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Old 10-17-11, 02:44 PM   #1
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The Arvon Separable is Complete

Met with Arvon today and he brought the newly finished separable touring bike in to the city so I could look it over and admire more of it's fine craftsmanship and design and take it out for an all too brief test ride.

Although it is not a folder it does ride on 20 inch wheels and breaks down into a package so small as to defy belief... am sure this will interest a number of touring cyclists as well, but the idea for this started here in the folding forum.

It has been a great project that has taken the better part of a year to complete as many aspects of the design are new and we were held up a little due to medical issues but seeing an idea born and come to fruition like this is why I want to build frames.

I will post some photos shortly and am sure that when it gets to its new owner he will also want to post some pictures of his new Arvon as well.

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Old 10-17-11, 03:16 PM   #2
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This expedition worthy bicycle fits in the collapsible aluminium case next to it... the case dimensions are 20 by 20 by 12.


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very nice!
do the racks detach or fit into the case as well?
the brakes look like hybrid between calipers and v-brakes? would fenders fit in?
love the platform area for storage and carrying.
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very nice!
do the racks detach or fit into the case as well?
the brakes look like hybrid between calipers and v-brakes? would fenders fit in?
love the platform area for storage and carrying.
The rear rack collapses flat and the V brakes are Cane Creek Direct Curve 5... these have enough stopping power that we use them on tandems and they have enough allowance for fenders.

The rack has a second lower rail for panniers so that top loads do not affect their removal or ease of opening.


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Old 10-17-11, 05:34 PM   #5
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those are neat brakes. so it looks like it eliminates the noodle assembly?
thanks for the info!
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looks good! Can you post detail photos? Seems like to fit in the small case, you have to disassemble the top and downtube as well.
Do you have a photo of the bike in the case?

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Okay ! Yes, lets see it in the case. Nice to see a new design going on.
Looks like a good one.
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Some breakdown pics... need to ask Arvon for a picture with the bike packed as I do not seem to have one here.





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Thank you! Made my day
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ah down & top-tube come out both ends..
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