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Originally Posted by Don Lundquist
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PS Info on the HON (I don't think its 70's) would be appreciated too.
According to the company history on the Dahon site, the first Hon bike came out in 1982, although the company had been formed earlier.
The next part is from memory, and I may have the exact year wrong. Hon bikes became Dahon in 1986. A furniture company called Hon was complaining over the use of "their" name.
So, assuming that I have that year correct, your bike comes from between 1982 and 1986. You can try asking on the Dahon forum, too, although most of the discussion there is on the more recent models.
Oh, by the way, I have a Raleigh Twenty folder which I believe is from 1975, based on the year marking on the original AW3 rear hub. There have been a lot of threads on these. I agree with Juan162 that modernizing them gives you a much more useful bike than just restoring them, and it's fun. You still end up with something out of the ordinary. It may not be cost effective, though, if you just want a reliable folder.
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