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    zsport 18"

    i saw this on craigslist...what do u guys think of the zport folding bike? are they any good or they are flimsy and probably break down in a couple of month?

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/810470215.html

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    I met a girl on Saturday during the summer streets ride who has one. It is typical of folders at that price--heavy, and with off-brand components. However, it is definitely a step up from the Citizen folders.

    She doesn't ride it every day, so its fine for her. However, if you're planning on getting something that you're going to commute on, I would say its best to spend the extra money on something better.
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    I was going to get that as a starter bike to teach my nephews.
    I found a place that sells them for $138, today I met an older
    gentleman who had a bike that looks nicer than that for the same price.
    I'm going to check out the place this week.
    just two things concern me, the 18inch tires and band brake for the rear.
    I'm not accustomed to seeing that but then I bought a bike with 12inch tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caaah View Post
    I met a girl on Saturday during the summer streets ride who has one. It is typical of folders at that price--heavy, and with off-brand components. However, it is definitely a step up from the Citizen folders.

    She doesn't ride it every day, so its fine for her. However, if you're planning on getting something that you're going to commute on, I would say its best to spend the extra money on something better.
    what do u think it compare to the dahon boardwalk? i can get the dahon boardwalk for around $205 including shipping. do u think it would be good to spend an additional $45 for the dahon boardwalk bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    what do u think it compare to the dahon boardwalk? i can get the dahon boardwalk for around $205 including shipping. do u think it would be good to spend an additional $45 for the dahon boardwalk bike?
    Definitely. You'd spend that extra $45 bucks pretty darn quickly replacing stuff. The seat post on the zsport is waaaaaaaay too short, for starters.

    Plus, the Boardwalk S1 is 8-10 pounds lighter!
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