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    Rider of the Storm doomtroll's Avatar
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    CitizenBike MIAMI... new to folders question

    I am considering one of these as a second bike for those times when you wish you had something you could stick in a bag... this model struck me as being a pretty good deal, and I have heard great things about the brand, just not much about this model... I have a price limit of $250 for my spare.. and don't want something cheaply built from a BBS... I have also considered looking at Marina suppliers, I have heard they sometimes carry folders


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    Senior Member Casbah's Avatar
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    You might want to check this thread out.

    I was considering getting one but have decided to get a Tern D8 instead. At some pt. I might get a citizen for my husband to use &/or for me to use as a spare.

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    I'm wondering what you mean by "stick in a bag". Yes, most 20 inch-wheeled folders will fit into a trunk or store nicely in a small apt, but they really aren't made to carry around for extended shopping, etc. As for the Citizen Miami, most would agree its a nice "economical" folder that is a good value for the money. But this means it will be heavier than higher end models and come spec'd with entry-level components. One way to get a higher end folder for less $$$ is to check your local CL. Hope this helps = )

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    Rider of the Storm doomtroll's Avatar
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    Stick in a bag... I was just being way to general... I was mostly referring to easy to get out of the way, easy to park if I go somewhere with no place to lock up.. easier to get on BART during evening commute, etc...
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    Lover of ALL things Bike Singlespeed92's Avatar
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    I bought a Miami a couple weeks ago (my first ever folder),followed by a Schwinn Loop (my second ever folder,LOL ). My other rides are between $800-ish and $1,600+ CX and mtn bikes-yeah,it's 30-ish lbs or so and lower level components,but I find it shifts and brakes very well regardless,and is uberly comfy (I've ridden it a longest of 18 miles at one time). I was also pleasantly surprised by the "buying experience" with Citizen. Check my blog (link in my signature) for a mini-review and a couple updates on it for more of my thoughts about it.

    In a couple words,though: Inexpensive,nicer-than-I-expected,happy with it,I recommend it


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    If you want a lightweight folder in your price range look at the Origami Crane. www.origamibicycles.com

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