I'm more or less a complete bike and Brompton newbie. I bought a (barely) used Brompton from a friend and have started bike commuting in Manhattan, and am loving it so far. I also took it out to Long Island I biked a bit there, but the hills almost killed me; I really wished I had the six gears. I used to bike everywhere around there as a kid, but I don't remember the hills.
My first order of business is to get lights for night riding in the city. I tried to read up on them on BF and the web, but am thoroughly confused. I'm not clear on what I should be looking for, or what will work well on a Brompton. What sort of lights would make sense? Cheap is of course good, though I'm will to spend money if there's good reason to.
Does anyone have experience with Bfold, the folding bike shop in the East Village? I see lots of mention of NYCeWheels, which seems to be well known, at least because of their huge web presence. However, I live on the Lower East Side, so Bfold is much more convenient. So I'm wondering if they're good and reliable, and if they are, I can make them my go-to bike shop. I might buy my lights there.
Anyway, thanks for any advice, and for indulging this noob.