Monday, August 31, 2009

September _19th_ Origami ride - Swindon

Please note the date of this ride - September _19th_ ie the third Saturday, to avoid clashing with the Moulton weekend. The ride starts from the Food Hall at the Designer Outlet in Swindon. More details are here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Birdy - Brompton- Bike Friday

We have a new test report by Andreas Rusch on these three folders, which you can read HERE. Andreas also sent us two other articles which we shall be publishing soon, one on a 540Km race and the other on a tour across the Alps. As these forthcoming reports indicate, Andreas must be a strong rider, and this probably provides a different insight into the comparative performance of the different folders - our usual testers are mostly less ambitious in their cycling!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

MacRide - Stratford-upon-Avon, Sunday 13th September

This is an annual charity event organised (not by us!) for Macmillan Cancer Support. There is an entry fee, and sponsorship is encouraged. A number of members of The Folding Society have taken part in the event in past years riding folding bicycles (and folding recumbent tricycles!), and we have had a very enjoyable time. We expect to have a good number of recumbent trikes, folding and otherwise, at the event this year, and would welcome others to join us for the 25 mile ride. Full details of the event are available on the MacRide web site. Contact us for more information if you want to join the folding group on the ride.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Zyro to distribute Dahon

BikeBiz reports that from the start of 2010 the UK distribution of Dahon will be handled by Zyro, who will take over from Fisher Outdoor Leisure, who will continue to carry out the role until the end of 2009.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Disc brakes on the Birdy

Velo Vision reports that some (but not all) models of the Birdy are now fitted with disc brakes. Information is a bit sparse on the Riese und Muller web site, at least in the English language version.

Monday, August 10, 2009

More on the Dahon Speed TR

Thanks to Ulrike Rodrigues for contacting us with some more news on the Dahon Speed TR used for touring - you can read her impressions HERE.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Long Distance Touring with a Dahon Speed TR

Thanks to Phil Chappell we now have a report on a 9-month lightweight camping tour in Europe using a Dahon Speed TR Click on THIS LINK to read it.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Contortionist

This is apparently the name of a folder designed by Dominic Hargreaves. It has 26in wheels, and when folded it is just the size of the wheel, though moderately wide as the two wheels are alongside one another with the entire frame folded inbetween them. You can read more and see a video HERE.