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 11-23-13, 09:46 AM   #201
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
lucabike:











smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-13, 11:41 AM   #202
cplager
The Recumbent Quant
 
cplager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Norwalk, CT
Bikes: 2012 Cruzbike Sofrider, 2013 Cruzigami Mantis
Posts: 3,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
lucabike
Huh.

That is quite some drive train. I think I'd need to see one in person to really appreciate it properly.

My address is......

cplager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-13, 01:38 PM   #203
bjorke
Idealistic Troublemaker
 
bjorke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: SF Bay Area + Surrounding Planet
Bikes: Bike Friday, Soma, Fuji, Haro, No_Name...
Posts: 613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
MORE BANNARD:

Two videos, one riding along and one going up and down the driveway -- one shows the "TENSION-R" design, as seen below.

1. http://youtu.be/K0n2SepFCFU

2. http://youtu.be/hDYOFu0y0qE

Also, BANNARD CYCLES themselves have a flickr account!


BANNARD Tension-R city by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr


BANNARD classic by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr


Untitled by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr

Last edited by bjorke; 11-30-13 at 01:42 PM.
bjorke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-13, 06:55 AM   #204
limesub
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjorke View Post
MORE BANNARD:

...one shows the "TENSION-R" design, as seen below


BANNARD Tension-R city by BANNARD CYCLES 班納德 單車、人文、生活, on Flickr
Beautiful, just beautiful!
limesub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-13, 04:08 PM   #205
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjorke View Post
Very pretty. The frame's old-skool beach cruiser type curves do a lot to make the bike look 'proper' instead of merely like a 'big bike' frame with small wheels as with most other mini-velos.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-13, 04:35 PM   #206
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Bikes: too many
Posts: 28,011
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 708 Post(s)
The route of the rear brake cable on the Bannard is pretty awful, if you ask me.
__________________
Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-13, 09:41 PM   #207
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
The route of the rear brake cable on the Bannard is pretty awful, if you ask me.
party pooper!

you are right, of course!

perhaps the next time you're in singapore, you can stop by the shop and give the bannard crew an impromptu clinic on proper cable routing.

but, mr. reingold, let's try to keep things in perspective shall we?
















smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-13, 01:29 PM   #208
Ozonation
Senior Member
 
Ozonation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Rivendell Sam Hillborne DTT in Awesome Green; Brompton M6R (reduced gearing) in Sage Green; GT Timberline Hybrid (10 years old!)
Posts: 1,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Wow. Wicked looking bikes. Sort of like my Rivendells, but smaller, and a whole lot more glamour!

Only in Singapore, eh?
Ozonation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-13, 01:36 PM   #209
Ozonation
Senior Member
 
Ozonation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Rivendell Sam Hillborne DTT in Awesome Green; Brompton M6R (reduced gearing) in Sage Green; GT Timberline Hybrid (10 years old!)
Posts: 1,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjorke View Post

Reminds me of this bike by Budnitz.

http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles/view/n4-titanium
Ozonation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-13, 05:15 PM   #210
dynaryder
PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes
 
dynaryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,983
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
That headlight completely ruins the bike's lines.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
Reminds me of this bike by Budnitz.

http://budnitzbicycles.com/bicycles/view/n4-titanium
Sweet. Would prefer a chain though,for easier gearing changes.
__________________

C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X
dynaryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-13, 06:00 PM   #211
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
Wow. Wicked looking bikes. Sort of like my Rivendells, but smaller, and a whole lot more glamour!


i think their mixte is still the best looking of all..






Last edited by smallwheeler; 12-05-13 at 06:04 PM.
smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-13, 06:54 AM   #212
airwulf
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Bikes: Brompton H6L, DT Mini, DT 9FS, Dahon Ciao P8, Dahon Classic 3(x2), Dahon TR, R20, Raleigh Chopper III, Auto Mini Jr., Mercier Nano, Giant Anyroad2
Posts: 159
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree it's the best looking of them. I drool when I see this bike.
airwulf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-13, 03:31 PM   #213
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
pacy 20:

it basically looks like bmx geometry that folds like a bike friday with the addition of a rear elastomer and crappy seat tube and stem folding hinges.
according to the website, you can spec the full gamut of "gang-nabe"- rolhoff, sram dual-drive, etc.

yet another nicely appointed premium range bike that you will never see or ride.Gang-Na







interesting qr solution for the rear triangle. also, check out that mini kickstand. the next step would be to add casters to that assembly.

smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-13, 01:18 AM   #214
sunburst
Senior Member
 
sunburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal - bay area
Bikes: giant, trek, peugeots, friday
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm such a sucker for mixtes. I've bought four, completely restored two, flipped one, and one is in the queue. It's a good thing my LBS doesn't carry those Bannards, especially the top one. I'd like it more with a quill stem but in general I'm pretty knocked out by them. Looks spectacular in black and chrome.
sunburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-13, 02:42 AM   #215
owenfinn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Bikes: Marin Muirwoods 29er, Pacific Carryme, Yuba Mundo, Dahon Boardwalk D7
Posts: 479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Peugeot Le Chic

owenfinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-13, 04:35 PM   #216
sunburst
Senior Member
 
sunburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal - bay area
Bikes: giant, trek, peugeots, friday
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The two I've restored are Peugeots, early to mid-70's, both white with the classic decals like the one in the middle above. Would love that little yellow one for something different to add to my Peugeot collection (currently four).

Last edited by sunburst; 12-08-13 at 04:38 PM.
sunburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-13, 07:47 PM   #217
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
The two I've restored are Peugeots, early to mid-70's..
speaking of which, reminds me of this peugeot folding bike from the 70s. i've always thought this was a great looking bike. perhaps not as versatile as a raleigh twenty, but miles ahead of the ubiquitous U-shaped folding shopper bikes of the period.

smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 07:12 AM   #218
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
This looks like it's a retractarble maintube fold like the gitex. The gietex should had a square maintube to keep torsonial flex to minimum, looks like this model got this aspect of the design correct if this is the case.
have a look at this. hercules auto velo.











Last edited by smallwheeler; 12-09-13 at 08:16 AM.
smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 07:38 AM   #219
Still Pedaling
Senior Member
 
Still Pedaling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Arizona
Bikes: Brompton and Dahon Curve D3
Posts: 798
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
It looks like one one of those Hercules bikes is available. Looks very smart.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/200480620884906062/
Still Pedaling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 03:56 PM   #220
BassNotBass
lowlife bottom feeder
 
BassNotBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lou-evil, Canned-Yucky USA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
I really like it. The fold size isn't too shabby, I love the fact that it's based on a swingarm that tucks under instead of a mid-frame hinge and it looks beefy like it can tolerate what ever hooliganism you can dish out.
BassNotBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 05:33 PM   #221
DoubleDiamonDog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 435
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Ah, but you have no idea how much hooliganism smallwheeler can dish out...
DoubleDiamonDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 05:43 PM   #222
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Bikes: too many
Posts: 28,011
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 708 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
speaking of which, reminds me of this peugeot folding bike from the 70s. i've always thought this was a great looking bike. perhaps not as versatile as a raleigh twenty, but miles ahead of the ubiquitous U-shaped folding shopper bikes of the period.
It was nice, but it had 22" wheels! You couldn't get tires in a hurry.
__________________
Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-13, 06:35 PM   #223
smallwheeler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Bikes:
Posts: 2,349
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 125 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
It was nice, but it had 22" wheels! You couldn't get tires in a hurry.
but, i bet it could easily rock some 451s...
smallwheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-13, 10:19 PM   #224
mconlonx 
Nobody
 
mconlonx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 7,356
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1412 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
ng-Na

Great idea and maybe a better execution, but this is hardly a novel folding solution -- Birdy...
__________________
I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.
mconlonx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-13, 10:57 PM   #225
Lalato
Senior Member
 
Lalato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bay Area and Sacramento
Bikes: Bike Friday Tikit
Posts: 1,164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Great idea and maybe a better execution, but this is hardly a novel folding solution -- Birdy...
I would say it's more like a BF Tikit Model T than a Birdy.
Lalato 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 11:04 AM.