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 05-26-11, 08:13 AM   #1
Zombk
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
montague paratrooper knock-off?

I've been interested in the folding paratrooper for years now. The first time I saw one was in a PX while I was deployed, and I've wanted one ever since. Here's the deal though, I wouldn't mind building a bike, just the way I like it, and I was thinking of getting just a frame. I came across this site on another thread in the forums for something which appears to be a pretty close replica of the paratrooper frame:

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html

does anybody know anything about these frames? Are they chinese garbage, or what? I know they are manufactured in china, but hey, lots of stuff comes out of china. Doesn't necessarily mean it's junk. Any comments are welcome!
Zombk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 07:15 AM   #2
donlode
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I havent got around to fitting all the parts to make a bike yet but it appears to be really similar to the real thing. Compared to my Montague size 18 frame, the OEM frame toptube is slightly longer 60cm compared to 58cm, the headtube is 44cm compared to 34cm and the dropouts are chunkier and more contemporary style, the seat post tube is the same 50cm. The frame is fairly light and looks well made.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Montbike Frame.jpg (102.8 KB, 26 views)

Last edited by donlode; 05-27-11 at 07:23 AM.
donlode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 05:37 PM   #3
L8Guy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Bikes:
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are the drop-outs ok to use an IGH on the rear wheel? or if not, does it look like it could be adapted? Just curious since I have been looking at that item also. Thanks.
L8Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-11, 06:12 PM   #4
reverborama
Broom Wagon Fodder
 
reverborama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Minnesota
Bikes: Fuji Supreme; Kona Wo; Nashbar road frame custom build; Schwinn Varsity; Nishiki International; Schwinn Premis, Falcon Merckx
Posts: 1,231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The dropouts are vertical -- you'd need a chain tensioner or an eccentric BB to run an IGH
reverborama 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 04:38 AM.