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    How to carry a boardwalk?

    I have a boardwalk s1 and I can't seem to find a good way to carry the bike. At the beginning I was carrying one hand by the fold right in front of the seatpost, but it seems to me that when I carry it that way half the bike's weight is being carried on the folding henge. So now I carry it with two hands in front of me, which is not the most convenient way to carry a 30lb bike.

    Anyone have some insight/suggestions? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tin View Post
    I have a boardwalk s1 and I can't seem to find a good way to carry the bike. At the beginning I was carrying one hand by the fold right in front of the seatpost, but it seems to me that when I carry it that way half the bike's weight is being carried on the folding henge. So now I carry it with two hands in front of me, which is not the most convenient way to carry a 30lb bike.

    Anyone have some insight/suggestions? Thanks
    when i had my boardwalk i usually will carry it by the rack. or better yet why don't you just pull the seat post and roll it.

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    when i had my boardwalk i usually will carry it by the rack. or better yet why don't you just pull the seat post and roll it.
    Is there a good way to roll the Dahon like Brompton? Both the wheels of Dahon are not equally flat and it wobbles when rolled making it difficult. Anyone add a castor or found some good way to roll the Dahon?

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    Usually I can roll my Dahon on one of its wheels, usually the front wheel. It wobbles indeed, but it is still better than trying to lug it everywhere.

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    With a forklift those things are heavy! My folding bikes are at least 5lbs lighter and I still wouldn't want to carry them any real distance. +1 to above suggestions on rolling it.

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    How about using the El Bolso carry bag?

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    My friend with a Mu SL says he carries it on one side, but he's not worried about the henge. Is the henge something to be worried about? I know the boardwalk is around 10lb heavier than the SL, but I think most of the weight is more towards the back half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tin View Post
    My friend with a Mu SL says he carries it on one side, but he's not worried about the henge. Is the henge something to be worried about? I know the boardwalk is around 10lb heavier than the SL, but I think most of the weight is more towards the back half.
    trust me - you wouldn't want to carry it even for 300 yards. that thing is so heavy. my old boardwalk can be rolled on both wheels. i will just extend the seatpost and push it. even if the wheels are not straight, that bike will roll.

    check this video. this is how i do it with my old boardwalk ( i said old since i sold it already).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AmXD...om=PL&index=41

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0aMz...aynext_from=PL

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    I've seen these videos, but it doesn't work with the boardwalk s1 since it wobbles when rolled and it doesn't have the magnetix to keep the bike folded. I've tried, results are not too good even for short distances. I just need to carry it from the front door at my work place to the elevator so I don't have to use freight.

    After some experimentation yesterday, I may have found a good way to carry the boardwalk. If you hold the bike by the middle part where the seatpost is inserted by the crank, with the wheels and the bottom and the crank facing up, it's a pretty comfortable carrying positing. And no grease stains on your pants either, but you may get some on your hand if your not careful. But I'm still worried about the henge.



    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    trust me - you wouldn't want to carry it even for 300 yards. that thing is so heavy. my old boardwalk can be rolled on both wheels. i will just extend the seatpost and push it. even if the wheels are not straight, that bike will roll.

    check this video. this is how i do it with my old boardwalk ( i said old since i sold it already).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AmXD...om=PL&index=41

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0aMz...aynext_from=PL

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    I would use a bungie cord or velco strap to keep the bike locked together. Once you do that, rolling should be pretty easy. The only other option is a bag to put the bike in.

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    Dahon have sold millions of bikes there must be a proper way of rolling the bikes just that it may not be known to owners. We just have to try and find out.

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