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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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    It should be an easy conversion to a fixed wheel if you so desire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james Haury
    It should be an easy conversion to a fixed wheel if you so desire.

    What is a fixed wheel?

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony King
    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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    Did you order a 2004 or 2005? Can you measure the rear dropouts on the back when you get it?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony King
    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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    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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    yes it does come with a rack and fenders
    the rear dropout spacing is 110 mm

    Thor

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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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    Definitely a good choice. Congrats!

    Koffee

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