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Old 04-18-17, 12:19 PM   #1
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Dahon Mu Information

I am looking for Dahon Mu frame information. I believe it was introduced around 2008, with many different styles ( internal hub, external gears, tall frame, etc ). I believe it replaced the Helios and all the Mu's used 406mm wheels.

Is the above correct? If not can someone correct me?

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The Mu is available with 406 wheels and V-brakes or with 451 wheels and Caliper brakes. It has been made in almost every configuration that Dahon makes. Single speed, Basic 8 speed, 7 speed internal, 10 speed casssette, I guess I have never seen one with a freewheel. I don't know the year they came out with them. The MU frame is about 1.6 pounds lighter than the Steel Dahon Frame.
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When did they introduce the 451mm My?

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When did they introduce the 451mm My?

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I introduced mine in 2009!

A few years later (2015), Dahon came out with a MU SL 451 version .
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The Ciao was launched in 2005 and the Mu and Curve a year later.

Dahon Mu Rohloff.jpg

My impression is the Dahon arched, fold-in-the-middle-to-the-left, no chainstay frame is probably the most widely cloned/copied/homaged in the folding bike industry.
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I introduced mine in 2009!

A few years later (2015), Dahon came out with a MU SL 451 version .
DAHON | 30 YEARS STRONG 451 in 2013.

Then the next year 2014 they started the Mu Elite which continues with 451 to this day.
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Is the 451 a different frame with the same BB height as the 406, or the same frame that sits higher above the taller wheels?
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I am certain both my 406 frames fit 451s just fine. I can not believe they would build the 406 frame to fit either and then build a 451 frame differently. I think they just don't add the v-brake braze ons to the 451 frames.
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The Ciao was launched in 2005 and the Mu and Curve a year later.

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My impression is the Dahon arched, fold-in-the-middle-to-the-left, no chainstay frame is probably the most widely cloned/copied/homaged in the folding bike industry.
It certainly has been copied a lot....
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Dahon Mu XL

I had an early prototype of the Dahon Mu XL which I purchased in 2006. It was a great little bike. I did a Century on it a few years ago. The frame's seat tube cracked just below the seatpost clamp when the bike had about 5,000 miles on it; the clamp was completely severed from the rest of the frame. I was able to stabilize the clamp with a couple home-made aluminum stays, and the bike has continued to serve. When I bought my Tern Verge S11i four years ago, the Mu became my "winter" bike. Currently, its mileage stands at 12,000 miles as it waits for next winter!
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I had an early prototype of the Dahon Mu XL which I purchased in 2006. It was a great little bike. I did a Century on it a few years ago. The frame's seat tube cracked just below the seatpost clamp when the bike had about 5,000 miles on it; the clamp was completely severed from the rest of the frame. I was able to stabilize the clamp with a couple home-made aluminum stays, and the bike has continued to serve. When I bought my Tern Verge S11i four years ago, the Mu became my "winter" bike. Currently, its mileage stands at 12,000 miles as it waits for next winter!
Any specific questions I can answer?
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I would recognise that anywhere, steveroot.
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I would recognise that anywhere, steveroot.
Hahaha... I thought there might be some of you guys around!
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Hello Steve
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with all that good info as usual , now would be a good time for Yan to explain why he wants that info from a competitor ?


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@Steve You had it in 2006? Wow that's impressive! Thanks for the info.
@thor I will share my rational for the request later. I think everyone will find it interesting.

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@Steve You had it in 2006? Wow that's impressive! Thanks for the info.
It was a display bike at InterBike in 2005. I felt a bit chagrined riding it into its present condition, but it has been a workhorse.
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