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Old 08-24-14, 06:17 PM   #151
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Def prefer the 8spd,but then we have alot of hills around here. Also lighter(about 1/2lbs) and tool-free wheel changes,plus some folks have had issues with the EBB's. My 3 is just a screw-around-on bike,if I was going to commute on one,I'd go with the 8.

So where are the pics?
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Def prefer the 8spd,but then we have alot of hills around here. Also lighter(about 1/2lbs) and tool-free wheel changes,plus some folks have had issues with the EBB's. My 3 is just a screw-around-on bike,if I was going to commute on one,I'd go with the 8.

So where are the pics?
Here are two of the pics the seller sent. The first was just a photo - I suspect he grabbed from the web - of the stock set up, and he indicated it was just a representation because the bike was still in the box. I just assumed it was the 3 speed IGH, and then he replied that it was the 8 speed, and the other photo shows the rear gears. I was surprised.

So dynaryder... what do you think of the Hooligan as a general run around, commute to work (it's only about 10 minutes for me), library, and urban stomper bike?

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Old 08-24-14, 06:57 PM   #153
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Huh... interesting... I'm looking at another photo, and on the top tube it has EU flags on it. Maybe this one was originally for the EU market.

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Huh... interesting... I'm looking at another photo, and on the top tube it has EU flags on it. Maybe this one was originally for the EU market.

Actually that is an old South African flag which was last used before independence in 1994!
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Actually that is an old South African flag which was last used before independence in 1994!
I stand corrected then! Well, at least I know for sure this was not originally for the North American market. Hmmm... seems mysterious...
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I think most likely it was an ex-South African who last had it. It wouldn't have come from there, I expect.
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So dynaryder... what do you think of the Hooligan as a general run around, commute to work (it's only about 10 minutes for me), library, and urban stomper bike?
It'll do just fine for that. However...

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As it turns out... somebody local is actually selling a Hooligan. In the box, supposedly.
I highly doubt that bike is NIB/NOS.



That's a kickstand. That plus the sticker make me think it's used. Would def pull it out of the box and look it over.
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I highly doubt that bike is NIB/NOS.

That's a kickstand. That plus the sticker make me think it's used. Would def pull it out of the box and look it over.
You're right! And yes, I did notice the kickstand previously - didn't think too much about it though.

Well, I met with the seller and got a decent test ride out of it - about 25 minutes worth. The bikes were purchased overseas - he had three of them! - but this one was not used much. So, it was definitely not new (the chainstays and gears were dirty, but not excessively so) and it was in the box for transit, but it was in good condition overall. I probably could have negotiated the price.

I ended not making an offer on it. I knew the bike was compact going in, but it felt just a bit too small. I know the riding position is more aggressive than what I'm normally used to, but I kept feeling as if I had to move the seat further back or the handle/riser further up and out forward. It seemed I was too far forward and there was a lot more stress on my arms than I expected. In fact, it felt a lot like a current, old hybrid I have which is just a bit too small. He adjust the seat several times for me, and I ended up changing the handle position to simulate if it was at least a bit higher. However, I just couldn't get as comfortable as I wanted - not terrible really, but I suspect I would have to spend a fair amount for new parts to lengthen the cockpit a bit and I'm not really prepared to spend that much money given I have other alternatives.

Too bad - I really wanted to like the bike. The bike is unique, in great condition, and the seller was very nice and accommodating in helping me adjust the bike as much as possible. I guess it's just not meant for me.

Thanks to you dynaryder and thugpipe (he gave me some advice). For now, I guess I'll pass. In fact, I'm no longer sure I'll pursue the alternative bike I was considering - the Dahon Silvertip. I would like to think that it would be more comfortable given that it is modeled after a more conventional road bike, but there's no way I can test ride it since it would a mail order. For the Silvertip, if I get it, it's a one way street: there's no return from the dealer on it.
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I just got my hooligan, thinking of switching to regular fork.
Anyone want to buy hooligan lefty fork n wheel.

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Just got this older model in December. My initial mods were ergo grips, 2.0 Big Apples, Brooks B67 saddle, carbon riser bar, and Dahon bag (I modded the bracket to work upside down and have a carbon plate to keep it from breaking the OEM logo badge. Future mods will be a higher handlebar, spiked pedals, and a custom 3D printed headbadge. Maybe a carbon seatpost, hydro brakeset, and shorter stem if I can find good deals. I posted this on the FB fanpage but prefer this forum since it's easier to search for info.




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The Admiral...

Any relation to Admiral Yamamoto?
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Old 01-11-18, 12:08 PM   #162
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Haha, no relation to the admiral according to my father. He was an adopted child so I have to believe him since he doesn't know who his genetic parents were. So anyone else have any modded Hooligans to share pics of?
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Old 01-11-18, 03:39 PM   #163
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The frame is strange looking but I do like that green color.
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^^

Check out Instagram for modded Hoolis.

You can search the Facebook group via Photos - if that makes it easier.

I'm down to five Hooligans now. The Hooligan is a mini-velo I really enjoy riding.
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Old 01-21-18, 07:28 PM   #165
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Check out Instagram for modded Hoolis.

You can search the Facebook group via Photos - if that makes it easier.

I'm down to five Hooligans now. The Hooligan is a mini-velo I really enjoy riding.
Pictures please or it never happened.
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Check out Instagram for modded Hoolis.

You can search the Facebook group via Photos - if that makes it easier.

I'm down to five Hooligans now. The Hooligan is a mini-velo I really enjoy riding.
I agree,...pictures are required for verification purposes!!!
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