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Old 11-28-05, 07:39 PM   #1
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I tried my full size bike last week

After 7 months of riding small wheeled bikes, I rode one of my full size bikes last week.

I bought my first Bike Friday in May of this year. I now own 2 BF's and a Swift on the way. After 4,000 miles of riding folding bikes, I tried my LOOK full size bike last week. The first ride took some getting use to. The steering on big bikes is sluggish compared to 20" wheeled bikes. I feel like I have much more control on my small wheeled bikes. The biggest difference is I'm more comfortable on my Bike Fridays than on any other bike I've owned.

Whether it's 10 miles or 100 miles, the BF is my bike of choice.

The benefits of flolding bikes are well known to the people on this forum. For Travel, commuting, packing in a small space, small bikes are outstanding. I've also found that my small bikes are more comfortable and just plain more fun than my big bikes.....
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Old 11-28-05, 11:55 PM   #2
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When I first got a folder I thought the steering was too squiggly because the response time was different than a full size bike. I got used to the folder after riding for a couple of blocks. Now I have no problems alternating between my folder and full size road bike. For me, the destination that I'm going to dictates whether I take my full size or folder.
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Old 11-29-05, 07:58 AM   #3
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I'm getting more and more accustomed to switching between my Dahon SpeedPro and Lemond Reno (folder and full-size, respectively). To be honest, my favorite is whichever I happen to be riding.
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