Future Folder Question: Gotham2, Used Dahon Roo 3, or cheap beginner bike?
I am looking into folding bikes for the first time and I have a few options for my first bike. I have not used bikes in about 15 years, but I am now interested in using a bike to get around a university and my downtown area. Probably wouldn't be more than 2 mile rides for the most part. I'm 5'9 and 185lbs and I'm looking to spend around $200 - $300 to start. Here are my options right now:
Citizen Bike Gotham2. I like this a lot, but these forums are making me second guess this choice.
A local bike shop has a Northwoods Metro Express bike available for $50. Might be a good cheap way to make sure I want to get into the folding scene.
I found a Dahon Roo 3 on CL for $160 and a motor for the bike for $80. I think it is from 2006.
Based on this, what do the seasoned folding bike veterans think I should do? Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.