Dahon UK - late season offers (if still in stock!)
Some tempting offers in there.
Dahon Glide 24 Wheel LowStep Through Folding Bike2007 Model "
Dahon Speed TR 24 Speed SRAM Dual Drive 20 Wheel Folding Bike Green 2007 "
Dahon Curve SL 16 Wheel 5 Speed Hub Gear Folder Aluminium Frame Grey 2007" - OUT OF STOCK I FOUND OUT
Dahon Impulse P24 24 Speed Dual Drive Steel 20 Wheel Fire Red 2007 "
Dahon Vitesse D5 Sturmey 5 Spd Hub Folding 20 Wheel Matte Black 2007 "
Dahon Ciao 20 Wheel Low Step Through Folding Bike2007 Model "
Dahon Curve D3 16 Wheel Folder Steel Frame 3 Speed Hub Gear White 2007 "
Dahon Curve D3 16 Wheel Folder Steel Frame 3 Speed Hub Gear Pink 2007 "
Dahon Matrix 26 Wheel 24Speed Disc Brake Aluminium Frame Folding 16" 2007 "
Dahon Cadenza 26 Wheel Aluminium Folding Bike 16" Frame 2007 Model "
Dahon Jack 26 Wheel Aluminium Frame Folder 16" 7 Speed Black 2007 "
where did you find these offers? good prices!!
The UK agent let me know.
It depend on what type of riding he intends on doing. All of these bikes are fine but they have to be tested. It's not a good idea to buy a bike off someone said on the internet.
Someone not long ago tested a Brompton and actually perferred a Dahon. Go figure.
Actually, i would be riding round London, and taking the bike down to the south of France.
As i don't drive, yet, i need to be mobile! it's wine country down there, small villages but good roads. I am making the big move out of the city the thing is i am a designer so the look and quality are equally important to me I don't like the look of the Brompton! i know they have been going for a long time, and have a good reputation but they look boring to me, I would have gone for the Gobike if i could get my hands on one, so after careful consideration, i thought i would go for a Dahon Ciao, I'm a female
Do you really need a folder ? If the styling of the Ciao appeals to you why not look at one of the big wheel dutch style bikes, especially if you're going to be out in the county, nice wicker baskets on the back and front would be just the thing for market day, no ?
Originally Posted by gopeddle
Perhaps you are not too familiar with folding bikes. They might be small and compact, but they are far more efficient in terms of what you can do with them. I have a old dutch type bike-my 1968 Phillips. I do not dare to take it with me and leave it locked outside as you would on a shopping trip anywhere even in a rural area. If you look closely at some of the photos from the Netherlands, you will see lots of heavier locks on rather beat up older bikes. These photos can be seen at (scroll down to the lock section):
Originally Posted by Diode100
I can carry anything on my folders I could on a larger wheeled bike-actually more since 2 of them have rear racks and my Brompton sports the famous Quick Release Front Carrier Block Assembly on the front of the bike. Far superior to wicker baskets even on the back and front of a bike. That system seems to work only in movies and fantasy.
Last edited by folder fanatic; 09-24-07 at 11:12 AM.
Well perhaps Folder Fanatic is right, perhaps not, bikes need to be locked up securely, whatever they are, or where ever they are, that's just a given. Gopeddle said she wanted to ride in London and the french country side, also she doesn't drive, so nothing there to suggest that she needs a bike that folds, so why pay the premium for a bike that folds if you don't need to - unless of course, as she implied, it's the look of the bike that is important to her. The Dahon Ciao is much like a classic U-frame folder, if that appeals why not look at some of the modern dutch and german city bikes that have a U-frame, and put the money into general quality rather than a folding capability that might not be needed. Have a look at the Velorution website, they have some wonderful modern european bikes, and one of the best selection of folders in Central London, and they're open saturday afternoon for test rides, and yes, I've no connection with them, other than spending a long time oggling their wares.
There is also BikeFix in Lambs Conduit St, they also are big on folders as well as modern german mounts.
If Gopeddle is interested in a Dahon Ciao, here's one at an even better price, ioo pounds less, with free delivery as well :-
Thank you Diode100
I just paid for the bike and await delivery, you just saved me more than 100.00
I'll let you know how it rides! as for those dutch bikes they are really not my style!
the wicker basket thing no no no there is a company called Reisenthal, they do very interesting modern baskets. Thanks again, gopeddle
That's great, hope it works out for you, & I'll certainly check on the Reisenthal baskets !!