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Old 08-02-08, 01:47 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-02-08, 02:11 PM   #2
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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.

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It's not a suprise, I'll take her to Rapid Transit.

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The Focus has a decent sized trunk, any 20" folder should fit.
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