To fold or not to fold?
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes: Mezzo, DT IXFS, Raleigh 20 (soon...)
Depends on how robust the build is. Lots of cheap and nasty conventional bikes fall to bits because they aren't built for the stresses and strains all cycles have to undergo when riding. My Raleigh 20 still folds fine after probably 30 years of life. And if the hinge went at the most it would require a new bolt, i guess. My Mezzo has been folded and unfolded four times a day for a full year, with no particular signs of it wearing out. And used Bromptons have VERY high resale values. Frankly., if they wore out quickly, nobody would buy them. But in London, folders are everywhere.