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Old 08-07-11, 03:20 PM   #1
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Action Line BMW folding hybrid bicycle - Montague

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I just bought this bike, it is quite a nice ride, it could do with front suspension - if anyone could advise which type of forks threaded, unthreaded diameter etc etc. blimey I didn't know there was so much to know about changing forks!

Also if any one has any information about this type of bike I would appreciate it. I read somewhwere that the originals were made for the German olympic team by BMW in conjunction with Montague, but this model has 700c wheels not 26 inch wheels - so I don't know. Any ideas?

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Old 08-07-11, 03:54 PM   #2
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I think a photo or two of your bike might assist people to give you help.

There was a BMW "folder" on UK ebay, maybe still is, it looked just like a hybrid, I could see no means of folding from the photo !

Yes, here it is, says it has 26" wheels, but they look bigger to me.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Foldin...#ht_500wt_1158

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Hi Diode100

The picture looks the same as my bike, but mine definitely has 700c wheels. These are early Montague Folding Bikes, I am pretty sure the guy who sold me it didn't know it folded, I didn't until I got it home. I wondered why the bottom bracket was 3 inches up the down pipe, there are 2 clamps and a pin - slacken the clamps and slide the pin up and hey presto the whole frame folds in half using the down pipe (don't know the correct name for it) as a hinge. To complete the operation the front wheel comes off along with the front mudguard which has little lugs to clip onto and the front forks turn inwards. I found a forum over the weekend that says the Fork steerer is only 1 inch not the usual 1 and 1/8 inch, which means getting suspension for the front forks could be a problem. I will take some pictures shortly and post them here.
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