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    My first ever folding bike

    For a freebie gift from Panasonic when buying a panasonic air conditioner, it is surprisingly good. Nice and comfy and fairly sturdy. Then again, I've never ridden one before.




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    Looks nice... hope it serves you well.
    The smallest chainring and the largest sprocket combination looks close to a 1:1 ratio... I bet that's an entertaining experience.
    Is the frame steel or aluminium? I would guess steel judging by the thinness of the hinge plate. It's nice that the bike has tabs for mounting racks. Are you going to use the bike as a commuter or light tourer?
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Free is good! I wish I got a free folding bike when I bought a big ticket item here at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BassNotBass View Post
    Looks nice... hope it serves you well.
    The smallest chainring and the largest sprocket combination looks close to a 1:1 ratio... I bet that's an entertaining experience.
    Is the frame steel or aluminium? I would guess steel judging by the thinness of the hinge plate. It's nice that the bike has tabs for mounting racks. Are you going to use the bike as a commuter or light tourer?
    The whole experience feels a bit odd. I just worked out how to unfold it and rushed out to try it out. I've still got to find the best riding position. I think I'll use it as a pootling around bike. Can it really be used as a tourer? I can't imagine riding it for long distances.

    I think it is steel.
    Last edited by coasting; 04-01-11 at 10:24 AM.
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    I take my KHS Mocha on 50 mile rides and wouldn't hesitate to ride it further if given the opportunity. But of course I do have my trusty old Brooks attached to it.

    Small wheel touring bikes aren't new and have their advantages:





    Man how I'd love to take a few months off and tour through Scotland on a folder.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    Wow, it's the perfect marketing ploy. Give people bicycles so they get sweaty, then they can sell more air-conditioners! :-)

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    lol !!!

    ur right on that one SC

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    Welcome to the world of folders. They are a very versatile bike, and yes you can tour on them.

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    Nice bike!

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    very interesting responses. makes me think I should be more ambitious with this folder.
    coasting, few quotes are worthy of him, and of those, even fewer printable in a family forum......quote 3alarmer

    No @coasting, you should stay 100% as you are right now, don't change a thing....quote Heathpack

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    Folders are like Lay's potato chips: Betcha can't [buy] just one.* (I've bought three since August...and a Moulton. )

    [* Old Lay's ad campaign: Betcha can't eat just one.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexm View Post
    Folders are like Lay's potato chips: Betcha can't [buy] just one.* (I've bought three since August...and a Moulton. )

    [* Old Lay's ad campaign: Betcha can't eat just one.]
    Old jur saying: "Folding bikes are like chocolates - one is not enough."
    My folding bike photo essays www.dekter.net/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    Old jur saying: "Folding bikes are like chocolates - one is not enough."

    So true! My NWT is not just about a year old and I'm itching for a Tikit.

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    Hey, good lookin' ride! Panasonic was an inspiration to my career choice (radio).

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