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Dahon BoardWalk S1 Upgrade

Old 07-20-19, 05:36 AM
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Dahon BoardWalk S1 Upgrade

Hi all,

I want to put some index gears on my dahon boardwalk S1 and make the bike soft to use in the city (maximun 16km/day). So I think to modify and put 3 speed gear.
  1. Tyres for 20" x 1.35 or 20" x 1.25
  2. What type of RIM it's good?
  3. Spokes, which one is better?
What the best options?

thank you for any help

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I know the temptation is to upgrade but my advice is to sell your S1 and buy a used multi speed Boardwalk. These are my 2 and I have a bit more than $125 in them with all the up grades. The bikes are nice riding but you are looking at a lot of money put into a frame that is not designed for multiple gears. It doesn't have all the small fittings needed. These are my 2. Roger
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+1 to what he said. I have a nice Dahon Helios but it was cheaper to get the features I wanted in a folder by buying another Dahon I found on CL
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One of the reasons for that being that big manufacturers like Dahon can buy parts at great discounts, and can pass those savings on to us during sales.
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By the time you redo the wheel, chain, shiftgear et al you will be in the cost range of a good used bike already set up.
While you get an option to entertain a 3 speed IGH with cassette , if you are not loving the project, I would say rhenning is right
about what to do. Consider Yan's Downtube or grab a used Dahon and just drive off.
Unless you can grab a used wheel with what you need, it's a no brainer.
Used 3 speed IGH bikes go for less than the price of a hub
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