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    LET'S ROLL 1nterceptor's Avatar
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    Selecting & Installing A Front Brake On A Dahon Speed Uno

    I picked up a used Dahon Speed Uno from Craigslist I'm planning to use on a future trip(Japan + Hawaii).
    I'm aware there have been past discussions along the same lines; Mu Uno, others. But the other threads
    seem to be lacking exact brand/models/part numbers. And/or are incomplete. While some talk about the
    caliper; there is no mention of the lever or rim/wheel.

    I created this thread to help me and others in the future. Please respond with exact model/part numbers;
    when making suggestions/corrections. I'm going to do the work myself and will be ordering some stuff online.
    Please tell me if I have the correct parts and if they will work with each other. Please feel free to suggest
    substitutions for better parts.

    1. Tektro R559 Road Front Brake Caliper - 55-73mm, Hex Nut, Silver
    Wanted to get black; but I can't seem to find it anywhere. I only see the recessed nut in black.

    2. Shimano R550 Brake Levers Silver
    Will Shimano Ultegra R780 Brake Levers work?

    3. Mu P8 front wheel
    Local shop has this in stock; forgot to ask the color. Wanted black to match rear and want quick release skewer.
    Otherwise might order COMP front wheel from Thor.

    4. Jagwire Road Elite Link Brake Housing + Cable
    Had this sitting around for a while now. Is this okay with getting bent back and forth on a folder?

    Thanks for any input/guidance you folks can add.

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    LET'S ROLL 1nterceptor's Avatar
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    Was about to order the parts from Amazon. But I stopped by the local shop specializing in folders
    (BFold of New York city)and they had all the parts I needed. I wanted to make sure that all parts worked
    with each other; I let them handle the installation. Tektro R365 caliper has a recessed nut; requiring the
    hole at the back of the fork to be increased/drilled. Labor plus all parts came out to US$260.

    Tektro MT 4.0 brake lever, Tektro R365 brake caliper with recessed nut, Kinetix Comp front wheel
    with quick release, Schwalbe AV6 inner tube, Schwalbe Durano Mango 28-406:

    Brake Install on a Dahon Speed Uno by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
    Last edited by 1nterceptor; 01-20-16 at 06:26 AM. Reason: Corrected my math; $.

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    looks quite long reach, but fork was made with clearance to take a fatter tire.. Que Sera.


    you do have room for mudguards
    Last edited by fietsbob; 01-20-16 at 02:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    Was about to order the parts from Amazon. But I stopped by the local shop specializing in folders
    (BFold of New York city)and they had all the parts I needed.
    looks pretty good, bro. and you have plenty of clearance for fenders if you choose to install them down the line. BFold is a great little shop. i bought my brompton there and many other little odds and ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    looks quite long reach, but fork was made with clearance to take a fatter tire.. Que Sera.

    you do have room for mudguards
    The original tire was 47-406. My new 28-406 tire makes the caliper look so huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    looks pretty good, bro. and you have plenty of clearance for fenders if you choose to install them down the line. BFold is a great little shop. i bought my brompton there and many other little odds and ends.
    I bought my 2nd(current) Brompton from them. They're a good shop to deal with.
    BROOKS C17 LOANER FROM BFOLD by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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