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Old 05-11-10, 04:06 PM   #1
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Tobukaeru?

http://cgi.ebay.com/20-GT-Folding-Bi...item1c12540aca

Clocking in at 36 lbs sounds pretty beefy.
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Old 05-11-10, 05:00 PM   #2
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That's with the box.

Typical entry-level folder, low quality parts. The gears are really too low for serious riding, too.
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Old 05-11-10, 07:16 PM   #3
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Yes that is the weight with the shipping box. You're probably looking at 28-29 lbs for the actual bike. Considering that it is an entry level bike that comes with a disc brake, suspension fork, and steel frame, that is to be expected.

Jur mentioned something about the gearing being low. It is quite easily resolved with changing out the rear freewheel with an 11-28 or 11-32 cluster.

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Clocking in at 36 lbs sounds pretty beefy.
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Old 05-12-10, 09:03 AM   #4
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I think it looks quite interesting for a project bike: front mech, cable diskies (one) , Shimano cog swapper, front suspension. The frame has a hint of Downtube/ Dahon Vitesse about it. It might make a swift sporty weekender. A good price if it does.

The welding on the seatpost/top tube fillet though, is a third of the width of that on my bike, and a bit ,er, wiggly, and the sloping h/post might induce knee-strike for the lofty.

The danger of cheapies is the component quality, as Jur points out, and those front wheel QR's and the handlepost latch look lethal. The rims look good, though. Mmmmm. And that riser bar is just so cute.

As if common sense had anything to do with it. :-)



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