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Breezer Zag8

Was on vacation a few years ago and wanted to go ride a bike for a few days but didn't feel up to paying $40/day and be limited to only riding near the rental shops. Had an idea to look for a used folding bike I could just put it on the back seat in my car and go where I pleased. It took a couple days of scouring the local Craigslist, but I found a pair of folding bikes, a Breezer Zag7 and Zag8 for $300. I bought the pair and spent the rest of my trip riding around with a local friend. After returning home, I sold the Zag7 for $225 and kept the Zag8. I've since taken it on a 700km tour around Vancouver and Vancouver Island without any issues. It's a fun ride, snappy and responsive. I think I prefer the ride with 20" wheels over a regular 26" or 700c bike. In terms of practicality, the folding bike enables me to ride daily after work before heading home. The roads around home just aren't suited for riding and driving around with a bike on a roof rack every day just isn't realistic. Call me a convert, I'm ok with it... just spare me the jokes =P

Frame:
Breezer Zag8 (re-branded Oyama)

Fork/Headset:
(original)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
(original)

Pedals:
mis-matched folding pedals after one broke on tour and was replaced with a cheaper pedal from the only shop nearby that happened to have folding pedals in stock for the e-bikes they carried.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM 4 8spd rear derailleur

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano rapid-fire shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
(original)

Saddle/Seatpost:
(original)

Brakes:
(original)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Schwalbe Marathon Pacer 20" x 1.5"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sturmey Archer CS-RF3 Silver (3-speed internal cluster hub) with 8-speed cluster. Schwalbe Marathon Pacer 20" x 1.5"

Accessories:
Cheap eBay caliper-mount front rack with custom brace for panniers to clip into near axle. Pair of Filzer Mini-Zee pump brackets are attached underneath to mount a pair of LED MagLites as headlights. - Pair of Topeak CageMount brackets on handlestem, each with Topeka X-15 adapters, each with knock-off Monkii Cages to hold extra bottles. Does not interfere with folding the bike. - Axiom Helix Composite bottle cage on frame. - Axiom Journey Adjustable 2429 rear rack, with a re-purposed pop can cooler strapped underneath as an accessory bag. Works great for carrying a tripod along. On the back/lid, a Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 rack bracket is bolted on for a more secure rear light mount. A cheap chinese knock-off Portland Design Works Danger Zone LED rear light goes here. - Cannondale small quick-release saddlebag with a Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 rack bracket bolted on for a more secure rear light mount. A Portland Design Works Danger Zone LED rear light goes here.

Added by iamclaus. Last updated over 6 years ago.

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