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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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    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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    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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    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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