yup it is... Dahon Vitesse D7HG model. here's a recent pic. i took off the rack as i wasnt needing it for today's ride.
Ah, well, they're all good bikes anyway, and I could still get a rack to fit if I want to. I recently scooted the seat forward a touch because it was too far back for proper pedaling, and now it finally feels right. I was about to sell it because it felt too big (which it is, kinda, by one size; I've put a shorter stem on it, too).
the LBS guy said they do not handle as well as the alluminum ones, but are more fun...
I like the bike. I also like that they are 1/2 the price of a Brompton.
I guess I need to update my commuter pics. I got panniers and a new rear rim. The bike was practically new when I got it but had been sitting for years, and when I rode up a sidewalk edge the rear rim tacoed (probably due to loose spokes). I got it fixed well enough to ride, but it was never right after that, and the wheel kept going out of true. I picked up my new rim today; I can hardly wait for the morning!
How does it sit. Upright?
Name of the Nishiki?
It's an XRS Sport. It has a Shimano Acera X rear derailleur, Shimano Altus crank, front derailleur and hubs. It's got a 23" frame. I like it a lot but have considered putting either cruiser bars or drop bars on it because the flat bars just aren't quite right. I may just stay with how it came, though, since I'm getting used to it.
It is a very late Nishiki I think, when Derby was making them in the U.S., just before they stopped U.S. sales in 2001. When I got it Labor Day weekend this year, it still had the store price tags on it (estate sale; apparently an old dude bought it but never rode it. I also got his '66 Raleigh DL-1).
I was using the granny gears a lot when I first started riding it. Now I'm trying to figure out how to put a taller chain ring in the front; the biggest one only has 38 teeth, compared to 52 on my other Nishiki.
If you want to learn more about my bikes, click the links in my sig. I've owned one of my four bikes for 24 years; the other three I bought in the last two months (and all those purchases makes my wife nervous).
Whoooo, got my new bike today! Motobecane Fantom Cross CX,56cm.
The box, and my current commuter:
A little box damage, but all the goods were fine.
Everything was packed tightly and neatly, nothing damaged on the bike, and it only took me a bit to get it together:
I'm still adjusting things, but it should be ready for a commute in the morning!
It's fixing to get very crowded in our office and I may need a bike that can be stored close to my desk or in a supply closet. Either that or park outside again.
I love pho long time.
Just put on your big boy pants and get over it!
Can you please tell me where you bought the flag on the rear rack?
I just got my trekking bars and blackburn x8's on and couldn't wait to post it.
My wife is the most wonderful person in the world.
Here's my newly "fixed" up 97 Trek 830. I bought the bike new, but it was sitting in 1,000,000 pieces for about 7 years. I had a vision and it's riding pretty good It still needs some work, but it was fine for the 80ish miles we rode this week.