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.

The Bannard Troika

Old 08-18-16, 09:24 PM
  #1  
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Posts: 2,237

Bikes: In service - FSIR Spin 3.0, Bannard Sunny minivelo, Dahon Dash Altena folder. Several others in construction or temporarily decommissioned.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
The Bannard Troika



There's the Sunny. There's the Tension-R. And then there will be the SR, a carbon-fork steel minivelo in 'varnish' finish. I have just agreed to purchase an SR frame & fork...

Abu Mahendra is offline  
Old 08-18-16, 10:31 PM
  #2  
smallwheeler
Senior Member
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,386
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i support this purchase 100%. if they have a steel fork option, i would go with that instead. hmm. dat seatpost.

this looks like a 53cm frame. what's the wheelbase measurement on this beauty?

Last edited by smallwheeler; 08-18-16 at 10:44 PM.
smallwheeler is offline  
Old 08-19-16, 09:37 AM
  #3  
linberl
Senior Member
 
linberl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,429

Bikes: 2017 Bike Friday PakiT. Dahon Mu Uno (trailer bike) Sold: 2003 Bike Friday NWT, 1997 Trek 720, 1993 Trek 520)

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 961 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Those are some of the most graceful looking Mini's I've ever seen! Wish they had them here in the US.
linberl is offline  
Old 08-19-16, 07:06 PM
  #4  
smallwheeler
Senior Member
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,386
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
I agree. Too bad Bannard went bust. In their brief life, they produced and won awards for their designs.
cool story, but what's the wheelbase measurement on bike frame and fork you purchased. thanks. also, you should find out if your "supplier" has access to the brazed cromo stems...
smallwheeler is offline  
Old 08-19-16, 08:09 PM
  #5  
sibkey
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bannard is dead, now is Herten as a part of MHL Promor, taiwanese bike company
Herten mini velo frameset
sibkey is offline  
Old 08-19-16, 08:18 PM
  #6  
smallwheeler
Senior Member
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,386
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
I don't know because the frame is in Singapore, and I am in the South Pacific. I have agreed to purchase it upon inspection in a few weeks.
i see. well... just ask the dude.
smallwheeler is offline  
Old 08-19-16, 08:20 PM
  #7  
smallwheeler
Senior Member
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,386
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by sibkey View Post
Bannard is dead, now is Herten as a part of MHL Promor, taiwanese bike company
Herten mini velo frameset
aaaad there's your lugged fork and stem. good job sibkey. funny because just a couple of days ago i was looking at herten bikes. had no idea they were bannard.




Last edited by smallwheeler; 08-19-16 at 08:26 PM.
smallwheeler is offline  
Old 08-19-16, 08:34 PM
  #8  
smallwheeler
Senior Member
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,386
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
saw these on ripoffbay.





smallwheeler is offline  
Old 08-20-16, 04:15 PM
  #9  
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Posts: 2,237

Bikes: In service - FSIR Spin 3.0, Bannard Sunny minivelo, Dahon Dash Altena folder. Several others in construction or temporarily decommissioned.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Measurements

My pusher reports that the top tube, seat tube (to be cut to size) and wheelbase are 53cm, 70cm, and 103cm, respectively. Given that I am not predominantly tall or short, i think it will fit me just fine...

Last edited by Abu Mahendra; 08-20-16 at 05:12 PM.
Abu Mahendra is offline  
Old 08-20-16, 05:48 PM
  #10  
smallwheeler
Senior Member
 
smallwheeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,386
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
My pusher reports that the top tube, seat tube (to be cut to size) and wheelbase are 53cm, 70cm, and 103cm, respectively. Given that I am not predominantly tall or short, i think it will fit me just fine...
sounds good then. well, you are in asia where people are munchkins and all live in hobbit homes so, i imagine it will work out perfectly for you given that that is your milieu...


steel is real...

smallwheeler is offline  
Old 10-14-16, 09:55 PM
  #11  
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Posts: 2,237

Bikes: In service - FSIR Spin 3.0, Bannard Sunny minivelo, Dahon Dash Altena folder. Several others in construction or temporarily decommissioned.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Well, there we have it...

...delivered and paid for. Happy birthday to me.


Abu Mahendra is offline  
Old 10-15-16, 08:36 AM
  #12  
Rick Imby
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 239 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is there a reason for the holes in the top tube?

Beautiful...

Last edited by Rick Imby; 10-15-16 at 06:41 PM.
Rick Imby is offline  
Old 10-15-16, 07:54 PM
  #13  
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Posts: 2,237

Bikes: In service - FSIR Spin 3.0, Bannard Sunny minivelo, Dahon Dash Altena folder. Several others in construction or temporarily decommissioned.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Same reason as the chain stay bridge, cosmetic accroutrement.


Originally Posted by Rick Imby View Post
Is there a reason for the holes in the top tube?

Beautiful...

Last edited by Abu Mahendra; 10-15-16 at 10:36 PM.
Abu Mahendra is offline  
Old 10-16-16, 02:48 AM
  #14  
jur
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 7,400
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 314 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Stunning frame. How can any completed build improve on that? You will have to be extremely discerning to do the frame justice.
jur is offline  
Old 10-16-16, 07:39 AM
  #15  
Azreal911
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 925

Bikes: Wheeler Mtn bike, Strida 5.0, Tern Link Uno, FSIR Spin 2.0, Dahon Mu P8

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't think Abu will let us down based on his past builds
Azreal911 is offline  
Old 10-17-16, 04:09 PM
  #16  
Rick Imby
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 239 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stupid question but the frame is Stainless? I would have guessed Titanium but I have never seen a Titanium frame with contrasting color welding.

I have no doubt the finished bike will be something sweet.
Rick Imby is offline  
Old 10-17-16, 05:18 PM
  #17  
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Posts: 2,237

Bikes: In service - FSIR Spin 3.0, Bannard Sunny minivelo, Dahon Dash Altena folder. Several others in construction or temporarily decommissioned.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
the frame is steel. cheers.

Originally Posted by Rick Imby View Post
Stupid question but the frame is Stainless? I would have guessed Titanium but I have never seen a Titanium frame with contrasting color welding.

I have no doubt the finished bike will be something sweet.
Abu Mahendra is offline  
Old 01-13-17, 08:51 PM
  #18  
Abu Mahendra
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bali
Posts: 2,237

Bikes: In service - FSIR Spin 3.0, Bannard Sunny minivelo, Dahon Dash Altena folder. Several others in construction or temporarily decommissioned.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 891 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Here you go, buddy. $620 for frame, lugged fork and lugged stem...

All you have to do now is to go get it in Taichung, Taiwan.

Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
aaaad there's your lugged fork and stem. good job sibkey. funny because just a couple of days ago i was looking at herten bikes. had no idea they were bannard.



Abu Mahendra is offline  
Old 01-13-17, 10:06 PM
  #19  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,632

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6838 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 217 Times in 180 Posts
I wonder what sound the wind will make whistling by those holes .?

weather is warmer on Formosa.
fietsbob is offline  
Old 01-14-17, 04:19 AM
  #20  
dahoneezz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 158 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
aaaad there's your lugged fork and stem. good job sibkey. funny because just a couple of days ago i was looking at herten bikes. had no idea they were bannard.



Wow!! Everything is so smooth. Amazing details.
dahoneezz is offline  
Old 01-14-17, 10:53 AM
  #21  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,632

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 188 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6838 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 217 Times in 180 Posts
Originally Posted by Abu Mahendra View Post
...and even warmer in Bali and Penang.
yea I saw someone getting a Bot fly larvae extracted from their scalp after taking a tropical holiday..


some benefits to having a winter are being lost when its too warm, like pine beetles out of control..

fietsbob is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PeregrineA1
Classic & Vintage
21
02-26-17 06:08 PM
stringmaster
Bicycle Mechanics
2
04-29-16 06:50 AM
Aushiker
Recumbent
23
06-13-14 02:17 PM
VA_Esquire
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
9
07-02-09 12:35 PM
B + M
Utility Cycling
35
03-25-08 08:41 PM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.