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Old 23-05-2015, 18:52   #121
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Re: Taking fold-up bikes - yay or nay?

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Well...I'll be the first to admit, I was 170 at 5'7" when I took off. With rowing and the strida I went down to 154 and hoping around easily. I've been back shaking the money tree until December and I'm at 175 right now...ugh!
I need the single speed. The only change to my strida will be folding pedals. I hear it's hard to find good quality ones.
I saw somewhere some removable pedals that had a fitting similar to an air hose. Might be worth looking into. The only problem is they are removable, by anyone.

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I saw somewhere some removable pedals that had a fitting similar to an air hose. Might be worth looking into. The only problem is they are removable, by anyone.
The removable pedals are very nice. They make the folded bike smaller, and at least the MKS pedals that I have are very high quality. I have the clipless version, which will appeal to the more serious rider.

Being removable is a good thing: they come with a small bag so it is easy to take them off and put them in a pocket when locking the bike. It is very hard to ride off on a bike without pedals...

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Old 24-05-2015, 07:51   #123
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The removable pedals are very nice. They make the folded bike smaller, and at least the MKS pedals that I have are very high quality. I have the clipless version, which will appeal to the more serious rider.

Being removable is a good thing: they come with a small bag so it is easy to take them off and put them in a pocket when locking the bike. It is very hard to ride off on a bike without pedals...

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Oh neat, didn't know that. Yea definitely hard to pedal without and I didn't think about it that way

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Re: Taking fold-up bikes - yay or nay?

I've been into folding bikes for a while and own a Brompton, a Bike Friday Pocket Lama, and a Dahone Mariner. The Dahone Mariner is the cheapest of the three and the only one built specifically for the marine environment with an Aluminum frame and Stainless steel spokes. Its a great bike for tolling around the marina and making runs to the grocery store but not the best setup for doing much more.
The Brompton on the other hand is steel and brazed frame with alloy components is the most compact and complete bike setup out there. It folds down to a size it can fit in an overhead bin in an aircraft. To take it from folded to ride able can be done in a matter of seconds It rides very well and is designed so that the owner can use it as sole form of transport on land. There is also a full set of bags and racks of every shape/ form from everything from grocery shopping to overnight trips. Support for this bike is nothing short of fanatical in that there is an entire subculture associated with this bike and components for it.
The bike Friday Pocket Lama is flat out a custom bike that is built to the owners measurements and specifications. Because of this, This bike is can be easily built in a to marine standards but at a cost. It is designed to pack up and go into a Samsonite case that also acts as a trailer if you plan on doing and bike touring.

In short if you have a tight budget and plan just tooling around the marina The Dahone fits the bill
The Brompton without question is the best all around folding bike out there as well as being the most compact. With its support and following of fanatical owners parts, knowledge and support cannot be beat for this bike.
The Bike Friday is a full blown hardcore bike for those out there that plan to take part in Club races and or disappear for a month touring the countryside. It takes some assembly but once put together its impressive.
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I saw somewhere some removable pedals that had a fitting similar to an air hose. Might be worth looking into. The only problem is they are removable, by anyone.
I recently bought a pair of these -- they are very good and I can recommend.

I don't think "removable by anyone" is a problem. Who is going to understand how to take them off? You can't tell at all just by looking at them. In the worst case, they are not that expensive to replace.
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