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Velocino

Velocino

Ever since I saw this post on Inhabitat a few months back, I’ve been thinking about this limited-edition Abici reproduction of a 1940s bike design originally commissioned by Mussolini:

Never mind that there’s no obvious way to transport any children or cargo with such a compact vehicle (I guess you might be able to rig up panniers or a rear rack). I’m intrigued. It looks like it could be a brilliant alternative to a folder for taking on the train. But nobody seems to have reviewed the darling thing. So, has anyone tried it?

from Flikr via Italian website Ciclistica
…Notice that Abici have changed the handlebar position from the originals.
There’s also a photo of one of the original ones in a museum here.

Or, for my intrepid mechanic readers: do you know anyone who has tried to make a Velocino, like this guy did?

I’m just really curious about how it rides…