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Old 12-02-19, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
Right off, hard to say. I like that it can carry so much. I like the way it rides compared to Dahon. I do almost all my riding in the city on city streets. If I were in the country, that might be different.
Fair enough. If we aren't counting the fold, there are several other folders I think ride a lot better and can easily carry as much or more (BF, Birdy, for example) and there are also minivelos as well. Can't beat the Brompton fold, though. But if I only had one, I'd pick a 20" wheel folder, probably. I love my 16" BF pakiT and it rides great but I also have a 20" Dahon Mu Uno at under 21lbs that rides amazingly well on any terrain, potholes no problem. With a 16" you do have to pay attention to where you are going. And, of course the Dahon single speed coaster brake is great in the rain =).

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Old 12-02-19, 06:22 PM
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That Mu Uno is a shockingly good bike as just a bike, not considering the fold. I had one with belt drive and miss it a lot, I should have kept it.
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Old 12-02-19, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by spambait11 View Post
Lol! Schizophrenia at its best!

Anyway, Bike Friday is better than Brompton.
That's a completely subjective statement based on your preferences. There's a bunch of different Bike Fridays, and most of them fit a mission Brompton wasn't designed for.
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Old 12-02-19, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
That's a completely subjective statement based on your preferences. There's a bunch of different Bike Fridays, and most of them fit a mission Brompton wasn't designed for.
Yeah, I'm a massive BF fan (as you know) but I wouldn't say BF is always better. I will say that there are lots of areas in which BF excels over Brompton as a "bike" but that fold has no competition and for some people the luggage system is tops.
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That Mu Uno is a shockingly good bike as just a bike, not considering the fold. I had one with belt drive and miss it a lot, I should have kept it.
My Mu is my "beater bike" and I feel really fortunate to have found one. I rarely fold it (although it is incredibly quick to fold when I do) and use it more as a mini velo. And it's only a couple pounds heavier than my pakiT. Once I got rid of the seat pump post and stock saddle.
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As to the aftermarket parts for Brompton, in my personal experience the vast majority of them does not work as they are supposed to, maybe 9 out of 10. When you inspect them you see that their designers do not even understand the functioning of the bicycle. My suspicion regarding the bikes put together out of such parts is that their owners hardly ever use them and their primary purpose is to show them off to the friends putting together similar unusable bikes. The aftermarket of folding bike parts is an out of control horror, there to generate funds for the manufacturers and resellers but with not much respect for customers. Anyway, that's my personal experience so far.
Nope, most of the people I know riding modded Brompton have quite a bit of mileage (both horizontal and vertical). Many do randonneuring with their Bromptons. One of them even completed Paris-Brest-Paris last year.
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Nope, most of the people I know riding modded Brompton have quite a bit of mileage (both horizontal and vertical). Many do randonneuring with their Bromptons. One of them even completed Paris-Brest-Paris last year.
My Brompton is highly modded and has accumulated much mileage in 3D at all kinds of corners and yet yields no contradiction to my claims. To the contrary, an assumption that an aftermarket part would work, since there is hardly anything to mess up there, repeatedly led to disasters at places that were a desert literally or metaphorically, as far as Brompton network was concerned.
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Originally Posted by Joe Remi View Post
That's a completely subjective statement based on your preferences. There's a bunch of different Bike Fridays, and most of them fit a mission Brompton wasn't designed for.
Wait... Everyone else can make "completely subjective statement(s)" but I can’t? You’re harsh.
I'm calling the internet police.

MY Bike Friday is still better than MY Brompton.
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Originally Posted by spambait11 View Post
Wait... Everyone else can make "completely subjective statement(s)" but I can’t? You’re harsh.
I'm calling the internet police.

MY Bike Friday is still better than MY Brompton.
I'm an unabashed BF fan, but are you comparing BF 20" bike with Brompton, or do you have a pakiT that you are comparing? Comparing to 20" bikes isn't exactly a fair comparison. I've got a pakiT, and for MY NEEDS it is better than any Brompton. That's because I prioritize weight over fold and ride quality over luggage carrying. But someone else might really need that compact fold, etc.
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