Cycling in Brisbane Australia
Moved into a new but smaller apartment with no garage space. No place for the big bikes so sold them, including my pride and joy, the ebike and bought a folder. It's a Giant Expressway 1 selected after much deliberation and assessments. Would love a Brompton but couldn't justify the cost differential. It's great fun on a folder, loving my daily commute.
Took a few k's to get used to the ride but now its second nature and such great fun. It's not fast but it zips along nicely. There's no part of the commute allows you to open up anyway so it is perfect for this purpose. It's folds up enough to hide under my desk at work and in the corner of the stairwell in the apartment.
The Trek has 7 speeds, trigger shifters, very important for me as I don't like twist shifters. Upgrades?
I fitted some Azur light for commuting and I have a super bright front light if I ever need it, haven't yet. Got really used to the Selle SMP TRK saddle on my previous bike so I think this may be the saddle upgrade I have to go for. Mirrors for commuting are a safety must for me. Looking at some cool Topeak bar ends with flip out mirrors as it won't impact the folding mechanism.
Will go on a longer ride very soon and give proper feedback but until then I am again a happy biker.