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    Folders

    Who here commutes using a folder?

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    I do.




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    have 2 .. though the Brompton folds better than the Bike Friday..

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    I do. 26" Dahon.

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    I do, though now that my office is near Penn Station, I keep a bike at the station in NJ and ride this one only in the summer, which ended today. It's about three years old, and has 7650 miles on it.


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    I do, but am curious where you are going with your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridefreemc View Post
    I do, but am curious where you are going with your question.
    ' probably just wants/needs reinforcement to go get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    ' probably just wants/needs reinforcement to go get one.
    It can be done and is a nice option (as I'm sure you are aware).
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    Sometimes. On a customized Swift Folder.

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    i have a 2007 Dahon Speed P8. i don't commute on it often, but it happens from time to time when i have commitments to go to after work that i don't want to street lock one of my regular bikes for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    i have a 2007 Dahon Speed P8. i don't commute on it often, but it happens from time to time when i have commitments to go to after work that i don't want to street lock one of my regular bikes for.
    Me too except mine is a 2009 Dahon Speed P8 (sorry, no pic, but it's just like the one above except it's black). Like Donald Fagen, I don't use it a lot, but it comes in handy for multimode travel.

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    Me...most of the time

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    I do sometimes on my Dahon TR24 no longer made. :-( If I could only have one bike that would be the one.
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    I do, periodically, on my '09 Dahon Mariner.

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    Used o, but eventually got fed up
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    A Brompton is just about perfect for my city riding, to work, and almost everywhere else. Maybe less so for 50 mile tours, but I do them too.

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    My wife rides her Dahon TR24 to work.

    She's a school teacher, sometimes one of her kids will see it folded under the desk and ask "is it broken"?
    Life is good O^o

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    Daily on a Bike Friday Tikit, 8 speed with custom front rack and ortlieb briefcase, 20 miles + train ride

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    I use my Paratrooper with road tires for my 18 mile commute almost daily (mainly one way but increasingly round trip.)

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    I was curious if others than myself commutes with a folder. When I ride mine in Philadelphia people turn their heads to look at my bike (a few brave souls ask "what kind of bike is that?". I am on the Folder forum, but I see few threads about commuting. I have a cheap Value Edition Green Zone which I got new for $ 200 and I could not be happier. I even took it on a short tour in Canada. John

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    Not a folder, but most people confuse it with one when they first see it. I picked up a mini velo (Mercier Nano) at the intro price when bikesdirect came out with them a couple years ago. I think it was around $250 at that time and seemed like too much fun to pass up trying as my first small wheel bike. I have commuted on it quite a bit and have taken it on a couple <500 mile credit card tours.

    It handles it all just fine and is a blast to ride, particularly when unladen with my usual panniers. When I do my daily commute to work, most of the time I will ride one of my larger wheel commuters though. The 20" wheels seem to take a little more effort to maintain my usual speed. I just replaced the stock tires with Schwalbe Kojaks and they seem to roll faster, so it may make its way into my rotation a little more frequently. As it is, it often gets grabbed for shorter trips than my usual commute.

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