folding bikes

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Does anyone own or have experience with Co-Motion bikes (single, folding) that they care to share? I am shopping for a bike to travel with and would prefer standard sizing and parts to the otherwise excellent Bike Friday and other quick-folding bikes.

Any input welcome, including regarding customer service.


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Basil (not verified)
Roark cycles

"Not exactly what you're looking for but Roark cycles had an interesting ""folding"" bike at the Bike Show this year. It was basically a standard titanium bike split in two and screwed together - custom case included. Needless to say, it wasn't cheap (approx $5K??).

Roark Custom Titanium Bicycles
136 North Green Street
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Phone: 317 852-3163
Fax: 317 852-2738
[email protected]

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Michael Sopher (not verified)

A lot of the full size folding bikes rely on the S&S couplings. Comotions do. The S&S website shows all sorts of brands you can buy with the couplings, or you can retrofit an old bike.

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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)

the non S&S option:

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Evan Marks (not verified)
Ritchey BreakAway Bike
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Carol Wood (not verified)
I love my Swift Folder

Heavy duty, moderately priced, quick folding, made in Brooklyn! Low center of gravity is good for carrying panniers. Cute, too.

Less capital investment = less worry.

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cat (not verified)

"to everyone who responsed on the board and by email. I'm overwhelmed with information now, but just booked a flight to Italy in August :)

I would have responded earlier had i not been absorbed in following the ""JP Morgan closes Central Park Drive for Corporate Challenge"" thread.
Riveting stuff.

btw can someone explain the difference between ""Post a new message to this thread"" and ""Reply""? (Clearly there's a protocol to be observed, as at a bullfight.)"

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Evan Marks (not verified)
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<a href="">Peter O'Reilly</a> (not verified)
"""Post a new message"" v. ""Reply"""

"A ""Reply"" is in direct response to another's post. When you post a reply, it appears indented underneath the message you are directly responding to.

""Post a new message"" is to be used when you wish to write a message that has some relevance (we hope) to the
thread topic, but is not in direct reply to anyone else's reply. In short, think of it as starting a new conversation or just making a general, indirect comment.

The idea behind the two options is it build ""threaded"" discussions whereby it is easy to differentiate and follow the logical flow of conversation within a thread topic. Contrast this with the all too common message board format seen elsewhere where all messages are listed in a simple scalar list.

Some other notable fatures....

If you want to quickly zero-in on your message's replies, you can click the ""Replies"" link located at the top of the msg brd home page (aka active thread list).
This is helpful if you have posted messages in several thread topics. Likewise, if you want to see only the new messages posted since your last visit, click the ""New Messages"" link immediately upon re-visiting the message board. Give those links a try, it can't hurt...


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Evan Marks (not verified)
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