Let me preface this with, I'm a complete noob. The price of gas is making a change in my commute necessary. I live in NW Indiana and work in Wood Dale, IL. I found a train situation that will work for me except Metra doesn't allow full sized bikes on the trains during morning and evening rush hours in and out of town respectively. I have to make a time tight station change in Downtown Chicago (Van Buren to Union) and 2 miles from the Wood Dale station to the office.
Now I'm 6'4" and around 350 lbs so finding a folder has been well... interesting. I think have two choices A) Island Hopper, a seemingly small company out of Florida, that I don't see any one here talking about or B) a Montague with beefier ("Touring") wheels.
I'm basically sold on the Paratrooper with the wheels replaced. I'm looking for any advice on where to buy or what kind of wheels to replace the stock wheels with. Does anyone have an opinion on how easy the conversion will be? Could I do it myself or have the shop do it?