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Old 05-15-19, 11:28 AM
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Busted Boardwalk

Well my Boardwalk has died. Loaned it to a friend's daughter and a carload of boys thought it was a good idea to see how close they could come without actually hitting her. Unfortunately the fork folded and the frame buckled when hit the curb. Fortunately she is ok. Anyone have a source for a fork and frame that I can swap my components too?
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Well my Boardwalk has died. Loaned it to a friend's daughter and a carload of boys thought it was a good idea to see how close they could come without actually hitting her. Unfortunately the fork folded and the frame buckled when hit the curb. Fortunately she is ok. Anyone have a source for a fork and frame that I can swap my components too?
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go for fhon frames, or litepro.
they many many models, they even have crmo frames like your passed away bordwalk
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Old 05-15-19, 02:16 PM
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Contact Thor @ thorusa.com,... He's the USA Dahon distributor, and I'm sure he can help you out.
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What would be the price difference between getting a new frame + fork(including shipping).
Then your time swapping all other parts. Versus just getting another used Boardwalk?

Also if this was cause of a car; there might be recourse with the auto's insurance company or
civil court.
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Also if this was cause of a car; there might be recourse with the auto's insurance company or
civil court.
I had completely forgotten about this,... The driver of the car is responsible for damages. They owe the OP a new bike.
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No recourse from the auto side. The oxygen thieves buzzed and ran, leaving my friend's daughter laying in the gutter. 😡 At the end of the day it is usually cheaper to buy a used replacement, especially with shipping to AK, but I enjoy building up bikes. So like any good hobby I am not worried about resale as I usually ride my money out of them.
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I was already in contact with Thor as I had just ordered up a new latch and magnet for it. He wasn't holding out much hope for a replacement frame from his end. Looked at the Fnhon post and that is a possibility, but where and how would I source either of those frames in the States?
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I would check Craigslist, there is a nice Novara Flyby in Wasilla.
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What year is your Boardwalk? Some parts don’t transfer well if they are a few years old. My 2002 model is considered ancient! Is your stem a quill attachment to the fork?
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you might put a BMX fork on it.

I bought a used Dahon CIAO that had a BMX fork put on it. I have since taken it to Guatemala and given it away.
As I recall it was basically a threadless headset and held on my the two bolt clamping of the folding handlebar stem.
Before shipping out I added a device call a head lok to add more assurance like a star fangled nut but it extends all the way thru to the bottom of the fork tube.
If you saw one you could probably make your own.

These are the only pictures I have left of the bike and none of them show how it was done, you may have to innovate.

You might try to adapt a BMX fork from a donor bike.


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This idea has merit.
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