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Old 06-09-13, 04:15 PM
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Recent article on folding bikes

Anybody seen this article? It seems they probably left out some good bikes in their lineup.

https://www.theactivetimes.com/tested...commuter-bikes
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Old 06-10-13, 05:57 AM
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All high end.
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Old 06-10-13, 06:29 AM
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Interesting cliché about 'small aircaft owners'. I fly and most UK VFR light pilots won't put a spare pair of sunnies in the plane as more weight = less range, slower climb rates and longer landings.

12 Kilos of folder would be a heresy.

In ultralights, we're told off for using the brakes on landing, as it 'wears them out'. Putting a Brompton on board would presumably have the plane crashing into the fire trucks at the end of the runway when it couldn't stop.. :-)

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Old 06-10-13, 06:59 AM
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Presumably one prefers to be associated with the world of yachts, private planes and swanky downtown lifts (as opposed to Ford Fiesta/bedsit/short legs).
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Old 06-10-13, 07:24 AM
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^^^ Yes, this quite true. There is no point owning anything unless one cannot afford it.

One of my otherwise unassuming buddies admits to owning a titanium Brompton. 'It never goes out' he says, on account of the Criminal Fringe.
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Old 06-10-13, 10:23 AM
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Bike Friday would have been on my short list of high end folders.
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"Collectively, we logged more than a hundred miles on these bikes in a week that started off with rainy weather."

That breaks down to like 20mi/bike. Decent test ride,but no-where near enough to comment on reliability.
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
"Collectively, we logged more than a hundred miles on these bikes in a week that started off with rainy weather."

That breaks down to like 20mi/bike. Decent test ride,but no-where near enough to comment on reliability.
And if they all rode each bike 4mi.
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Who would buy advertising in a magazine aimed at people who have no money to buy your stuff?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Who would buy advertising in a magazine aimed at people who have no money to buy your stuff?
Folks likely access this website to view its "10 Best" lists. Heavily laden with ads, and each list/article covers multiple ad-heavy pages. Site likely makes it's money on "click-thru" revenue or views of pages - something like that. Whether folks who look at the site have money, or not, makes no difference to them.

The limitation of the five folders presented as 'the best' was likely do to the extent of those carried by the bike shop they selected to use for the story.

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