80's Babies: HON 3 Speed. That Unpopular?
I've never posted anything in a forum anywhere before, so pardon the long message.
I just got a HON 3 speed (16 inch rims), claimed to be 80's vintage, and made in England, before the company changed identities to DaHon because of intellectual property issues. I paid $103.74 shipped. It appears to be in okay shape. It's rusty in a few spots, is missing the rear brakes entirely, doesn't have fenders, and needs tires. Did I get ripped off? Does anyone know anything about this bike? It's nearly impossible to find any threads (or I'm not searching properly) or info on the internet. My vision is a tiny sleeper that I can mainly commute on, but make a fast, long getaway if necessary. Is there another current model from which I can select parts? Dahon told me that they don't make anything anymore. What about a kid's front suspension fork? I'd like to make it lighter, faster, and the ride little more supple. Pipe dream? Discuss.