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    nUBE
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    help finding full size folder

    I am looking for a foldable with 26 inch wheels. For under $1000, for touring. Here's my ldealer ist so far.
    DaHon
    Montague
    Aardvark
    RedloF
    Hao Mei Shi
    Citibike

    Any suggestions or preferences?

    Thanks!
    Molly

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    Montague CX has a crummy parts package, that will have to be replaced if you ride it allot. You can often find Montague's on ebay/CL. Obviously a 26" will not fold nearly as compact as a 20".
    2000 Montague CX, I do not recommend it, but still ride it.
    Strida 3, I recommend it for rides < 10mi wo steep hills.
    2006 Rowbike 720 Sport, I recommend it as an exercise bike.
    1996 Birdy, Recommend.
    Wieleder CARiBIKE (folding), decent frame.

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    Professional Fuss-Budget Bacciagalupe's Avatar
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    If you are planning to pack the bike for airplane travel, by the way, 26" wheels will generally not cut it. The only exception I know of is the Airnimal, which is way out of your price range.

    You might be able to find an old steel touring bike for $500 or so, and spend another $500 on S&S couplers, and another $200ish on a case....

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    Under $1000? That is a tough order. Bacc's suggestion is probably your best bet.

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