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    Newbie Billyfish's Avatar
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    My first folder (and first BF post!)

    Hello all,
    Mike from Norfolk in the UK here.
    I have just picked up my first folding bike secondhand and I love it - I have permanent smile when riding it (maybe because it is so small and I'm over 6ft!!) I have had many comments as people love how compact it is.

    It's a Ridgeback Compact (I think from about 2004)

    Does anyone else have any more info? It has 14" wheels and an aluminium frame.

    Here is a photo:

    ridgeback compact.jpg

    Cheers

    Mike

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    Ridgeback?there's this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesian_Ridgeback..

    seems a sector here that thinks 16" wheels , Like Brompton, are too small ,
    so ready your defenses.

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    She is a cute little thing.
    14 wheels--how is the ride?
    Read the entire thread...might help. Different spokes for different folks...stop being so blasted superficially sanctimonious. You dont know everything and are not perfect.

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    Never seen a 14" wheel before... at 6'-2" and 200# I am not sure I want to drop below the 16" wheel that is on my Dahon.

    Aaron
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    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
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    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
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    Hi there,
    I'm pretty light and find the ride is perfect for rides up to about 10 miles. For anything more I think bigger wheels/a bigger bike is needed as it's pretty small (but perfect for jumping on and off trains/buses etc).

    Mike

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