I'd get this if you can swing the moolah - http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/844509483.html Maybe you can talk down the price a bit.
How hilly are your standard rides? Do the gears make up for the extra weight?
How much time in a typical outing will you spend lugging the bike rather than riding it? While carrying the bike the gears won't help a bit, and you'll feel every pound of that extra weight.
there is only 1 hill on my way to work and for ppl that lives in mahattan and bike around central park...they know there are a couple of hill in central parks. i won't be carry to much until i get to my building but then there are elavators in my building.
what should i choose???????????????????????????????????????????????
Last edited by vincentnyc; 09-19-08 at 10:48 AM.
- Adjustable handlebar (not available on the boardwalk)
- Comes with a storage bag
- A bit cheaper than a new boardwalk
- 11 years old
- heavier than the Boardway
- It's old and probably bulkier than the boardwalk?
I'll say if you don't care about the 3-sp, get the boardwalk, otherwise see if you get the seller to lower the price a bit. Don't forget the stowaway comes with a bag, which maybe worth $20-$25? It's another story if you don't care about the bag.
I just noticed that he says he has 2 stowaway??
A con for me on these classic dahons are the steel rims
and crankset. I think the crankset is steel, not sure.
I do love the looks, a guy in my office building rides one every day.
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Maybe the Dahon dream on ebay would be a good curve replacement --- I just ordered one for precisely that reason. It is 6 speed, $320, item # 320301068444.
Though PB's website says that the red D3s are in as of 9/15. I found one for 480 on safetycycle.
cons is because steel is heavy, steel rims also don't brake as well in wet weather.
steel wheels also are harder to true, I wouldn't mess around with that.
I think the New Dahon boardwalk has alloy rims and alloy crankset. (because I wanted to get one)
their hubs may be steel but I don't think so.
I worked in a small office building, 14 stories, mainly non-profits, the building rules
are much more lax than a giant corporate building with x-rays and such.
he just rolled it in and rolled it out. (lighting a cig on his way out the door)
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Last edited by vincentnyc; 09-19-08 at 01:20 PM.
though the link to HT660 doesn't work.
Here are some pictures:
I ordered the white.
If I were shopping for a 20", I would have had plenty of choices, including a $350 Mariner which I enjoyed riding. I listed those in another thread "Kents, again". Unfortunately 20" is too big for me to carry. I'm only 62" tall myself. If it were a car folder, I would have definitely considered the Mariner.
I can honestly say that the new store in Dayton has a great staff. I realize that Performance is an easy target for a lot of folks, but I've got no complains. They recently provided support for our local mountain bike races; one of their staff is one of the fastest advancing women's racer in the state; the manager is a professional bike fitter. Good people, all of them. Yep, no complains at all.....