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Old 08-01-08, 04:17 PM   #1
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DAHON bikes (foldable) for commuting

I want to start commuting by bike to my new job, 15 miles one way. But unfortunately I can only go so far since local roads would only allow me to go for up to 8 miles, after that local, bikeable roads end and there's no way to cross the Hackensack river into Secaucus, NJ - unless you get onto major highly traffic hwys like Rte 3 and adjacents which would be way too dangerous, I mean these are big traffic hwys with no shoulders, no way. I don't even believe bikes are allowed on these hwys anyway.

So, I've decided to half commute by bike and bus accordingly. To the nearest bus station would be about
3 miles by bike, take the bus, and then 2 miles by bike again to my work.
So I'm deciding in favor of getting a foldable Dahon bike, but which model.

Any Dahon foldable users out there?


Would the Urban or Road would fit the ticket?


Please, advise.

http://www.dahon.com/us/folding-bicycles-us-models.htm

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Old 08-01-08, 05:52 PM   #2
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There is a folding bike forum; they have plenty of knowledgeable people.
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As noted above there is a folding bike forum here.

That said, I have a couple of questions for you. What's your budget? What's your height & weight? Do you plan to use the bike for anything other than commuting?

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The Dahon website also has an outstanding forum of its own where several bike commuters hang out regularly. You will have to sign up on their site to participate.

I don't do any multi-mode commuting on mine, but some of the contributors there should have opinions on bus and train riding with a folding bike.

You may also want to consider whether you'll be riding year-round and could use a hub gear and hub generator.
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