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 08-25-09, 11:21 PM   #1
Downhillwuss
Member
Thread Starter
 
Downhillwuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wakefield UK
Bikes: Scott road bike, MTB, and Space Genie Folder + several others in bits
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Folding video

Check this out on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDcCJwVq35Q
Downhillwuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-09, 01:44 AM   #2
PDR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cheshire, North West England, UK
Bikes: Brompton S2L-X, Bridgestone Moulton, 1963 & 1966 Moultons, Scott Mountain bike
Posts: 559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a load of fathing about!

Just goes to show how much quicker and superior a design the Brompton really is
PDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-09, 02:46 AM   #3
grumpy606
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Leeds
Bikes:
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi

An anteresting video for someone thats not seen a different folder in operation. I notice the pin in the seet post; that would seem like a good idea, rather than over tightening the bolt to make it stay up.
And it would be in the right place every time, I not still growing, im 47, lol.

G
grumpy606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-09, 06:33 AM   #4
JCFlack
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Arlington, VA
Bikes: Citizen Tokyo
Posts: 297
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can unfold my Tokyo faster, but I agree with grumpy606 that the pin in the seat post is a good idea - right height every time and not as likely to slip. Does the hole in the post weaken it?

I was using an Ikea blue bag for my bike, but my son just gave me a nice canvas bag for my birthday. Neither folds into as neat a package as the bag in the video.
JCFlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-09, 10:37 AM   #5
Downhillwuss
Member
Thread Starter
 
Downhillwuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wakefield UK
Bikes: Scott road bike, MTB, and Space Genie Folder + several others in bits
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not all humour has to be slapstick, surely???

In the film, I have deliberately 'faffed about' so that the fold/unfold looks difficult. In reality it is no big deal - I could just as easily make the Brompton fold look difficult if I had one, although in that comment I acknowledge the Brompton is vastly superior to the one in the video.

Its a Mission Space Genie, a cheap knock-off copy of a Brompton of course its rubbish in comparison!

The hole is the diameter of a no. 14 spoke. In fact, the 'pin' is a cut down spoke, bent round at the untapped end and fastened to the bike by a small piece of chain. It has all the benefits you mention, plus I'm able to grease the bar to ease its passage up and down the fold process without suffering from 'sinkage' whilst riding.

I can't comment on whether such a hole would compromise the strength of a 'normal' seatpost. The one on the bike in the video is a solid stainless steel bar and weighs in at 1.5kg (about 3.5lb) on its own so clearly a small hole like that will make absolutely no difference. (The complete bike weighs 14.5kg - 31 lbs - in the state you see in the video)

But before you start... I get fit to be able to ride it fast and don't worry about a couple of kg overweight.
Downhillwuss 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 10:20 PM.