Hi, Folding fans -
I'm a C&V junkie who likes his road bikes old and steely. I had my eye on snagging a Raleigh Twenty that was for sale about 3 hours away from me, but it sold before I could get there.
I found two bikes listed near me - wanted to get some knowledgeable input on the two models and what would suit me better.
I'm looking for something I could stow under my desk at work for lunch runs, and could stow in my car when I didn't have it at work. There are currently two budget folders I'm looking at on my local CL - a vintage Amica ($45) and a less-vintage looking Dahon ($80).
The Amica looks like it won't collapse down quite as small, and looks to have 20" tires and a coaster brake and front caliper brake.
The Dahon looks to fold down much smaller, with 16" tires, but I'm not sure about what kind of gearing it's equipped with. Does it have an internally-geared hub or does it look like it has a deraileur? (I'd truly prefer a single speed, definitely an internally geared 3-speed over a deraileur bike)
If you have any input on the usability of the two models or their components, or the bikes' value relative to the asking price, please help a fellow cyclo-fiend out.