Hi everyone! I have recently been bitten by the folding bike bug so to speak. I am currently deployed and was searching for solutions to transport around base and when I get home. My biggest concern at first was shipping a bike to Kuwait and then back home. Of course this is how I found out about foldies.
I have been trying to research all the different bikes out there, including reading many posts here, but I can't find many guides as to what to look for when buying one that helps me. So I come to you now hoping I can get some of your great advice.
Currently I would only be riding 1/2 mile to work and riding for exercise/enjoyment. When I get home it will be used as my main transport around town. I am Approx. 6' tall 200 lbs (hoping to drop about 20 of that by the end of my tour.) The environment is very sandy with some spots of loose gravel. My budget is around $1000 and I am willing to be flexible either way to help cover the initial shipping costs. I am not very bike savvy, but I am very willing to learn the ins and outs of bikes. (I have a decent amount of free time here)
That's about it I guess. I greatly appreciate any advice you guys can give.