Need folding bike for Europe-Downtube, Origami, or Dahon
I will be studying in Lyon, France from September-December. Then, I'm thinking of taking a folding bike with me via trains just to travel Western Europe for a month. I'm 175 pounds, 5' 11", male, and 22 years old. My price range is around $300, so I've been looking at the Origami Crane/Cricket, Downtube Nova, and the Dahon Boardwalk. I do not know what types of terrain that I will run into along my travels, so I would just assume that it could be anything. Therefore, I'm a bit skeptical about the Origami Crane due to its lack of suspension. Although, it is lighter than the Cricket, and the more weight I can shed while traveling, the better. I found this Dahon on Craigslist with a 6 speed casset, which seems like a good deal, but I do not know its weight: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ra...859683335.html The Downtube Nova seems to have a good reputation in addition to the above mentioned. Let me know what you guys think!