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Folding bicycles may seem a little silly initially. Many people who are interested in cycling to work simply buy a full-size bike and never think about it again. They have their commuter bike and that is that. What too many people do not realise is that they can have all of the advantages of a regular bicycle without may of the disadvantages. If you buy a folding bike, a whole new world of opportunities will open up ad your commute will become so much smoother as these 6 points will demonstrate. 1. Portability Portability is likely the biggest reason to...

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Folding Bikes in the 19th Century Bicycles, in their regular form, were becoming more and more popular towards the end of the 19th century, so naturally inventors started trying to improve on the design, and make them more portable. In 1887, the American inventor Emmit Latta was granted a patent for his design of the first folding bike. He stated that it would be easier to manoeuvre, take up less room when not in use, and be easier to transport. The design of the bike shows that it literally folds in half, with the wheels ending up next to each...

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