Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Cleveland, OH
Bikes: 2011 Velo Orange Randonneur, 2015 Jamis Coda, 2004 Klein Aura V, 2007 Bike Friday NWT, 1989 Schwinn Sierra w/ Xtracycle
Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
Are all folders this maintenance intensive?
Most. The extra joints and hinges tend to really complicate the situation, and folding and unfolding tends to move cables, bump derailleurs, jam pedals, etc - making them wear more quickly or simply get out of alignment more quickly.
My old Speed P8 was always creaking - ranged from the pedals to the seat/seatpost to the hinges.
My newer BF just had a case of the creaks too. Lubed the joints and fixed that.
So yeah, most folders are more maintenance intensive then our fixed-frame brethren.
But they fit in my office and in the trunks of cars far better!