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Old 08-13-08, 10:04 PM   #1
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Thinking about getting a Downtube.

Hi, I had a bicycle accident at the age of 4. My brother was giving me a ride on his bicycle and he was riding with no hands and fell down. I flew off and got a big scar to the right of my right eye. I never learned how to ride a bike until 22 years later. I barely learned how to ride a bicycle a few months ago and I am still a complete beginner.

I want to get a 8H, 8FH or a mini. I plan on mainly riding at the beach and pavements around my neighbor hood. Is there a big difference in the suspension? Are there any mods that should be done on the bike? I read about people using big apple tires and changing their handle bars. I'm 6' and 155lbs and live in Los Angeles area.
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Old 08-14-08, 05:35 AM   #2
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You might want to try asking this in the Folder forum--I've only had the fun of riding a folder once.

That's fantastic that you decided to try cycling again!

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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