Folding a bike isn’t quite as easy as riding one-but it’s becoming popular nonetheless. Long commonplace in Europe and Japan, where living spaces are tight, compressible bicycles have hit Canada. Costing slightly more than a normal bike, these contraptions fold— or telescope, in the case of Concord, Ont.-based Giatex Bicycles lnc.-to the size of a small suitcase. They’re popular with apartment dwellers. “And baby boomers,” adds Giatex’s Sven Karsholt. “They’re travelling more and have limited space.” Best of all, this new toy won’t take up much room in the garage with all of last year’s trendy gadgets KARIN MARLEY
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