Hello everyone! I’m a Yank who has been living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan since 2006. Just the other day I purchased a new Strida LT.
I mainly purchased it as I’m trying to use more public transportation and the ease of use of the Strida especially taking it on buses as well as the subway really is quite amazing at how fast it is to fold/unfold on the go.
I actually happened to find one that has a very nice dark blue color.
I would like suggestions for how else to pimp it out and what I could add to it. The store I purchased it from already gave me a lot of stuff, including a Strida headlight as well as tail light and a few other things.
Oh and it’s a little late and dark here so I’m sorry about this picture (took it with my cell phone camera too lazy to charge my Canon at the moment) but voila. I’ll update with better pictures soon.
I was also looking at perhaps changing out the chainwheel/crank to an orange one if they have one, as I’m a Boise State Grad and Blue/Orange are the main colors of my Alma matter. I found this and it looks orange but the information says red.
I’m glad to to hear you are living in the Eastern part of our globe… maybe you are able to look behind the philosophy of Eastern Strida riders, which seems to be different from that of the European riders (i.e. “pimping” or carrying 1000+1 bags ).
That’s a reason why really fine parts are only sold in Far East, they (usually) never come to Europe…
I will do what I can to help others understand the ways of Taiwanese Strida riders, but I’m a new Strida rider myself and have yet to meet anyone else who has one!
I would love to visit HK actually, I’ve never been to HK and that’s a bit of a shame considering I’m not that far away being here in Taiwan. Perhaps this will give me the motivation to plan a trip to HK!
@bsa Yes, if you talk about the culture, I agree. Except in the several “cycling” countries (like Netherlands) cycling is considered more sport and less transport in the western world. The only serious transport for the most people here is the car. I hope this will change.