Notices
Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

Hello

Old 07-23-20, 07:18 PM
  #1  
mraamohamed
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
mraamohamed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Makassar, Indonesia
Posts: 1

Bikes: WimCycle Pocket Rocket Folder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hello

Hello my name is Abdi and I am new to the world of folding bikes, I have had many bikes in my 52 years on this planet but has been a while at least 10 years since I rode and bike and now I have moved to Indonesia and have recently bought a bike and guess what it is a folder, I bought the WimCycle Pocket Rocket 20" wheels.

Now here is my dilemma, or maybe not. I am 194cm (6'4") tall and weigh 120 kilos (260) and I feel fine on the cycle, a little small but that is expected, my friends tell me it is too small, but the store I bought it at said it is fine, of course, they would they are salespeople. Now I do not want a full-size bike as I want to travel with this and I do not want anything smaller than a 20". I did look at the Brompton, LOVE IT.....but only 16" and too small for my tastes.

I want to hear from people on their opinions am I too big for this bike, (make note I did buy the bike to lose weight, and I am losing weight down from 130 kilos).

Thanks
mraamohamed is offline  
Old 07-24-20, 09:22 AM
  #2  
linberl
Senior Member
 
linberl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,894

Bikes: 2017 Bike Friday PakiT. Dahon Mu Uno (trailer bike) Sold: 2003 Bike Friday NWT, 1997 Trek 720, 1993 Trek 520)

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1121 Post(s)
Liked 117 Times in 99 Posts
A picture might help. Or specs on the bike. A lot depends on the wheelbase and bike geometry. Are you comfortable riding it? Not feeling
cramped? What is the max weight capacity of the bike?
linberl is offline  
Old 07-24-20, 10:00 AM
  #3  
Fentuz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 93

Bikes: Dahon jetstream p8 & customized helios

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 18 Times in 17 Posts
From memory, dahon and brompton are up to 105 kg... litepro strem are 80kg.

so is it going to break? May be, may be not... but the waranty would be void and it would definitely wear faster on the hinges and welds.

this is a risk you have to take in consideration.

other thong to check with the salesperson: if they tell you the bike is fine and you are OK, while the manufacturer warranty is void, what is the shop responsibility... i.e. if it breaks, are they giving you your moneyback as they said it was fine at the moment of the sale.
Fentuz is offline  
Old 07-24-20, 12:45 PM
  #4  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 42,680

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 194 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7350 Post(s)
Liked 964 Times in 608 Posts
They Ship Internationally..

Bike Friday Diamond Llama can be ordered with heavy rider build options.. One at a time , in Eugene Oregon..

406 - 20" wheels & 36 spokes , though 32 like mine, is probably OK too..

I got an older one someone ordered but did not like the final color ...

fietsbob is online now  
Old 07-24-20, 12:53 PM
  #5  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 42,680

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 194 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7350 Post(s)
Liked 964 Times in 608 Posts
I see... It's a DaHon/Tern Variant, in Aluminum .. https://www.wimcycle.com/product/20-...pocket-rocket/
fietsbob is online now  
Old 07-24-20, 04:12 PM
  #6  
tds101 
Wake up!!!
 
tds101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mastic Beach, NY
Posts: 3,196

Bikes: 9+,...

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 698 Post(s)
Liked 183 Times in 106 Posts
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I see... It's a DaHon/Tern Variant, in Aluminum .. https://www.wimcycle.com/product/20-folding-pocket-rocket/
That's a nice looking bike actually,...
__________________
If it wasn't for you meddling kids,...
tds101 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.