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    Dahon speed - installing a front derailler?

    I would like to have a little bit of a lower 1st gear and little bit of a higher 7th gear but I like the spread of the gears that I have. Rather than messing up the cassette is it possible to install a front derailler and have 2 gears - or even 3? I don't need 3 at this point but I am working now on putting a motor (chain driven on the rear) and if I do I may very well need a higher high gear - the third ring may be desirable. I know that they sell clamp on deraillers but I think I would have to make the crank wider - maybe as much as 1/2 to 3/4". Is this possible? Is it possible to add a 3 speed hub gear on the rear and get it to work with the 7 speed cassette - creating 21 speeds? It seems like this would be a lot less messy and would not interfere so much with folding the bike or the chain line.

    What r the limits?
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    Check thorusa he has front deraileur mounts for Dahons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pengyou View Post
    I would like to have a little bit of a lower 1st gear and little bit of a higher 7th gear but I like the spread of the gears that I have. Rather than messing up the cassette is it possible to install a front derailler and have 2 gears - or even 3? I don't need 3 at this point but I am working now on putting a motor (chain driven on the rear) and if I do I may very well need a higher high gear - the third ring may be desirable. I know that they sell clamp on deraillers but I think I would have to make the crank wider - maybe as much as 1/2 to 3/4". Is this possible? Is it possible to add a 3 speed hub gear on the rear and get it to work with the 7 speed cassette - creating 21 speeds? It seems like this would be a lot less messy and would not interfere so much with folding the bike or the chain line.

    What r the limits?
    Which dahon speed do you have? The P8? TR? PRO? D3? D7?
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    I think it is the D7 - it is the low end with the chromoly frame and 7 speed cassette.

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    speed frame is speed frame and the front derrailleur hanger should fit.
    check it out here :
    http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/special.htm

    thor

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    I'm currently trying to put a 52-42-30 triple on my KHS Westwood. I have a 105 FD but find that the removable clamp band is too high and I don't have enough tube to fit it to. Would this Dahon Hanger do the trick for me, assuming that tube diameter is the same (the KHS is 31.8, I believe)?

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