Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Put your finger on the middle of a map of the USA... Thats me standing next to the COW:) (the cow is my sister)
Bikes: Schwinn Stingray 5sp, Phillips 20, 24"Dyno GT, Raleigh 20, Scott MTB, and a lot more that I dont want the wife to know about!
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Dahon Upgrade Question...
Second post from me today!
I guess the first question I have is:
1)What is this bike?
I bought this bike pretty cheap mainly because its a folder without knowing what it really was or how it performed. The one aspect of folders that is never mentioned is how diverse they can be to accomidate riders of many sizes. More of what I am talking about is I am really tempted to keep this bike around for teaching my daughter how to ride a bike. One good folder could be with a person their entire life since it can constantly be adjusted to accomodate them. I was letting the neighborhood kids ride this bike and I would tweek the handlebars and seat location for each of them, no matter their size, and then they were off...
Next question would be:
2)should I upgrade it?
I have always been a guy that cant leave "Well Enough" alone. I am in the end phases of Raleigh 20 custom rebuild, and kinda wouldnt mind another EASIER prodject for when Im finished. I keep thinking how slick the bike would look with a different handle bar,twist shifter,better brake levers, better brakes (rear mounted on chainstay), a nice rack, maybe aluminum rims, and a 7sp.
Next would be:
3)Whats it worth?
I didnt pay much for it and did some minor cleaning and adjusting. I am interested in the price because of some of the upgrades I wouldnt mind doing. I still would want to be able to sell it, and I dont know if these are worth more original than upgraded.
Thanks for readin' fellas, and thanks for any advice you might have for me...
Folders : Makin' space for the rest of the world...
Ps. Yes this is the actual bike. Its a 5 spd with only a back roller type brake. Also has a friction style shifter... Please dont comment on the artwork on my wall, my son painted it when he was only 3...
Last edited by phatatude; 07-15-08 at 12:37 PM.