The Friday Cyclotouriste

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Biking Culture……Folding Bikes

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Since a trip to Seattle last fall, folding bikes have been on my radar. I made a silent vow that my next bike, whenever it comes, will fold-up for bus and ferry connections and general urban mobility.

This video got me excited about the Brompton:

Then I heard great things about the Bike Friday Tikit. And now, the latest bike on my radar is the Dahon Mu Uno. It’s The Old Man and the Sea of folding bicycles — a minimalist masterpiece.  No gears. No cables. Back-pedal brakes.

I first read about it on design guru, Rob Forbes’ site, Studio Forbes. Here’s how to fold it:

Written by fridaycyclotouriste

February 4th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

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  1. You should check out the Montague folding bikes too! I was torn between a few brands of folders, but I finally bought a Montague because they make full-size folding bikes. It still folds down small enough to throw in my trunk and I took it on the bus recently, but it’s easier to ride than a small-wheeled folding bike.


    5 Feb 10 at 7:11 am

  2. Hey, that’s my wife in the Dahon video!

    Jim G

    5 Feb 10 at 12:28 pm

  3. I think it would be hard to go wrong with any of the bikes you mentioned. You should contact Tim (Spokes of a Wheel) and get his opinion on the Brompton.

  4. ben/ more options. thanks! the Montague looks pretty cool.

    jim/ wow. that’s wacky (i guess your wife likes her dahon). i found the video on youtube btw. hope the brevet went well. the thunderstorms didn’t really materialize. hope to see you on the road some day!

    myles/ awesome. a real brompton expert. i think i can test ride one at a local dealer too.

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