Hercules Compact Folding Bike (from the 80s)
hello, new person from london, uk... was wondering if anyone could help me with this bike i just bought from a second hand dealer.
it's a great bike for me as it's small & i'm small, but i was just wondering whether there's an easier way of transporting it on long distance train journeys.
it folds up but it's really heavy to carry (got funny looks when i was on the tube cos when the train jerked, the bike would flail a little!)
i was too scared to cycle the whole journey home (haven't ridden in about 10 years, and have never ridden alongside cars!)
whilst i don't plan on carrying the bike around with me, i just wondered if anyone had any information on the Hercules Compact. or am i just being dumb & it locks into itself easily & i just can't see it?!
or is there a method of just pulling/pushing it when it's folded so i don't have to carry it so much?
thank you for reading!
Broken hinge on hercules folder
I have just bought a second hand compact hercules folder. But the stem/ screw that holds the bike together- i.e. on the actual folding hinge has snapped!
Does anyone know if I can get a replacement from somewhere, or if one can be made for me? I'm guessing my local bike shop won't be able to order a replacement part.
alecw35, do you have any experience of this?