Hi all -
I'm glad to have found these forums, and I had a question that I would hope could be answered fully here.
Note the title under my name: I am a NEWBIE.
Also note that this bike has been PURCHASED, so I am asking a question that I hope doesn't get an answer that tells me it was a bad choice, or any variation on "OMG that suxx".
That all being said, I purchased a Dahon Boardwalk S1 from 'Camping World' here in Ohio. Right price for me, since I'm new to using this for simple 'get to the train and then to work on flat streets' type of commuting with it. Specs given are as such:
Gears..... Single Speed
Spokes..... Stainless Steel
Rims....... 20" Aluminum
I went with the Dahon based on a friend who lived in Europe for a while saying it was a good 'urban starter' bike.
He, like myself, are near the upper weight limit of the bike (I read elsewhere it's rated for 230lbs max).
He mentioned that he had to replace the back wheel/tire. He said before he did so he suffered too many flats.
He's out of contact now so I would like to find out what to do, and exactly what to 'get' at the bike shop, as the schema for bike tire sizes, etc. is not something I'm versed in.
I need help with this, and also to find out if that's all it'll take to get this rolling safely.