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    Bazooka Beach 3 Orange

    Has anyone on this forum actually purchased or rode a Bazooka Beach 3 ? I am interested in the quality of this folding cruiser. My wife came accross this while surfing the net and fell in love. She wants one but I told her first I wanted to do some research. Anyone know anything about this bike?

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    We don't hear about the Bazooka line of bikes on this forum very often.

    The general suggestion I would make is to make sure you give it a good test ride when you receive it. Be sure that you can send it back if it's not to your liking.

    Oh... and we would love to hear what you and your wife think about the bike (ride, quality, etc).

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    Looks like an older latch design.

    And..on the 'Orange' noticed they have spec'd 26 x 1.65" tires vs. the normal 26 x 2.125" on a cruiser. The 'Blue' model was spec'd with the larger tires. It is also a heavy bike, as are many cruisers.

    You might want to check out the 26" Dahon models for comparison purposes. (There are plenty of owners of 20" wheeled Dahon folders on this Forum, including me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by trider View Post
    Has anyone on this forum actually purchased or rode a Bazooka Beach 3 ? I am interested in the quality of this folding cruiser. My wife came accross this while surfing the net and fell in love. She wants one but I told her first I wanted to do some research. Anyone know anything about this bike?

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    Terry
    I have to agree with another poster that it seems that we seldom hear about Bazooka folding bicycles here on this forum. As far as "big wheel" folding bikes go, it seems that the Montegue gets most of the press.

    I did a search on Google for "Bazooka Cruiser folding bike review" but mostly found sites that sell these bikes...at least on the first two pages of search results. I'd recommend that you do some exhaustive research on your own, and hopefully find impressions from anyone who owns a Bazooka Cruiser 3 rather than try to obtain any input from this forum.

    Good luck!

    Edward Wong III
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    Last edited by edwong3; 11-06-09 at 07:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
    We don't hear about the Bazooka line of bikes on this forum very often.

    --sam
    I hope the person who bought that Bazooka ad on the top right of this page isn't listening to this topic

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    Thanks for all of your replys. I will have to pass on the Beach 3. After reading futher, I discovered that it has a coaster brake. After riding a friend's single speed with a coaster brake this weekend, I came to the conclusion that this would be a safety hazzard. Very awkward when one is used to a hand brake. I am sure that some would argue this point, but thats just the way I feel.

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    Terry, that's all well and good, but tell us which folder you decided to get.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalato View Post
    Terry, that's all well and good, but tell us which folder you decided to get.

    Good luck!
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    Hey Sam,

    I haven't decided yet. My wife and I are still shopping. The follder at the top of my list right now is the DownTube Nova. Seems like a good deal for the money. The DownTube 8FH is also under heavy consideration. We are also considering stretching our budget and go for 2 Swifts. I like that Swift.

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    I just ordered one

    They were on sale for $295, and I figured at that price why not try one out! They look like fun and I even if it's a bit heavy and bigger than other folders, it will still fit in my trunk. My brother lives in Vancouver so I had him stop by the store and he said it's a really nice ride. I'm looking forward to when this bike actually arrives so I can try it out myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trider View Post
    Has anyone on this forum actually purchased or rode a Bazooka Beach 3 ? I am interested in the quality of this folding cruiser. My wife came accross this while surfing the net and fell in love. She wants one but I told her first I wanted to do some research. Anyone know anything about this bike?

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    Terry
    trider,

    didn't you have citizen gotham before. so you guys are moving up to a 26' bike now ? if you do check out the dahon 26" folding bikes.

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