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Old 07-18-12, 12:41 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-18-12, 03:51 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-18-12, 06:34 PM   #3
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She is a cute little thing.
14 wheels--how is the ride?
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Old 07-18-12, 07:09 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 07-19-12, 12:49 AM   #5
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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).

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