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    Folding bike recomendations

    Well my girlfriends bus route is going to be canceled so she's making the move to commute by bike now. She's looking for a folding bike so keep in her office. I know absolutely nothing about folding bikes so what are good brands? What should we be looking for? Does it matter whether the rider is female? Etc

    Looking for a low or mid level priced bike too. Thanks

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    Brompton is the gold standard:
    http://www.brompton.co.uk/

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    bikeforums.net has a section that discusses folding bikes. Look there for more help. Good Luck.

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    My LBS is eliminating all of their folders (claiming reliability issues)- except for the Bromptons- the owner just bought a pair for his wife and himself..........

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    dahon for low price
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikagsd
    Fat tire Fred....you are the bike god of the universe and unless someone agrees with your reasoning they are just plain stupid

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    Thanks, the dahon looks just about perfect (girlfriend likes it) so now I'm searching for the best price.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.J.
    Brompton is the gold standard:
    http://www.brompton.co.uk/
    Aw, c'mon... if we're talking gold standard, that'd be Moulton.

    http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html

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    "Strida" is a premium entrant. Very, very cool. Folds tiny, 20 lbs, belt instead of chain so you don't grease yourself folding it. 800 bucks, though, so you have to really plan to be using it.

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    Bike Friday Tikit


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    I like my Bike Friday Pocket Companion. It doesn't fold fast like the Tikit, but it can fit in a suitcase or bag (and no airline charge!).
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    Ya, what ATP said...!
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    How many miles is the ride and what is your price point? Dahon definitely has the most options and I see them used all the time on both eBay and CL. I'm looking for a Jetstream when one become available in my area.

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