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folding bikes(8 posts)

folding bikesmohair_chair
Oct 3, 2003 10:55 AM
Anyone know about folding bikes? My brother decided he wants one, and he's hoping to pay $400-500. I referred him to Bike Friday, the only one I can think of, but I know there are others.

He's not a serious cyclist and probably will never be one. He just wants to use it for a partial commute. Exotic materials and high end components are probably wasted on him, although quality stuff is always useful.

Any help or ideas is appreciated.
re: Giant, KHS, Dahon..cyclopathic
Oct 3, 2003 11:15 AM

I've looked into getting one for commute, but since garage bicycle parking is free in DC and Arlington, there weren't any need. If I had to use metro for part-commute I'd recosider.


PS. I would not invest 1K into commuter, the basic 200-500$ should suffice.
What was the name of the one in Bicycling magazinelotterypick
Oct 3, 2003 11:16 AM
one or two months ago they mentioned the guy whos making them. Don't think it was Bike Friday.
Breezer (nm)mexican-JUMPING-frijoles
Oct 3, 2003 12:01 PM
... a bit out of your price range but...Akirasho
Oct 3, 2003 12:09 PM

Be the bike.
check out the latest issue of Cycling PlusET
Oct 3, 2003 12:51 PM
On the off-chance you don't subscribe, Brompton ( ) has always been a leader. On the off-chance you do not live in England, it can be folded and shipped from there, right? :-)

There's also the cheaper Ridgeback Impulse ( ), the Birdy Red ( ), the Dahon Helios XX (, Pashley ( ), Tactic ( ), Airnimal (as per another post, but dearly priced), etc.

These things are popular with city commuters in London and elsewhere. Which model to get often depends on which of several often competing qualities one seeks most: lightning foldup vs. stable ride, small foldup vs. lightening foldup, ride quality, adjustability, etc.
EPX - on ebayMudman
Oct 3, 2003 1:50 PM
There was a guy on ebay that was selling the frame for $175. $200 with cranks and other small parts
trek makes one nowcyclist of all trades
Oct 3, 2003 6:06 PM
the f400 and f600. right in his price range as well.