Sunday, 15 December 2013

Buying a Bike - Part III. Measuring up the folders!

As mentioned in Part II, there is a space about 750mm x 750mm next to my desk at work where a folding bike could be stored, safe and sound.

So how small do folding bikes fold?
And will they fit in the space next to my desk?

Also, how much do they weigh?
My little Cinzia is pretty heavy, and I don't want an even heavier folding bike than that!
My Cinzia is very similar to the Peugeot P20, which has a quoted weight of 32 lbs (14.5 kg) so I will set that as the top weight limit for a folding bike. I might go a bit over to allow for lights, dynamo (hub or "bottle"), racks and other "useful" features, but in general, I think the weight of a P20 is about all I want to lift!
Using my previous list:


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