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Old 08-24-14, 06:17 PM
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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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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
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
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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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Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
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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Old 08-25-14, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
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...

Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
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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Old 08-25-14, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
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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Old 10-29-14, 11:32 PM
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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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Old 01-08-18, 08:42 AM
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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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Old 01-08-18, 09:07 AM
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The Admiral...

Any relation to Admiral Yamamoto?
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Old 01-11-18, 12:08 PM
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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
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The frame is strange looking but I do like that green color.
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Old 01-17-18, 09:41 PM
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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
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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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Originally Posted by MultiplexMan View Post
^^

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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Nearly 10 years later, and I just acquired a Hooligan 8 in white.... love it, and its nearly all original, for now.



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I have seen one in person, and I think it will be an interesting bike 10 yrs from now due to it's differences from conventional bikes - the 20" wheels, muscular frame and the mono-fork.

Not sure how suitable it is for someone my size - 6'3" with a 39" seat-to-pedal measurement. There aren't too many folders or mini-velos that are designed for trail use.

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Nearly 10 years later, and I just acquired a Hooligan 8 in white.... love it, and its nearly all original, for now.
Congratulations. It took me two years to find my first Hooligan 8.
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Too late for new Hooligans?

Been interested in one for over a decade, but couldn't quite justify it until now. I don't see any new available, has it been temporarily or permanently discontinued?

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by phatjonny View Post
Been interested in one for over a decade, but couldn't quite justify it until now. I don't see any new available, has it been temporarily or permanently discontinued?

Cheers!
You can try to call Cannondale customer service, I guess.
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Originally Posted by phatjonny View Post
Been interested in one for over a decade, but couldn't quite justify it until now. I don't see any new available, has it been temporarily or permanently discontinued?

Cheers!
It appears (from my little research/ google fu) that 2011 was its last year. Better check CL, EB, or similars. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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I just watched one on ebay go for over $1400. It appears there is quite a demand for these bikes.
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They were manufactured as late as 2018, the all platinum w cpl orange stripes. I've seen 2019 and 2020 listed as available but essentially it's just the 2018. But yeah, not sure cannondale makes them, dealers rarely carry them except as trade ins, and most dealers I saw around 2017 were unloading them for 500, when Cannondale was selling them 1100 new. They now go for 1500 to 2000 on ebay, usually within an hour unless it's really old.
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