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    Here are the gear inches for Dahon D7's

    1st: 34.7
    2nd: 43.3
    3rd: 49.5
    4th: 57.8
    5th: 69.3
    6th: 80.0
    7th: 94.5

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    I kinda wish they used a smaller chain ring. I could use some lower gears and I don't really need a 94.5" top gear on a folder like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vik View Post
    I kinda wish they used a smaller chain ring. I could use some lower gears and I don't really need a 94.5" top gear on a folder like this.
    Why not customize a otherwise perfect bike? Perhaps you could save up the $$ and have it done at a good LBS or do it yourself? I did with my single speed Dahon to a 3 speed and still very happy with that customized bike after 4 years of ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by folder fanatic View Post
    Why not customize a otherwise perfect bike? Perhaps you could save up the $$ and have it done at a good LBS or do it yourself? I did with my single speed Dahon to a 3 speed and still very happy with that customized bike after 4 years of ownership.
    I'll see what the options are when the stock chain ring wears out, but I can't see spending a bunch of money to upgrade an inexpensive bike. The stock gearing isn't unusable - it just seems skewed towards the high end for a folding utility bike.
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    >The stock gearing isn't unusable - it just seems skewed towards the high end for a folding utility bike. <

    The story of every bike I've ever bought... [they think we're boy racers]
    I change the gearing till I get a 20 inch low and as high as I can get without lossing that low.
    But then I live where these's hills.

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    20" low is as slow as walking and takes as much energy as sprinting. I think the D7 gear ratio is pretty good.

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    My D7 is perfectly geared for me and my route.

    Even that fixed handlebar stem is a perfect fit.

    Love it.
    Fewer Cars, more handlebars!

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