My legs hurt
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Farther behind you than I'd like to be
Bikes: Vaya, Brompton, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, Cresswell Fold-it, '81 Trek 610
spare parts build - up
Now that I'm pretty much done building up my Swift, I've got a bunch of spare parts laying about & I'm thinking of using them to build up a "spare" folder for the Mrs, and the occasional house guest.
What I've got:
Xootr wheelset, handlebars, stem, brake levers, rear derailuer, shifter, saddle, pedals, 8 speed rear cassette, 52T chainring (130 BCD), tyres & tubes, brake pads.
I was wondering if it would make sense to pick up a cheapy folder on ebay, or a used base Dahon and just swap over my relatively better / newer parts.
Would something like a Citizen Miami or the like make sense for something like this, or would I be better off looking elsewhere?
Also, from reading the forums, I've noticed that many Dahons use odd hub spacing. Is this typically for the front only, or is the rear spacing funny too?
The budget for doing this is pretty tight, and I don't want to spend too much time on the conversion.
Should I just not bother, or is this a reasonable idea?