Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stockholm, SD
Bikes: My daily ride is a Batavus, Marin (steel & carbon) only rode it a few times since I came back from the island. Dahon single spd. that's been all over the world with me. 1930's Hercules I'm trying to gather parts to restore it. A Royal Enfield.
input on single speed folders
I have an old Dahon single speed folder w/fenders & rack. I love this bike and its been all over the world with me, literally. However the folding mechanism is wearing out and it is beginning to look like it has been all over the world.
I'm probably going to keep it for the grand kids (they love it; I'll probably weld it), however, I want to get a newer one for my trunk; a single speed. I LOVE the simplicity of a single speed. After spending 2 years with no other transport but a bicycle a few years back; I have learned to appreciate the simplicity of a single speed bike.
My question is this: which one??
I'd be lying if I said money is no object: it is.
I don't need the lightest bike out there. If me and my bike need to lose 3 lbs.; it is a lot cheaper for me to lose it than the bike.
I need some input on a single speed bike that is going to get used and folded and used and folded and used . . . you get the idea by now. . . .
The Dahon Mu Uno and it's steel counterpart are to rich for my blood.
20" alloy wheels & no cables please.