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Tuesday 14 October 2008 5.44pm
you can get full wheel size folders and you cant even tell they fold

# Folded Size: 38x69x91 cm (14"x27"x36")
# Folding Time: 5 seconds
# Weight: 12.4 kg (27.3 lbs)

heres a slick video of another good brand


i chanced upon the web site i linked to earlier - it seems very well written and researched - thats why im sharing it

i dont have a folder but i do have a wide hallway so i dont need one
i always take mine up to my flat.. prevention is better than cure

i know how annoying losing your bike is

ive lost two bikes from my buildings supposedly secure underground carpark

and one from a rack right in front of a manned parking booth at the Royal Festival Hall
Tuesday 14 October 2008 6.39pm
As well as locking it up properly I'm convinced that if you buy a new bike you can make it less desirable/nickable if you make it look less shiny and new. I always get some sandpaper and give the paintwork a good rub down or you could go very Blue Peter and personalise it with spray paint/stickers, anything to make it less sellable and so less nickable. Nobody wants to steal an ugly seat either even though ugly is usually more comfy.
Tuesday 14 October 2008 9.43pm
This is why I got a folding Brompton and no lock. I'm not leaving it locked up anywhere! (I'm lucky, though, that it goes easily into my elevator without having to be folded.)
Tuesday 28 October 2008 11.52am
Thanks for all the tips guys, especially Mick, as I've taken your advice and gone for a folding bike. The thieving b*st*rds wont be getting any more freebies from me!
Tuesday 28 October 2008 12.02pm
B*gg*r, I have a folding bike I want to sell - never been used!
Anyone interested?
Tuesday 28 October 2008 2.55pm
Tuesday 28 October 2008 3.01pm
It's a Bike-in-a-Bag" which, I think retails at around 250. I have photos at home which I can post later when I find the model number( if any.)
PM me if this is getting too ebay ;)
Tuesday 28 October 2008 8.27pm
I have one, but I'll let a friend know. Don't know if he's interested, though.
Tuesday 28 October 2008 10.56pm
seriously mean-looking (motored-)bicycle[email protected]/2832078120/

this guy isnt the best apparently - but still fairly impressive i think

/ i spend too much time on the internets
Wednesday 29 October 2008 4.56pm
row, row, row your boat...

Hey, a few more weeks, it should be cold enough to ice skate up morocco street!
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