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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

    full view:


    front wheel set:


    back wheel set:


    front view:


    still a foldable:

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    Sweet bike!!!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cmd3 View Post
    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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    Can you give us data and cost on the tyres? I haven't found anything so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    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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    Very nice bike. Sweet looking aesthetics.

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    mud guards like a Grifter one

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by edgross208 View Post
    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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    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).


    Thanks.
    ~MHd~

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