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Old 09-03-07, 10:01 PM   #1
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Dahon 25th Anniversary Bike (lightest folder in production)

check out those cranks.....

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...er-12312?img=1
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Old 09-04-07, 06:18 AM   #2
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Very nice...but 7.5 kg is still too heavy
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Old 09-04-07, 07:49 AM   #3
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and flexy handlepost.
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Old 09-04-07, 09:35 AM   #4
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And you'll never be able to rid that thing in a snow storm!
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Old 09-04-07, 03:00 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 09-04-07, 06:55 PM   #6
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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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Old 09-04-07, 09:58 PM   #7
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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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Old 09-05-07, 09:17 AM   #8
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Old 09-06-07, 08:27 AM   #9
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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..
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Old 09-11-07, 09:19 AM   #10
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flexiness

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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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Old 09-11-07, 09:21 AM   #11
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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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Old 09-11-07, 09:59 AM   #12
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... 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?


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Actually, I spoke with them at EB...
You happened to be at EuroBike?

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Old 09-11-07, 11:36 AM   #13
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They are only making like 250 or 350 of these anyway.
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