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Old 03-21-09, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hello all

Hi everyone,

Been lurking for a while but now joined the fold with a used Dahon Speed D7 (2006 model).



Quick question - what's the best way of securing the seat post (which seems to be the only quickly removable part) when the bike is locked up outside? A small chain permenantly attached from seat to frame?
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Old 03-21-09, 10:08 AM   #2
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Welcome to the fold!

Bolt on seatpost clamp like this one:

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...p.aspx?sc=FRGL

Make sure you get the right diameter size when you order it or get it at your LBS.
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Old 03-21-09, 12:01 PM   #3
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Better still, don't lock it up outside - the beauty of folders is that you can take them with you.
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yes. why locked up a folder? it's never the intention of the folding bike makers to have their bike locked up outside. plus that thing of beauty should never be exposed to the elements.

btw, that's a nice used dahon.
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I dangle a cable lock from the saddle rails. Then when parked, I lock the frame and rear wheel to the rack with a U-lock. And lock the cable lock either to the rack, or to the bicycle frame.

This is a low crime area where I feel confident doing so. YMMV.
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Old 03-23-09, 06:23 AM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Why lock up? There are many shops that won't let you take a folded bike in. Or you might be popping in for 5 minutes and its quicker to just lock it up. Or if I cycle into town and want to wander the shops I'll want to lock up the bike rather than drag it around with me.
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