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    Dahon 25th Anniversary Bike (lightest folder in production)


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    Very nice...but 7.5 kg is still too heavy

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    and flexy handlepost.

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    And you'll never be able to rid that thing in a snow storm!

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    I think I have their first model.


    BTW, I recently got a new 3 speed hub and twist shifter for it. Quite a difference. I can post pics if anyone is interested. Now I just need a better seat.

    Thanks.

    Rob
    Last edited by locostbamboo; 09-04-07 at 06:27 PM.

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    Mmm ghostbike!
    I'm liking the bling white Schwalbe 'Kojak' tyres. [anyone heard of those before?... not seen a review for 406 before]

    [edit] Cannondale appear to be dipping their toes into the minibike market with The Hooligan [great name lolz] too
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    That bike weights just above 16 lbs which is lighter than the Presto Lite! I still think a better option than making a lighter bike is to make one that rolls (while folded) like the Strida. A very light bike is nice but you really can't carry the bike everywhere while shopping. A 16 lb bike will get very heavy after carrying it 200 feet so it has limited use. Shopping in a mall or any activity that would require carrying the bike over an extended distance would make it excessive.

    The Smooth Hound stole the show.

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    I've found my next wedding present!!!

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    7.5 too heavy....! I hope that is a joke.

    Interesting machine, magnesium, crikey! But why white?! Looks like something the Rebel alliance leaders would pedal about.

    I did the mini bike, very sharp those leather bits and the bar end shifters, i don't see nearly enough of those these days..
    http://www.rhizomes.nl/twenty.html
    My Tweaked and modded Raleigh Twenty. Lots of pictures and lots of general info on for example a different & Cheap Bottom Bracket solution as well as fork solution.

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    flexiness

    Quote Originally Posted by maunakea View Post
    and flexy handlepost.
    Actually, I spoke with them at EB... the handle post has been redesigned on all their bikes.
    Much stiffer from what I could tell in a quick test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cmd3 View Post
    And you'll never be able to rid that thing in a snow storm!
    If you want to ride in the snow... may I suggest the Pugsley by Surley:

    http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldingfolder View Post
    ... the handle post has been redesigned on all their bikes.
    Much stiffer from what I could tell in a quick test.
    What did they do to make it stiffer?


    Quote Originally Posted by foldingfolder View Post
    Actually, I spoke with them at EB...
    You happened to be at EuroBike?
    Last edited by spambait11; 09-12-07 at 12:14 AM.

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    They are only making like 250 or 350 of these anyway.

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