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  • Is that a bike?

    1 11.11%
  • What is that?

    1 11.11%
  • How much did that cost?

    1 11.11%
  • Do you have to pedal faster?

    2 22.22%
  • Is there a motor on that?

    2 22.22%
  • Does that fold? (e.g., when the bike is folded)

    2 22.22%
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    What's your favorite question...

    ...that non-folder folks ask you, and most importantly, why do you think it's funny? Feel free to chip in with other ones as well.

    Edit: "Favorite" can mean "so stupid it's funny" if you like...
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    I have selected “do you have to pedal faster” though I mainly get asked the question “how much did that cost”.

    The last time some asked “do you have to pedal faster”, there was conveniently another cyclist on the train with a full sized bike. I was able point out the difference in chain wheel sizes and explain that my Brompton has a larger chain wheel so the overall gearing is similar to the big wheeled bike.

    I also said “ a JCB or (farm) tractor has much larger wheels than a Porsche so on that reasoning the tractor should be faster”..... that normally gets the message across that it is gearing, not wheel size that makes the difference.

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    "What are you going to do when Ringling Bros want their bike back?"

    I'm generally pretty nice about all the questions I get, but I didn't vote in your poll. I hate all those idiot questions.

    But there was that time my train conked out and NJ transit made everyone get out and wait on the platform... where they watched me unfold my bike and apply my helmet... one guy asked "would you sell that for $500?" Actually it may have been $1000, I don't remember. I probably should have called his bluff on it. Anyway, I liked that.

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    I voted for "is there a motor on that?" because it's the stupidest question, but I guess it's really more my least favorite than my favorite. Why are people so damn lazy?

    BTW, anyone see the movie Wall-E? The part when Cpt McCrea takes mankind's first step in hundreds of years brought a tear to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsajustme View Post
    I voted for "is there a motor on that?" because it's the stupidest question, but I guess it's really more my least favorite than my favorite. Why are people so damn lazy?

    BTW, anyone see the movie Wall-E? The part when Cpt McCrea takes mankind's first step in hundreds of years brought a tear to my eye.
    Yeah. Very depressing movie. Almost as depressing as reality. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Yeah. Very depressing movie. Almost as depressing as reality. Sigh.
    I thought the movie was inspiring because although the only life the characters knew was one of obesity and overconsumption, they somehow managed to muster the courage and motivation to take back their bodies and their world. It was a heroic effort that I hope to see more of in the real world.

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    Missing question: "Can I ask you a question?"

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