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Montague Paratrooper Pro

Multimodal urban commuter, errand runner, grocery getter and light trails bike. Basically a second car.

Frame:
Folding Oversized Aluminum

Fork/Headset:
Suntour XCM 30 100mm travel with lockout

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Deore M591 48-36-26T Hollowtech II with XLR SM-BB93 bottom bracket.

Pedals:
MKS Ezy Superior Lamda pedals

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Deore CS-HG61-9 11-28T 9 speed rear cassette with KMC chain.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M590 Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M592 SGS Shifters: Shimano ST-EF65

Handlebars/Stem:
Handlebar: Kalloy 31.8mm width, 7-degree backsweep 580mm length Grips: Selle Royal Mano Moderate Stem: TranxZ antishock stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Seatpost: 27.2 TranzX antishock seatpost with 30.0 shim Saddle: Selle Royal Men's Respiro Moderate

Brakes:
Front and Rear Shimano BR- M375 mechanical disc with SM-RT56 160mm rotors

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Formula Disc hub, sealed bearings with CLIX® QR Tire: Kenda Kross Plus, 26” x 1.95"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
QR Formula Disc hub with sealed bearings Tire: Kenda Kross Plus, 26” x 1.95”

Accessories:
M-OAB frame cover. TiGr frame lock, Abus Granite X-Plus 6500 folding lock. Topeak MTS trunk bag. Mirrcycle barend mirror. Topeak Ninja Mountain bottle cage. Fabric 20oz insulated water bottle. Topeak Mini master blaster pump. Topeak Mega Whitelite 420. Topeak Mega Redlite. Topeak Panobike X computer. Busch & Müller Dymotec 6 connected to a USB-Werk, Burely Travoy trailer. Coolstand pedal stand.

More Info:
I've been spending more time on asphalt than bike path or off the road so I switched the gearing and tires to reflect that. I managed to get a good deal on a Deore M590 groupset to match the rear derailleur and swapped out the stock parts with those. Also replaced the stock brakes as they always needed adjusting. Tried fitting a kickstand but there is no clearance on the chainstays and rear disc prevents a rear mounting. Testing a Coolstand pedal stand and we'll see how durable it is. Battery-powered lights allow easier commuting at night. Burley Travoy trailer really helps with groceries and shopping while still packing down for multimodal transit. While I'd like to install a hub dynamo, the folding system forces me to remove the front wheel to do so. Connecting and disconnecting dynamo wires every time I want to fold the bike is cumbersome at best. Noticing that the Kenda Kross tires have a dynamo track on the sidewall, I've been playing with a Busch & Müller Dymotec 6 bottle dynamo and USB-Werk combo for charging a spare battery for the computer and lights. Future upgrades to possibly include a switch to hydraulic brakes and maybe a frame lock of some sort in case I forget to bring the Granite X lock.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Commuter Customizations Begin
  3. More Commuter refinements

Current Stage Info:

Acquired a Deore M590 groupset and replaced stock parts with those. Shimano mechanical disk brakes added as well as lights, a computer, and sidewall dynamo. Water Bottle cage with multi tool holder, frame pump, and insulated water bottle round out the additions.

Added by Er3. Last updated 12 months ago.

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