Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Cheap folder

  1. #1
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cheap folder

    Si I am trying something I did not do before, posting a link to a page with a new cheap folder. Be patient with me if I am not successfull the first time.. http://www.biltema.no/

    Think you need to go to the dark green area to the left called "FRITID" and then click on "SYKKEL" (meaning "bike"). Then go all the way down to the bottom, and You`ll find the folder). 20" wheels, 3 gear simano hub, alu frame, 14 kg`s. 1.699,- kr is the price if you do some of the assembly yourself. That is approx £160,-

    Yosemite 20"
    Sammenleggbar allround-sykkel med Shimano navgir og aluminiumsramme.
    Ramme: Aluminium
    Rammestørrelse: 31 cm
    Forgaffel: Stiv, stål
    Antall gir: 3
    Bakgir: Shimano Nexus
    Girvelger: Shimano, gripshift
    Krankparti: Prowheel, alu
    Kranklager: CH-52
    Styrelager: Stål
    Styre og stamme: Alu
    Fornav: Alu
    Baknav: Shimano Nexus
    Forbrems: V-brems
    Bakbrems: Fotbrems
    Kjede: KMC, stål
    Sete: Biltema
    Felg: Alex, alu
    Dekk: 20 x 1,75
    Pedaler: Wellgo
    Lykt: Batteri
    Vekt: 14 kg
    Øvrig: Bagasjebrett, kurv, kjolenett, skjermer, støtte

    Last line says "Rack (for lugage), basket, dress net (keep the dress out of rear wheel) fenders, kickstand. I am thinking of buying one, want to see it in the shop first.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by badmother; 02-29-08 at 06:58 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    some experience

    Hi
    I had one of those for a year. Good quality for the low price. First thing I did was swap the front chainring for a bigger one - with the original it was very slow. In my opinion it suits only for short rides - mainly because of the very erect riding position.
    If you buy one make sure to keep the vertical handle-bar adjustment quick-release very tight while riding. I once fell nastily when the handle-bar rotated horizontally.

  3. #3
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Useful information. Sure it is the same? This one is new in the "Spring 2008" catalouge. They used to have a different one. Steel frame, dfferent gearing (not an internal hub like this one), a bit heavier. As cheap as 1.300,- at a time. Did not ride it so I do not know. I only buy if I can find- or alter to a good ridingposition. I do not ride far for health reasons, and always with my dog so not fast. I like upright. Rebuilding a 20" folder for myself and want one for my son. At present this would be a bike to use on holydays and trips around town. Has got wayy to many other bikes for yhe long trips.

  4. #4
    Weakling
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sweden, Europe
    My Bikes
    Microbike, but I want to own a Carryme
    Posts
    247
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is a new one. this one have have gears in the hub while the older had them outside of hub.
    I guess all Biltema countries have it. Could be a good bike for the price. I like the upright sitting too.
    The upper the better.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    London
    My Bikes
    Mezzo D9, 2012 Giant Avail 2
    Posts
    656
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just thought I'd help out with a direct link (though it looks like only other Scandinavians can help with the bike itself):

    http://www.biltema.no/products/produ...iItemId=139101

  6. #6
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you!

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi
    I finally visited the local Biltema, and yes – the bike is a new version as you said. This one gives an impression of even better quality than the former one. I’m sure it is worth that 179€. It is a tempting idea to order a Cruzbike http://www.cruzbike.com/kit.html toolkit and build a recumbent using this Biltema bike. One could add a front derailleur with a 3-speed crankset. Aren’t we lucky to live in a Nordic country? We have Biltema, Clas Ohlson and Sweden has the best neighbours in the world!

  8. #8
    Senior Member badmother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh Yes!! I used to travel 120k km to the nearest Biltema and Claes Ohlsson. Now they are both only 17 kms away. That is what i call sivilisation.

    I did not look at it yet, not in the shop the last time I was there. I am thinking of buying one or buying an older folder for £100 (forgot the name) and rebuild that one. I am tempted by the rebuild, but then I should try to reduce the bikework I do. Less working more riding. How is the gear ratio on a 3 krank chainring on this one?

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is what i call sivilisation.?
    I agree.

    Less working more riding.
    I solved this by buying two Mercs - one is always ready for a ride.

    How is the gear ratio on a 3 krank chainring on this one?
    I don't know. But with my three speed Merc is quite good for winter riding, when 30 km/h is fast enough.
    And if the 1st gear is low enough depends a lot on how fit you are, and the riding position - IMO bar-ends are must when climbing hils.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •