just ordered the new Dahon Visc P18 with tour set up.
just ordered the new Dahon Visc P18 with tour set up.
I'm still riding a Pacific Reach Racing folder that continues to make me a happy camper - and I put a LOT of miles on this puppy. Here's a shot of me riding it in a pace line for the 200 mile Seattle to Portland (STP) ride. We did the ride in 1 day - there aren't many folders that you can do a ride like that on!
For folks looking for a convenient commuter, Pacific Reach has come out with what I think is the ultimate commuter folder - the IF Move. Here is a link to their video of this incredible bike. There isn't a more ingenious folding mechanism anywhere!
I'm a huge fan of this company and their products. I had some problems with my Reach Racing when I first got it, and the company bent over backwards to help me resolve them.
My bike is a Dahon Silvertip I picked up from amazon in October 2011. It doesn't fold small but it is super light, mine weighs in at 22.2 pounds. This is a great bike, its very fast and solid. I stripped off a few parts cut down the handle bars upgraded the brakes and this bike is the best city bike I have ever had.
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Its been great to see all your posts on the theme first folding bike , but can i now ask you all , I am looking for the smallest , lightest folding bike , feels like a bit of any obession this folding bike business REALLY
I have joined the fold:
Scooped this up off Craigslist today (I've been looking for a new roadbike, and so far have, instead, landed two commuters) for a great price. Did just a bit of tuning-up, and now I'm looking forward to test-driving it on my bike/train commute tomorrow. It's a BLAST to ride... I've heard the ride referred to as "twitchy," but I just think it's a nimble little ride.
Oh, and I especially love that I found a bike that fits in MY CAR:
Love all the pictures of folders, I'm in the market for a new one right now. I'm thinking Dahon most likely. I read through an article at http://www.newsmicks.com/2013/04/30/dahon-bikes/, and they sound pretty good. I'm probably going with the boardwalk. I'd appreciate any boardwalk owner input.
I ordered the dahon boardwalk from the link at www.newsmicks.com the article had a good background history of the dahon company as well looking forward to getiin my new bik when it arrives i'll post pictures
Hi there - This is what I'm hoping to find:
- light weight (I live in 3 story walk up)
- functional for getting around town - if I could take it on the bike path, that would be great as well
- not too difficult to put together
Am I asking too much?
No, but you need to know what you want first.
have you read the "can't decide ?read this first" sticky thread.
Dual drive Mezzo (GOLD), Dual Drive Mezzo with bullbars (black), White Brompton thingy with Dahon Androes stem and bull bars. Birdie (old sytle) 7 speed. Downtube NS8. Birdie red.
Hi I'm a newbie and just want a folding bike I can keep in my RV. Can anyone tell me about the Schwinn AL1020. I can buy a used one for $250.00 in great shape. So please the good, bad & ugly on this unit.
Finally got to take Forrest out for his first ride of the year and was most appreciative of those new fenders as we got caught in a thundershower... I do so love this bicycle and we have travelled so many thousands of km together over the past 5 years.
Drop bolt and a snappy new barrel adjuster for my v brakes... fork is suspension corrected in case I ever want to go that way.
The MEC tail bag is awesome, off the bike it becomes a backpack.
Have been riding the newly minted Moulton F all week so this was a good chance to make a comparison between the respective bicycles... both are fairly heavy and Forrest is MUCH stiffer (full on touring build) and gives up a little ride quality to the Moulton which has a suspension and 16 inch wheels. To compensate the Marathons are running at 60/70 front and rear while the Moulton's 16 inch tyres run at 85psi. When I run Comets on Forrest the ride quality is excellent when those are run at 85 psi as they are much more supple tyres (but not as bulletproof as Marathons).
Forrest also has an edge in gearing with a slightly higher top gear that I can spin at 30kmh all day and a stump pulling low gear which is beneficial on long loaded climbs... the Moulton will also cruise at speed all day with very little effort.
I think they make a great pairing.
just beautiful, 65er!
I have finally joined the Brompton club!!!
I've been wanting to get one for more than a year now...but with the budget of a college student, I just couldn't afford the big bucks for a new one.
I have been searching relentlessly on Craigslist for the past couple of months, but sellers are either asking top dollar or are reluctant to ship them.
Long behold, this past weekend, I serendipitously discovered that bikes@vienna had a lightly used one for sale!!! Yesterday, I woke up at 6am, travelled 2.5 hours by train, metro, and bus before arriving in beautiful Vienna, Virginia.
The bike shop wasn't even open yet when I got there.
The wait was worth it. Here's the beautiful S2L in white and turkish green, complete with a brand new S-bag.
I rode the Brompton 12.3 miles along the Washington & Old Dominion trail back to DC.
The brompton was smooth, nimble, and just a joy to ride. It was everything I had imagined and more.
Brief stop at Rosslyn for a photo op.
The train ride back really gave the Brompton to demonstrate its best features. Here it is tucked neatly between my knees and the seat in front on a crowded MARC train.
Finally arrived at Penn Station!
It found a cozy nest in my dorm.
I look forward to many more adventures with my Brompton!!!
(Special thanks to the friendly and helpful staff at bikes@vienna!)
I built her up from a a bare Xootr Swift frame and fork over memorial day weekend.
From over a week of riding, I've discovered that she is the best bike I have owned, folding or not. Light, stiff and versatile bike that can handle fast rides (not so fast with me riding), loaded touring and commuting. Not the most compact fold but she can still be packed into Airline-approved luggage with a little disassembly.
I'll be taking her on a 10 day loaded tour of the California coast this Summer. I can't wait...
I enjoyed my time with my boardwalk. Seven speeds is ok for some hills. Strong steel frame, pretty good locking system. Comfy, may want to change saddle later.
Depending on what sort of use, suggest researching tyres. If u want faster for smoother roads, narrower & higher pressure.
Ride & enjoy. Cheers Twizz (Tikit & Birdy).