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    Hey guys!

    My name is Agustin, i am from Argentina and this is my first post!

    I'm going to the US on vacation in a couple of weeks, and i want to buy a folding bike. I want a very cheap bike (200 dollars aprox) because i will use it from my garage to my job (maybe 20 blocks of distance, and only 5 days a week).

    Which one do you reccomend in that price range??

    Thank you very much!

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    China made fold in half Dahon clones come in at that low a price ..

    daHon is China made but the copies even under cut their prices .

    our LBS gets a 1 speed J&B import for pretty low cost , (IDK what figure that number is . )
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    Quote Originally Posted by agustinsz View Post
    My name is Agustin, i am from Argentina and this is my first post!

    I'm going to the US on vacation in a couple of weeks, and i want to buy a folding bike. I want a very cheap bike (200 dollars aprox) because i will use it from my garage to my job (maybe 20 blocks of distance, and only 5 days a week).

    Which one do you reccomend in that price range??

    Thank you very much!
    if i understand correctly, you wish to buy a folding bike while you on vacation in USA to take back with you to argentina to use as a commuting bike?

    what cities will you be traveling to within the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    if i understand correctly, you wish to buy a folding bike while you on vacation in USA to take back with you to argentina to use as a commuting bike?

    what cities will you be traveling to within the US?
    Sorry for the spelling mistakes, english isn't my first language.

    That's exactly what i need, a commuting bike to bring back to Argentina! I'm going to be staying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but moving a lot around Miami.

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    You might want to look into Citizen Bikes Folding Bikes by Citizen Bike.
    They are located in Florida north of Miami, so you might be able to get in touch with them directly when you are there. There are several models ranging in price from $169 to $399 that might suit your price range and needs.
    Good luck!

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    I'd also consider buying used if you have any experience with bicycles. You can start searching craigslist a couple of days before you arrive...
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    Quote Originally Posted by agustinsz View Post
    Sorry for the spelling mistakes, english isn't my first language.

    That's exactly what i need, a commuting bike to bring back to Argentina! I'm going to be staying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but moving a lot around Miami.
    cool. you will want to search for a used bike.

    start checking craigslist prior to your arrival in florida.

    miami is a good place to find a bicycle...

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    Looking for a good quality used bike is a good idea like others have suggested. Try to find one that will not present a problem for you in getting service and parts back home where you live.
    "It's best to remain silent and be thought the fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt" -- Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    cool. you will want to search for a used bike.

    start checking craigslist prior to your arrival in florida.
    If only someone had thought to suggest that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    If only someone had thought to suggest that...
    apologies, mr. plager. i didn't see your post prior to submitting my own. had i seen your suggestion, i surely would have +1'd...

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    I bought my Greenzone folder new for $ 200 and it included a travel bag. However look on Craigslist for used bicycles. About 2 weeks ago I got an older folding Dahon for $ 60! Best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    apologies, mr. plager. i didn't see your post prior to submitting my own. had i seen your suggestion, i surely would have +1'd...
    That's Dr. Plager to you.

    (Yes, dear, I'll try and stop being an @$$ online..)

    Never mind.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    That's Dr. Plager to you.

    (Yes, dear, I'll try and stop being an @$$ online..)

    Never mind.



    Cheers,
    Charles
    As one Dr. to another I'd like to prescribe a dose of "humble pie" as a dietetic aid to help reduce the gluteus based affronts on other members of the forum (psychiatrists are their own most worthy patients).

    "F***in A" dude (augustinsz), either find a brand name folder on the local CraigsList (yeah, good luck in Florida) or buy a Greenzone/Citizen cheapo Chinese made bike off of the interwebz. I've enjoyed my Citizen Miami quite a bit and the "bang for the buck" was pretty damned good.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    I got a Citizen Tokyo a few months ago. I needed it for a trip to Aruba;
    stuffed it into a suitcase. It's within your budget and I think it's priced
    fairly for what you get. I decided to get this model because I rode one
    before when I visited my brother in California, his family has 3 of them:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUUC...6zPoymgKaIoDLA


    2013 Citizen Tokyo in a suitcase by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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