Bicycling 2017: The Folding Bike Solution

If you like bicycles and you're like any other New Yorker who is having trouble looking for a safe and dry place for storing your bike at home, then that may compromise your favorite hobby and total bicycling experience. Your space-restricted apartment refuses to take in another inch, and the street seems to be a huge parking area to find new owners. Whenever you try to take your bicycle in your apartment building, the concierge stares at your bike as if it is a giant two-wheeled nuisance rat and refuses to let you enter onto the elevator. Your dream is to take your favorite bicycle on an adventure trip requiring transit but you just can't because of  rush hour problems or outright bans on bicycles on buses or trains. The best and practical solutions might be purchasing a folding bicycle.

Folding bike are bicycles which are designed to be into a compact form which facilitates storage and transport. Owning a folding bike has many benefits such as being able to carry it inside your apartment building, on public transportation, and you can store it in your car, boat, living quarters or plane. A folding bicycle has different folding mechanisms which offer a distinct combination of durability, weight, ride, folding ease, folding speed and price. Folding bikes may be more expensive than non-folding bicycles because of their higher number of parts, more demanding structural requirements, complexities of their folding mechanisms, and they're more appealing to the market. When shopping for a folding bike, it is best to take into consideration the choice of model on top of the cost in order to achieve the practicality and ensure the best features such as a compact folded size, faster and quick easy fold. Unlike conventional bicycles, folding bikes come with a more and wider range complex adjustments for accommodating different riders, because folding bicycle frames are only made in one size.

The different folding mechanisms available found in a folding bike trailer include half-fold or mid-fold, vertical fold, triangle hinge, magnet folding and suspension system, break away and others. Half-fold or mid-fold bicycles follow a diamond frame with a single or double hinges for them to be folded in half. A folding bicycle with a vertical fold possess one or two hinges along it main tube and chain and the seat stays, allowing the bike to be folded vertically. A rear triangle is done by having a hinge in the frame, with the wheel folded down and flipped forward, underneath the main frame tubing. For more information about bikes and bicycling feel free to check out our website.

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