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All Reviews - 338
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Date: December 1, 1999
Posted by: Floyd Kessler
Email: fkess@juno.com
Like it better than my custom 700C road bike

Because of a back problem I had to change my 700c from drop bars to an upright "longhorn" style bar which made me feel unstable being so high. The Pocket Rocket allows me to have a lower center of gravity with a resulting feeling of stability. That's the practical side. It's pure fun and rolls right along and now I can take my bicycle on vacation with me instead of renting some well worn "gas-pipe-special" that doesn't fit. The H bar is great and I can still sit almost upright. It's a well-designed machine. I haven't been on my 700C since the PR arrived.

I would like to see more attention paid to pre-delivery checks and packing (in the suitcase). Details on request.


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Date: December 1, 1999
Posted by: Tom Ostertag
Email: tostertag@tcilink.com
Two'sDay Traveling

We've had our Two'sDay for two seasons now and have enjoyed touring with it. The bike works great with a trailer and is more comfortable than either of our other two tandems. We have around 5,000 miles on ours and have yet to either fold it or pack it for travel. That will change this coming April when we take it to visit friends in Virginia. We've ridden the Two'sDay on roads and on gravel bike paths and have had good experience with both. We've named ours the "Purple Passion" for obvious reasons.

The people at Green Gear were very easy to work with and have been great when we've had problems and we've had a couple... new derailleur, new rear wheel, new headset, but we've been treated very well. Customer satisfaction seems to be a major goal for Green Gear.

Any questions, send an e-mail message.

Tom and Fran Ostertag

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Date: November 30, 1999
Posted by: Luis Anaya
Pretty good, but some surprises.

I use my Bike Friday for commuting. My commute is about four miles each way, eight miles total. The area consists of mostly residential streets. A significant portion of the ride is on a two-lane main road in which maniacs ride alongside you at incredible speed. Thank God there is a wide shoulder.

I am, most the time, "out there:" rain, shine, cold weather, etc. Although I have ridden the Friday on longer trips, most of my cycling is through the commute route, which turns out to be a cruise-speed-slow-cruise kind of ride.

I seldom fold it, only when I'm stuck at work too late at night and I need to hitch a ride with one of my co-workers. Folding comes in handy for those kind of situations, hence I bought my Friday in the first place.

The Friday is pretty well built overall. Probably because of its color, black, people do not pay a lot of attention to it, only that it looks like a "nice bike." Handling is pretty good, it is not as twitchy as some other riders experienced. Braking and acceleration are also good, mileage is very poor, I have to fill the tank about three times a day on short rides.

There some surprises on The Friday which did not make me feel very happy, but nothing that could not be solved.

  1. The headset was loose. I noticed how loose it was when I took a gravel road and the fork was moving up and down. I would not have expected that on a new bicycle. It was solved rather quickly by adjusting it. However it took some time until the tool arrived from their store.
  2. I personally had problems going into granny when I took a very steep hill. I think that it is a matter of adjustment but I have not gotten the chance to investigate. Most of the time, on flat terrain, it works fine.
  3. I requested a model in which the seat and the handlebar are at the same height. However, it does not allow you to have the handlebar to be significantly lower than your seat for a more aggressive posture. Probably I should have ordered it with a more aggressive stance. However, I can always use my recumbent if I'm looking for speed. But on the flip side, it is good when I have to turn left on a two-lane intersection in which cars zoom by at 55 mph.

Overall, I'm happy with it. I wish the experience was perfect, but it was not. I am also glad that it does not attract as much attention as my 'bent.