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    r20 folder aussie ebay 14$


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    Quote Originally Posted by norfolk bolt View Post
    It's gonna be mine I tells ya...all mine, so any Aussies thinkin' of bidding on it....get ya cotton pickin' fingers offa it.

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    Well it's out in the bush at the back of the "Black Stump" so I don't think any of us are going to ride out and pick it up.
    At that price it is tempting

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    Hear's one I got off ebay.... for $50
    Not a Twenty...
    but...
    China but no name...
    I've done a few things to it....
    the brooks is worth twice what I payed for the rest...
    changed the stering and the gearing and now it;s a fun bike to ride


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    I have been wondering about these... they are going for not much... can you post a review?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I have been wondering about these... they are going for not much... can you post a review?
    Looks like one went for $31 a couple of days ago... can't go too wrong there!

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    Ok Jur
    Arrived in a box
    Put together … strange little hub brake on the back was a fiddle [and is a weak brake with no stopping power]
    Front dice was no worries [is a great brake and will stand you on your head if put on to hard]
    I didn’t like the brake handles [no adjustment] so found a pair of old ones in my junk.
    First ride surprised me…. I liked it.
    As I’d bought it to turn into a recumbent I was surprised that I now wanted to keep it as is. I have Dahon 8 and it rode a lot nicer then it.
    Handling with the short bars was twitchy so I put a longer stem and “Old girly bars” on and now it rides well at any speed. If fact of my 8 going bikes this one inspires me most to jump out of the saddle and pump up hills.
    On went a Brooks
    I live on top of a hill so I took the 52t off the front and put on a 44t and while it peddles out at 30kph it brought the low end down to 30 gear inches
    The rear suspension works well with little pogoing on hard climbing and is nice off road.
    Off road she goes alright but slippery in sand with not much tread on the tyers [normal 20inch wheel probJ]
    So Jur it isn’t in the same class as your swift but then again it only cost $50 and I’ve already had many $50 worth out of it.
    It folds ok for what I use it for [chuck in the boot of the car]
    I turned the Dahon into the recumbent and have kept this one as my folder
    Keep on riding
    Leigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh_caines View Post
    First ride surprised me…. I liked it.
    As I’d bought it to turn into a recumbent I was surprised that I now wanted to keep it as is. I have Dahon 8 and it rode a lot nicer then it.
    Nice surprise!

    I got rid of a top sought-after Dahon Helios not long ago, didn't like it. I may just get hold of one of these as another project bike or a keeper-as-is. (SWMBO will kill me so I'll have to hide it. )

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