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Old 07-02-13, 07:29 AM   #1
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Magazine on folding bikes?

In my years of riding road bikes, I enjoyed reading many of the great magazines available, even those for mountain bikes. I have yet to find any for those who ride folding bikes. Perhaps there is not enough following as yet to justify a publisher to issue one? Has anyone found one out there? Just curious to know if there is such a mag.
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Old 07-02-13, 08:12 AM   #2
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Probably real challenging to make money with a "regular" road bike or MTB or or Magazin these days, advertising dollars in the industry are pretty tight and dont flow as they used to be...
Making a magazin for 0.3 % of marketshare would be real dumm .... besides there is no publisher who would go for it, well knowing that it will be a failure

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Digging around the forum, I came up with a thread from back in 09 from Folder4life

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Bike-Magazines

LWaB posted a reply linking to http://www.velovision.co.uk/ . Dealing with a variety of different to unusual types of rides, this, at least touches base with folding bikes.

Perhaps others have come up with more info on magazines since the post of 09.

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There has been the occasional article in Bicycle Times

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Maybe A to B, a British Publication? http://www.atob.org.uk/ Its about bikes as Transportation..
Folders being a boon for multimodal commuting using trains and busses in the mix ..

And theres the Brompton book http://www.brompton.co.uk/news/14009 .. 2nd Edition ..

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[QUOTE=fietsbob;15806203]Maybe A to B, a British Publication? http://www.atob.org.uk/ Its about bikes as Transportation..
Folders being a boon for multimodal commuting using trains and busses in the mix ..

I used to read A to B when it did feature folding bikes. However, I stopped getting it when it became obsessed with electric bikes and the Brompton. It virtually became the mouth piece for Brompton to the exclusion of all other folders. Any folder that was mentioned was always compared to and found inferior to the Brompton. Brompton is a good folder but A to B is not a good magazine anymore. Electric bikes are not my scene either! They even featured an electric Brompton which was the end for me.
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might be some British Nationalism involved there.. few bikes are left, made there..



see what is in .. http://foldsoc.co.uk/

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might be some British Nationalism involved there.. few bikes are left, made there..
which makes it a very boring read if all they talk about is that one brand month to month. I'd be more interested hearing about the hard to find folder brands hidden away in Japan or Taiwan that we never hear of until Dahon buys out their designs.
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someone on googlegroups internetBoB list has atob 50 back issues they're to sell off
wishing for a buck each, rate for the set.

Had to tell them 99p gets a big download dump.

IDK How's your Reading in Japanese, bound to be something in that language,
for readers on that Island.

they drive on the other side of the road , and thumbing thru some Japanese comic books
you read them, what we would think of as Back To Front.

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I'm an ardent fan of A to B. Each issue is now made available free online, but for that issue only. If you have a digital subscription like me, you get access to all digitized back issues through Exact Editions.

A to B used to be mainly a folding bike mag with some excursion into electric bikes, as well as solar power, etc. Their reviews are eminently practical IMHO. One thing they go into which I certainly don't need is endless coverage of the British rail system and its current foibles, as I live in the US.

BTW, I'm a folding nut. Last year I got my first Brommie, a custom M3L, and finally understood what they were talking about. I have at least a dozen other folders to compare. Granted, the Brommie isn't for everybody, but after being able to compare all my folders to it, I've come to the conclusion they were right all along.
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If you can read Japanese, no problem.
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yeah, youre right. if you cant read japanese dont bother. who would want to waste time just looking at pics of cute girls riding cool bikes? ...
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yeah, youre right. if you cant read japanese dont bother. who would want to waste time just looking at pics of cute girls riding cool bikes? ...
Just curious. Has anyone checked with the publisher if in fact they have an English version? It would be great if that was the case.
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