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Old 04-10-17, 01:53 AM   #1
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Java cl 18s d java bikes

http://www.javabikes.com/en/product_detail.aspx?id=98

After getting burnt by respect bikes I've been looking at other mini velos. Anybody have any experience with Java bikes?

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Old 04-10-17, 01:57 AM   #2
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http://www.javabikes.com/en/product_detail.aspx?id=98

After getting burnt by respect bikes I've been looking at other mini velos. Any b ody have any ecperience with Java?

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Old 04-10-17, 02:10 AM   #3
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Java isn't going anywhere but if you miss this bid it might take a long time to find another one for sale. If I wouldn't have had two of them it would have been my already.

2010 Cannondale Hooligan 8 | eBay

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Old 04-10-17, 02:21 AM   #4
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Java isn't going anywhere but if you miss this bid it might take a long time to find another one for sale. If I wouldn't have had two of them it would have been my already.

2010 Cannondale Hooligan 8 | eBay
Thanks...I actually did bid on the two hooligans that ended last week.

The Java looks like a deal already has hydraulic brakes but looks like I'd be the guinea 🐷 because nobody has one...
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Thanks...I actually did bid on the two hooligans that ended last week.

The Java looks like a deal already has hydraulic brakes but looks like I'd be the guinea �� because nobody has one...
Try to test ride both of the bikes before the auction expires instead of being a guinea. For $200 you can upgrade it with SLX M675/RT66 brakes.
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Try to test ride both of the bikes before the auction expires instead of being a guinea. For $200 you can upgrade it with SLX M675/RT66 brakes.
That would be ideal but where am I going to find a U.S Java dealer and no Cannondale dealers in So.Cal carry hooligans already tried that. Is there even a hooligan thread here?
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Old 04-10-17, 08:48 AM   #7
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??? You know it's a doppelganger right?..

I can say from experience with doppelganger while the frame will be good if heavy, every other part on it will be junk.
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That would be ideal but where am I going to find a U.S Java dealer and no Cannondale dealers in So.Cal carry hooligans already tried that. Is there even a hooligan thread here?
There is some discussion here http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bi...-hooligan.html


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??? You know it's a doppelganger right?..

I can say from experience with doppelganger while the frame will be good if heavy, every other part on it will be junk.
Is there a minivelo which isn't a doppelganger in the similar price range when it's new?
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Its sold here in Singapore.
Java makes decent folders, though not considered the high end.
(I do have a Java X2 folder)

I've seen this model a few times, paint job looks good and not shabby.
Never heard of people complain about Java stuff, so probably decent.


Personally, I would get one if I didn't already have a Raleigh mini velo (which is poorer quality than this Java )
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Its sold here in Singapore.
Java makes decent folders, though not considered the high end.
(I do have a Java X2 folder)



I've seen this model a few times, paint job looks good and not shabby.
Never heard of people complain about Java stuff, so probably decent.


Personally, I would get one if I didn't already have a Raleigh mini velo (which is poorer quality than this Java )
Thanks for posting... The only thing that throws me off about the Java is that it looks like the head tube is kind of short, they run a lot of head tube spacers on that fork. I don't mind a seat to bar drop so I would probably be taking some spacers out...Maybe upgrade the cranks and derailures and still save money over a hooligan.
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I've looked at the Java in person and the frame is pretty nice for the money in Thailand. I didn't get to ride it though. My only gripe is it probably can't fit a fat tire. I'm all about fat tires for comfort.
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Old 04-10-17, 11:36 PM   #12
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I've looked at the Java in person and the frame is pretty nice for the money in Thailand. I didn't get to ride it though. My only gripe is it probably can't fit a fat tire. I'm all about fat tires for comfort.
Good observation... It should take a 1.5 though right?
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I don't live near a dealer that stocks this bike, but here are some pics. It's supposed to come with 1.2" tires so the seat stays seems wide enough for a 1.5" tire easily, but I think it was the chainstay bridge that might not allow a 1.75-2".
?????? JAVA CL-18S-A - ThaiMTB.com - ???????
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