Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: York UK
Bikes: 2X dualdrive Mezzo folder,plus others
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I sold my road bike with reneulds 653 tubing and ulterga group set after realising that my upgraded 8NS downtube with ultra graoupset and bull bars was pratically as fast. I thensold the Down tube because the Mezzo I upgraded was only a tad slower than the Downtube but folded much smaller therefore it was more verilatie. Wish I had kept the 8NS but I had too many bikes for the storage space available at the time.
I got in to folding bikes because I realised that the overall time for me to get to work and secure my bike was the same or better on my folder . Even for a 10 mile commute. But using the folder meant I could expect a lift, go in to shops, and so on. I think its a bit like when you first get a microwave oven that you did not realise you needed.