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  • hp_source

    Do we have and folding bike riders lurking?

    I’m considering borrowing a small wheel (20″ I think?) folder off a friend for a short break. Realistically how many miles can you cover in relative comfort?

    Anything I need to know about them that ain’t obvious?



    I was Cape Wrath once and there were two cyclists who’d just cycled from Cornwall. One was on a Brompton.


    This is one of those “how long is a piece of string” questions – folding bikes vary a lot. Some 20″ folders are built for city riding, some (like the New World Tourist) are for long-distance touring.


    Funnily enough I took my 20″ Dahon out for a spin yesterday.
    Pleasant enough ride – very upright position which make a nice change – felt more inclined to look at my surroundings, rather than ‘death stare’ straight ahead!
    Also handles like a paranoid twitchy thing….
    But…. by golly gosh it’s like riding a wet noodle!
    Didn’t dare stand up and give it some beans for fear of bending the bars and snapping the pedals!!

    Gears are a novelty too….(I ride fixed on road normally…)


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