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    SWOBO FOLSOM, opinions for a around town urban beater bike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hygieneboy
    I rode one at a local bike festival and met the designer, Skye Yeager. It is one hell of a tough bike and heavy. If you can deal with that it would be a great urban machine. When I picked it up, it immediately felt "heavier" than my steel townie, but riding it I didn't feel any weight gain at all. And thats a good price.

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    go for one of the torker single speeds. Pretty cheap. Good builds. Really cool internally geared option. I wouldn't call either those or the folsom a 'beater' though.

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    That is pricey for a beater! A typical beater is something you cobble together for less than $200, preferably less than $100.

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    I don't really see the difference between the folsom and a ten year old mountain bike. Only the ten year old mountain bike is lighter and costs a hundred bucks.

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    How about the custom bottle opener? ;^)

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    I have one and I love it. I've put 600+ miles on it this summer. Lately I've been riding it to and from work (about 7 miles each way) and it fits the bill perfectly.

    Of course I derive joy from laying down a coaster brake skid at 20 mph. Its like using a stress ball. If you don't get that, then this bike is probably not for you.


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