Folding Bicycle Blog

eBike possibilities

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Nov 10th 2021

Customers have been asking for a Downtube ebike for many years. I am trying to get a Bafang front hub motor with disc brakes. The factory is investigating and we hope for an affirmative response. Rega … read more

Downtube's Future

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Nov 9th 2021

I have created quite a ruckus about stepping away from Downtube. I have thought long and hard, gone back and forth many times. I have decided to gift the business to my son "Apik" once he is old enoug … read more

Living without a car

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Nov 9th 2021

I moved to a cool beach town at the end of September. Upon arrival I parked my car and have yet to drive anywhere. It's been almost 6 weeks, and I am shocked the bike is taking me everywhere. The last … read more

Time for another cross country bike tour

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Nov 7th 2021

I biked across the country twice in my 20's. I always wanted to take another tour, but it was never the right time. This summer will be the right time....hopefully. I have no plans on route, departure … read more

Finally fell off my bike

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Nov 4th 2021

Today I was riding on the sidewalk next to the beach. Unfortunately a homeless guy distracted me, and my front wheel sunk in sand just off of the sidewalk, and I went down. I normally throw my handleb … read more