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    Used In Different, Yet Overlapping Ways

    Can this be true? Is this a new direction being forged for the two most popular folding bike manufactures? Dahon's own Josh Hon speculates on Brompton's own potential:

    http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/news/26434/Dahon-...raises-Brompton

    The full account of Josh Hon's own feelings and experiences with Brompton is clarified and discussed posted by Mr. Hon himself. Perhaps in this new century, all businesses must forge a new open link between themselves in order to survive (and even thrive) in a world that is not quite ready for a different product. I still think that Brompton and Dahon should stay separate as far as the intent of it's given product and wider appeal for a given range of user. I own both brands. I use them in a overlapping, yet sometimes in completely different ways. I like both for this reason. I might have a favorite, but I am rather loathe about stating which one it is.

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    Josh Hon's integrity and broad perspective remind me of similar qualities in Alexander Bont, the son of the founder of Bont Skates (the world leader in speed skates), even to the degree that they tolerate well-considered critical remarks on their message fora, and reply to them.

    [inline skates offer a smaller travel package than folding bikes, and are just as fast in cities without the worry of locking them up outside ... which leads me to take both on trips, a folder, and my 4x110 Bont Vaypors. Pedaling with the skates on is difficult, however. <g>]
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    Brompton and Dahon should stay separate

    I think instead of buying Chrysler for $4.5 billion Kerkorian should offer to buy every bicycle manufacturer for the same amount.
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maunakea
    inline skates offer a smaller travel package than folding bikes, and are just as fast in cities without the worry of locking them up outside ... which leads me to take both on trips, a folder, and my 4x110 Bont Vaypors. Pedaling with the skates on is difficult, however. <g>]
    Yeah, but taking skates off/on and putting shoes on/off is slower than folding/unfolding bikes and skates are pretty poor for going up hills or rough terrain (at least these are the reaons I switched from skating to walking until I discovered folding bikes).

    I am, however, intrigued by detachable wheel skates like Hypno Skates. Do you have any experience with them? It's a shame that there aren't any race skates with detachable wheels. Race boots look like they would be way more comfortable for walking than clunky "fitness" or "recreational" boots.

    Do you have any ideas for adding some kind of quick release to a race boot like the Vaypor?
    Last edited by makeinu; 04-08-07 at 04:19 PM.

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