As the title says! I haven't ridden a bike for probably close to ten years, but this semester at college I'm finding myself with 10 minutes to get from one side of campus to the complete opposite side multiple times a day. Walking is too slow because it's just too far to make it on time, and driving is too slow because of idiot pedestrians standing in the road and the school being too stupid to realize that having 4x the number of commuting students as you do parking spaces is not feasible. So I feel a bike is the perfect solution, the catch being that it needs to fit in my car (a Scion IQ) so I can get the damn thing to school in the first place.
I've also wanted a bike to be able to take rides with my boyfriend, get more exercise and lose a bit of weight, and to take my dog for a good long run, so this is the perfect excuse to finally buy one!
So, since I did read the sticky on being new to folding bikes :
I am 5'9" and about 180lbs.
My budget is as cheap as possible! I am a student after all, lol.
Riding experience is that I used to ride a mountain bike all over a rural property quite a lot as a kind, but haven't ridden for a long time.
The bike will be used for riding between classes, riding around parks or downtown, so mostly sidewalk/pavement. Don't intend to do any mountain biking, BMXing, or riding this 50 miles a day or anything like that.
I'm looking at the Schwinn Loop and the Citizen Miami bikes. My problem is that I like both quite a lot, they are almost identical in price, and both have really good reviews. As far as I have been able to determine they are just about identical, except that the Schwinn is a lower step-though type and the Citizen comes in fun colors.
Has anyone used either of these, or even better, both of these? Anyone aware of any pros/cons I haven't uncovered myself?