Re: Folding Bikes
- John Bourn wrote:
>I'm surprised nobody seems to have mentioned the advantages of foldingI have a Brompton myself as well as a few other folding models, but the
>bikes. I have a Brompton which I use regularly (I don't drive) but which
>adds the flexibility of being able to take it on a bus, a train or the Metro
>(our local subway system).
Brompton is by far the best, not just because of the high-quality
workmanship, but because the first step in folding only takes one second
and I often take the bike just half-folded like this into a train or bus.
Folding bikes plus trains are the fastest and most convenient way of
getting around in most of Europe if you don't have too much luggage. Most
people don't realise this, and while they will stare in awe and applaud
your folding demonstrations, they will inwardly think "How strange - you
won't catch me on one of those contraptions!".
I recently got Juliane Neuss's recumbent conversion kit for the Brompton.
It is now even better to ride, although a bit heavier. It still folds small
but is no longer quite as handy. However I can carry much more luggage now.
Theo Schmidt, Switzerland