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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Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2019

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Discussion Forum

Spring ride Sydney 10k any folders?

Started by greg holbut Oct 1, 2019. 0 Replies

Have singned up for the Sydney harbour bridge ride.It would be great to have a folder group.Anyone interested in taking part? Continue

Hasa F2 16 speed foldable... an update

Started by Peter H. Last reply by greg holbut Sep 30, 2019. 6 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

Giant Expressway am I on my own?

Started by greg holbut. Last reply by greg holbut Sep 30, 2019. 2 Replies

Currently riding  a 2011 model 8 speed ,modified with 47 tooth chainring giant grips,horns quick release pedals and shortened rear fender for better folding 82*35*65.Taking multi-model adventures…Continue

Post a picture of your folder!

Started by hartleymartin. Last reply by greg holbut Sep 30, 2019. 66 Replies

Simple - just let us see a photo of the folding bicycle that you ride.

Comment Wall

Comment by Ian Millar on September 27, 2014 at 1:18am
Interesting comments Mark. I'll have to inspect my 6-speeds & will let you know - but probably not before Monday owing to my WordCamp attendance? (refer latest blog post)
Comment by markysharky on September 29, 2014 at 12:58pm

A quiver holds many arrows Ian. A WordCamp sounds interesting. Just a follow on: Not completely satisfied with what had been achieved, I ventured to the garage at first light to Zen the situation. What was observerd was a small bruise on the corner of the leading edge of the chain tensioner. Entirely possible that I have clipped something whilst riding. Given the inherit flex with the system, this has gone unnoticed.

So, with this in mind, I started afresh. Returning the cable setting at the shifter to the original, I then released most of the working parts. The limits were set to a neutral position. Everything was checked for burrs, cleaned then reinstated. I set the limits as per the PDF file. What has been achieved is better alignment and positive two speed shifting. It now runs noiselessly except I expect for any wear factor. In fairness, this little machine has been well used over the last twelve months. At the end of this summer (seaside grit time), I will simply replace the complete and simple tensioner system. If impute is maintained at this level, I will possibly need overalls. LOL.

After a 40k test ride on Saturday, I can confirm everything running sweetly. I continue to be intrigued that something so little can deliver so much.

Comment by Ian Millar on September 30, 2014 at 5:17pm
I haven't reviewed the tensioner alignment yet Mark & I'm assuming it may not be required? Monday saw Robinson & Peregrine visit Olympic Park & whiz/pant around the BAC course (Ralph being indisposed with a flat rear tyre!? New tube now fitted but can't work out what/why?). WordCamp blog post just done, strolling for a coffee reward?
Comment by Mark Green on September 30, 2014 at 5:46pm
Re the BAC course I've not received any paperwork yet so am not sure where it is on the park. Have you received the paperwork now? I'll have to chase up the organisers otherwise. MG
Comment by Ian Millar on September 30, 2014 at 6:46pm
Still waiting for the official word but after meeting up with Lincoln of Kobie Int, Nick sent me an email about our discussion. For the BAC he said, "We’re on as part of the Sydney Club Cup -
..which is part of the festivities for the Spring Cycle etc.
The course is up and down Olympic Blvd, Dawn Fraser Ave etc..
It’ll be a big-show…"
Yesterday's lap was measured at 1.72km which is as per rego info so probably I'm already a lap or two in front?
Comment by Mark Green on September 30, 2014 at 7:08pm
It would be nice to know what time we need to be there and where to meet! Sounds like it's all going to be a bit late minute?
Comment by Ian Millar on September 30, 2014 at 7:16pm
Hopefully all will be revealed soon? (very hopefully? less than 3 weeks to go)
If you haven't seen it, there's also the recent Cheeky blog -
Comment by Ian Millar on October 2, 2014 at 12:06am
Not relevant to BAC planning but news all the same?
Comment by Ian Millar on October 15, 2014 at 11:04pm
Comment by markysharky on October 16, 2014 at 9:15pm

Hi Ian ... I was intensely interested in your Tiller Cycles purchase blog, which I have now only just discovered. Gearing down is something that I am currently reviewing. Rarely do I use 6th gear with general discovery rides, preferring now to have slightly lower gearing to take the sting out of those hills.

There will I hope, be time to discuss some relevant Brompton things on Sunday, but have you considered how many links will need to be removed from the chain with the 40T. I was researching 39T, and information is that 2 links would need to be removed to prevent the chain from falling off when folded. Mark


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