Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-07, 04:09 AM   #1
Chop!
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Chop!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cymru (Wales)
Bikes: GoBike, Long-john, Strida III, Oke Ja recumbent, Brompton, Moulton, BSA, Strida 5
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How a Strida 5 differs from a Strida 3

These are the differences that I've noticed so far :--
Freewheel's better now that it's on the back wheel, less drag, so it goes much further on freeweel.

Tried it up some steepish hills in Nottingham & no Belt jump or BB flex (my 3.2 always jumped the belt as it had no pinch roller on the back pulley)

BB has a snail-cam which adjusts the belt tension by means of a screw under the BB

Disk Brakes are superb

Standard tyres are Kenda 65 psi

Another addition is spring loaded buttons on the handlebars which you push in to locate them into the steering head before you tighten the over-centre catch

And there are ergonomic grips fitted

One free mudflap

And finally it came with free tiny LED lights (the type which you attach with elastic)

I originally posted this in UK Strida forum

Safe riding Chop!
__________________
A to Z of Folding Bikes, Designers, Sellers, Accessories, Forums, Meetings, Publications
My bicycle site
My Microcar & alternate energy vehicle site.
Site for the Rock& Roll Tour Bus that I drive.
Chop! The mad Welshman, lost in the urban jungle somewhere between LLanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and Vladivostock!
Chop! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-07, 08:42 PM   #2
lee_rimar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm.... my Strida 3.2 came with a pinch-roller at the rear, little spring-loaded buttons on the handlebars, 65 psi Kendas, and fenders installed.

But rear freewheel and crank adjustment cam sound like good upgrades. Anything else you've noticed?
lee_rimar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-07, 09:58 AM   #3
Simple Simon
Life in Mono
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: London
Bikes: 5 bikes, all the usual types
Posts: 493
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the mini-review. Is there any change on geometry eg handlebar position, steering feel and (for tall folk) knee clearance - (this is just OK on my Strida3) ?. And finally what is the cost difference between Strida 3 and 5 ?
Simple Simon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-07, 02:21 AM   #4
Chop!
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Chop!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cymru (Wales)
Bikes: GoBike, Long-john, Strida III, Oke Ja recumbent, Brompton, Moulton, BSA, Strida 5
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simple Simon
Thanks for the mini-review. Is there any change on geometry eg handlebar position, steering feel and (for tall folk) knee clearance - (this is just OK on my Strida3) ?. And finally what is the cost difference between Strida 3 and 5 ?
So it appears that the folding handlebar & pinch roller set-up are the same on the 3.2(a) & the 5. (the early 3.2s didn't have either) The 3.3 is with metal wheels & the above mods.
Geometry has stayed the same but I have found that fitting a sprung saddle moves the seat back 3 or 4 inches & transforms the ride.
There are also Japanese Stridas that have had an extra seat rail & clamp added then a sport seat clamped into that, moving the seat upwards and back.
Rear frewheels makes hell of a difference, lot less drag!
__________________
A to Z of Folding Bikes, Designers, Sellers, Accessories, Forums, Meetings, Publications
My bicycle site
My Microcar & alternate energy vehicle site.
Site for the Rock& Roll Tour Bus that I drive.
Chop! The mad Welshman, lost in the urban jungle somewhere between LLanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and Vladivostock!
Chop! is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:24 AM.