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Old 11-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Feedback requested re: deal on Dahon folding bike

I have a line on a used Dahon folding bicycle. It's a 1991 'Da Bike' model with 5 speeds. Wheels are believed to be 16". I haven't seen it in-person yet, but it sounds like it's in excellent shape.

Asking price is $80. I've been interested in folding bikes for some time, but never owned one. Thought this might be a good way to get my feet wet.

I'm interested in feedback on both the asking price and the bike itself. Sorry, no pics available until/unless I buy it.



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Old 11-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Sounds ok.



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Old 11-10-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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You can't buy much bike for $80 these days,I say good deal as long as it is in fairly good shape
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:50 AM   #4
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there is a red one for sale in san antonio for something like 80 or 100 bucks. looks cool the way it collapses but i think it would be too small to comfortably ride all over hte place.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:57 AM   #5
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nevermind, its 125. nice pic of it though

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/3411712606.html

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:28 AM   #6
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Hi, I have two dahons thatI ride all the time. Ones a boardwalk - single speed with a coaster brake, kind of like a cruiser that folds. My other one is an speed pro that's a lot of fun to ride - it travels with me in its own suitcase. Have you done a test ride at an LBS? That'll give a better idea whether you'll like it...

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Ooooh! They were going to send me the Speed Pro to review, with the option of buying it after the review. I had to say no.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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Hi, I have two dahons thatI ride all the time. Ones a boardwalk - single speed with a coaster brake, kind of like a cruiser that folds. My other one is an speed pro that's a lot of fun to ride - it travels with me in its own suitcase. Have you done a test ride at an LBS? That'll give a better idea whether you'll like it...
that sounds cool, the speed one. the other one also but not as cool. so the speed one is actually fast, like a road bike?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:05 PM   #9
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It's quick enough - it has an 8 speed cassette mated to a 3 speed hub (all SRAM), single chainring up front. Rolf wheels, carbon fiber seat post, v-brakes. It's definitely a road bike with gears enough for most any terrain. Small wheels (20") make the handling a bit twitchy - typical for folders. In short - it's a great way to take a bike that fits you on the road. It folds down into the case in just a few minutes and its ready to fly. I much prefer this to renting/borrowing on the other end of a trip.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #10
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The single speed is a total 'get from the free parking spot to work ride' - considering I found it on CL for less than $100 is perfect for my needs.



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