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Old 07-04-17, 06:22 PM   #2301
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still on my DTmini, trip back to Malang from short visit to Denpasar - Bali, little problem with SA XRF 8, difficult to shift....need a good TLC.

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Old 07-04-17, 10:07 PM   #2303
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sorry, but you don't miss a lot in fact, just dtmini sat quietly inside bus compartment !!! hope click below works this time ..

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sorry, but you don't miss a lot in fact, just dtmini sat quietly inside bus compartment !!! hope click below works this time ..

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Old 08-31-17, 06:23 PM   #2305
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I've been wanting a folding bike for a couple years but hadn't looked much further than Brompton, Bike Friday, and Dahon, none of which I really liked for the price. I finally found Downtube a few weeks ago thanks to this thread and mentions in a few others, and since then had been trying to decide between the 8H and 8C. I'd just about settled on the 8H, but then I found the Kickstarter that's going on now and saw the rewards included the 11H and 8H for even less than normal. I ended up picking the 11H because the backer price is the same as a retail 8H. I'm surprised it hasn't been posted here yet 3 weeks into the campaign, so I'm posting about it now for anyone who might not have seen it (and in the hopes it will get funded so I can get mine!)

I can't post links since I don't have enough posts, but the campaign is called Best Kids Mountain Bikes & Folding Bikes for Parents.
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Old 10-28-17, 08:35 AM   #2306
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my DTmini is taking another direction, 8speed SA has been replaced by simpler and cheaper 3speed nexus coaster brake, and sure with coaster brake then the rear brake and its cable are gone too.
I combine this 3speed hub with brompton sized rim, and 16T cog.
other than that everything else is stock.
shifting and braking are more "positive" now, I do need time to adapt to coaster brake, but after few weeks I am confident now.
I feel that the old SA 8 rolls better, anyway I need to loose few kgs from my belly so it is acceptable.
one problem with 3speed nexus hub is the shifting mechanism protruding out of the hub axle on the left side. it is not interfering with bike folds, but it is not as "clean" as SA8.
I just hope this bike is going to hold at least for few holidays before I have to buy another folder...

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