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Old 03-15-05, 08:24 AM   #1
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Just ordered a Dahon Boardwalk 1 for commuting

Single speed. Cheap. Sounds perfect for what I need: a get-around town bike.
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Old 03-15-05, 09:20 AM   #2
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It should be an easy conversion to a fixed wheel if you so desire.
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Old 03-15-05, 09:44 AM   #3
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It should be an easy conversion to a fixed wheel if you so desire.

What is a fixed wheel?
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Old 03-22-05, 02:34 PM   #4
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A fixed wheel bicycle does not allow coasting. Advantages of this are that traction is better on snow and ice and it tends to be a better workout.Braking is accomplished by retarding the pedals.
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Old 03-22-05, 02:45 PM   #5
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I hope you will post a detailed review after you have had your Boardwalk a while. I have been tempted to buy one for trips where I could ride to the bus or train, and then bring a bike onboard.
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Old 03-22-05, 06:09 PM   #6
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I didn't know they made a singlespeed Boardwalk.
I'm looking at their website now, it doesn't look like they do. Special order?
You'll love the singlespeed, I take my SS (non-folder) on 90% of all rides, commuting included.
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Old 03-22-05, 07:54 PM   #7
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I didn't know they made a singlespeed Boardwalk.
I'm looking at their website now, it doesn't look like they do. Special order?
You'll love the singlespeed, I take my SS (non-folder) on 90% of all rides, commuting included.


I saw that also, I don't know why they don't have them up on their website.

They do make them and they are available in USA.
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Old 03-23-05, 12:19 AM   #8
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Did you order a 2004 or 2005? Can you measure the rear dropouts on the back when you get it?
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Old 03-23-05, 08:03 AM   #9
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http://www.ahoycaptain.com/shop/dahon_boardwalk_1.html
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Old 03-23-05, 04:20 PM   #10
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Wow, $180! That's practically nothing. Surely that price doesn't include the rack and fenders as pictured.

Does anybody know what size gear it comes set-up with?
Or, here's a decent idea, by a D1 and put a Nexus 7-speed hub on it for another $160. I know, I know--you can buy it with a 7 speed, but there are advantages (and an effeciency drawback) to the internal geared hub on a city bike.
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Wow, $180! That's practically nothing. Surely that price doesn't include the rack and fenders as pictured.

Does anybody know what size gear it comes set-up with?
Or, here's a decent idea, by a D1 and put a Nexus 7-speed hub on it for another $160. I know, I know--you can buy it with a 7 speed, but there are advantages (and an effeciency drawback) to the internal geared hub on a city bike.
Oh, but it does include the rack and fenders.
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Old 04-30-05, 07:18 PM   #12
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Yeap. Mine came with rack and fenders. All black. Simple. Rear coaster brake and front direct pull. Weighs 25.5 lbs. It's been fun to ride.
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Old 05-02-05, 07:57 AM   #13
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yes it does come with a rack and fenders
the rear dropout spacing is 110 mm

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Old 05-13-05, 11:37 AM   #14
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I bought the 2003 Boardwalk S1 version. I used it as a basic foundation to upgrade and customize it to my personal specifications rather than purchasing a more expensive model. I found that I am much more satisfied with my purchase than having some designer select the components and accessories that I may not need. I only purchased a Sturmey-Archer AW three speed hub, another Tektro rear brake to replaced the back pedaled one supplied, a tote bag, and a battery powered light. Everything else, the fenders/mudguards, rear rack, and a short bungee cord came with the bike. After a year and a half, the bike still looks like it came out of it's box. I have never had such a happier, more personal association with a bike.
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Old 05-13-05, 05:37 PM   #15
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Definitely a good choice. Congrats!

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