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Originally Posted by newuser
I am an international student who wants to buy used folding bike. I have limited budget. I found Dahon folding bike with reasonable price but I don't know what model it is. Also, I would like to know about weak points or anything I need to be caution if you could share me here.
Howdy Sue! Welcome to the forum.
I can't speak on it's strengths or weaknesses of that Dahon as I don't own one but I have some general comments.
I bought a "new old stock" 2003 bike this year but I don't think I'd be comfortable going too far back in the model years due to the advances in folding
bike technology during the past decade. (that Dahon may be more than 10 years old)
Old conventional bikes haven't seen as much recent evolution and a 1970's road bike may bear striking resemblance to a modern one. The exception for me would be a Raleigh 20 which many folks have successfully "modernized
" - those date back 20+ years.
I'm sure the forum members would be happy to suggest options for a given price-point, if you'd like. (I have a few favorites myself)
FWIW, a new Dahon Boardwalk D1 can be had for under $200 new. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...goods&n=507846
There are a bunch of other options for excellent folders on a budget too.
Last edited by af895; 12-20-05 at 06:06 PM.