Bicycle Blog

Universal parts on Folding Bikes

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 20th 2021

Many folding bike companies have proprietary parts. Let's go through a few:1. Brompton- nearly everything is proprietary, stem, frame parts, even the wheels are 349mm which is a strange standard ( 305 … read more

Wide handlebars on a folding bicycle

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 20th 2021

Handlebars come in various lengths, so what is the difference? Bigger riders with wider shoulders prefer wider bars to allow them to stretch out. Additionally turning is easier on a wider bar. Th … read more

Grips for comfort on a commuting/folding bike

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 20th 2021

There are essentially two classes of grips for commuting bikes. One is foam and the other is rubber. Let's examine both.My favorite foam grip is the Ritchey WCS, it is super comfortable in all en … read more

Bar ends on Folding bikes

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 20th 2021

Bar ends are perfect for folding bikes. They have three main uses.Firstly, they provide different hand positions to keep your hands fresh, and minimizing hand injuries. Secondly they provide extra lev … read more

Solid Lights for safety on a bicycle

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 20th 2021

Fifteen plus years ago rear lights had two modes solid and flashing. The flashing mode would provide 2-3 times more time than the solid mode. I consider myself efficient, so I used the flashing mode. … read more