The Handybike, the smallest, all-aluminum folding single-speed bike (17.6 lbs) we've ridden, lives up to its name. This microfolding bike won't leave you stranded at the airport. It took 20 minutes from opening the box to assembling the 35" x 20" x 14" frame, to pumping up the small six-inch tires to 85 psi and riding around Flying's tarmac.
Initially the bike listed badly when Senior Editor Robert Goyer rode it. Turns out the angled tire gauge had retracted inside the tube so that maintaining a straight line was impossible. Once fixed, we rode around the flat parking lot making long and short smooth turns. When the seat and handlebars were adjusted to the same height, the Handybike had the best maneuverability and comfort. The bike can fit in a Lancair or Cirrus or Cessna 172 without taking up seat space. It is $299.95 plus tax with free shipping in the United States. To order, call Jan-Pierre Bieri, Trans-Plata Inc. at 310/397-0341 or visit www.handybikeusa.com.