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    Bike Nerd Mr. Jim's Avatar
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    My new Ride, also my first folder.

    Well a week or so ago I pulled the trigger on my first folding bike. I want to thank all of you for the wonderful advice that lead to this decision. As always when buying a bike I almost succumbed to bikelust and at various times was close to buying a Brompton or Tikit.

    I (for once) let my common sense over ride my bike lust and bought something sensible for me and my limited wallet.

    This is a NOS 2007 KHS westwood. It's an odd design from a folders point of view and I couldn't even find a spec sheet before ordering. My LBS let me have it for $339 and for that I figured I could afford to dislike it, or play with it if I wanted to.







    The drive train is 8 speed microshift, decent but I scored a set of 9spd Ultegra to replace it, also order drop bars and bar ends (I hate twist shift).
    Last edited by Mr. Jim; 07-09-10 at 10:18 AM.
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    Nice bike for the money and I like the color also. Sounds like it will be real nice with the upgrades.
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    wow looks nice.If they sold this baby in my country i would have bought it.

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    Nice ride! I just picked up a BF Tikit as my first folder. Lots o' fun!

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    welcome to the fold guys

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    OOOOHHHHH!!!. Nice bike. Love the color and the generous rack and bag you put in the back. Enjoy your ride.

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    Bike Nerd Mr. Jim's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyFlorida View Post
    OOOOHHHHH!!!. Nice bike. Love the color and the generous rack and bag you put in the back. Enjoy your ride.
    Actually the rack and bag were included, one of the nice features that made me get it.
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    Senior Member SunnyFlorida's Avatar
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    WOW!!!!! Oh I'm sick with envy now.

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    I've never seen a bike like that one before, but it looks nice, especially for the money. Congrats!

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