Conquer Cancer rider
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes: Fun bike, city bike, Bike Friday, Brompton (also fun bikes)
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I picked up the Friday this weekend -- a black Pocket Rocket -- and can't get over how nicely it rides. I swear that if I close my eyes and don't think about the tiny wheels I would think I was riding a "normal" bike. Getting it in the case for the ride home was a little more fiddly than I would like -- the handlebars really didn't seem to want to fit -- and I just spent the best part of an evening almost putting it back together again, but I think this bike is going to be Fun. My initial aim is to use it for trips to Britain, where I stay 10 bike-path miles away from the place I visit every day, but I love the idea of using it to tour as well.
Thanks to all of you for advice as I wrestled with the what-to-buy decision. Here are the pictures, which admittedly neither show the correct side of the bike, nor are shown against the backdrop of a white garage door. I don't even own a car, let alone a garage.
Oh, and the stem is a temporary one after the Bike Friday people managed to put the wrong sized thingy on the bike when I came by to collect it. The aim is to adjust it as I see fit over the next little while, and then send it back for them to make a clone that will actually be the same color as the bike.
Zero gallons to the mile