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Old 05-03-08, 12:07 AM   #1
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latest upgrades to my vitesse

i'm falling in love with foldable bikes..20' tyres stand out from the rest..but able to keep up with the rest..i've been riding with racers and hybrids..i guess next i'll try offroad..

frame: 08 dahon vitesse d7
grips: titec pork rinds
barends: controltech stumpy stix
brake levers: 07 shimano xtr
shifter: 08 shimano xt
brakes|brake pads: 06 shimano xtr|jagwire ceremic
brakes & shifter cables/housing: shimano
crank|bottom bracket: shimano 105 hollowtech II|intergrated bb
pedals: mks mm-cube ezy
chain: shimano xt
rear derailleur: shimano 105
cassette: shimano ultegra 9 speed
saddle: bontrager x lite
rims: kinetix pro
spokes: sapim laser
hubs: front: pantour suspension
back: american classic
tyres: panaracer mints tough 1.25
skewers: kinetix

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front wheel set:


back wheel set:


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Old 05-03-08, 12:50 AM   #2
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Sweet bike!!!
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Old 05-03-08, 09:58 AM   #3
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That is a damn fine looking bike! Nice lines!

The rear wheel looks great with that paired spoke setup, but it doesn't have the same spoke pattern as the current Kinetix Pro's that I am familiar with...

Very tasteful rear mudguard too... normally I hate the look of fenders, but that is sharp!

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Old 05-03-08, 07:52 PM   #4
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That is a damn fine looking bike! Nice lines!

The rear wheel looks great with that paired spoke setup, but it doesn't have the same spoke pattern as the current Kinetix Pro's that I am familiar with...

Very tasteful rear mudguard too... normally I hate the look of fenders, but that is sharp!
the spoke pattern is similar..the normal kinetix pro is 16 spokes..mine is doubled, 32 spokes..for a fat guy like me it's better to have more spokes on the rear in case i roll down any curb accidentally..
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Old 05-03-08, 11:54 PM   #5
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Can you give us data and cost on the tyres? I haven't found anything so far.
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Old 05-04-08, 12:13 AM   #6
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Can you give us data and cost on the tyres? I haven't found anything so far.
the tyres i'm using is japanese domestic model..that explains why you can't find it on the net..

here are the specs:

size: 20 X 1.25
weight: 230g
width: 32mm
tread colour: black

this is the link (but in jap):
http://www.panaracer.com/new/lineup/...rban_5.html#mt
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Old 05-04-08, 06:33 AM   #7
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Very nice bike. Sweet looking aesthetics.
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mud guards like a Grifter one
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Old 05-05-08, 07:26 AM   #9
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thanks for all the comments..the mud guard is modified by a LBS..
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Please tell us more about the mudguard -- up here in drizzly New England I need a pair. Where did you find them, how did you modify them?
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Please tell us more about the mudguard -- up here in drizzly New England I need a pair. Where did you find them, how did you modify them?
that's a front mud guard that come with another model of dahon..i just cut off half the mud guard and fix it at the back..the mud guard actually prevent water, to a certain extend, sand and other particles from getting onto the long seatpost of a dahon..that's good enough for me..
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Old 08-07-08, 10:42 AM   #12
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Hi Foldie,

What type of american classic free-hub (rear hub) do you use ? Is it 130mm spacing ? is it perfectly fit in the frame ??

I have same Vitesse D7 like yours, and want to upgrade it to become D9 ... ehehehe ... but can not find matching free-hub (rear hub).


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