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So I'm thinking of getting myself a bike for Christmas. My car is probably too small for a bike rack so a full-sized bike is not feasible. I've been looking at 20" or 26" Dahon and Downtube bikes. Do any of ya'll have any recommendations?
I lay the two back seats down and use the quick release lever on my front wheel. Fits right into the trunk of my Celica in about 10 seconds. I don't know if you have the room but I would give it a try.
I wouldn't get one of those fold up bikes unless I strictly going to be riding on paved roads. And the wheels are too small. You'd be going very slow and they wouldn't do well with rocks and dibree.
I have a yakima strap rack but it is such a hassle to put on that I never use it.
Your best bet if it doesn't fit in your trunk is to install a hitch where a bike rack just slides on.
Get a BMX, and find a way to shove it into your car. Even if you can't fit, you have no derailer to worry about, so if you have to take off both wheels, its incredibly fast and simple, just need a wrench and you're all set.
Better yet, don't drive! (lol, clearly not possible, but had to be said)