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  1. Some find it easier than others I suppose. I...

    Some find it easier than others I suppose. I shan't debate the point.

    Let the OP/TS note that the Brompton is pushed on tiddly trolley wheels, and it is possible to find folding bikes that are...
  2. Bromptons do fold compactly but aren't very...

    Bromptons do fold compactly but aren't very easily maneuverable on the trolley wheels on anything other than a smooth tiled surface.

    You could consider bikes that balance on the two main wheels...
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    Great wisdom. The FWD MBB variant of recumbents...

    Great wisdom. The FWD MBB variant of recumbents (aka Cruzbikes) are allegedly better climbers on account of their shorter drive train. Perhaps in time that climbing leaderboard might change.
  4. Actually I read somewhere that having one light...

    Actually I read somewhere that having one light on steady, and another on blinky is a good combination.

    The blinky to catch attention. The steady to help motorists track the movement and judge the...
  5. Apologies. Did not mean to thread drift. Safety...

    Apologies. Did not mean to thread drift. Safety in cycling gets me emotional.

    I am not native to East Asia. But indeed, from what I see, other places in the region are not so bad. In SG (and...
  6. Ha! True enuf. Just dun wanna die on the road is...

    Ha! True enuf. Just dun wanna die on the road is all. Lousy way to go - being flattened by the latest Lamborghini. Worse that SG roads consider cycling as more of a recreational fancy as opposed to...
  7. I ride a recumbent and an upright folding bike so...

    I ride a recumbent and an upright folding bike so the light hits my torso mainly. I keep the power low so that it's less bothersome.

    I read that side-on hits are more common than being rear ended....
  8. I mount a red light facing backward but placed in...

    I mount a red light facing backward but placed in front of me. I keep it on solid mode and it illuminates me. I think it helps.

    I also have a proper rear light set to blinky mode in the usual...
  9. front wheel drive recumbents like the Cruzbike...

    front wheel drive recumbents like the Cruzbike climb just as well as regular bikes.
  10. or a recumbent... Can't beat a recumbent for...

    or a recumbent...

    Can't beat a recumbent for comfort!
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    My claim to the naturalness of the front foot...

    My claim to the naturalness of the front foot strike is based on the fact that there is is no need to wear running footwear. Any footwear that is worn is optional and only used to protect the skin...
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    For running, I suggest trying the front foot...

    For running, I suggest trying the front foot landing style.

    Landing on the front of the foot (ball of the foot) and only just touching the heel on the ground allows the stress to travel into your...
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    As Notso_fastLane...

    As Notso_fastLane mentions there's plenty of variety in the bent world. If you decide to go with two wheelers I would recommend the front-wheel drive Cruzbike.

    recumbent bikes | cruzbike.com
    ...
  14. Do you need a headlight to see, or to be seen?

    Do you need a headlight to see, or to be seen?
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    I use a Take-A-Look mirror. The thing I noticed...

    I use a Take-A-Look mirror. The thing I noticed after a few months of using it was that my riding behavior had changed in subtle ways. When bicycle lanes were absent I found I was occupying the lane...
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    IMO vehicles don't "see" cyclists because they...

    IMO vehicles don't "see" cyclists because they take them for granted. The best way to not be taken for granted is to ride something different. This is why I began riding a recumbent. I get a lot more...
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    Budget for lights if you ride at night - one for...

    Budget for lights if you ride at night - one for the rear, one for the front, and if there are plenty of side roads and you are like me, one mounted in front facing backwards to illuminate you (on...
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    Great! We recumbent cyclists really need options....

    Great! We recumbent cyclists really need options. Some examples of recumbent specific bag companies below:

    Radical Design is a popular brand, but they are quite expensive:
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    Sounds like a nuisance. I wonder what would...

    Sounds like a nuisance. I wonder what would happen if the word "BICYCLE" or if a stick figure man on a bicycle were printed on the velo walls.
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    I concur with this. Maybe I'm...

    I concur with this.




    Maybe I'm visualizing this wrong, but do you use both hands to handle the bike? Or is one hand on the seat good enough?

    Looks like there's a love-hate thing going on...
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    Would you consider building bags for recumbent...

    Would you consider building bags for recumbent bikes?

    I agree with other comments on waterprof. Too many good bags are out there need rain covers. Far better to omit rain cover and use materials...
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    I only spent a few days trying out a Brompton. I...

    I only spent a few days trying out a Brompton. I found it infernally hard to lift the front two trolley wheels and pivot when I wanted to change direction. Also the darn wheels kept getting wedged in...
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    Thanks for this info. Would there be any videos...

    Thanks for this info. Would there be any videos on your website or elsewhere demonstrating ease of handling whilst in the folded form?
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    They sure don't make them trolley systems like...

    They sure don't make them trolley systems like they used to...:rolleyes:
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    Easy to handle folded bikes

    I bought my first folding bike, an Oyama East Village, online. Prior to buying I did not think to check on the mobility of the bike after folding. Fortunately the thing folded in such a way that the...
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