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  1. For $800 you can get the Vitesse P18: ...

    For $800 you can get the Vitesse P18:

    http://brandscycle.com/product/dahon-vitesse-p18-current-model-13379.htm
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    Only for short distances with little wind and on...

    Only for short distances with little wind and on a very smooth asphalt. The 20" front wheel with kojak tires is just too shaky to be able to do it for long, but just long enough to stretch out the...
  3. For the OP: one thing that should be mentioned is...

    For the OP: one thing that should be mentioned is that the roads are just in terrible condition after a wet winter, probably more so than in quite some time. This is kind of a throwback to the...
  4. Welllll....I'm not too keen on lending my bike...

    Welllll....I'm not too keen on lending my bike out - but my wife's, you can take hers all day...plus I'll pay your meal money if you take her with you on a trailer...
  5. Apologies for coming down a bit hard on your...

    Apologies for coming down a bit hard on your thread. The tonality on this forum is almost exclusively polite, and the other forums I participate (mostly political ;) ) aren't, so it carried over...
  6. Ok, so I was a bit tough on the guy (or gal?) but...

    Ok, so I was a bit tough on the guy (or gal?) but c'mon people, do some research before coming in with such an open-ended OP. And at least provide some details about what you're asking...
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    Not to beat a dead horse, but if it was so...

    Not to beat a dead horse, but if it was so important, why wouldn't the bike have been secured somewhere safe?
  8. See my post #6: "I spent 3 hours reading through...

    See my post #6: "I spent 3 hours reading through the brompton website, and 2 more on the general www yesterday before posting my thread..."

    When I start a thread, I've expended significant effort...
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    From my link: "The Law only applies to...

    From my link:

    "The Law only applies to commercial office buildings with at least one freight elevator. It does not apply to residential buildings."

    As for any commercial building with a...
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    I guess the nudists there have stiffened their...

    I guess the nudists there have stiffened their resolve and publicly taken a stand to deal with clothing thieves...
  11. Thanks Herb. To the OP, wow, what a novel...

    Thanks Herb.

    To the OP, wow, what a novel concept, google searching... :rolleyes:
  12. Let's go back to the OPs question: "what is your...

    Let's go back to the OPs question: "what is your experience of riding a bike in NYC"?

    Huh? WTF does that mean? NYC is huge, is broken into 5 boros, and has 8 million people...

    Experience,...
  13. Why do you think riding a bicycle in NYC will be...

    Why do you think riding a bicycle in NYC will be any different than riding a bike in say, CA or Missouri? Do you expect the gravity to be stronger here, or the oxygen levels different? The wheels...
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    Not to get all political on a bike forum - but...

    Not to get all political on a bike forum - but right now, I'm not a big fan of china, and so much of what we buy IS made there. I play ice hockey, and almost all of the equipment is made there, same...
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    FYI: in NYC, a recent law was passed where office...

    FYI: in NYC, a recent law was passed where office buildings cannot refuse people from bringing their bicycles:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikesinbuildings.shtml

    You might want...
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    One of my requirements for my jack-replacement...

    One of my requirements for my jack-replacement was at least 15 gears, and the VP18 has, well 18 of them. Dahon had a number of appealing 8/9 gear bikes, but I agree, this was too low.

    I wish...
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    Educate me on Bromptons

    I didn't want to hijack mulleady's "modded brompton" thread, so I started a new one...

    When I bought a new folder a few weeks back to replace my jack, I studied the market and went with a Vitesse...
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    Hey Thor. It just seems rather strange to begin...

    Hey Thor. It just seems rather strange to begin with since as i understand it, titanium is an extremely difficult metal to work with even for factories, as it hardens quickly and once it does,...
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    Not to derail the thread too far, but although...

    Not to derail the thread too far, but although I've just bought a Vitesse p18, I've been intrigued by Bromptons for some time due to their reputation for quality.

    But they seemingly are made for...
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    At the risk of sounding like an a$$, why would...

    At the risk of sounding like an a$$, why would something so important be left unlocked outside in the backyard?

    As a cynic and overall negative person, it seems to me like someone might have been...
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    Week 3: Bike continues to perform well, I've...

    Week 3:

    Bike continues to perform well, I've upgraded the pedals to Diamondback Bigfoots - a significant improvement over the stock foldables, and koolstop mountain salmon pads to improve braking...
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    The clearance on top of the tire between it and...

    The clearance on top of the tire between it and the fork is tiny...if he hits a bump on that bike...might be lights out.
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    Does anyone recommend the BRK14s for my Vitesse...

    Does anyone recommend the BRK14s for my Vitesse P18?

    These same to be the recommended ones from Sheldon:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.html#mountain

    What about the others...
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    WORKED WELL: These items were tested and will...

    WORKED WELL:

    These items were tested and will be used each winter going forward. Coldest riding weather I face in NYC is minus 5, so I do not know if this can be applicable to my cycling friends...
  25. When picking up a new bike - what to test for?

    I purchased 2 new bikes this past week, a Vitesse P18 for me and Mu P8 for the wifey, and while I gave each a test-ride before thanking the salesman, folding them into the trunk and driving off -...
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