What are the necessary parts on a bike anyway? It all depends upon your build philosophy.
From a Minimalist Perspective
First one needs a frame. A bicycle requires wheels to roll upon (included therein: tires, spokes, hubs, and all that lay beneath these). It needs a seat post and saddle to sit upon. Handlebars to steer. A drive system, which at the least includes a cog, lock ring, chain, chain ring… a means to make it move; cranks and pedals. (Things beneath the surface and on it: front fork, head set, bottom bracket, and so many other parts inherent in these).
That’s about as basic as it gets and that’s not even a complete listing…
A Different View
Custom building and a fixed gear setup are a fresh take on our folding bikes. The Boston was born to be either fixed or single speed, as it has track dropouts, but this one is one of a kind.
We’ve nicknamed this one “The Queen of Hearts”, after the character from Alice in Wonderland; not just because of the red and white features but also as a hat tip to the novel. When Alice went down the rabbit-hole everything changed about her reality. What you can come to expect from a folding bike is changing drastically. We’re happy to showcase yet another great way a Montague bike can go beyond the ordinary for a folding bike, beyond expectations.
When you build up your own bike, anything is possible.