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Old 08-06-08, 09:50 PM   #1
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What Do People Think about Citizen Folding Bikes?

I've been reading a lot of threads on this forum and have learned a lot about Dahon and Downtube bikes. However, I have seen almost nothing on Citizen folding bikes. I had pretty much made up my mind to purchase a Citizen Miami because (a) it's cheap; (b) it's a known brand; (c) I only need a bike for short commutes (less than five miles) and errands; and (d) I want a new (i.e., not used) bike. But after reading some of the posts on this site, I'm worried that Citizen bikes might be badly-made and/or will fall apart on me. Any opinions, advice, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-08, 10:40 PM   #2
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For as cheap as they are, they are grossly overpriced. They weigh a lot more than what they claim.

For less money, you could get a used Downtube.

For slightly more money, you could get a new Downtube.

Downtubes are great values.
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Old 08-07-08, 04:11 AM   #3
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For as cheap as they are, they are grossly overpriced. They weigh a lot more than what they claim.

For less money, you could get a used Downtube.

For slightly more money, you could get a new Downtube.

Downtubes are great values.
+1 OK bike but heavy for what it is. Downtubes far better.
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Old 08-07-08, 04:25 AM   #4
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I never think about Citizen bikes. Except now.
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+1 Down tube. Is Citizen a bicycle brand? I thought they made watches.

it's cheap- I regularly buy cheap bikes and have had to replace stuff like wheels and drive train on them.
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