Folding bikes for cheapskates

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  1. Easyliving

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    Hi

    Much as I would like to able to afford a £900+ electric bike I can't so I had a look round to see what else is available. These are the cheapest folding bikes I could find - only £109.99 each from Argos. Until 11th August (allegedly) Argos are giving away a £10 voucher every time you spend £100 or more so I managed to buy our bikes in 2 transactions and so got £20 in vouchers.

    They are dead easy to put together and look reasonably well made. We only need bikes for the trip to get the morning baguette or a short ride along a riverside path etc so they are good enough for us.

    Paul

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    No cheapskate about it , why spend money you don't have to, just to get something fancy that you would never use to their full potential (y):)
     
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    Are they easy to ride? I have great difficulty putting my bike on the bike rack so a folding bike is worth considering for solar use as you.
     
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    One improvement you can make to the ride of most folding bikes is to change the chain ring (the big 'cog' that the pedals attach to) for a larger one, at least 52 teeth - most come with small ones of around 40 teeth which means that you have to pedal a lot harder (ie make more rotations) to get the same distance. When we bought our folding electric bikes this was something that I looked at carefully to ensure they would be comfy to ride either with or without power assistance.
     
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    They don't look bad at all - I particularly like the adjustable angle of the handlebars so you can get the distance just right, a lot of more expensive folding bikes don't have this ability.
     
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