my first folder - now what?
Here's my swap-meet treasure from Sunday - a Dahon Getaway V. Can anyone tell me anything about it? The year it was made perhaps. It's got a 5 gears in the back, a single crank, and a single rear hub brake.
I'm going to try to avoid my usual habit of immediately dumping $100-150 into an old bike, for various parts, new tires, tubes, etc. Although I may buy some tires because these are pretty cracked. I'm looking at these (which added together is more than the cost of the bike!): http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pikpg...16_tire/pp.htm
I swapped the brake and shifter locations today, so I can brake with my left hand, and I replaced the brake cable and housing - still not a lot of braking power. Should I disassemble that rear hub? Or is this just a weak setup (like I imagine). But I don't plan on pushing this bike very hard, so I can live with it. It's mainly going to be for very short runs around town.