According to that arbiter of hipness, the Wall Street Journal, folding bikes are now “cool”… :-)
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Posted 10.4.10 in The Kitchen Sink | Bookmark or Share
As an owner of 2 Bike Fridays and an early seventies Gitane foldie I’m certianly appreciative of the WSJs nod to what I already knew.
Thes bikes have far more applications then any other in reaching the far corners of this amazing planet.
Has anyone seen the folding tricycle (Gekko FX) made by HP Velotechnik ?
If that’s not ‘hip and cool’ then I don’t know what is … ;)
too bad it’s not exactly cheap.
Looking forward to seeing the Gekko FX – my wife has a catrike pocket, a wonderful trike, light, fast, but it does not fold. Having a trike that folds opens up whole new worlds…
And I must admit I was seriously impressed with the brompton from a recent excursion (a couple of hills exceeding 13% grades that were no problem with the 6 speed brompton).
I’m kinda disappointed they didn’t include the “made in America” folder, Bike Friday; in the three weeks that I’ve been puttering around on the loaner Tikit, I’ve found it to be exactly as advertised–easy to ride, easy to fold, and quite the conversation stopper.
I like the Montague Crosstown.. a bit pricey even though it’s one of the cheapest from that group of folding bikes.. i think folding bikes really are becoming cooler and cooler especially now in our time that almost anything is possible and acceptable..