il padrone wrote:elStado wrote:But for someone like me who is planning to do a lot of international travelling with this sort of bike....
....would ride a Bike Friday
Saw that video ages ago, even considered it.. but something just doesn't seem right about touring on a folding bike with such tiny wheels. I'm sure it's all well and good as others have done it, but the thought of it just doesn't attract me very much. Maybe after doing an OS trip with a heavier, regular sized touring bike I might start to look for smaller and lighter alternatives.
Just picked up my VWR today. Have to make some modifications and swap the rack and saddle over, but should have it ready for the commute to work within the next few days depending when I have free time.
I have an Italian Road Bike mirror I was going to use on it but I am now having second thoughts due to how it needs to be installed and how I'd either need to swap it to the left bar or get another one for both bars for when I take it OS. Also not sure if it will be an issue when packing the whole bike in the box as it will extend the length of the bars an extra few cm too. I'll have a look in the rear view mirror thread as I saw another mirror that attaches onto the down tube that looked alright and would be easier with packing and placement.