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Old 25-06-2020, 09:44   #61
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FWIW I've had and used the Zizzo daily for a couple years. It folds and unfolds easily and quickly I can assure you. If space is a big problem, both front and rear tires are quick release and could be easily stored separately from the frame.

And you can't beat the weight - 23 lb.

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took me 3 weeks to check the site as they are out of stock constantly,just be patient and check couple times a day
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Old 25-06-2020, 10:21   #62
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We love our Bromptons - they have carried us happily all over London and Dubai and will soon come along on long term cruising. Great folding, very comfortable, classic cruisers. Click image for larger version

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Old 25-06-2020, 10:33   #63
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I have a Canadian-made SoloRock 16" all-aluminum folder and like it wuite a bit. I ordered the 3-speed internal hub option which is unfortunately an SRAM hub and I'm not particularly fond of it and wish it were a Sturmy-Archer or Shimano S3 hub instead, maybe with a coaster brake to eliminate a cable going back. For that matter an old Torpedo automatic 2-speed hub or Bosch kickback coaster brake hub would be nice too.

I've been keeping my eyes out at used bike breaker shops for a suitable hub which I can rebuild into a new 16" rim.

I used to own and operate a small hobby bike shop back before we went cruising full time and specialized in vintage bikes -especially British-built Nottingham Ralieghs. I amma big fan of the Sturmy-Archer 3-speed IGH and can completely rebuild one with my eyes closed practically.

A derailleur on a folding bike is sheer folly on a boat where the bike is getting tossed around in a travel bag. The slightest pressure on the derailleur will tweek the derailleur hanger which will invariably ruin smooth and precise shifting. Transporting such a bike in a dinghy and loading it in an out of boats and docks is a surefire way to tweek a derailleur hanger. An IGH is a no-brainer IMHO.
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Old 25-06-2020, 13:24   #64
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Old 26-06-2020, 08:05   #65
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The loaner many marinas will let you use is far better than the rusty hulk that got bathed in the North Atlantic for weeks. Some may have a boat big enough to fit them somewhere below but if they are on deck they will rust in no time.
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The loaner many marinas will let you use is far better than the rusty hulk that got bathed in the North Atlantic for weeks. Some may have a boat big enough to fit them somewhere below but if they are on deck they will rust in no time.
As mentioned in a previous post, our full size Trek Districts have been uncovered on the bow for about 12 years with no rust.

Belt drive, no gears, plastic sprockets, plastic pedals, carbon fibre and aircraft aluminum, 21lbs.
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The loaner many marinas will let you use is far better than the rusty hulk that got bathed in the North Atlantic for weeks. Some may have a boat big enough to fit them somewhere below but if they are on deck they will rust in no time.
I find that there is plenty of room on my defender 29 for my dahon no rush in all these years .
There was even room on my ib24 for it had to remove the seat but never a space issue .
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As mentioned in a previous post, our full size Trek Districts have been uncovered on the bow for about 12 years with no rust.

Belt drive, no gears, plastic sprockets, plastic pedals, carbon fibre and aircraft aluminum, 21lbs.

And no longer made, near as I can tell...

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