Those Finnish jobs kind of remind me of the Range Rider.
They certainly embody the utilitarian aspect of Geoff Apps' original design ethos as Apps never saw his bikes as anything more than practical and functional. I personally like the honest, no-nonsense nature of these bikes and feel sure that with the tyres run at suitably low pressures they would be comfortable and capable cross country or forest bikes over less hilly terrain. As such I would be happy to categorise them as honorary Clelands. The only reference I know of in Geoff's archive is a written reference from an 1980 magazine article on cycling in Finland, that reports ..."the Finish Army uses 2" tyres for Boondock bouncing" though the loss of efficiency on a good surface is high'. Whatever Boondock bouncing was?
Take a fat tyres 650x54B Finnish army bike:
*steepen the frame geometry
* shorten the wheelbase
*raise the bottom bracket height
*add some low-ratio wide range gears
*increase the mudguard/tyre clearances to about two inches
*instal some more powerful yet well modulated brakes
*throw in some 531 double butted tubing And Voila! you have a Cleland.
I strongly suspect that had Geoff Apps known more about these bikes BitD, he would have tried to import some.
9/16" Suntour BMX MP-1000 pedals / 56 tooth TA 6-bolt chainring.(I'm not bothered if the teeth are worn or damaged)