How something feels have to be subjective.
Not easy to measure such things.
Me and balance. Yes and no. I am not as good
at it as the average user of bikes. But not so
bad that a Cop or Police would stop me from
riding either. Even on the Microbike I am able
to go fairly straight even at walking speed.
But I do have problem with the old Strida.
I asked the owner recently if his exemplar
was an exception or if all of the old ones
was that twitchy which he think they are.
I will sure try out Strida 3 and 5 and Carryme at
same visit this summer in London England.
So I get a relevant comparison.
What I hope is that Makeinu and Oldiesonfoldies
and other owners will describe their experience of
other folders they have tried out how they compare.
Bruce, why on earth don't I get one of the
bigger ones. Makeinu give much better description
of the features than my clumsy English could make.
What I most want is the ability to let it roll on beside
me when I am walking in a Food Store or Mall or Shop.
Same need on the platform when I change from one Train
to another commuting and at the Bus. To have to bear
a Dahon or Brompton is too heavy for a Weakling like me.
Carryme weight in at about 8kg + and the footprint is much
smaller than most bikes.
Carryme is smaller than my Microbike but that one
will get broke within a few years cause the plastic
in the 12" wheels will get the Plastic fewer or
what it is named. Boats have the same problem.
The plastic get brittle with age.
the Rubber belt alternative to the chain will get old too
so I need to plan for a replacement of the M.
I could buy a Mobiky or maybe a Bike Friday Tikit but both
or them are two or three times as expensive I guess.
I could maybe wait for a used Mobiky being affordable but
then I need to compete with all of us wanting to buy that
one and that is too much of a lottery.
The more I look at Carryme I admire the designer George Lin
of Pacific Cycles Taiwan. He seems to have done a good job.
Apart from me not knowing how it ride it seems well thought out.
Me being a skeptical person .I meant I trusted Strida to be a
good bike and loved it from first sight until I tested one and
never got the "The resulting ride is still an acquired skill,
but lots of fun once you’ve mastered it"
never mastered it. I didn't even have to master anything on
my Microbike. Worked instantly and that is what I hope will
be the case with Carryme too.
But to be on the safe side I ask those of you who already
have tried it out and could compare with other very small
Vekling = Weakling Sweden