|Perfect for living in small spaces and travel by train.|
|Lisa and Joey's vintage Raleigh Twenty's. Heavy as anything but oh, so cool.|
I purchased my Brompton, partly due to the needs of living in a small space. I keep it stored in the living room behind a stuffed chair, totally out of the way. Recently, I've noticed a lot more folding bicycles at the bike corrals at downtown campus and have been wondering if their owners chose their bikes for much the same reasons. It certainly makes more economical sense for a student not to have to worry about paying for either student parking or for a private space in the parking garage. Here's a few I've seen:
I think this little silver bike is by Citizen, but I'm not sure. Very cute.
This orange folder is the Tokyo, definitely by Citizen. From a distance, I saw the young lady who owns it unfolding it and riding away quite elegantly a week or so back. Citizen is one of the more conservatively priced but very stylish brands. I've never been on one so I hope to run into the owner soon and find out how she likes it. As you can see, it folds up very nicely.
This is a vintage Dahon I discovered a while back. I had to get some detailed shots.
Here is another older model Dahon, nicely appointed with a trunk and a Brooks saddle.
I don't think of Schwinn when I think about folding bikes but they do make them, as does Breezer, although I haven't seen any on campus. I thought this one was very pretty; it has a spring rack on the back and a kickstand.
If anyone has any information or knowledge about any of the models shown in this post, please leave a comment with whatever you know. It's always interesting to me.