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    Folding bike survey!

    Hello!

    I'm currently in the early stages of designing a new folding bike. I'm working for a car company looking to branch into other things and it's going to be made in a revolutionary new type of carbon fibre. I need to get some views and opinions about how people use their folding bikes and any problems they face. If you have 5 minutes could you please fill in my little survey? I'll be eternally grateful!

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    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...HUTK7quQ_3d_3d

    Thanks very much,

    Paul

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    You need to fix your link, AP.

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    "how people use their folding bikes and any problems they face."

    I think many of us have problems affording anything made from carbon fibre with the name of a car company on the side... :-)


    Me:

    A) Weight - less is usually better for a folder, because people often carry them.

    B) Friction - less is better, of course - so decent spec components

    C) Affordability - in inverse proportion to the above, unfortunately.


    If you just concentrate on reversing C), you'll make a million.
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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf View Post
    You need to fix your link, AP.
    The link failed for me too.

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    Convert CO2 into a folding bike

    If you can convert CO2 into a folding carbon fiber bike, I would buy one!

    Regards

    PD ... link not working

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    If anyones interested he got the link right on the commuting forum:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...HUTK7quQ_3d_3d

    Looks like its mainly for UK riders. "maximum amount you'd pay for a folder" is in pounds.

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    I completed the survey.

    I'd say key factors for me in an ideal folding bike would be:
    1) weight--the lighter the better
    2) compactness--the more compact when folded, the better
    3) ease of folding--the quicker the better
    4) robustness--able to ride comfortably for 20-100 miles with decent gearing options (7+ speeds)
    5) cleanliness--protects rider's clothing through features such as fenders (mud guards), internal hub, and shaft drive or fully enclosed chain
    6) affordability--would like to pay less than $600 though would consider more if it were truly amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsmoot View Post
    Looks like its mainly for UK riders. "maximum amount you'd pay for a folder" is in pounds.
    Ta for the link. I'm sure you can do the currency math(s) and join in!

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    Thanks very much for your inputs everyone. Much appreciated. Sorry about the link, this one should work!!:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...HUTK7quQ_3d_3d

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    Survey closed.

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