FALCO Bike Design Diary 2 -- Titanium Bike this this time.

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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elviento
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by elviento

I have a very exciting folding bike on the way, and will send pm.
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Please share the folding bike concept with all of us... Thank you!
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

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by xrs2

The folding bike is definitely something that I would be interested in. I'm selling my Moulton because, although it rides as good as a road bike, it is not incredibly convenient to travel with.

I was going to buy a Bike Friday, but I'd love to see what you come up with! Preferably in Ti and as light as possible, 20" wheels, please.

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At the back of my mind, there is a vague notion that bikes are creatures with "life", hence S&S couplers that would "break off" a frame bothers me. And I can't get used to folding bikes with 20" wheels yet. So here is a picture of the prototype. Happy to hear your thoughts. ...

The idea is to make it look like a regular road bike.
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by BobSantini

Well it certainly looks like a regular road bike. I can't see how it folds.
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Well, that's the idea. :lol:

BobSantini wrote:Well it certainly looks like a regular road bike. I can't see how it folds.
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by jooo

elviento wrote:S&S couplers that would "break off" a frame bothers me.

Really :roll:
You'll trust a tiny Hirth joint in a Campagnolo crankset but not a much larger version on your frame?

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No this is purely a personal eccentricity, for lack of a better word, so not meant to be any criticism of the design. Mentally I just want to have a solid front triangle.

Plus, Campy has this... :D

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OK, weenies... It's been a while and here is an update:

Believe it or not, my little bike business has been moving along well. We have sold a few hundred frames and wheels to 3 continents and 7-8 countries so far, and having a blast while making a lot of friends.

Getting a full monocoque frame built to my absolute whim was merely a perk.

Our folding bike won an award at this years Shanghai Bike Show. It allows a little bit of suspension and uses a super solid BB386. Here is a video of how it works.

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Also trying to build a TT bike and other stuff (ti fixie, ti CX).

Did some moonlighting as a reporter at this year's Giro as well, plus writing some stuff for some magazines... Seems a dream come true for me overall.

Some of you may have noticed the new banner ad. Yes, I got a lot of useful info from this site, and even sold a few frames to ww'ers, so I thought it was fitting to pay back a bit by sponsoring one of the banner spaces.

I am too busy to come here as much as before, but I am continuing to take advantage of the wealth of know-how and passion from my fellow weenies whenever I get a chance.

Please feel free to send me any suggestions, or blast the new fonts, LOL.

Cheers,

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by Maximilian

Looks great, I'd prefer blasted logos though, more subtle.

Good work!
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by Monkeyboy3333

and for photo purposes maybe get matching stem, seatpost combo. Looks lovely otherwise

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by tinozee

Nice looking frames! Too small for me but still nice.

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by Wingnut

Looks very nice, love Ti...is the frame decal font the same as on the Parlee's? That was my first thought?
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by mjduct

looks nice, you should get into the disc brake market... at your prices you would blow away everything else out there:

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Including my beloved Salsa!

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