Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Maybe a mod can move it to the Folder Forum.
What to look for: Reasonable fit for your size. And, once folded, how easy is it to lift to trunk level. I think one reason it is cheap is that it isn't light.
I've got a couple of Worksman bikes, not the folder, though. Quality is okay, but they tend to be low-tech items, more in line with balloon-tire-Schwinns than with multispeed road bikes. If that's what you want, they're fine.
As to the single speed- I think of Austin as "hilly". If it's reasonably flat where you'll be riding, fine. If it's hilly, the single speed will be hard to deal with- and the less fit you are, or the less used to riding the bike, the more it will bother you.
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."