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Old 09-07-08, 06:56 AM   #1
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upgrades to jetstrem p8?

Hi,
new forum member and rather proud new owner of this great bike.
Usng it for daily commuting and already thinking about a few upgrades.
I was looking at the ergo grips and bar ends.Seems a shame to have to remove the biologic grips though.But cant find the bar ends available seperately.Any recommendations apart from cane creek 2,s which are expensive! I am anxious to preserve the gorgeous look of the bike

I bought a Topeak seatpost rack and bag and of course it will not fit the oversised seatpost.I can't find any alternatives at my lbs.Again, any recommendation?Must take a bag that will accept an asus pc laptop, one of the small ones called Eepc, i think.The Topeak rack bag accomodated the laptop easily.

And tyres.They are noisey and limited to about 65 psi.Perhaps the Apples or something similar would be a better fast commuting tyre?
Finally, for now,disc brakes.Spoilt using them on my last bike and i am just not comfortable with the spongy rearbrake.Can they be fitted and would you advise front and/or rear?

I should say i blame this forum for my decision to buy a folder.Not remotely intersted until i followed a link here and now look! Anyway, seems a nice place to hang out.

Thanks in advance

bobinski

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Old 09-07-08, 07:37 AM   #2
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For the bag/luggage solution, you could try the large DynaPack from Topeak. I believe it's called the DynaPack DX. I have both the small and large DynaPacks and have been very happy with them.
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Old 09-07-08, 10:59 AM   #3
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Yes the Jetstream is a gorgeous looking bike I agree. Ergon grips are worth the money. On tyres I'd go for Schwalbe Marathon plus if you ride on roads and trails and want almost puncture proof tyres. If not Schwalbe Marathons or Marathon Racers running at much higher psi ratings are excellent. Good puncture protection and low rolling resistance. The Apples are very good tyres but designed for adding some suspension to the ride and you already have that.

The ultimate upgrade for the Jetstream; A Rohloff 14 speed hub. One of the ideal bikes worthwhile adding such expensive mech too! Something for the future
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Old 09-07-08, 11:22 AM   #4
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For the bag/luggage solution, you could try the large DynaPack from Topeak. I believe it's called the DynaPack DX. I have both the small and large DynaPacks and have been very happy with them.
I have it BUT its the mx rack that wont fit the seatpost-its a non standard sise.Very frusrating.
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Old 09-07-08, 11:50 AM   #5
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Well I'd think the Dynapack DX is large enough to carry your Eee PC.

I haven't used this myself, but seen it mentioned on BF before:
http://www.xootr.com/xootr/swift/Crossrack.shtml
or if you really must have a trunk bag,
http://www.xootr.com/xootr/swift/Del...asteRack.shtml

Should work as the Swift has a 33mm (IIRC) seatpost vs. Dahon's 34mm.
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Joseff,
thanks for the links.
Love the topeak bags, and have both too! picked them up in a sale for less than the usual price of the larger one normally.So gutted that the seatpost rack does not fit.
Not sure that make is available in the uk.I may have to source a standard rack.Sure i saw a picture of one in a jetstream but cant find it now..
thanks for your advice
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Old 09-07-08, 04:25 PM   #7
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If the Biologic grips are same as these



then don't bother getting the Ergon ones - the above ones are as comfortable if correctly set up, if not more so.
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