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    I am a fan of folding bikes.

    I am a fan of folding bikes.
    Currently I have sold my racing bike, disposed of the city bike, and only have 3 Curtis folding bikes from ALDI: two with hub gear and one with derailleur. One of them I've been driving since 2011, which I currently use as a Citipost deliverer in a rural, hilly landscape with my mini-job. The second bike has a tire with spikes for use in winter in snow and ice. Number three: Intercity bike. The total annual mileage is 6000 to 9000 km.

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    check out this video of the transcontinental participants and their rides. at 5:20, she interviews a guy riding a brompton.

    https://youtu.be/ZEImemPWBnU
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    I just can't figure out the passion people have for these things; small wheels, cramped layout, fussy center hinges, and they aren't all that light, either. Seems like a compromise that only should appeal to those who have to take them on to public transportation.
    "L'enfer, c'est les autres"

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    Too old to ride plastic

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    Folding bikes definitely have their place, especially in cities with large populations, Shanghai, Seoul. You can take them on the bus, train and or taxi and they store easily in small apartments. Iíve had a a couple of Terns and would like add a Bike Friday to the stable, more of a folding road bike with an eleven speed. They are fun to ride!!!

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    I'm a fan of folding bikes for certain applications. I use mine to commute back and forth to work and run quick errands. They suck for longer rides. The right tool for the right purpose is basically the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    I just can't figure out the passion people have for these things; small wheels, cramped layout, fussy center hinges, and they aren't all that light, either. Seems like a compromise that only should appeal to those who have to take them on to public transportation.
    I don't like 'em either.
    I rent mostly if cycling out of town.

    If a traveler, I prefer something like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obrc22abQEk

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