after all those fixings and waiting for my helmet to come, i finally took my citizen tokyo on his first bart train ride. left home @ around 4:20am to catch my bus and honestly speaking i think i am out of shape. although it's only about 2 miles to the bus station it seems like 20 miles to me. gotta work on those muscles. and as what other mentioned here, it is really has low gears and taking the wiser advises i may not upgrade anything on my tokyo but rather save up some dough to get a better folder with higher gears and a lighter bike. i say lighter since this folder feels like i am carrying a month's worth of groceries on my shoulder. although it is only 29lbs, still this is heavy for my walks. my routine is - bike to the bus station, get off the bus and walk to the bart train, get of the train and walk to the bus station and finally get off the bus and walk to my bldg. there are a lot of walkings on my part that this seems not the ideal folder for its weight. will see how it goes. anyway i am attaching pics of my folder between the bart train seats (fit nicely) and pic of my folder at my desk.