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revised How to choose the right Citi Bike?
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answered How to choose the right Citi Bike?
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comment How to choose the right Citi Bike?
These seem like prudent instructions, though I would say it's more convenient to check tire inflation before undocking the bike. That is one of the few things one can do while the bike is docked. You cannot, for instance, spin the wheels while docked to check for proper alignment.
Jun
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comment How to choose the right Citi Bike?
Eyeballing the pedals seems like a good start, but just a start.
Jun
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comment How to choose the right Citi Bike?
@AlanGerber I agree swapping bikes is relatively easy if a full, functional station is nearby. But this isn't always the case. Plus, Citi Bike is made for convenience. Going out of ones way to find one that works seems to me to defeat the purpose.
Jun
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comment How to choose the right Citi Bike?
@NeilFein It is possible to go for a quick "test" ride, but very inconvenient as switching bikes requires you to re-dock the bike after riding, request a new code, and then undock a new untested bike. I think any Citi Bike rider would agree that it's overkill to actually "test" a bike, especially considering Citi Bike rides are short; they can be taken out for no longer than 45 minutes.
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comment How to choose the right Citi Bike?
@w4rumy I included the speed test anecdote to demonstrate that, apparently, not all Citi Bikes are equal. I'm looking for an efficient way to find an optimized bike at the dock station.
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revised How to choose the right Citi Bike?
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comment How to choose the right Citi Bike?
This is definitely a comprehensive answer, but I'm not sure how practical it is for a very specific type of bike (and dock) that will be used on a ride that will last no longer than 30 min (time limit). Looking for something quick and easy -- maybe even just eye test instructions.
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