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Old 03-15-18, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Bonzo Banana View Post
In my opinion that is poor value. It has a low end tourney derailleur and what looks like a freewheel typical of a sub 100 bike.

In UK money that is something like 450 but you can get a much better bike with 8 speed freehub drivetrain with Claris derailleur for half the money and seems to match or exceed the Dahon in every area except no rack or mudguards.

ALLOY FOLDING BIKE - Greenwaycycles

I wouldn't expect to pay 450 approx and get a tourney derailleur and such low end parts.

I don't know what else is available on the German market. I would at least look to get a Dahon with an 8 speed drivetrain. The Dahon looks like a very entry level bike with too many low end components.

Had a quick look on amazon germany and found this for 400 euros.

https://www.amazon.de/KLAPPRAD-FALTR...s=folding+bike

Nexus hub so no derailleur to damage on a pavement edge etc plus much easier shifting at any time. Normally you have to pay a premium to go from derailleur to hub gears but it's actually costing you less money.
The bike from amazon got a chainring with only 44 teeth,dahon 52 and the other bike in UK I don t know if you can put a rack
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