Folding Fanciers


Folding Fanciers

Partial to origami riding? Into compact cycling?  Are you a folding frame fan?  This is the group for you!

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Hasa F2 16 speed foldable... an update

Started by Peter H. Last reply by Bob Moore 9 hours ago. 4 Replies

So, I've done some mods to my foldable - still a work in progress, and I thought I would share some pics.I've done the following:- added clipless pedals (donated from my road bike)- replaced the…Continue

Hasa F2 16 speed foldable

Started by Peter H. Last reply by Peter H Mar 26. 2 Replies

So, it seems that those that control the trains hate bikes (at least during "peak" times). They do have an exception, a folded bike that is in a bag. My response to hearing that was, "So, you allow…Continue

Bromtoberfest- Brompton Ride Oct 13, 2018

Started by Bob Moore Oct 2, 2018. 0 Replies

Brompton ride on Saturday October 13, 2018. Ends at Concordia Club in Marrickville for a…Continue

Tags: bromtoberfest, brompton

Brompton To The Gong

Started by Nicholas. Last reply by Mark Green Sep 26, 2014. 1 Reply

Howdy folk - just repeating the invite on behalf of all of us at Cheeky Transport - If you want to get involved in our next Brompton adventure, we’d like to invite you to join our 2013 team for the…Continue

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Comment by markysharky on May 14, 2014 at 9:14pm

Maybe so, maybe so. At my age, every ride taken I'm now counting backwards. So, they all get a run, almost daily. Any excuse to undertake some errand will have me skedaddling across town, taking the long route of course. It still feels that good after all these years. There is something immensely liberating about the bike, but I am sure you know this already. Went the  l o n g  way to the fish markets and the  l o n g  way home on the TSR 9 today. What a sophisticated ride is offered by this little bike. Weather is tops for riding.....just get out there.


Comment by Ian Millar on June 23, 2014 at 11:38pm
Very tardy but here's another blog posting…
Comment by markysharky on June 24, 2014 at 1:16pm

I appreciated your blog post about the Muster Ian. A regular at Dungog, but yet to do the  Muster. Coinciding with Easter is always a problem for me. Just don't need to do the Easter traffic. What was enjoyed visually, was the amount of grassed areas. A real treat for setting up, then relaxing after a ride.  Maybe next year. Many who attend Dungog also do the Muster, although the numbers are way down from years ago. Possibly too repetitive, and not a cheap weekend, particularly for families. The 'country' has gone out of the country over the last years; no more working dog trials or cheap authentic pub meals.

Comment by Ian Millar on July 11, 2014 at 1:14pm
Comment by markysharky on July 13, 2014 at 8:49pm

Ah, a chance now to invest in those marvellous new helium sports tyres, to make me competitive.....

Comment by Ian Millar on July 27, 2014 at 4:06pm
BWC2014 on today but thinking about October…
Comment by Ian Millar on September 15, 2014 at 4:59pm
Comment by markysharky on September 15, 2014 at 9:35pm

Thanks for the puncture post Ian. I love these Kojak tyres and find them reasonably robust. Prone to slicing, they still hold up. However, like you I punctured only two weeks ago riding these tyres. A large shard of glass.  Each time I puncture, it is always the rear. The folder I was riding does allow for a rapid repair comparatively.

Gone now are any aspirations to run these tyres on my S Type. The adventure and discovery riding enjoyed on this bike does not warrant their inherent puncture risk against the robust Marathon tyre. I do need to teach myself how to drop the rear hub gear wheel and reinstate. Some say that unless you undertake this exercise periodically, there is a tendency to forget sequence. Even more reason to stick with the Marathon tyre. I ride through some of the most shattered glass areas of Sydney; Darlinghurst, Waterloo, Alexandria. Three years and no problems to date.

Are you doing the Marathon Plus as installed on Peregrine or the latest generation Green Guard?

Comment by Ian Millar on September 15, 2014 at 10:10pm
Mark, I've ordered Marathons from Kobie online. Even though I've got M+ on both the 6-speeds, I'm hoping the M model is better with the Sun rim on the Alfine 11-speed (although I'm just considering investigating whether Velocity have a rim (with a good profile) to suit). Maybe we should arrange a maintenance session? (workshop or field?)
Comment by markysharky on September 17, 2014 at 1:45pm

I did see some time ago that Cheeky T were proposing a Brompton maintenance day, targeting rear wheel removal & reinstatement. I do find your offer of maintenance support a very kind one Ian, and we might speak about this at The Championships.

Some blog posts by others suggests that Brompton do not advise fitting M+ to their bikes as are reported to be difficult to fit, even to their commonly supplied rims.


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