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    Life in Mono
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    My Dad used to say to me "I want ... never gets" it looks like he was wrong

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    My mum used to say that, and she was right when she controlled the cash.
    “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live." - Mark Twain

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    yeh ... isn't it great to be a grown up kid ... all the bikes you always wanted ... ooooops forgot to take the pills !

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    cut my gas use in half Jessica's Avatar
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    I got the A bike delivered. tire pressure was crucial, when I first tried to ride it, the pressure was not high enough, and I could not get it to go at all. Pumped up tires, and put the seat way higher than the booklet recommended, and then I could get it to go (a little).
    I can see the spring around the button on the crosspiece, which I think may be a flaw.
    I sent an inquiry to the vendor, and am putting off taking it on the bus with me until I get a response from someone. Don't want to break it if it is not my fault.
    I do have days when I ride light rail or bus most of the commute, so a mini folder will be helpful. I also feel somewhat trapped if I have to wait for bus with no bike backup... sometimes buses in Sacramento poot. I imagine this will not be my only foray into alternate bike shapes.
    And I am sure there are other choices I haven't thought of, yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica View Post
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    and I have decided to put off the Carry-Me, but am saving carefully for the A bike. I know it will not be what I have in my Dahon... but it will be portable enough to play with any time I want. And since I have so many miles on the Dahon, you can imagine I am used to people commenting on my bike. And I will, as planned, get the new dahon after the holiday next summer, and after much thinking about just which model I want.
    Jessica,

    I briefly rode a 2 speed Carry-Me today. It was on a smooth-ish track, so I can't say what it's like on a poor road surface, but I like it :-)

    It's even lighter than my Strida, & felt very stable. Shortly afterwards I rode a Mobiky Genius, & I didn't like that at all. It felt far less stable than the Carry-Me, & is very heavy in comparison. My wife rode them too, with similar impressions. It's interesting that however much one researches folders, it's crucial to actually ride them.

    Carry-Me would be great for air travel too; easy to pack, & there's carriers front & back with the rear one capable of carrying a suitcase.

    There's a BIG gap between the 2 gears, but I wouldn't consider the single speed version for my usage pattern.

    I was hoping to try an A-bike, but none in sight.

    Hope you enjoy your next bike :-)

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