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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    I know I'm a snoot, I just don't like flat bars, tig welding, or straight blade unicrown forks. I have to go stone cold. Also negative points for the non-drive side photo.
    TBH I was a little comprehensive when I got it with the straight blades, but it's really nimble and I've gotten use to it. The bars are probably the worst thing I like on it and might change them to drop bars in the near future, IF I can find a solution for the nexus 3 shifter.

    As for TIG welding... deal with it!

    Anyway... at the price and condition I got it, I can live with alot of little faults!
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    Oh completely - it's a great build, it's just not attractive to MY subjective (and silly) ethos. I think most of my bikes are ugly, but still like riding them


    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    "The force is strong in this one"
    I sense a little "41" in you!

    Is 41 the c/v? If so - guilty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post


    Is 41 the c/v? If so - guilty!
    The 41 is the roadie forum, our "Hot or Not" thread is quite subjective as well. So much that its comical @ times.
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    Doesn't seem like anyone takes it too seriously though. My main commuter is by no means hot, but I enjoy it anyway.

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    not_ds.jpgbar.jpgdt.jpg

    Non DT side and chain in small ring intentional. Please also note the 60 mm valve stem.

    18.5 lb naked. 20.3 lb with full coffee mug, heavy duty mtb cage*, xt pedals, and fenders.

    Summer weight weenie mode: no fenders, carbon disc hoops, carbon cage, and A600 spd pedals.

    *required to hold mug in place as "i make cyclists look bad" on my way to work.
    Last edited by spare_wheel; 11-18-13 at 09:37 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    not_ds.jpgbar.jpgdt.jpg

    Non DT side and chain in small ring intentional. Please also note the 60 mm valve stem.

    18.5 lb naked. 20.3 lb with full coffee mug, heavy duty mtb cage*, xt pedals, and fenders.

    Summer weight weenie mode: no fenders, carbon disc hoops, carbon cage, and A600 spd pedals.

    *required to hold mug in place as "i make cyclists look bad" on my way to work.
    It really needs a CF kickstand to go with the CF fenders and the CF spacer above the stem.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    I'd be satisfied with a "lukewarm", but it's up to you!



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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    not_ds.jpgbar.jpgdt.jpg

    Non DT side and chain in small ring intentional. Please also note the 60 mm valve stem.

    18.5 lb naked. 20.3 lb with full coffee mug, heavy duty mtb cage*, xt pedals, and fenders.

    Summer weight weenie mode: no fenders, carbon disc hoops, carbon cage, and A600 spd pedals.

    *required to hold mug in place as "i make cyclists look bad" on my way to work.
    kitsch

    now i understand why you comment the why you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    I'd be satisfied with a "lukewarm", but it's up to you!



    HOT! Nice simple comfortable commuter. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telly View Post
    I'd be satisfied with a "lukewarm", but it's up to you!
    Heckuva lot of seatpost you got there, pardner.

    I still like it, though!

    Here's mine.









    Mine has the same thing going on, but I could not find any other folder even close to large enough for me-- I still need about another inch of seat post...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    Heckuva lot of seatpost you got there, pardner.

    I still like it, though!

    Here's mine.









    Mine has the same thing going on, but I could not find any other folder even close to large enough for me-- I still need about another inch of seat post...!
    interesting ... really like the wall colour!
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    Perhaps the best looking Dahon I have ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    kitsch
    now i understand why you comment the why you do.
    one person's kitsch is another person's gold. in fact, i've always believed that the perfect commuter is a personal and idiosyncratic choice rather than some sort of platonic ideal. for some this might be a walmart BSO, a trek 7100 hybrid, a vintage nishiki, a german touring bike, a bridgestone XO, a 40 lb pashley,a 22 lb titanium brompton, a fredly orbea diem, or even a 15 grand s-works road bike. it's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    not_ds.jpgbar.jpgdt.jpg

    Non DT side and chain in small ring intentional. Please also note the 60 mm valve stem.

    18.5 lb naked. 20.3 lb with full coffee mug, heavy duty mtb cage*, xt pedals, and fenders.

    Summer weight weenie mode: no fenders, carbon disc hoops, carbon cage, and A600 spd pedals.

    *required to hold mug in place as "i make cyclists look bad" on my way to work.
    How could you possibly make cyclists look bad with a full-carbon machine like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    It really needs a CF kickstand to go with the CF fenders and the CF spacer above the stem.
    H8Rz gonna h8.

    the fenders are just fredly carbon print -- even i can't muster the shamelessness to buy $318 berthoud carbon fenders.
    This is why motorists hate us, and why I've given up riding on the road...You should be ashamed yourself, and you should be reviled by cyclists everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    How could you possibly make cyclists look bad with a full-carbon machine like that?
    like I said it's def kitsch

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Perhaps the best looking Dahon I have ever seen.
    +1 - I never thought I'd say this - but that Dahon has STYLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    not_ds.jpgbar.jpgdt.jpg

    Non DT side and chain in small ring intentional. Please also note the 60 mm valve stem.

    18.5 lb naked. 20.3 lb with full coffee mug, heavy duty mtb cage*, xt pedals, and fenders.

    Summer weight weenie mode: no fenders, carbon disc hoops, carbon cage, and A600 spd pedals.

    *required to hold mug in place as "i make cyclists look bad" on my way to work.
    Looks very effective, and I like the build a lot in terms of function. I don't understand the rear fender, poop or get off the pot, but otherwise I think it's smart...

    I can't call it hot, but only because of one thing - that bulbous Shimano crank...I guess my pet peeve are Shimano cranks, they're just hideous with one or two exceptions. I'm not a CF guy and I'm not usually into straight bars, but it's such a clever build that it works for me. This is a case where the sum is greater than the parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    How could you possibly make cyclists look bad with a full-carbon machine like that?
    i know...right?
    This is why motorists hate us, and why I've given up riding on the road...You should be ashamed yourself, and you should be reviled by cyclists everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Looks very effective, and I like the build a lot in terms of function. I don't understand the rear fender, poop or get off the pot, but otherwise I think it's smart...

    I can't call it hot, but only because of one thing - that bulbous Shimano crank...I guess my pet peeve are Shimano cranks, they're just hideous with one or two exceptions. I'm not a CF guy and I'm not usually into straight bars, but it's such a clever build that it works for me. This is a case where the sum is greater than the parts.

    yeah...the shimano cranks are fugly (and a pain to work on). i was considering the 6600 crank but finally went with the 6700 because i like to imagine that i can feel a difference in power transfer. i somewhat regret the choice...

    i ran p35s on this bike for years but started using race blades because i like to take the fenders off when it's dryish. (i have a rain bike that wears fenders year round.)
    Last edited by spare_wheel; 11-18-13 at 02:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    Here's mine.



    Hot.
    The juxtaposition of fat slicks and drops on a dahon is all sorts of awesome!
    I like the tape color choice but the saddle is too busy for me.

    Can you post details on the build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    one person's kitsch is another person's gold. in fact, i've always believed that the perfect commuter is a personal and idiosyncratic choice rather than some sort of platonic ideal. for some this might be a walmart BSO, a trek 7100 hybrid, a vintage nishiki, a german touring bike, a bridgestone XO, a 40 lb pashley,a 22 lb titanium brompton, a fredly orbea diem, or even a 15 grand s-works road bike. it's all good.


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    ^^^ Agree in full...great post, right on the money. I love weird, creative, Frankensteins that pay no attention at all to convention and just reflect the owner's individual tastes and needs.

    I'll always love road bikes first...but there is a sameness to them. Commuters and gravel grinders are just more fun because everyone's approach is just a little bit different. They may not be hot...but they're fun. My goofy commuter is definitely not hot, but it reflects my personality more than the beautiful, classic roadies.

    REALLY dig that Dahon.
    Last edited by KonAaron Snake; 11-19-13 at 07:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    hot in a way that she is hot:

    Attachment 333185

    i would definitely talk with her at a local café if she was sitting there just as I would make a closer inspection of your bike if I saw it parked on the street
    I think I get what you're saying but you picked the most normal and pedestrian picture of Bjork out there. Would you talk to her/think she was hot if you saw her sitting in a local cafe in the swan costume she wore to the Oscars years ago?

    I like the bike because there are so many things that don't match and probably most people wouldn't have put together or have thought should even go together. I do that when I put an outfit together or make earrings and it's cool to see it done with a bike.
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    Not even sure if my wife is going to commute on this, but we got it on Saturday, and it's a much hotter-riding bike than it looks. It's light and nimble yet very easy to control. We are both very impressed.

    Trek 7.3 FX. I think it's approximately a 2008 model, but I really don't know. Clearly the front wheel has been replaced.

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