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  • Bike Friday

    18 29.03%
  • Brompton

    9 14.52%
  • Citizen

    2 3.23%
  • Dahon

    19 30.65%
  • Downtube

    7 11.29%
  • Giant

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  • Moulton

    7 11.29%
  • Pacific, Birdy

    6 9.68%
  • Strida

    2 3.23%
  • Xootr

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    What is your primary-use 20" or 16" folding bike make?

    16" to 20" only please.

    I wanted to make this a much bigger poll, but BikeForums restricts me to a mere 10 voting options. :-(

    So out the door go Airnimal, Montague, A-bike, Carry-Me, Mobiky, over-20" large-wheeled Dahons, and IF-Mode.
    Last edited by feijai; 06-11-10 at 12:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feijai View Post
    20" or 16" only please.

    I wanted to make this a much bigger poll, but BikeForums restricts me to a mere 10 voting options. :-(

    So out the door go Airnimal, Montague, A-bike, Carry-Me, Mobiky, over-20" large-wheeled Dahons, and IF-Mode.
    Folks with those other types of bikes can always post here and you can adjust the poll results after a month or so to reflect the actual results of the larger pool of options...
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    Raleigh 20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
    Raleigh 20
    Yup we have 2 of them.

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    Didn't mean to dis Raleigh: I had removed it under the premise of "recent makes only" -- hey, I had to have *some* kind of arbitrary constraints :-( Stupid poll limits.

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    I ride a hasa f2 16"wheel.

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    Just a comment. Man those Bike Fridays are getting popular. 2 years ago one would hardly ever see a folder in this town,ive seen 4 this last week and 3 were BF's.

    My primary use of my Brompton is pootteling in my spare time,and carrying it in my tractor trailer rig to sight see on down time.
    Last edited by ddez; 06-12-10 at 08:24 AM.

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    Neck and neck: Frike Bridey versus Dahon.

    ddez: We need pix of these alleged pootles, or the Pootle Commitee will have you blackballed for moral turpitude.
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    Raleigh Twenty.

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    It is interesting that Dahon has 60% of the market but only 25% in this poll (even less if you consider all the 'other'). Either most Dahon owners don't care much about this forum and poll or all of those BF riders have a few unused Dahons at home. I would think that the former is the case.

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    Raleigh Twenty
    Bickerton
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    Brompton

    sold my dahon and bike friday metro 7spd last year

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    Bike Friday Pocket Rocket followed by 4 Raleigh Twenties one of which doesn't fold. Also have two Bickertons which at best are a poor excuse for a bicycle. Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    It is interesting that Dahon has 60% of the market but only 25% in this poll (even less if you consider all the 'other'). Either most Dahon owners don't care much about this forum and poll or all of those BF riders have a few unused Dahons at home. I would think that the former is the case.

    Kam
    don't forget dahon owners have their own forums on the dahon site, but another thing is most owners of dahons don't even go on bicycle sites, they buy a bike based on a price/value ratio instead of researching for the more expensive ones out there at 2-3 times the price for some nicer handmade bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    It is interesting that Dahon has 60% of the market but only 25% in this poll (even less if you consider all the 'other'). Either most Dahon owners don't care much about this forum and poll or all of those BF riders have a few unused Dahons at home. I would think that the former is the case.

    Kam
    In my case my primary is my R20 but I have a Dahon Mariner that I got from Thor's garage sale. I have not decided yet if I will keep it. I bought it based on its low price and chromo frame, however it rides a little harsh for the beat up pot holed city streets of New Orleans. Probabaly switching the tires to Big Apples would make a big difference, but I would likely have to change out the fenders too. I am not sure if it would be worth it. I have to ride more first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azreal911 View Post
    don't forget dahon owners have their own forums on the dahon site, but another thing is most owners of dahons don't even go on bicycle sites, they buy a bike based on a price/value ratio instead of researching for the more expensive ones out there at 2-3 times the price for some nicer handmade bikes.
    And a lot of us Dahon owners view them as secondary bikes. I got mine only because the local commuter rail line requires them if you want to take a bike on a rush hour train. I did research the ones I could find locally and narrowed it down to Bike Friday and Dahon. I was bikeless at the time and even envisioned doing with just one bike, the folder. The folder enthusiasm evident on both company's web sites was almost contagious enough to infect me. As a result I bought a mid level Dahon (the value is too hard to ignore) and then put a Dual Drive hub on it thinking that would be it for me. This spring the siren call of a "normal" bike became too much and I bought a Fuji Absolute. If I had bought them in the reverse order or even if I had ridden a bike much in the previous decade I would have bought a cheaper Dahon. You simply don't need any more out of a commuter bike and most commuters don't hang on forums like this. I joined the Dahon forum last year with membership number 11,637. There are way more Dahon owners worldwide than that.

    Some other brands, Bike Friday among them, inspire a cult-like following. I would imagine that every Bike Friday owner is on some forum, somewhere. They are prized personal possessions. Dahon's are a more like a favorite tool, and a special purpose tool at that. I am glad I have a folder but I have made a 180 degree turn from my original intent. I will use it were only a folder will do and I will use other bikes for everything else. Only a few people like me will join the Dahon forum, and fewer still forums like this. I probably represent the typical Dahon owner in most other respects however.

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    R20 also

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    It is interesting that Dahon has 60% of the market but only 25% in this poll
    It is 33% now.

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    Seeing quite a few R-20's...not to shabby for a bike that has been out of production for 30 years

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    I commute on a full size bike. I thought I would commute on the Bike Friday before I bought it, but it turns out not to be convenient. The other bike is ready to go, and it's cheap so I don't worry locking it outside. If it took the BF, I would have to first unfold it at home, then at work fold it, bag it and lug it into my office. It's just not worth it. However I have taken the BF on several out of town consulting trips and enjoyed going on evening rec rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snafu21 View Post
    Neck and neck: Frike Bridey versus Dahon.

    ddez: We need pix of these alleged pootles, or the Pootle Commitee will have you blackballed for moral turpitude.
    Oh no! How awful! Not black balling! Such harsh punishment for moral turpitude dont you think?
    Side note: I heard a preacher speaking on moral turpitude and pictures recently. Oh wait different kinda pictures.
    I'll see what i can do for pics soon but they will be the click to make larger kind as its the only way i can successfully get them on here. And depending how many i can store in the Management Uploader thingy as i go along.
    Last edited by ddez; 06-13-10 at 12:45 PM.

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    Put me down for the Raleigh Twenty as well. Sold off my Dahons, gave my Bike Friday to my sister, so it's all i've got left now.

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