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Old 10-28-07, 08:31 AM   #1
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Downtube 2007 NS

I was all set to buy this then had second thoughts after spending a few days reading all the posts. Here are my 2 issues 1) Yans web page says it weighs 24 lbs minus rack, kickstand, and fenders. So I figure 3-4 lbs at most for those things giving a max of 28 lbs. Then I see a thread where someone weighs their NS at 33-34 lbs! That's a huge difference, what is the legit weight? The other issue is many posts talk about too high gearing, which is a big issue for me as I carry a small dog, groceries, books, etc. The posts were talking about the biggest rear cog at 25-28 on vearious DTs yet the 2007 NS says a 32 rear cog which would be fine, which is correct on this? I really want one but if the weight is really 32 lbs I'll get a Dahon Mariner at 25.7 lbs complete. And f the rear cog is actually 32 then DT is fine for gearing. Thanks, and sorry to be so questioning but I need to get the right folder.
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The rear cog is 32T. The bike weighs much more than the published weight of 24lbs. I would say without the rack fenders etc it's closer to 26 lbs not 33 (I think that is the FS weight). I have a highly modified NS (put $350 worth of parts into it) and it weighs 23.5 lbs.
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