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    Senior Member Elad63's Avatar
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    Feeling soggy and sore.

    I had to take my Bronoc to be inspected today, I only live about 2 miles from garage. So I thought to myself, I got a folding bike, stick it in the back and ride home and then back, no problem. Well it snowed here last night about 4 inches, roads where covered in slop and puddles everywhere( do drivers aim for these). Well it almost killed me, heart was racing and knees where hurting real bad, got completely drenched by passing cars. It felt like I never ridden a bike before, aches and pains everywhere. It seems like my folder is much slower and a more of a drag in snow then my DF commuter.

    Thinking about trying it again tomorrow. Any others with same experience.

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    The Legitimiser Sammyboy's Avatar
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    What kind of folding bike did you get? Cheap ones will often be hard work to ride.

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    Your Flickr link has pics of an Atala, an Otoyo and a Citizen. Do you own all three? Which of them, if any, did you ride through snow?

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    Senior Member Elad63's Avatar
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    the Citizen, the fenders worked ok, but it felt like a chore to pedal, Yes I owe all three folders.

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    Senior Member Elad63's Avatar
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    I was comparing riding the Citizen folder verus my Specialized Rockhopper commuter.

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    Senior Member Elad63's Avatar
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    I did notice that the back tire felt like I had a flat. I even stopped twice to make sure, it has proper pressure, maybe it has to due with the rear suspensionor maybe the cheap tires themselves. My rockhopper weighs about 7 lbs more so it can't be the weight.

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