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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Cousins
    Considering the esoterica that's covered here (fixies/recumbent etc.) I would suggest that the relatively mainstream subject of folding bikes should be covered in a forum.

    There is no doubt that worldwide there are many thousands more folding bikes than fixies or recumbents, for example (particularly in Europe, the large US cities and Japan), and this is an area where there would be a great deal of new users and particularly discussion about the relative merits of the various main manufacturers (Dahon, Bike Friday, Brompton, Birdy etc).

    Folding bikes might not be the first choice for hardcore cyclists, but they represent a significant mainstream community of cyclists.
    Read through this to see what the lady does with her bike.

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journ...20040812214435

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    The road infront of our home some times are very busy. At my age (74) it could leads to serious accidents. So I drive to safer places with my Giant Halfway for my daily exsercise. My Halfway is a single speed with a Brooks saddle. Perfect bike for me in my precent environment.

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    You should post that pic in the SS/Fix sticky photo thread. There's been more than a few SS folders in there - I'm sure some people would drool.

    Nice looking bike.

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    A forum for folding bikes would be great. A lot of us seem to use them for commuting, and they have specific features/issues that would warrant a separate forum.

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    How many gear inches are you running?

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    GI=58.5, with 48/16 chain rings and 19.5" wheel with hi-pressure (80 psi) tire. I found it is just right for my kind of biking. The Halfway with Brooks Professional saddle weigh 12 kgs. (26.5 lbs.) and my weight is 73 kgs. (160 lbs.). I am 6' tall and have to set the seatpost at it's maximum height.

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    I agree with at least testing a folding bike forum. Seem like now if its a one speed folder, the thread goes in SS/Fixie, if it's a multi speed folder, the thread ends up either in general cycling or commuting, there's no consistency at all....

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    I would calculate that at 60 GI I think the halfway uses 20 inch tires .I try to shoot for 54 inches on single speeds. I am glad you like it though.

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    I'll set up this forum tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruchai


    The road infront of our home some times are very busy. At my age (74) it could leads to serious accidents. So I drive to safer places with my Giant Halfway for my daily exsercise. My Halfway is a single speed with a Brooks saddle. Perfect bike for me in my precent environment.

    ruchai
    Nice ride. I love that fork.

    Because of my work, I basically lived on the road for about 8 years so I carried my Bike Friday folding bike, a set of rollers, and weights with me. Kept me in pretty good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james Haury
    I would calculate that at 60 GI I think the halfway uses 20 inch tires .I try to shoot for 54 inches on single speeds. I am glad you like it though.
    My tires only measure 19.5 inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    I'll set up this forum tonight.
    I'd like to check it out. Where is it?

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    Hmmm?

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