Citizen Miami vs. Schwinn Loop 7
Hi, there. I've been looking and looking at folders, and finally narrowed down my two choices (cost is the biggest factor) between the Citizen Miami (in girlie pink :o ) and the Schwinn Loop 7. My daily ride (I gave away my handicapped van a few months ago after leaving behind a wheelchair a couple of years ago) is a Diamondback Wildwood comfort bike. However, this big ol' Cadillac, complete with large baskets front and rear, is a behemoth when it comes to putting it on the bus to go the 25 miles necessary for groceries. The baskets also make it difficult to fit other bikes on the bus rack. And, I'm taking a train trip in July; I want something easy with which to travel and transfer between the train and the bus; I still can't walk well or far. I need a folder, no two ways about it. I've done my research and my homework, and while it seems Dahon and Downtube are favored often, I simply can't afford the price tag for those, particularly a multi-shifter, especially since the folder will be an occasional thing. I buy most of my groceries once a month (and yes, I can carry that much on my Wildwood) so a smaller bike will be fine for carrying the odd carton of soy milk or bag of mung beans for growing my own bean sprouts (yeah, yeah, I'm one of those kind of chicks). :p I plan to place a bike order in a few days, after I've been duly counseled by those of you who have the experience to guide me.
Thanks for your advice; I look forward to meeting you through your posts. Namaste'.