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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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    hubgears BB49's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BB49 View Post
    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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    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.
    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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