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Old 05-10-08, 07:24 PM   #1
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Need rec: coaster brakes, single spd, 16" wheels.

For my wife: I need a recommendation for a simple light folder with coaster brakes, single speed transmission, 16" wheels, moderate price. Must have all those features. What do you suggest?

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What is a moderate price?
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Around $500 or less.
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Old 05-11-08, 12:13 AM   #4
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Here is a 20" , http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/2008/boardwalk1.htm
16" http://ridethisbike.com/products/Ken...uperlite-1.htm

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For my wife: I need a recommendation for a simple light folder with coaster brakes, single speed transmission, 16" wheels, moderate price. Must have all those features. What do you suggest?

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Well, if you get either a Dahon Curve or a Downtube Mini and mail it to me, I'll be happy to switch out the internally geared hub and put in a coaster brake and ship it back to you. I'll do it for free, seriously!

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I'm one of the rare who managed to buy a Dahon Presto with a three speed hub with coaster brake. I hardly use the front brake at all and I wonder why Dahon went with the freewheel with the Curve.
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Well, if you get either a Dahon Curve or a Downtube Mini and mail it to me, I'll be happy to switch out the internally geared hub and put in a coaster brake and ship it back to you. I'll do it for free, seriously!
Thanks for the offer. I've resolved the issue by buying her a Boardwalk, which she really likes already. I sure wish they had 16" wheel versions.
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5 bones could ebay you a '68 schwinn run-a-bout. Who needs brakes when you're that cool......
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