Another "minivelo" from my mini workshop. This bicycle uses 20-inch wheels (406 mm) - Velocity Aeroheat rims are laced 2-cross to Phil Wood KISS-OFF disc hubs. Stopping power is provided by Hope Mono Mini hydraulic brakes, though I was originally running Avid Ball Bearing 7 mechanical units.

The bike has a custom Action-Tec suspension fork ( ) and it's truly the bees knees. I've combined the fork with a Thudbuster seatpost for a super smooth and comfortable ride. Both fork and seatpost are set up on the stiff side, so bouncing is kept to a minimum when climbing.

The frame is TIG-welded steel. Ready-to-ride weight, with 40 mm Avocet Freestyle tires, is 22.5 pounds. Not bad for a bike with a suspension fork and seatpost, disc hubs and brakes, and a steel-railed Brooks B.17!

Tony Rentschler
New York, NY


Rentschler Minivelo - nondrive side
Rentschler Minivelo - driveside view
Rentschler Minivelo - brake side dropout detail
Rentschler Minivelo - Hope Phil
Rentschler Minivelo - at the park




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