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VELLO bike: a city bike revolution. It is a high performance, hand-made folding bicycle.
VELLO bike: a city bike revolution. It is a high performance, hand-made folding bicycle.
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VELLO production in progress!

Posted by VELLO bike (Creator)
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Dear VELLO friends!

First, best wishes for the new year, to those who've already celebrated and to those who'll do so soon (Chinese new year). We thought it's also a good time to provide an update on your VELLO bikes.

Right now, we're waiting to receive all our components, especially those that have been designed and produced especially for your VELLO, like the "rise-up" stem or the "push in" integrated lights, which are all scheduled to be delivered in February. The fenders have also been ordered, as well as the magnet suspension. Although there are some delays with the delivery for some components, please remain assured that we are pushing hard to stay within our committed schedule to you. Delivery may take some time too, so realistically the bikes will arrive more towards April.

Furthermore, we’ve ushered in the new year with a line-up of exciting opportunities to present and test the VELLO prototypes live! If you happen to be around, please stop by to visit our stand at any of the events listed below:

Designforum Vienna (30 January – 08 March 2015)

ISPO Munich (5-8 February 2015)

VELOBerlin and Berliner Fahrradschau (20-22 March 2015)

Needless to say: the production of the first VELLOs at the highest standard is our top priority, and that takes precedence over all the other stuff we do! We're now in the process of making 10 one-off VELLO pieces with our frame builders, which we will first test extensively before making more.

In the next weeks we'll post some images from the frame production.

The images below are from diverse small parts that are in production right now.

Our forged aluminium clamp, raw just after it has been taken out of the mold and before being sanded, polished and anodized (the forging process make the parts extra strong and durable):

 Testing it with the integrated push-it lights

Alloy polished VELLO badge:

I hope the production process is as interesting to you as it to us. If you have any questions, we're here for you!

Yours,

Valentin & Valerie

Teodosi Nikolov, Sonja Gilhofer, and 2 more people like this update.

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