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    Senior Member Still Pedaling's Avatar
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    My new folding bike

    Here are some pics of my Adventurer. Hopefully they come out in full size this time

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    Hey it worked.

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    Cool! You got the 12 speed models. Hope you enjoy them for a long time!

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    I have given one to my nephew some years ago (2008?). He still rides it. The bike held up well. It is just a bit heavy.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwong3 View Post
    Cool! You got the 12 speed models. Hope you enjoy them for a long time!

    Ed
    Thanks. I hope it last for quit some time. It will get a few mods later on, but for now it rides pretty nice. Its cooperating with me now. Its not squeaking back at me at present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    I have given one to my nephew some years ago (2008?). He still rides it. The bike held up well. It is just a bit heavy.

    Enjoy!
    That's nice to know that it's holding up. I do agree that its a bit on the heavy side. Even though I put it in the back of my station wagon, it is a bit cumbersome to place it in the back. But for less than $200, I can't expect a light weight frame that's for sure. But it would be nice.

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    Lighter crankset, wheels and tires would help the weight issue. Enjoy it first as it is, and replace things with better parts as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
    Lighter crankset, wheels and tires would help the weight issue. Enjoy it first as it is, and replace things with better parts as needed.
    Exactly my thought. My first mod will be an internal geared hub. I was having issues with the freewheel and derailleur making a lot of knocking/creaking noises. Adjustments have helped, but the noise issue is still there but intermittent. Besides, a 3-speed hub like a Sturmey Archer, for example, requires much less maintenance/adjustments over time. Another mod will be an electric motor. Either that or I will purchase an electric folder as an addition to what I have. But that is in the future when my wallet gains a bit more weight .

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    Looks like they chose the crank-set for low cost, JRA on the 'Burbs-hood it maybe OK..

    if you spin out the top gear , consider something with a 50+ tooth outer chainring ..

    less a weight of parts issue , than just the drive ratio X the 20" wheel ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    if you spin out the top gear , consider something with a 50+ tooth outer chainring ..
    I was wondering about that as the top gear right now doesn't give me a lot of speed.

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    A dual drive hub or 3 speed is 1,33x bigger than the chain wheel size ratio.

    or look for a road kind of crank... you have to start from scratch,
    because the arm is directly attached to the outer chainring..

    Just be prepared, soon the upgrades = the price of your bargain.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 08-01-13 at 11:50 AM.

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