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Old 07-05-17, 07:47 AM   #26
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only 23 lbs?!!!
That's quite impressive for a $100 bike.
My Boardwalk S1 is 4 pounds heavier (and almost 3 times more expensive);
and mine doesn't even have a water bottle holder!

This is definitely on my wish list!

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It's a little heavier now that I have some 2.125 BMX tires on it and a rear rack.
It was 110.00 shipped from the big auction, but retails for anywhere from 250.00 up to 600.00 I've seen.
It has a 6061 aluminum frame, very well built with a super patent pending latch.
Nice 40.5" wheelbase and is admittedly more comfortable to ride than my Mercier mini velo.

Got a 3 speed sturmey archer wheel coming from UK for it. Only one I could find with 110 mm O.L.D. That will increase the weight some as well.
Keep your eye out on Ebxx, because the seller puts them on for 110.00 occasionally.
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It's a little heavier now that I have some 2.125 BMX tires on it and a rear rack.
It was 110.00 shipped from the big auction, but retails for anywhere from 250.00 up to 600.00 I've seen.
It has a 6061 aluminum frame, very well built with a super patent pending latch.
Nice 40.5" wheelbase and is admittedly more comfortable to ride than my Mercier mini velo.

Got a 3 speed sturmey archer wheel coming from UK for it. Only one I could find with 110 mm O.L.D. That will increase the weight some as well.
Keep your eye out on Ebxx, because the seller puts them on for 110.00 occasionally.
How did you get those old skool caliper brake levers to work with the V-brake?
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I hated the V-brakes even with the original levers. V-brakes require 1mm clearance to work properly, so found that every time I took the wheels off, the brakes had to be readjusted every time. As well, they felt spongy. So simply replaced them with Caliper brakes, and now it feels nice and tight. I know that people will say that V-brakes are way better than calipers, but I disagree and like calipers better.
The reach was around 80mm, so the Diacompe Bulldogs worked great.

I had it all set up with the 3 speed, double cog and two on the crank, making it a twelve speed, but it seemed way over complicated, and stripped it all back down, and now it's a beautiful simple three speed. 38.9"/51.9"/69.1" gear range.
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Awesome!

I also put a drop bar on my Dahon 1-speed...luv'in it!

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I had it all set up with the 3 speed, double cog and two on the crank, making it a twelve speed, but it seemed way over complicated, and stripped it all back down, and now it's a beautiful simple three speed. 38.9"/51.9"/69.1" gear range.
How do you like the gear spread? Is jump between gears too much or about right?

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