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Old 11-07-21, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by EarlGrey View Post

Thanks, I have a Mini Velo, it is a solid but poor quality steel frame ... and it is a very fun bike. I use it in the city and even as a gravel/backpack bike. If I did not try it, I would not believe anyone telling me it could be so fun. So it comes my interest about 24" bicycles. But since it is a completely non-sensical choice that I do out of curiosity, I am still looking for "that" steel frame - styled as an mtb from the 90s - with 24 inches wheels. Thanks to all the interesting inputs (the Velo Orange Neutrino seems a great bike)
The bike you want definitely used to be made as I had one myself. Used to be made, being the key words here. Either with a horizontal top tube or just a slightly compact.
The one I had for a while I picked up from recycling shop at a local tip (dump, waste disposal).
Honestly though, they were pretty low spec bikes and when they were sold they were most likely aimed at the juvenile market.
Modern juvenile bikes are pretty decent actually, yet their ridiculously short seat tubes do make them look weird. I have a 400mm seatpost on my Giant ARX24 bike.
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The Redline Conquest saw good sales in a 24 inch wheel..but a "youth" bike with an AL frame.
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Crust bikes has a bike that takes 24" wheels. The website says it is for adults under 5'2". Other than that there are folding bikes from Tern or Airnilmal. I don't think there are many good 24" tires available. But if you really want a 24" wheeled bike, you can have one built for you.

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Originally Posted by Nyah View Post
I agree with ThrmionicScott. The wheels in that photo of Velocio look more like 20", rather than 24".

With that, I recommend checking out the frame/fork that Simon-Bikes .de developed based on the 406 wheel size. I have one, that I'm still piecing together into a bicycle but can tell that it's good quality. When used with 50mm tires, this wheel size is quite respectable. It's a good ride and the tire size will always be available (whereas the 24" one might not have either of those qualities). I could've had a Velo-Orange Neutrino but the Simon-Bikes mini-velo, with its touring-length chainstays and reliable V-brakes, was more appealing to me.
I received the information concerning my questions about his height and mini velo. Velocio. A gentleman from a museum in the area he lived in . He was 1,60 metres tall. I'm 1,65. Some could say he was an important instigator of using a mini-velo. Here is the Google translation.

Paul de Vivie alias Vélocio was small, about 1.60 m.
Paul de Vivie made numerous tests on various models of bicycles.
In 1903, Paul de Vivie realized during a trip to Switzerland and northern Italy that some sights could only be reached on foot. This reinforces him in a project
to build a very small bicycle, in a way a bicycle that goes everywhere that will allow him to go on foot as well as on a bicycle and that he can even take with him by train as just a piece of luggage. This type of bicycle can also be worn on the shoulder when it has to pass passes on mule tracks.
It will not be a speed machine but a practical machine.

Continuing his experiments, he adopted 60 cm wheels instead of the traditional 70 cm. He tried 50 cm wheels for a few hundred kilometers and was surprised not to be left behind by his fellow travelers on the freewheeling descents.
On the way up, he noticed that the small wheels were undoubtedly advantageous because of the very short chainstay.
He admits, however, that on rutted roads, small wheels become more dangerous.
This is why he will choose a happy medium with 60 cm wheels, which are lighter, stronger and more resistant to veil than the 70 cm.

In 1929, Albert RAYMOND (inventor of the "Le Cyclo" derailer) had him build a bicycle with a new lady's frame with double straight diagonal tubes. The machine has 50cm wheels and 50mm tires.
It’s light (11.2 kg), low and short from the rear. It performs better on hills due to the reduced bases, with the possibility of dismounting quickly in case of danger, which is not negligible in modern traffic and at 76 years old. It has 6 speed by Cyclo derailleur and Rosa double chainring.
Paul de Vivie calls it "his scooter". In short, it's a mini-bike.

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That is too cool, jfouellette ! Thank you for the follow-up.
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In the spirit of Velocio. Here is a picture of my minivelo commuter.
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