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Old 07-03-09, 07:37 PM   #1
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English Folding Bike Magazines?

I have a few folding bike magazines from Japan and they are great! Too bad I can't read them, but I enjoy looking at the pictures and basic specs written in them. Anyone know if there are English folding bike magazines? If so please let me know where I can get them!
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Old 07-03-09, 09:02 PM   #2
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"A to B" out of the UK is the only one that comes to mind...

http://www.atob.org.uk/

There are a few blogs out there if you search around, but they don't update all that often.

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Velo Vision covers all sorts of unusual bikes, often including folders. Both it and A to B are worthwhile reads. http://www.velovision.co.uk/
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Old 07-04-09, 12:51 PM   #4
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"A to B" out of the UK is the only one that comes to mind...

http://www.atob.org.uk/

There are a few blogs out there if you search around, but they don't update all that often.

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Sadly, A to B magazine has become obsessed with electric bikes over the last few issues - there is hardly a folding bike to be seen in it.
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Sadly, A to B magazine has become obsessed with electric bikes over the last few issues - there is hardly a folding bike to be seen in it.
Agreed, but I suppose in a way it's true to the mag's title, ie., which doesn't actually mention folders

They have always, but more so now, written about "green" issues & multi-modal transport (global, but emphasis on local (UK) transport) so for anyone interested in those things, it is a useful resource.

I'd suggest to the OP he get A2B's back issues, which do offer useful advice & reviews etc., on many different folders.

They also sell an electronic (Exact editions) version of the mag' (PDF's, not Zinio style) which is handy if the reader has an iPhone, or laptop etc..

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Yeah, folding bikes and electric bikes are very different. But the back issues seem nice. Thanks!
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On a related note, I'm very interested in overseas bike mags with a commuting bent or focus on small wheels. However, I'm always put off by the high prices here in the states to subscribe. $50 for 10 issues a year!? Anybody been able to swing a good deal on these types of mags?
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On a related note, I'm very interested in overseas bike mags with a commuting bent or focus on small wheels. However, I'm always put off by the high prices here in the states to subscribe. $50 for 10 issues a year!? Anybody been able to swing a good deal on these types of mags?
I have had someone that is over there pick them up for me an ship them, usually cheaper if you don't mind the wait. Some US newstands (if you can find them) will have them or will be willing to order them for you. We HAD one of those but they closed down last year.

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........ However, I'm always put off by the high prices here in the states to subscribe. $50 for 10 issues a year!? ......
http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/magazine/399/442

for $32 if an electronic version is acceptable, & no waiting time

Excellent journal, often with folder content.

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Cool, thanks for the links.
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