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yeah i don't know why. just buy a Brompton and have done with it
i saw about six people in a stupid bike convoy go past me this morning, they didn't look foldable. but they all had tiny wheels. i don't understand.
Great. Try again:
Err... you can fold them up and carry them on all trains, mebbes?
you're unlikely to be outside of walking distance of your destination when you get exit it.
look at the popularity of the TfL bikes - people would rather ride than walk or catch the tube or bus from their mainline terminus to their office, and they might use it to ride at the other end - if they don't want to pay for car parking or rish leaving their bike chained up.
Not all offices have secure ike storage either. A Brompton can fit under a desk, easily.
they both run red lights and look retarded
...is it one of these:
No offence to you, but that bike is RIDIC.
...that's not my only bike. In fact, I've only ever used it for overseas work trips - it only weighs 5kg and folds down small enough to fit in my case. It's nice to have a degree of independence when you rock up in a foreign city.
...the control takes a bit of getting used to as the wheels are obviously tiny, plus the handlebars are quite narrow. And you definitely don't want to ride it down any potholes. The saddlle is rock hard so I wouldn't want to be on it for a long ride, not that the bike is designed for distance anyway. On the plus side, despite the lack of a conventional chain it is very easy to peddle - it will go 15mph easy enough, in no small part down to the fact it is so light. If you're only doing a few miles it is quite good fun to ride so long as you can deal with some staring.
and then swanning off on ^that around the city whilst your colleagues talk shop and smoke cigars.
Where's my cigar in this lovely image?
...fortunately I don't really care what such people think.
I'd like one of those.
RE: actual bikes with small wheels. I've always detested them but pentargo makes a good case for them.
I'll probably stick to walking though.