Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Cries on hills supton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central NH
    My Bikes
    2007 Trek Pilot 1.2, 1995 Gary Fisher Avantage, 1985 Panasonic Sport 1000, 1969 Raleigh Sprite 5
    Posts
    873
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Older Dahon's and Parts

    I've been reading that the Dahon's use some proprietary parts? Is this true of the new(er) ones as well? I'm thinking about a folder, something to live in the trunk of the car and be ridden when I get a chance; and I'm intrigued by the 3 speed Dahons--but I tend to be a bit frugal. All of my current bikes seem to have bad cones.
    '07 Trek Pilot 1.2
    '85 Panasonic Sport 1000 (beater, gone now)
    '69 Raleigh Sprite 5 speed (AW instead of S5, for now)

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Auld Blighty
    My Bikes
    Early Cannondale tandem, '99 S&S Frezoni Audax, '65 Moulton Stowaway, '52 Claud Butler, TSR30, Brompton
    Posts
    2,202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, most folding bikes have some proprietary parts. Try greasing and correctly adjusting cones from new.

  3. #3
    Professional Fuss-Budget Bacciagalupe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    6,384
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dahons, including new ones, do have some proprietary parts.

    I assume you're looking at the Curve D3? If that's the case, I think the main proprietary part is the handlepost. That component tends to be flimsy -- as in, don't pull back on the handlebars or you are likely to eventually cause a failure. Anyway, if that part breaks 3-4 years from now, it may well be fleabay time for you....

  4. #4
    Cries on hills supton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Central NH
    My Bikes
    2007 Trek Pilot 1.2, 1995 Gary Fisher Avantage, 1985 Panasonic Sport 1000, 1969 Raleigh Sprite 5
    Posts
    873
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good to know. I was thinking older Dahon's (sorry, wasn't clear in the post), but that's good to know on the newer ones too. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I like being an informed shopper. I'm hoping one shows up in a garage sale in mint shape for pennies at the moment.
    '07 Trek Pilot 1.2
    '85 Panasonic Sport 1000 (beater, gone now)
    '69 Raleigh Sprite 5 speed (AW instead of S5, for now)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •