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Old 09-22-18, 09:07 AM
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Java Fit 20”?


Anyone have experience with this folder? Looks pretty nice with fair pricing, but I can’t find much info about them. I buy a lot of bike related items from China but a whole bike, at this price, scares me a little.

My work is growing so fast that parking is challenging. Looking to get something that will easily allow me to ride to and from parking, which is probably around 2 miles.
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Old 09-23-18, 09:35 AM
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They are popular in some parts of asia, Id have no problems buying one if I was looking for that type of bike. Just be sure your OK with the fold size which wont be that small.
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Old 09-23-18, 03:53 PM
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They are popular in some parts of asia, Id have no problems buying one if I was looking for that type of bike. Just be sure your OK with the fold size which wont be that small.
Awesome, I appreciate your input! It looks pretty good to me, but I'm new to folding bikes so hard to judge... I'm just so surprised that there isn't that much info about them on the 'net...

Thanks for the advice on dimensions when folded...that will certainly be important for me to consider since I use a sedan and it has to fit to be usable for my needs...
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For a 2 mile trip, have you considered a small electric skateboard? Something like a meepo campus2. Its a lot easier to put under your desk.
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For a 2 mile trip, have you considered a small electric skateboard? Something like a meepo campus2. Its a lot easier to put under your desk.
A folding bike is actually a lot safer than an electric skateboard, and definitely doesn't run into issues with being legal in all locations worldwide. Even then, I'd recommend an electric kick scooter BEFORE an electric skateboard.
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Thanks for the replies! I actually have considered something electric but I'm a "bike" guy and we have bike racks so no worries about having to haul it and store it...

Still wish I could find some more info on this Java...looks so good to me but a little pricey...
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Old 10-20-18, 09:33 AM
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Just won a Sundeal F1 from Ebay! Some ?'s.

Ended up getting this bike. Probably not as sweet, but for $140 delivered, I'm pretty happy!

Definitely getting a kickstand...waiting for it to arrive first to determine what kind I should get.

Considering a rear rack and fenders. I have a bike with a rear rack and front rack that I'm thinking of pilfering...just not sure regular size racks fit on a folder...

Also interested in what you guys use to lube the chain? I tend to like Prolube for my mtn. bikes but wondering if I should consider a dry lube for this bike? I don't want any residual oil getting on my works pants.

Excited to have my first folding bike!

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