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Old 09-27-07, 03:21 AM   #26
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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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Old 09-27-07, 04:15 AM   #27
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My mum used to say that, and she was right when she controlled the cash.
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Old 09-27-07, 04:26 AM   #28
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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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Old 10-11-07, 12:14 PM   #29
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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.
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Old 10-12-07, 01:59 PM   #30
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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.

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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