Folding Bikes - question for fixed folder owners/riders
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
recently saw some photos of fixed gear folding bikes, and i am intrigued. some of the builds look really simple and clean. just a question, though: since the bb is lower on a folder (smaller wheels), do you encounter problems with pedal strike? i ride my bianchi san jose fixed with 172.5 cranks and i occasionally strike my pedal during corners (they were during moderate but not aggressive corners at maybe 10mph). thinking about doing a conversion with a folder but this was my first concern.
01-03-09, 11:26 PM
A folder isn't just a regular frame with smaller wheels thrown on. Obviously the BBs are attached higher relative to the dropouts.
01-04-09, 11:16 AM
Initially I had my Swift set up fixed, same size cranks as above. I had no problem along those lines.
01-04-09, 07:44 PM
I have two fixie folders - a 'vintage' Raleigh Twenty and a modern Brompton - both have perfectly normal BB heights for an adult bike for road use and both are hella fun :)
A bike with a solid rear triangle like a Dahon/Swift/Raleigh/Moulton will yield better results as you won't need a tensioner, but nothing's impossible (♫ as long as you believe ♪ do de do do do de doooo... ♬)
thanks for the responses. maybe it's just an optical illusion or something, as the pedals look so low compared to the little wheels.
if i can find a used swift for cheap i'll look into fixing it.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.