Folding Bikes Make Travel and Commuting Easier

Common in Europe and Asia, folding bikes may do for cycling what Walkmans did for music and laptops have done for computers in North America.

Published: 24-Jan-2005

What Walkmans did for music and laptops have done for computers, folding bicycles may be poised to do for cycling.

That is, if they can shed their ill-deserved image as novelty items.

The bikes, which look like BMX bikes with extra-tall handlebars and seats, collapse into a bundle small enough to be carried on a bus, stowed under a desk or packed into a suitcase.

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