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Ti_on_Steel
09-01-2010, 10:52 PM
Hi all, I'm feeling out what's out there in folding bikes. I want something I can ride to the train station, take on the train, and ride to work at the other end. The smaller folding the better. The cheaper the better. Thanks!

Ken Robb
09-01-2010, 11:53 PM
any size will do?

rugbysecondrow
09-02-2010, 06:27 AM
There was a bike Friday on the Baltimore
Cl a few weeks back. Not sure where you are located or what size you need.

weisan
09-02-2010, 06:50 AM
you want the tikit.

check out this link, exercise discernment, not all are legit.
http://bike.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/bike.cgi?cat=bik&itm=bike%20friday

rugbysecondrow
09-02-2010, 09:32 AM
http://annapolis.craigslist.org/bik/1920683433.html

They guy said he won't ship, but I would help out (get it and ship it to you) if you are interested.

Let me know.

Paul

roguedog
09-02-2010, 10:07 AM
I've been debating the same and narrowed down to a xootr swift if I went the folder route. From what I've read, they ride really nice and I love that it's standard components so.. it's yet another plaything to upgrade. :/

http://www.xootr.com/folding-bicycle.html

or go straight to the source: http://www.swiftfolders.com/

nowheels2
09-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Downtube makes a nice ride... and at 299.00 the 7 speed is a fine bike and can be converted to a 21 speed. The have a great reputation .... I live nearby and have ridden them before. I use a Dahon D7 myself... which has the same folding mech.

http://www.downtube.com/ss-index.html

buck-50
09-02-2010, 01:00 PM
Bike fridays might not be a good choice unless you can find a Tiket model (pricey)... The regular fridays aren't designed to fold all that fast, they're designed to fold up into a suitcase.

Swift has the same basic problem- it's a really simple fold but it doesn't get all that small.

Both the swift and the regular fridays seem to be designed as bikes that can be folded down for easy shipping, unfolded and left that way until you need to ship them again.

My bike friday is actually easier to move/less bulky/less of a PITA when unfolded- folded without a case it's just a mess of parts and cables.

Ken Robb
09-02-2010, 05:34 PM
THE friday in Annapolis is a pretty good deal. I have a similar bike but w/3 spd. hub and 7spd. cassette which give a wider range of gears than my regular triples.

Ti_on_Steel
09-05-2010, 04:33 PM
Thanks. As it stands now, I'm leaning toward the Downtube. For what I need, it's hard to beat $300 brand new.

dogdriver
09-07-2010, 10:44 AM
FWIW, on Salt Lake City classifieds

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=11781497&cat=191&lpid=1&search=