Foldabike on gumtree

Foldabike on gumtree

Postby Gnor » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:00 pm

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/como/bic ... 1005541756

Looks groovy.....how are these to ride?
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by BNA » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:35 pm

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Re: Foldabike on gumtree

Postby just4tehhalibut » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:35 pm

Well the weight limit on these bikes is low, too much weight and they fold. And after 3 months the frame hinge has a habit of tearing off, ending the whole fold thing. Plus they're still too big to be allowed on the trains in peak hour. Apart from that ...
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Re: Foldabike on gumtree

Postby Joeblake » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:40 pm

I've had a Dahon 3 speed folder for about 15 years. As long as you ride them as they're meant to be ridden (ie short distances, probably in conjunction with either a car or public transport) they are very useful and pretty good fun.

I've taken mine on the train and when folded up, I've actually been able to sit on the seat, allowing somebody else to sit down elsewhere.

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I've even used it for shopping with a trailer. :wink:

Joe

PS I weigh 100 kg.
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Re: Foldabike on gumtree

Postby Gnor » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:59 pm

Jo you didnt weigh 100 when I knew you and thanks guys.
I dont use public transport enough to worry
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Re: Foldabike on gumtree

Postby Joeblake » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:06 pm

Gnor,

Depending on when you knew me I've come down quite a bit. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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