Bike Portrait: Trevor and the Dahon Getaway V in Greenpoint

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Leaving the Greenpoint farmers market, I saw a strange, yellow, saddle-less folding bike locked up to a post. I was taking a picture of it when I saw someone in my periphery, waiting for me to finish. I thought it was a conscientious pedestrian; it turned out to be the contraption’s owner, Trevor (with saddle in hand).

I’d never seen a folder quite like this, so I asked him where he got it. “I picked it up in a junk shop in Virginia and brought it here. It’s very convenient – I can put it in a cab if I need to.” I’ve been paying attention to folding bikes ever since I got my Brompton (more on this in a future post), so this definitely peaked my interest.

I asked if he leaves it locked up outside often. “I lock it up all the time. But it’s vintage and this is Williamsburg, so I never leave it out overnight.”


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  • Sam Joslin - That’s a striking pose of a fellow who’s making the most out of a telescopic seatpost. I’m guessing there’s a rear hub brake. Nice find. Nice photo.

  • Dmitry - Thanks Sam!

  • Marc peltzer - Nice ! From à frog folding commuter

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