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    Bike for racing vice a racing bike

    Hi all:
    I'm a newbie just trying to find the right folding bike for my application.
    My son and I have a car racing team (i.e. space is at a premium) and I think a folding bike is just the right solution to our problem of getting from the racing paddock area to various other locations at a given race track.
    I'm looking for recommended folding bikes assuming: i) no more than $450, ii) at least 3 gears for possible hills, iii) as light and as small as possible, iv) can handle at least 205lbs (me, not driver ), F/R suspension would be nice but not required.
    I have done a little research but need some suggestions other than Duhon Curve D3.
    Thanks,
    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by carreraguy View Post
    no more than $450, ii) at least 3 gears for possible hills, iii) as light and as small as possible, iv) can handle at least 205lbs (me, not driver ), F/R suspension would be nice but not required.
    www.downtube.com

    Regards
    T

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    Eschew Obfuscation SesameCrunch's Avatar
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    Since you're not looking for something to ride far, don't have hills to climb, and need a small fold, I think you're a great candidate for the Strida3 or CarryMe. They're both single speed, folds like umbrellas, long and thin.

    Strida3 looks like this:

    It might be hard to find a Strida3, since the $799 Strida5 was released, but you see it on Craigslist or eBay occasionally.

    CarryMe looks like this:

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    Thanks! Looks like some good possibilities there!
    How do the DownTube bikes compare to Dahon ad others relative to overall quality, ride etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Since you're not looking for something to ride far, don't have hills to climb, and need a small fold, I think you're a great candidate for the Strida3 or CarryMe. They're both single speed, folds like umbrellas, long and thin.

    Strida3 looks like this:

    It might be hard to find a Strida3, since the $799 Strida5 was released, but you see it on Craigslist or eBay occasionally.

    CarryMe looks like this:
    Thanks! I'll check them out!
    Tom

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    Thanks to all!
    After doing a little research, I ended up with a very lightly used 2007 Dahon Boardwalk 7 speed off Craigslist.
    I decided for the lowest common denominator of price since it will be at a race track and I wouldn't want to be to p****d if it "disappeared" some weekend.

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    That's a good choice. For your needs, it works very well. I would also suggest one of the Downtube models with full suspension like the IX FS.

    --sam

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