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Old 11-17-16, 04:22 AM   #1
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Little Fnhon ponies

These little Fnhon ponies are showing up in these parts. Just thought I share. $425 buys you a frame, fork, headset, wheelset, seatpost, saddle, handlepost and handlebar.









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great! 4130 steel
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Yes. Steel ponies.
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Rode one today. Not exactly über-light, but very solid, reassuring ride. Steel, i guess, is real.
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130mm OLD?
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Yes. USD250, frame & fork.
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Either 305 or 349. The frame & fork are built so 305s take V-brakes, and 349s take calipers. Just like my Dash with 406/451 actually.

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Looks real nice.
I can get it from Taobao, but I'm out of space in the house.
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Either 305 or 349. The frame & fork are built so 305s take V-brakes, and 349s take calipers. Just like my Dash with 406/451 actually.
Thanks for the info. A nice looking bike.
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What is this bikes actual name?
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It's not the Tornado, the Typhoon or the Hurricane. It's got a more humble, and fitting name, the Gust. The FnHon Gust.


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It's not the Tornado, the Typhoon or the Hurricane. It's got a more humble, and fitting name, the Gust. The FnHon Gust.
Very nice,...thanks again!

Too bad it's almost impossible to get here in NYC, USA.
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I wonder how much it would cost to ship one, and the import duty...

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Might cost a pretty penny,...
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How much do they weigh? Where are they purchased?
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How much do they weigh? Where are they purchased?
Don't know the weight, but i reckon they are neither heavy nor light for their class. It is steel, fork and frame, after all. I've only seen them in Indonesia (Delta Cycles).
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Another nice batch of bikes. Good eye.
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These fnhon, Banian, Trinx, Solorock & other Brands seem to all be built out of the same Chinese factory. What I think they are doing is selling specific brands to specific markets as I tried to get the Fnhon bikes into Canada which currently seem to be served by Solorock. The closest I could come was to importing the Banians. Since they are all made in the same factory I think the quality is comparable but I have only seen the Solorocks for a comparison.
They certainly seem like a decent made bike. Fit & finish were as good as anything else I have seen with maybe the different models having better or lesser component levels. These Banians for example come with a 3 speed derailleur set up. Maybe that's all you need for a city bike but I would have liked to have seen at least a 5 speed. I have 2 of these available - Brand New, still in the box for $450. u.s. each. 1 in the Green & White & one in the Black & Red. They were to be used as demonstrators for a new Bike Trailer that I am bringing to market in 2018 but have decided to go with the Vello Folding Bike.
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Either 305 or 349. The frame & fork are built so 305s take V-brakes, and 349s take calipers. Just like my Dash with 406/451 actually.
Are there any V-Brakes that can adjust from 305 to 349 or from 406 to 451?

I have been looking but not really hard enough it seems.
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I have been looking but not really hard enough it seems.
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Thank you InvisibleHand. More adjustability than I was thinking about but very cool and usable for the purpose I've been thinking. Also, I just don't like caliper brakes very much.
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These fnhon, Banian, Trinx, Solorock & other Brands seem to all be built out of the same Chinese factory. What I think they are doing is selling specific brands to specific markets as I tried to get the Fnhon bikes into Canada which currently seem to be served by Solorock. The closest I could come was to importing the Banians. Since they are all made in the same factory I think the quality is comparable but I have only seen the Solorocks for a comparison.
They certainly seem like a decent made bike. Fit & finish were as good as anything else I have seen with maybe the different models having better or lesser component levels. These Banians for example come with a 3 speed derailleur set up. Maybe that's all you need for a city bike but I would have liked to have seen at least a 5 speed. I have 2 of these available - Brand New, still in the box for $450. u.s. each. 1 in the Green & White & one in the Black & Red. They were to be used as demonstrators for a new Bike Trailer that I am bringing to market in 2018 but have decided to go with the Vello Folding Bike.
Both Banian and Fnhon are copier of Dahon in China. As you may know, in China, the IP law is not so strict as USA or other western countries. They abuse the patent and technologies of Dahon and make very similar bike( some times just adjust some parts and design to avoid a 100% copy). Last month, Dahon won the lawsuit against Banian and Banian paid more than 100K RMB to Dahon and are prohibited to make some models in the future.
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These fnhon, Banian, Trinx, Solorock & other Brands seem to all be built out of the same Chinese factory. What I think they are doing is selling specific brands to specific markets as I tried to get the Fnhon bikes into Canada which currently seem to be served by Solorock. The closest I could come was to importing the Banians. Since they are all made in the same factory I think the quality is comparable but I have only seen the Solorocks for a comparison.
They certainly seem like a decent made bike. Fit & finish were as good as anything else I have seen with maybe the different models having better or lesser component levels. These Banians for example come with a 3 speed derailleur set up. Maybe that's all you need for a city bike but I would have liked to have seen at least a 5 speed. I have 2 of these available - Brand New, still in the box for $450. u.s. each. 1 in the Green & White & one in the Black & Red. They were to be used as demonstrators for a new Bike Trailer that I am bringing to market in 2018 but have decided to go with the Vello Folding Bike.
Can't speak about the others, but a casual inspection of the frame contours, wheel size and geometry reveals that the FnHon Gust are different from those in the images above. Gusts are steel for 305/349 wheels, with no headtube luggage block, greater fork rake, and cylindrical main tube.












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