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Old 02-21-22, 12:54 AM
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Fnhon GUST - new build

Guys,

Recently I build up a new folder with Fnhon GUST frame. Just share some pictures with you.
The frame is so nicely made that I have to show you its details...
Thanks to Cr-Mo 4130, the riding is pretty comfortable. The compatibility with Brompton carrier block is a surprise.
Well, as a result of steel frame and fork, it is a little heavy, weight approx. 10kg in total.
Hope you like it.
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Looks nice. I like the colour and decal combo. These are very attractive and tastefully aesthetic.

How does she ride?
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Indeed, the Brompton front block mounting points is something new.

How compact does it fold ?

Is it a ETRTO406/20" wheel Gust ?
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Indeed, the Brompton front block mounting points is something new.

How compact does it fold ?

Is it a ETRTO406/20" wheel Gust ?
Yes it uses 406 wheels and folds like a Dahon Speed
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Any idea of the folded size?

I guess that due to the 20"/ETRTO406 wheels its bigger than the 70x35x65 with ETRTO349 wheels mentioned in this link ?

If I understand well what you wrote, when you bought the frame, you didn't expect to have a Brompton front block mounting on it?
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Any idea of the folded size?

I guess that due to the 20"/ETRTO406 wheels its bigger than the 70x35x65 with ETRTO349 wheels mentioned in this link ?

If I understand well what you wrote, when you bought the frame, you didn't expect to have a Brompton front block mounting on it?
Actually the frame itself is bigger than the 349 frame, too. Wheelbase is 1m.
And the block mounting, I thought it was Dahon, but it turned out to be exact Brompton spec.
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Beautiful! Well done.
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That looks great. Nice work.

By any chance, did you weigh the frame & fork before you assembled everything? I'm guessing that because it is such a minimalist frame it might weigh about the same as a more conventional aluminum folder like an older Dahon Vitesse/Mariner or Tern Verge.
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Originally Posted by Hinge
That looks great. Nice work.

By any chance, did you weigh the frame & fork before you assembled everything? I'm guessing that because it is such a minimalist frame it might weigh about the same as a more conventional aluminum folder like an older Dahon Vitesse/Mariner or Tern Verge.
I did weigh them but just don't remember..... The frame should be approx. 3.0kg, and fork 0.8kg. That's similar to DAHON SPEED.
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Where did you find this frame? I'm only seeing the 16" version in the usual sources.
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Originally Posted by Hinge
Where did you find this frame? I'm only seeing the 16" version in the usual sources.
This 20" version is new (since2020). You can contact Fnhon dealers to check if it is available.
There is also a 20" disc brake version.
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If only there were Fnhon dealers in the US...
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Originally Posted by Hinge
If only there were Fnhon dealers in the US...
Take a look at the Origami Lotus. Looks like the same frame. I just ordered one and will get it later this week. Although it's 16" wheels.
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Originally Posted by DLBroox
Take a look at the Origami Lotus. Looks like the same frame. I just ordered one and will get it later this week. Although it's 16" wheels.
Similar frame, but not the same. We improved the geometry a bit for a better ride.
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Originally Posted by Pinigis
Similar frame, but not the same. We improved the geometry a bit for a better ride.
Can you elaborate on what changes were made to the geometry?

Any plans to offer a 20"/406 version?
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Originally Posted by Hinge
Can you elaborate on what changes were made to the geometry?

Any plans to offer a 20"/406 version?
our main tube is more horizontal and our seat post and stem angles are different.

We made a prototype of a 20, bug I am not happy with it so we are tweaking it still.
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Originally Posted by DLBroox
Take a look at the Origami Lotus. Looks like the same frame. I just ordered one and will get it later this week. Although it's 16" wheels.
I have shown the pictures of Origami Lotus to a friend of mine, who has been a Fohon dealer for more than 10 years.
"It looks like a Fohon bike, but from frame to all components, there are many differences in detail. So no, not Fohon OEM. And I don't think it's better than a Fohon Gust" He said.
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That is a beautiful build.

What seat post is that in the first picture?

Thanks.
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Fnhon CrMo 20" w/V-brakes is the best thing going for folding bicycles. The Gust and Storm (excellent clone of Dahon Speed) models. Buy just the frameset and appoint it w/exactly the components you want. That's what I would've done, had I known about Fnhon before buying my Dahon Speed.

A way to paypal order an Fnhon frameset in the USA is to use a purchasing agent. One of those that works specifically with Taobao is tbfocus .com.
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Originally Posted by Nyah
Fnhon CrMo 20" w/V-brakes is the best thing going for folding bicycles. The Gust and Storm (excellent clone of Dahon Speed) models. Buy just the frameset and appoint it w/exactly the components you want. That's what I would've done, had I known about Fnhon before buying my Dahon Speed.

A way to paypal order an Fnhon frameset in the USA is to use a purchasing agent. One of those that works specifically with Taobao is tbfocus .com.
How much would it cost to have one in your hands in the US?
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Can you tell me if there is a brake bridge between the chainstays that you could use to attach a caliper brake?
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You can order a frame on Aliexpress. I did this and received it four weeks later. This the final result


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Originally Posted by jfouellette
You can order a frame on Aliexpress. I did this and received it four weeks later. This the final result

How much did it cost you, all in all?

Yours is a Blast. You can tell by the curved seats stay and buy the more prominent welds of Al alloy material. On Storms they are straight and the welds are more inconspicuous.
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As for the cost, I estimate it to be about US$600-$650. The cost will vary depending on the use of new or recycled components. The shimano 7 speed short cage RD came from ebay as an example. I’m sure cost would be less in the U.S. (I m in Canada).
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Originally Posted by jfouellette
As for the cost, I estimate it to be about US$600-$650. The cost will vary depending on the use of new or recycled components. The shimano 7 speed short cage RD came from ebay as an example. Im sure cost would be less in the U.S. (I m in Canada).
No, I meant the cost of the frame set alone, delivered to your door from China.
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