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ioreka

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Nov 2020

easily placated by biscuits

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    Most agreeable. Thanks badger team

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    Cadburys hot chocolate powder is accidentally vegan!

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    who on the forum is a design verification engineer (electronics)? semi-urgent request

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    I hated the fit of the Levis commuter jeans (even the womens - what kind of woman were they modelling these on?! absurd) but I really like GAP mens chinos - straight, no taper, black - very comfy and seem to be immune to the 6-month-threadbare-arse fail

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    Haha excellent!! Well done buddy, very interested to see what she thinks (and, of course, the colour she picks and what extra exciting add-ons 😂)

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    Resurrecting this thread to say that, despite moving outside of London (ish) and pretty much dropping out of cycling, one of the first times I've ridden properly recently I got about fifteen seconds from my front door and a man in van actually slowed down to give him enough time to wind down his window and pass comment on me. I almost just went home again out of sheer exasperation. I pretended not to hear him

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    as a Brompton owner I honestly couldn't recommend them enough - and the electric ones are very nippy (speedy and helpful) but these come at a whopping cost and they really are quite a lot heavier. so, kinda depends on the person and the use case! even if your mum doesn't lift it, or even fold it often, they are handy. re: cost, they are long term investments and come with a lifetime guarantee iirc, plus a ton of add-ons to make it perfect for your use case. i had a different folding bike before and the Brompton is an order of magnitude better imo.

    but as you clarified - compact bikes not necessarily folding bikes, honestly i really couldn't say without speaking to your mum! you may have to yolo it and pick the best one given the data you have (lightweight, fairly affordable, can attach some kind of pannier or rack or basket, easily mounted/dismounted so a low bar/stepthrough, eBike or not) and in six months or a couple years you'll (and she'll) have a clearer idea of whether this is the right bike for her - in which case you can sell up and refine and get a bike better fit for her purposes. i think you're doing a great job of exploring options!

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    Oh go on babes we can match

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    It was Luxury Dingle, but I'll take Pringle as a fitting malapropism

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