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Never mind a folding bike...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by John the Monkey, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    erm yeah

    horrid web page, why does the text have to be rammed into the left side like that, unacceptable
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Why have a folding wheel? My tyres go flat all the time...
     
  4. biking_fox

    biking_fox Über Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    The biggest problem to me is that it isn't going to work on a typical folder.

    Who wants to take the wheels off everyday in order to put on a train/bus as part of your commute?

    It's a good idea for a bike that lives in a bag in your boot, for occasional holidays when you might want a bike

    But as a practical use everyday commuters folder, there's no way I'm going to take the wheels off. Even if they then fold up small.
     
  5. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Neat!

    I don't know if it's going to be any use but it's neat.
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    nobody that ever had to fix a rear wheel puncture , that's for sure. taking the back wheel off a derailleur fitted bike knows what a pain in the arse that is.
     
  7. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    I don't know...

    I have an Airnimal in my stable, and an S&S coupled Thorn Nomad........

    Both could possibly benefit from a folding whhel
     
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I think it is this ====> shoot
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I love
    the lay
    out of
    that
    webp
    age.
    What's
    wrong
    with
    it?
     
  10. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    I folded a wheel once, couldn't unfolding again though...
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    After a little practice it's quite quick and easy, that is until someone is watching and then difficulty quadruples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. threefingerjoe

    threefingerjoe Über Member

    Location:
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Yup, Keith! "The probability of failure is directly proportional to the number of people watching you work!" ;-)