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    I disagree. I've shopped for groceries on a...

    I disagree. I've shopped for groceries on a Tikit. Is it the best grocery shopping experience I've ever had? No, but it was not that different than the video. The only time it was more difficult...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSSgkcWqR6I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSSgkcWqR6I
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    If money weren't an issue, I would recommend a...

    If money weren't an issue, I would recommend a Bike Friday Tikit (which is what I have at 240 lbs), but since it is... check out Dahon and Tern. Both have bikes with max rider weight around 230 lbs.
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    Sticky: An interesting folding scooter/bike thing... ...

    An interesting folding scooter/bike thing...

    KENT folding scooter bike
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    I lived in Chicago when I first got the Tikit. It...

    I lived in Chicago when I first got the Tikit. It was there that I realized how awesome it is for this particular multi-modal use case.

    In between Chicago and San Francisco I lived in Salt Lake...
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    Running to catch a crowded subway train before...

    Running to catch a crowded subway train before the doors close.
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    The thing is... those times when it does make a...

    The thing is... those times when it does make a difference, it's a lifesaver. :)

    To the OP... I bought my Tikit used. Keep an eye on craigslist, ebay and the BF used site. You might also wish to...
  8. My suggestion would be as follows... At the...

    My suggestion would be as follows...

    At the start of the trip, put everything on the bike (panniers, luggage, etc). Board the bike storage car. This is either the first or last car (ask a...
  9. While I don't have experience with this dilemma,...

    While I don't have experience with this dilemma, I do have extensive experience with Capitol Corridor trains. While there is an overarching policy to limit bags, this policy is rarely enforced on...
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    The easiest thing in your situation is to get a...

    The easiest thing in your situation is to get a carry bag for the folding bike. Just bring it on board the bus in the carry bag. You shouldn't have any issues. With the bag, it's about the size of...
  11. Thread: Bikes we like

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    I would say it's more like a BF Tikit Model T...

    I would say it's more like a BF Tikit Model T than a Birdy.
  12. Looks like a typical cheap, Chinese folding bike....

    Looks like a typical cheap, Chinese folding bike. My guess at value... $50. I mean, you can buy a new cheap, Chinese folder for less than $200.

    This is not meant to be disparaging for Chinese...
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    Take a look at the hinge very closely. My...

    Take a look at the hinge very closely. My Halfway's hinge eventually wore out... and when that happened the bike wasn't safe to ride anymore. It's possible that I (overweight) put a lot more stress...
  14. Thread: Bikes we like

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    My precious?

    My precious?
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    Nice! I agree that you need a banana seat. :)

    Nice! I agree that you need a banana seat. :)
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    If there was supposed to be a picture there, I...

    If there was supposed to be a picture there, I don't see it.
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    I don't see many mini-velos in SF, but I do see a...

    I don't see many mini-velos in SF, but I do see a lot of folders... which is close. ;)
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    I would say... ride the bike as is for a while...

    I would say... ride the bike as is for a while until you figure what (if anything) you actually need to change.

    Congrats on the new bike!
  19. Other than the micro-wheeled bikes like the Carry...

    Other than the micro-wheeled bikes like the Carry Me, I can't think of anything that would work for this use case. Even the Carry Me would stick out of one side of the bag.

    Normally when people...
  20. That was awesome!

    That was awesome!
  21. It's really just the Chicago station agents and...

    It's really just the Chicago station agents and conductors. I used to ride from Champaign-Urbana to Chicago weekly (now live in SF Bay Area). The agents/conductors that were based in Chicago would...
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    Still my favorite Dahon. I like those peddles,...

    Still my favorite Dahon. I like those peddles, mulleady. :)
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    I just took the SF to Vallejo ferry last week. ...

    I just took the SF to Vallejo ferry last week. Nice ride.

    I'm not a paddler, but if I were doing it, I would use a folding bike. No worries about bike theft.
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    Bike Friday will replace the stem for a second...

    Bike Friday will replace the stem for a second owner. I'm one such owner and they're replacing it for me. Since the replacement is free, it shouldn't affect the price too much. Just depends on how...
  25. Thread: Bikes we like

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    LOVE!!!!!!!!! It's like someone reached into the...

    LOVE!!!!!!!!! It's like someone reached into the dark recesses of my mind and built this just for me.
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