An unexpected “get” this month ^^; I was browsing the bike website (forgot what it was which made me look) and realised their Strida series was on sale!
I had been eyeing the Strida Mini for a long time, since 2009!
Interestingly enough, when my husband was in Hong Kong for about 2 weeks, he mentioned that Strida was/is being promoted in Hong Kong and there’s much more choices, accessories and variety being pushed. I would have loved a pastel pink or blue Strida Mini :P But this Silver one is pretty neat too!
Ironically the Strida Mini we bought seems to be the display model (and the only and last piece in the shop) — who knows maybe it was even the exact same one we test drove :P But I was happy that we didn’t have to pay the original price for it… ^^;
I also scored a cute helmet and some bike accessories at 10% off — got compliments for helmet when I rode the bike out to “break it in”… lol
The steering of this little bike is quite sensitive, so I gotta practice to get used to it, decided to do it on this gorgeous sunny/breezy day. Going to the Steveston village on a bike is definitely faster than walking! I saved at least 10 minutes each way if I didn’t stop time to time to take photos.
I’m hoping to be able to take Strida Mini out on the bus eventually — hope they’ll let me get on without too much fuss :P
Strida feels like a flat ground type bike, and good for short distances, I’m also hoping to try to do some small errands with it when I get more confident with handling the bike.
We’re lucky to live near a trail where I can take the bike on for practice. ^^
Strida Mini chan is a great model too no?
Below is how the bike looks folded up and resting on the carrier — it can be folded up like this in 3 seconds! :3
My Strida Mini did not come with awesome accessories like bell or lights, mud guard, kickstand or frame protector.
I guess Strida Mini is possibly made for children (thus not fully equipped to be used on the roads) — I’m too short, so I cannot even ride the standard Strida with it’s set set to the lowest ^^; After the ride in the afternoon, I custom made the frame protector :3
Random: This fabric unfortunately seem to stain my bag (stained my dollfie before ) ^^;