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Old 01-26-18, 10:41 AM   #26
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Fixed the brakes with some shims. Replaced the chain which I originally thought was good - it seized.

I can confirm the bike is a variant of the "Carrera Transit Folding Bike" so they are the company making it. The only difference is the Muddyfox is cheaper and comes with a Nexus 7sp vs the Carrera's 3sp, plus a slight angle on the steering tube. Otherwise all parts (which are mostly ****) are identical.

I love mine but all that's left;

Wheels (not front hub)
Steering tube
Front fork
Frame
Kick stand

One safety flaw is the folding mechanism, this has a safety bolt which was not engaging. If the lever was to snag then the bike would fold. One reviewer said Halfords were withdrawing them because of it. It's just an adjustment but I'd expect this to have been done in the factory.
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Old 01-27-18, 01:39 PM   #27
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Fixed the brakes with some shims. Replaced the chain which I originally thought was good - it seized.

I can confirm the bike is a variant of the "Carrera Transit Folding Bike" so they are the company making it. The only difference is the Muddyfox is cheaper and comes with a Nexus 7sp vs the Carrera's 3sp, plus a slight angle on the steering tube. Otherwise all parts (which are mostly ****) are identical.

I love mine but all that's left;

Wheels (not front hub)
Steering tube
Front fork
Frame
Kick stand

One safety flaw is the folding mechanism, this has a safety bolt which was not engaging. If the lever was to snag then the bike would fold. One reviewer said Halfords were withdrawing them because of it. It's just an adjustment but I'd expect this to have been done in the factory.
Carrera don't actually make any bikes, its a shop brand which imports just like muddyfox/sports direct. Considering what you said about assembly quality and the fact the Carrera bike is very well reviewed on the Halfords site I suspect they share the same frame and a few other parts but could be assembled at different factories. There is a large business of exporting EN certified OEM frames from China which are then assembled elsewhere to avoid European dumping duties, this could be Vietnam, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or in Europe etc. Saying that Halfords do assemble most bikes for people but you can also order boxed bikes from them. I have a Carrera bike and the quality is superb and a recent trip to Halfords showed some absolutely brilliantly priced bikes under the Carrera brand. The Carrera Subway is legendary for quality and value and I think that is based around a chinese OEM frame and assembly in Vietnam.

Carrera Subway 2 review - BikeRadar

Around the world there are probably many other brands that use the same frame.

Companies like fuji-ta do many variations of the same frame for different customers, extra reinforcing, straight or curved seat or chain stays etc. This one is similar and could easily be a variation of the Muddy Fox, Carrera frame.

PINSHANG - Tianjin Fuji-ta Bicycle Co.,Ltd.
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Old 02-01-18, 03:46 AM   #28
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Instead of changing the chainset did you consider changing the nexus chainring. 9.99 from evans to replace the 16T chainring with e.g. 23T.
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