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My FnHon Gust 16", 2023

Old 06-05-23, 01:37 AM
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My FnHon Gust 16", 2023

Following the completion of the Tour-de-Korea 2023, I disassembled the FSIR Spin 3 bike that accompanied me on tour, and moved many of its parts to an incipient, incomplete build I had on hand. With the infusion of parts from the FSIR, a new bike quickly coalesced, an impromptu melange of mostly used and some new parts: a Blue Chameleon FnHon Gust 16" with ETRTO 305 wheels.














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New to this build are the following parts:
  • Avid Single Digit 7 brakes and brake levers
  • Shimano Ultegra BBR60 bottom bracket
  • Litepro chainring, crank-arms and headset
  • Promend removable pedals and handgrips
  • Aceoffix alloy front block mount
All other parts were carried over from the FSIR Spin 3, including the Shimano SLX cogset and shifter which are now in their ninth year plus of service.

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Old 06-06-23, 08:13 AM
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Very nice colour. Can you fit mudguards on this frame?
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Originally Posted by jfouellette
Very nice colour. Can you fit mudguards on this frame?
Hi, yes, mudguards can be fitted. The frame has the requisite eyelets and bolt mounts.

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Zeed front-block bag






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What is the gear-inch range on this setup?
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Originally Posted by Pinigis
What is the gear-inch range on this setup?
The gear range is 23-78 gear-inches.
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After installing the cabling, chain and grips, the Gust 16" is now road-ready and operational.


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Well done! Can you share the final weight of the Gust?
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Originally Posted by GeezyRider
Well done! Can you share the final weight of the Gust?
It weighs about 10.25 kg.

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Eibag Fronto Two front-block bag



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Nice looking bike!
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon

A Brompton front block and a bag for Brompton front block!?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKzR9uAxB58

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Unbelievable, crappy Brompton invented something so excellent that FnHon was forced to copy it on its bikes!
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Zizzo has cloned the Brompton front block as well. I think compatibility/standardization in cycling components is good for the consumer.
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What is the weight limit on that frame? Looks amazing.
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What is the weight limit on that frame? Looks amazing.
90kg from what I understand. 👍🏿
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90kg from what I understand. 👍🏿
☹️ I am somewhat over that. Workmanship on that frame looks top notch though.
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Change log
  • Swapped tires to Schwalbe Big Apple 50-305
  • Swapped to 53T chainring
  • Installed new seatpost
  • Installed new pedal straps
  • Installed electric bell










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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Yeah...you may be out of luck then regarding weight. On a related note, I'd say to stay away also if you are taller than 175cm. It's not really a bike for taller folk. And yes, paint and weld finish as well as hinge quality are all very good. For the price - I paid $170 towards the tail end of the pandemic - it's a no-brainer, really.
are you in the u.s.? How much was shipping costs? Thanks
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Originally Posted by jdogg111
are you in the u.s.? How much was shipping costs? Thanks
No, I am not in the US. Shipping cost to my home was $6.

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Change log

  • Installed fenders
  • Swapped cogset to Shimano CS-M4100-10, 11-42T
  • Installed new QR skewers
  • Installed condoms on brake levers


















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  • Replaced front and rear fenders with longer ones.








Working tire pressure on a mix of urban terrains, 2.00" tire (nominal), no luggage load and my own 71kg frame: 30psi front / 40psi rear
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