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    What do you use your folder the most for?

    What riding do you use your folder the most for? Commuting? Errands? Training?

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    This

    When I rent cars for trips to the mountains to do some climbing, I don't want the hassle of trying to put my full-size road bike in the car so that it doesn't damage the upholstery, which involves laying a tarp over the back seats and removing both wheels.

    It's also good for those impromptu trips to the hills/mountains in other people's cars.

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    Mostly errands and pleasure riding after getting where I am going by car. My current folder is a bit of a beast, it is 1972 Raleigh Twenty. I do plan on buying a Brompton soon to use for travel. I am traveling a lot more than I did when I first got my Twenty. The Twenty doesn't work well at all for flying.

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    I use my Dahon Eco6 for commuting, and sometimes running errands.

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    commuting 25-30 miles per day, and for travel.

    in fact I love my folder (Xootr Swift) so much that I bought a second frame. one is optimized for commuting (drop bars, 451 tires) and the other for travel (406 tires, flat bar).
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    1 - commuting
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    Recreation.
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    mine is for:
    1) curve sl for commuting
    2) speed tr for pleasure/recreation/riding with wife (she in turn will use my curve sl)
    3) would love to have a speed pro for training though.

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    About 90% commuting (multi-mode) and 10% recreation.

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    Transportation.

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    Errands & Recreation. (Commuting is a little hard when you are retired.)

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    Mostly to commute to work when weather permits. Sometimes to the grocery store... and I hope to lug it with me when I travel.

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    Pootling!

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    Pootling 2 !!

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    Train trips into the city or to another city. Sometimes to fetch baked goods or a bag of groceries. Sometimes to ride to the biergarten.
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    1. Tinkering.
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    While I'm still debating buying one, the main reason for me is to have a convenient bike on my road travels for enjoying bike paths and the like. I want something small enough to always have a bike without dealing with the rack and locks.
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    1. Transportation
    2. Kid Hauling (trailer)
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    4. The occasional recreational ride

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    I have brompton S ss..........I am using it way more often than I had thought I would:
    We did a trip to CT, NY, NH, and back to ME (all three of my daughters are leaving the nest!): put the Brommie in the extended cab of my truck (useful for acting as a moving van for my daughters). Each leg of the trip I would do a 10-15 mile ride, each day. NICE to be able to travel easily with my bike. Having it fold up so nicely is a real plus with me and my wife. I am going to get her one too.......

    I am finding that I enjoy doing the 15 mile round trip commute to work. Nice to fold it up and carry it up the three flights of stairs and store it in my office........

    I need bar ends to give me more hand positions and a bar-end mirror but otherwise am loving it........

    I am beginning to understand the response to the question "why a folder" with "why not a folder?"

    Is my n + 1 going to be a swift? shhhhhhhh, don't tell my wife..........

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    I use mine every day to commute to work and back. A 10.5 mile round commute. In the last 18 months I have about 2300 miles on it.

    I fold it up and put it in my office.

    It does have a small electric motor on the front though



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    I think I want one of those (the electric assist). Are there any threads with more info on it (I don't want to derail this one)?

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    attracting ladies, chasing bad guys and pootling
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    ..well two out of three
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    Commuting and leisure.
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