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    2008 cadenza solo vs. 2009 cadenza solo

    I was searching for a nice already made fixed gear bike and had ome across the cadenza solo. I did a little research and saw that the 2008 had a slight "curve" on one of the tubes, kind of turned me off; the 2009 doesnt have curve. The 2009 looks great but looking at the specs I saw that it gained 6lbs. 2008-25lbs 2009-31lbs. I just dont know which one to get. I saw the 2008 going for 450 on one site with free shipping while thorusa is goin to sell the 2009 for 679 with free shipping also. what do you guys think is better, maybe I could live with the curve, because its $279 cheaper..... Cheers on any other input/info about these bikes would be great!

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    Getting old model bikes are generally a nice way to go (price wise)... I hadn't heard that Thor was going to get the 2009's in... Thor is clearancing the 2008's at 515 as well.

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    hmm back to this thread, I was wondering if there was enough clearance to go from 26" wheels to 700C wheels on the cadenza solo. I didn't find specs to compute this answer

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    It can probably be done but you will have to get brakes to work with the 700's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    It can probably be done but you will have to get brakes to work with the 700's
    tight I think I will by the new 09 solo then try to convert it

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    I saw one selling 2009 Dahon Cadenze 8 for $400 on craigslist. Do you think it is good deal? It comes with original receipt, dual disk brakes, air pump on seat. I don't know it is good to buy this or go for Trek 7.3. I am about to buy Trek 7.3. Dahon is folding bike but Trek not. Need your input.

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    if it's in good condition, that's a steal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    You don't need to dress up like a spandex super hero to ride your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmitch View Post
    if it's in good condition, that's a steal...
    there is no current or 2010 Solo in the US
    all 2009 were the same as 2008
    all 2008 are sold

    in other words its a no go unless a dealer has one hidden in a corner somewhere

    Cadenza 8 2008 is the same as 2009 and no more in 2010
    Dahon as well as I only have a few 20 inchers left ..after they are gone they are gone as well . This is a truly spectacular bike, typycal case of being introduced too early and than not enough numbers were sold and eventually dropped .... its a sad case in my opinion as it represented the nicest full size bike in a very attractive price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    It can probably be done but you will have to get brakes to work with the 700's
    Yes, it has already been done. See my Cadenza with 700c and brakes modification on front and back below:











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