Folding bikers, I'm often reminded, are unique. Are we? Personally I ended up with my folding bike after I ran out of other transportation options that actually worked. The electric scooter that I'd become so fond of riding died for the fourth time, after a piddling little touch of scooter-lethal rain and the folder was the last viable alternative.
Once I had my folding bike, its utility became more and more obvious and beyond re-igniting a passion for cycling I'd forgotten, I found myself using it to reconnect with an entire community and enjoying my _life more because of it. I guess that I found my bike by mistake. Or maybe it found me....
In reading the various posts of other folding bike users, I've noticed that the viewpoints of owners, even of the same model, are amazingly disparate. It seems to me that we all came to the folding bike with far different requirements, and wants, in mind.
Ultimately, it seems to me again, we share our experience on these boards to help others, less experienced than we, glean an avenue of consideration for their own wants and needs. They're interested in finding out about folders and they come here to learn what there is to know. The only way to do that well I propose, is to define how we all, us folder people, came to buy our bikes.
So, I'm interested.
Why did you all decide that a folder was for you?
What choice/choices did you make and why'd you buy what you bought?
What do you use it for?
Why'd you choose the wheelsize you chose?
Do you wish you'd bought a more expensive one, or a less expensive one?
Do you let anyone else ride your folding bike/bikes? Would you?
Do you have a 'regular' size bike too?
Are you happy with the utility of your new toy, car replacement, cruiser, or whatever you call it?
Did you find the thing life changing?
Thanks in advance for answering.