I was looking to find some information about folding bikes, and I was lucky enough to come across this forum! I'm right now a grad student who goes to school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I used to live right around campus, but this year I am actually going to be commuting from a 6 mile distance from campus. Since it it a pretty unsafe bike to school, and classes for me this semester are starting early in the morning, I am going to be driving to campus.
It is a pretty large campus, however, and I'm also cross-registered with a course on the other side of the city right in the middle of the day, so I was planning on buying a foldable bike to get around the city/campus. However, there are so many different options and prices (and I have not ridden a bike in a looooong time) that I'm unsure of what to buy!
I'm a 6'2", 180 lbs male. My ride will involve getting around campus (which can take up to 15 minutes between classes right now walking) and going to the other side of Cambridge (which is about a 2 to 2.5 mile ride each direction). My ride would be pretty much flat, and I can't imagine ever going more than a 1% to 2% grade. Oh, and ideally I would like to keep this in the price range of $500 or less.
Any thoughts on what would be appropriate model? Thanks so much for your time and help!