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Old 08-21-17, 12:35 PM   #776
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I think if the seatpost covers the clamp area you would be fine. I doubt that this frame would have butted tubing so it might be fairly thick AL all the way down the seattube. Most of those types of racks are rated for 10kg which isn't much so supports to the axles would make good sense anyway.
You have to worry about your friend trying to sit on it, thinking it's a passenger seat.
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Old 08-21-17, 02:16 PM   #777
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I think if the seatpost covers the clamp area you would be fine. I doubt that this frame would have butted tubing so it might be fairly thick AL all the way down the seattube. Most of those types of racks are rated for 10kg which isn't much so supports to the axles would make good sense anyway. It would be nice to see your entire bike with the new rack. I dig the retro high bars.
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We've been having fun with Downtube folders for travel, but I've never folded them since they got out of the box, and the front stems do flex.

Have a bunch of older parts, like 1" quills, bars, rear derailleurs, and clicker shifers in my box. Maybe I get a Mercier and put on higher bars with shifters? The smaller size means I can stuff it in the garage with the other six bikes.
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Nanos are not for everyone, as the ride is very twitchy until you get used to it. I am 5'8" and ordered the larger frame size so as to extend the wheelbase and I am glad I did. I enjoy mine a lot and find popping off the wheels makes it easy to get into the back of a small car, obviously not as easy as a Brompton, but not too bad at all. BTW, one of the the things I love about the Brompton is the luggage block on the headset which sets the weight low and on the frame. I think I will try to figure a way to do the same on the Nano which may, as it does on the Brompton, actually smooth out the handling.
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Hi folks. Back with some updates to the Nano.











I added the following:

Soma Highway One Bars
Nitto Technomic Stem
Tektro brakes
Shimano Claris shifters
Specialized Phat bartape
Black seat post clamp to match the headset
And I replaced the crank bolts. The new ones look nicer than the plain bolts it came with originally.

I think I am going to replace the crank, chain rings and bottom bracket next, but for now it rides nicely and brakes well. Saddle and tires will be last. I want to get some use out of the originals.

What surprised me the most was the performance of the Claris shifters. They are really nice for the price. Smooth shifts and very comfortable hoods. They're a winner in my book.

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Those Nitto stems are very nice.
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Those Nitto stems are very nice.
They are, indeed. Shiny.

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Nice job Shin, very impressive. I'm comparing the before and after photos. :-)
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We've been having fun with Downtube folders for travel, but I've never folded them since they got out of the box, and the front stems do flex.

Have a bunch of older parts, like 1" quills, bars, rear derailleurs, and clicker shifers in my box. Maybe I get a Mercier and put on higher bars with shifters? The smaller size means I can stuff it in the garage with the other six bikes.

What model Downtube? I keep an FS9 in my trunk on my car.
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All, I'm looking to put a front basket on (and keep my fenders). The main support will be from my handlebars (hi rise).

I'm wondering these clamps (found on Amazon) would work on the fork.
Pico 7324PT 1-1/2" ID Rubber Insulated Clamps 1/2" Aluminum with 1/4" Mounting Hole 4 per Package

https://www.amazon.com/Pico-Insulate.../dp/B0002ZG7YQ


If not, another suggestion?
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Kilckfix caddy & Klickfix-compatible basket

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All, I'm looking to put a front basket on (and keep my fenders). The main support will be from my handlebars (hi rise).

I'm wondering these clamps (found on Amazon) would work on the fork.
Pico 7324PT 1-1/2" ID Rubber Insulated Clamps 1/2" Aluminum with 1/4" Mounting Hole 4 per Package

https://www.amazon.com/Pico-Insulate.../dp/B0002ZG7YQ


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Nice job Shin, very impressive. I'm comparing the before and after photos. :-)
Thank you It's been fun to work on. Rides nice too. It's the perfect "around town" bike.

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Abu, wow, a lot of solutions, Thank you
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Ortlien Klickfix caddy. The caddy weight limit is 3kg. I don't recommend loading more than that on the handlebars...








Tern sells a pretty decent Klickfix basket...



And so does Brooks...

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What model Downtube? I keep an FS9 in my trunk on my car.
FS8 and Nova. I raised the handle bars on both today. Less leaning on them makes for a nicer ride. We don't ride them far (18 miles today), but they're fun.

Still thinking about ordering a Nano. Maybe after I hang most of the bikes on the rafters for the winter, it will feel less crazy to roll in another one. My grand daughter (4 years old) counted them and got ten. She was right. They're all inexpensive bikes ...
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