be easier to maneuver in the crowded trains and stations without having to be a folder.Also, I feel that the the best multi-modal bike is probably the Dahon Mu Uno. Single speed, coaster brake. It's cheap, small and there aren't any cables to get in the way of folding.
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