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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    What folding bike for a younger adult female?

    My Daughter likes cycling, but wants to be able to lock the bike in her Ford Focus Sedan. She lives in Chicago, so hills are non-existent. She is athletic, so performance is a priority.

    What lighter folding bike should she look at?

    Michael
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    Senior Member Lalato's Avatar
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    Is this a surprise gift or can you actually take her around to shops to test ride? If you can take her to shops to test ride there are a couple in Chicago that sell folding bikes. Rapid Transit in Wicker Park is the one most often mentioned, but Boulevard Bikes and a few others sell some too.

    If it's a surprise gift, then we'll need to know your budget.

    --sam

    p.s. I wish my dad was buying me a new bike.

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    It's not a suprise, I'll take her to Rapid Transit.

    Thanks,

    Michael
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    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
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    hubgears BB49's Avatar
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    The Focus has a decent sized trunk, any 20" folder should fit.

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