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Old 08-10-08, 06:11 AM   #1
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A BIG thanks to Thor!!

I ordered my Espresso last week from Thor and it arrived Friday. Saturday morning I unwrapped it and made a couple of little adjustments. It felt like Christmas. I found myself wipping it down even though it didn't need it. I took it for a nice 15 miles ride. It shifts great and was nice and smooth. I did find that the water bottle bracket is too far forward and is a hassel to take in/out the bottle. I am looking forward to my commute this week to see how it handles the Bus and co-workers.

Thanks Thor!!!
-Bob H.
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Old 08-10-08, 06:43 AM   #2
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I do tend to find that major and experienced Dahon dealers like Thor tend to give an excellent service. Similar experience here with Fudge Cycles in London UK who are a major Dahon dealer here.

Good luck with your commute, I'm sure you will find the Expresso a very versatile bike.
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Thor but thatithfied..
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Snafu crashes into another tree on a Sunday and finds some more magic mushrooms in the process.
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I ordered my Espresso last week from Thor and it arrived Friday. Saturday morning I unwrapped it and made a couple of little adjustments. It felt like Christmas. I found myself wipping it down even though it didn't need it. I took it for a nice 15 miles ride. It shifts great and was nice and smooth. I did find that the water bottle bracket is too far forward and is a hassel to take in/out the bottle. I am looking forward to my commute this week to see how it handles the Bus and co-workers.

Thanks Thor!!!
-Bob H.
What adjustments did you make?
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Old 08-10-08, 03:30 PM   #6
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Hello Joako,

Oil up the hinge, as it was stiff. Slight tuning of the spokes. I like to sit a little more upright so I added a ring to the top of the fork to raise the handlebars. I also rotated the handle bars a little to give it more lift. Which meant that I needed to rotate the brake and shift levers. I also added a water bottle holder.

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