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Old 04-23-10, 07:17 AM   #51
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Adjusting the seat height on my Brompton was really annoying at first! I can see how the Tikit's fold would be attractive in that respect. When I first got my bike, I actually drew a ring on the seat post with a Sharpie so I could find the proper height without fiddling, and that worked like a charm. A year later, I can "feel" exactly where it needs to be, within about a half-inch or so, without the aid of a mark. Very rarely do I under- or over-shoot and end up with an uncomfortable ride. It just takes a little getting used to.
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Old 04-23-10, 02:16 PM   #52
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Nice commute feijai! Wow! Having been in Rome a couple of times, I'd say it's insane to commute by bike in the crazy traffic! But I see you're allowed to ride on the sidewalks, that would make it a bit easier. Very jealous....
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Old 04-23-10, 02:19 PM   #53
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"Adjusting the seat height on my Brompton was really annoying at first! I can see how the Tikit's fold would be attractive in that respect"

Bromptons could do with graduations marked on the seat post, more folders would benefit from this feature.

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Old 04-23-10, 07:33 PM   #54
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"Adjusting the seat height on my Brompton was really annoying at first! I can see how the Tikit's fold would be attractive in that respect"

Bromptons could do with graduations marked on the seat post, more folders would benefit from this feature.
I realize I am biased, but this just seems like the best way to ensure your cockpit is properly adjust after each unfold.
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My Brompton S8-E. My shopper and leisure bike. Not sure why Brompton wants S type users to only use the S type bag, but I have used both the touring and shopper bag without issues. The only thing with the shopper bag is that putting large and wide boxes will interfere with the handling.



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Old 04-23-10, 08:54 PM   #56
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I'm really lucky in that I just extend the seatpost on my Brompton to its highest setting and voila, it's set for me!
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Old 04-24-10, 04:53 AM   #57
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I'm really lucky in that I just extend the seatpost on my Brompton to its highest setting and voila, it's set for me!
I think that is what most people between 5 foot 8 and 6 foot do on a Brompton.

I used an extending seatpost on my curve and found it a real pain to set.

Another awesome,(hate that word). thing about long seat post and smalll wheels combination;
using a climbing carabiner clipped to the seat rails small bags can be carried even if you have not took a bugee or a bag.
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Old 04-24-10, 05:06 AM   #58
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Ah yes, but I need my bike to fit between the seats on the subway
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Ah yes, but I need my bike to fit between the seats on the subway
I was in Victoria BC recently and a friend let my GF and I borrow her Bromptons for a few days. One thing I will say without a doubt is the Brompton fold is clever and results in on tiny package!... That is not the Tikit's forte...

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I love the diblasi as a solution for short commutes if you need the easiest and fastest folding/unfolding bike.

Folds unfolds practically instantly, also bullet proof. Best suited to people under 5 10. Can be fitted with big apples and ridden off road better than some.

Expensive new for the updated model, but this older used model is often available for around 50 -80 on ebay. Not the best bike in the world ,but good enough. Its very thin package when folded. Can not think of much better solutions to beat it for that money.

Stood on its end and because of the narrow fold you could probably get 6, or even more, of them to fit to the boot of a small car, ( if there is enough clearance from the rear windscreen) .Estimate 4-5 bromptons fit in the same space or 4 mezzos in my experience.
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I'm still a few weeks away from getting my first folder (NWT), but I'm already getting a serious case of folderitis.... I found myself drooling over nice little dahon locked up on the street today.
I blame all of you!
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hahah we are not that bad! go over to the MTB forum: some wheels cost over 1k lol! there are new and improved coming out every year (and of course you have to get them).

What i realise in life is there is a difference between what you want and what you need e.g. i need food, air...a brompton , (image a sloping scale with needs at bottom and wants at top) and want a date with J-LO's younger sister, a airnimal rhino.

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i should call myself the folding philisopher
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there are new and improved coming out every year (and of course you have to get them).
With folders often the pace of change is slower, or the ideal top spec bike is nessaraly a home moddifed bike. ie Evilv or little pixels fixie bromptons, my modded Mezzo, stomatash 8 speed brommie, upgraded dahons,downtubes ect..............
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Heh heh.... I think it's way too late for that now. But thank for the advice.
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hahah we are not that bad! go over to the MTB forum: some wheels cost over 1k lol! there are new and improved coming out every year (and of course you have to get them).

What i realise in life is there is a difference between what you want and what you need e.g. i need food, air...a brompton , (image a sloping scale with needs at bottom and wants at top) and want a date with J-LO's younger sister, a airnimal rhino.

Simple.

i should call myself the folding philisopher
It all makes perfect sense to me. And it's good to have a folding philosopher, you can take him/her anywhere....
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When we visit the mother in law in Hawaii, I have the perfect excuse to be gone for hours and hours.
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When we visit the mother in law in Hawaii, I have the perfect excuse to be gone for hours and hours.
Is that because of the Bike Friday or the clothing optional beach right behind it?...
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My wife and I just completed a 370 mile ride from the Amtrak station in Brookhaven, MS to my 50th HS reunion in Mobile, AL, and back to the Amtrak station in Hammond, LA on a Dahon Mu P8 and Speed P8, respectively. Only problem - one flat tire.


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With folders often the pace of change is slower, or the ideal top spec bike is nessaraly a home moddifed bike. ie Evilv or little pixels fixie bromptons, my modded Mezzo, stomatash 8 speed brommie, upgraded dahons,downtubes ect..............
I think you forgetting my slightly modified motorised brrompton

p.s well done jobtraklite
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I thought you would have eyes only for what is between his legs.
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Well, clearly the only thing in known universe cuter than a Downtube Mini, is a Downtube Mini accesorized with a Bichon Frise.

And it's awesome because the two together are completely irresistable to chicks.

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