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    Default Anyone recommend a folding bike?

    I'm thinking of buying a folding bike. Interested to know if anyone who has one can recommend one or name any to avoid. What are the main things to look for to make it a worthwhile purchase?

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    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    unicycle mate saves time on folding. lol

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    Folding bikes are convenient (i.e. compact) but forget using them for a long ride or if you want to enjoy a ride; they dont cut it against a full size bike. VFM is not that good either; you are paying a lot for the frame design.

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    Well these replies confirm my worst suspicions:
    1. The best ones are incredibly expensive (Big Sig's recommendation) - I could buy a second car for that much!
    2. They're often seen as a joke (andy hare)
    3. They're not as good as a "proper" bike (snap snap)

    Perhaps the solution is to buy Big Sig's recommendation but get a part-time job in a circus using a unicycle to pay for it.

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    Are you still after a folder...or have you changed your mind.
    I'm selling a good one.

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    Brompton are by far the best IMHO.

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