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Old 10-09-08, 09:28 PM   #1
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Citizen Folding Bikes $164 - Anyone have one?

They have a 6 spd for the mid 200's to.
http://www.citizenbike.com/default.a...FRxNagodO3sn6g

A bike for bay area visits I can take 2 panniers on, when taking the train is all I need.

Anyone think that it is better to get a KHS for slightly more? I heard KHS was similar in ride quality to the Brompton. I think it was the Latte?

Other suggestions are great to.

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Old 10-09-08, 09:48 PM   #2
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khs?
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KHS is a fine bike, but it cannot be compared to a Brompton (different target audience).

As far as I know, no one here is currently riding a Citizen. Time will tell.
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Old 10-10-08, 01:01 AM   #4
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Citizen bikes are low cost, yet still manage to be overpriced. I would check out Lock & Go for a cheap bike.
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what does khs stands for?
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did you mean lock & roll?

KHS:
http://www.khsbicycles.com/
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I was thinking about getting a Citizen too. I kept checking craigslist everyday until I found a good deal. It took me the better part of the summer but I think I got a good deal.
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Considerably more expensive...but less than the Brompton by half...

I saw a Dahon Speed in red a couple days ago at a LBS. Steel frame, Sram 3.0, seemed well made. Add some fenders and a rear rack and it was about as nice as the higher line models that folded a little tighter. Steel was a selling point to me, over the pricier aluminum Dahons.

How do those $500 steel Dahon Speeds compare to the $1200 Brompton, Breezer folders, Bike Friday Tickits/other Bike Fridays, and KHS bikes?

Sounds like a lot to compare to...but maybe I can get some responses that would assist in figuring out which are the best.
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How do those $500 steel Dahon Speeds compare to the $1200 Brompton, Breezer folders, Bike Friday Tickits/other Bike Fridays, and KHS bikes?
Those $500.00 steel Dahon's will be faster than a $1200.00 dollar Brompton. However, the Brompton will be alot more comfortable unless you invest in a Thudbuster.
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