Less than $150 (good old Craigslist) netted me a used Downtube 9FS. After adding a few upgrades and swapping out a few parts from the 'ol bin, this is one sweet upright ride. And as a bonus it folds down to something I can toss in the back of a small trunk.
So far so good - getting used to riding a small wedgie seat has taken a while, and there is no way this ride will be replacing the comfort of a recumbent for any type of distance ride. But this is a nice bike to pop in and out of town, weave around the 'hood, and... well for the price it is hard to resist.
|Front and rear suspension = smooth ride (for an upright folder) and disc brakes = STOP NOW!|
|Nothing beats some chainring and pedal bling. When they make the ride smoother thats a bonus! :)|
|SRAM X9 is crisp and Duranos keep the rubber side down.|
|Origin 8 Pro Uno saddle looks cool and rides nice.|
|All folded and ready to go!|