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  1. I'm not sure if my Nova has the same folding...

    I'm not sure if my Nova has the same folding clamp as your #9, but here's some photos of the clamp on my Downtube Nova.

    Charlie
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    I've had my Nova since '09 and am very happy with...

    I've had my Nova since '09 and am very happy with it. I ride fairly often, for me, 24 miles last week, and have had no problems. I changed the seat very soon after purchase ( Brooks B67 ), and just...
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    My two cents. I have a Downtube Nova and changed...

    My two cents. I have a Downtube Nova and changed the seat to Brooks B67 and its the best seat I've ever used. Amazing how smooth the ride. Cost a third the price of the bike, but really worth it. ...
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    Thanks to all. Changing the freewheel does seem...

    Thanks to all. Changing the freewheel does seem to be the simplest approach. If i go ahead with it I will post my results.

    charlie
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    Ed, You may be right. Can't see how the...

    Ed, You may be right. Can't see how the chainring is attached. The crank arm will have to come off . There are no attaching bolts showing. It is probably sandwiched in by the crank arm ? I...
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    Thanks for the link. As I said, I don't use the...

    Thanks for the link. As I said, I don't use the really low gears I have, so the front chain wheel change would be a simple bolt-unbolt project , I think ? , plus maybe some chain links or...
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    A question for Tangsheungpak, or anyone who can...

    A question for Tangsheungpak, or anyone who can help. Where did you obtain a a 53 tooth chain ring for your 'Nova" ? Brand name, model #, or internet source would be appreciated. Is it a simple...
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    I haven't been on line for awhile, it's...

    I haven't been on line for awhile, it's interesting to see the progress of the thread. I've changed the seat and added a rack and padded rubber handle bar ends to my 'Nova'. It really is a great...
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    Just a clarification, Some confusion on another...

    Just a clarification, Some confusion on another thread about my " ... seat went ... " remark. There is nothing wrong with the stock seat, just too narrow for me. Changed it to a Brook' B67. Real...
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    Just came back from a ride to town. I meant my...

    Just came back from a ride to town. I meant my butt decided that i needed a new seat. The riding position is pretty upright and the seat is rather narrow. The stock seat is a good quality seat. I...
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    The bikes been great. I bought in early Oct. ...

    The bikes been great. I bought in early Oct. Just before the price increase. It's still a bargain. Attached is a photo. I did change the seat and add a rack.
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    I vote for the Nova. Mine is great. I'm in FL...

    I vote for the Nova. Mine is great. I'm in FL and rode in FT. Desoto Park last weekend all afternoon with no trouble with sand etc. The seat will go if you ride for more than an hour at a time, as...
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    I don't commute, but I'm real happy with my new...

    I don't commute, but I'm real happy with my new Nova. Only upgrade is the seat and a rear rack. The seat went after the first 20 mile ride. No interference from the rack for folding. Most of...
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    I will have to look closer. I think it is flat...

    I will have to look closer. I think it is flat plate with a chain guard attached. Thought it might be easier than the freewheel. It is not a high end bike, but I'm enjoying the h**l out of it....
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    Change a Downtube Nova chainring ?

    From the Downtube website, my new "Nova" is equipped with a " ... Prowheel 170mm with 3/32" 46T chainring". Could I change to a larger front chainring without too much trouble ? I live in Florida,...
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    I can't resist, Learned to ride on Saturdays,...

    I can't resist, Learned to ride on Saturdays, the fall of 1949. 25 cents / hour rentals. First bike that Christmas ( I was 10), was reconditioned from the LBS for $12. I remember the price cause i...
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    My 2 cents. I bought a "Downtube Nova" folding...

    My 2 cents. I bought a "Downtube Nova" folding bike three weeks ago. It's great, light weight, comfortable. I'm 5'10", 180 lbs. I'm also retired and 70 years old. My first new bike in 20 years. ...
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    Bike rolls pretty. well. Seat works as a push...

    Bike rolls pretty. well. Seat works as a push handle when not retracted. I rode about 15 miles today. Folded and into the trunk at the end of the day. Out of the trunk and through the parking lot...
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    I'd like to add handlebar ends to my 'Nova', any...

    I'd like to add handlebar ends to my 'Nova', any suggestions that won't interfere with the foldability ? Something easily positioned or removed is what Im thinking ? I'm not very familiar with bike...
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    OK here are some photos. Not sure what you mean...

    OK here are some photos. Not sure what you mean by review, I'm pleased so far. Might look for a better seat at some point. But for a 2-2 1/2 hour ride it isn't bad at all. Not very tech savvy...
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    Took the bike to St Pete yesterday. There was a...

    Took the bike to St Pete yesterday. There was a bike get together down by the pier. Walked around for about an hour and then some riding for another hour or so. Only one folder that i saw, a...
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    Another short trip tonight. 5 mi plus. ...

    Another short trip tonight. 5 mi plus. Comfortable and fast enough in the top gear for me. Maybe young guys would want a front derailer ? I'm an old timer so it's great for cruising around. If...
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    The "Nova" arrived and all is well. A really...

    The "Nova" arrived and all is well. A really nice bike. Checked everything and ready to go out of the box, Just air in the tires and adjust the seat and handlebar. A quick ride about an hour ago,...
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    As I sit hear waiting for UPS, and my new DT...

    As I sit hear waiting for UPS, and my new DT Nova, ( ordered Sunday night), I am frustrated that DT does not supply a UPS tracking # ?? Be glad to pass along impressions when it arrives.
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