Folding Bike Challenge!!

Sarah09 Posts: 10
edited March 2009 in Road general
I have just signed up for this with a group of friends ] ...does anyone have any experience of covering long distances on a folder? Is it possible?! Any advice?


  • stickman
    stickman Posts: 791
    Get a 26in folding bike? Dahon make them, probably other brands too.
    Bikes, saddles and stuff
    More stuff:

    Gears - Obscuring the goodness of singlespeed
  • jc4lab
    jc4lab Posts: 554
    63miles is my personal best. as Part of the Mancherster 100 on a Bromptom.and done the Christies Manchester Blackpool Chasrity run ...No problems..Maybe keep your tyres as hard as you dare.and avoid potholes/.at all cost....For me these have sometimes caused pinch puntcures or a spoke to break on a small wheel.catching one at speed. .
  • Sarah09
    Sarah09 Posts: 10
    Thanks for all that advice, you sound like quite a serious folding bike rider, are you going to do the folding bike challenge?
  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    Yeah, i'd do it on either a ti brompton, or preferably a birdy. The birdies are basically folding tourers and are lovely to ride.

    Took a customers out for a spin (with his blessing) sram dualdrive rear up and full xtr other bits. Gorgeous to ride, stiff and light. Rolled well and wasn't twitchy due to the extreme fork rake.