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Old 10-19-11, 01:41 PM   #1
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Oyama folding bikes?

Does anyone have any opinions on Oyamas? They are going pretty cheap now, For example , the Rockaway for under 300. The components look good, e.g. Tiagra gears.
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Old 10-19-11, 09:25 PM   #2
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I think dealer support would be an issue that has been brought up. I agree for the money some good components.
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Old 10-20-11, 03:49 AM   #3
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Last time I looked most of the range was very heavy, the single speed bikes weighing as much as geared Dahons.
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Old 10-20-11, 03:54 AM   #4
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I think dealer support would be an issue that has been brought up. I agree for the money some good components.
+1 on support and parts. I don't own an Oyama but my Pinnacle has Oyama folding mechanisms and I'm pretty sure other components. I can't find a dealer (not called Oyama direct though) and internet searches for parts come up empty.

However, I think they're good bikes as the guy who got me into cycling recommended them and has a sporty Oyama and he swears to its quality.

I'm looking into modding my bike with Dahon or other parts so will see how compatible Oyama-like things are with others.

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Old 10-20-11, 03:03 PM   #5
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Here's the distributor based out of Montreal that I had met at the recent Bike Show in Toronto. I think the bikes would be good for someone that is good at tinkering. I personally rather find a used known name brand bike. It's easier to find mods / upgrades for them and if all else fails, it's easier to resell....it's kinda like computer components.

On a side note, I think I would have gotten the RR1 for $900 that day but it was already gone.

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Which tubes to get for the Oyama Rockaway?

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For a friend who doesn't know about bikes, I need to get tubes for the Oyama Rockaway.

Based on the picture, it looks like they use Schrader valves, and this ad from eBay UK says that they are "CST 20 x 1.2".

I assume they're x-406, but what about their width?

Thank you.
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Old 06-06-14, 07:48 AM   #7
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Hello

For a friend who doesn't know about bikes, I need to get tubes for the Oyama Rockaway.

Based on the picture, it looks like they use Schrader valves, and this ad from eBay UK says that they are "CST 20 x 1.2".

I assume they're x-406, but what about their width?

Thank you.
yes,they're 406 wheel. 1.0-1.5 inch wide tubes would be OK. of cause, 1.2 will fit the best.
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Thanks for the tip.

Turns out it was a good idea to bring a spare tube... The original says "20x1.35" and they are indeed Schrader valves.
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