Does anyone in Boston have a Downtube?
Specifically a Downtube 8FH.
I'm really interested in that bike based on what a lot of people have said about it in other threads. I currently have a Dahon Broadway and I really like it, but it just seems like such a short distance bike.
Anyway, If anyone has an 8FH and wouldn't mind me riding it down their street and back, I'd be ever so Grateful. I'd even be happy trying out any Downtube with multiple gears.
Also, I'm wondering if the 8FH would be a good bike for this city's terrain. I often ride on the Minuteman and the Greenway (and I've been fine on my Boardwalk and a cheap Shogun road bike), but I'd also like something that can take to the city streets and get me over some hills and bridges. Does anyone have any experiences that may help in my decision.
I'm 5'8" about 170lbs - not a hardcore cyclist, but I can hold my own for the most part. I'd most likely use the bike for a one way commute of about 9 miles a couple times a week.
I hope this is not an inappropriate request.