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Old 03-30-09, 02:04 PM   #1
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New Folders

One a Dahon Mu P24 and the other is a Citizen Miami. These are my first folding Bikes occasioned by bad thumbs and a painful old cervical spine as I was born in the depression and my parents could not afford a totally new child so I have many used parts which are much older than my years.

The Dahon is of a nice quality and looks great. Rides nice. Great detail and finish. In the past I've sure paid more and got less. Of course had to change it ..! .. from 8 (24) to 9 (27) speeds, install Big Apples, add a wireless comp (one with cadence), touring racks front and rear. Ya just gotta do this stuff and a Thudbuster. Her name is Manila. It just seemed like a natural Folder name.

The Citizen is to leave at camp so ... It is OK especially if you like steel. Steel frame, all brake parts are steel, stem and bars steel, steel wheels, steel kickstand, steel .... and ... .

It came with just one headset bearing. The other is "in the mail". I happen to have enough components laying about to upgrade it to have much better running gear. Convert from 6 to 8 speeds and such, add much better brakes (all parts there of), relocate the original Dahon Mu tires to it and all will be better.

The Citizen Miami is worth the 200+ dollars. I bought their carry bag as it was cheap if you bought a bike, it is for the Dahon which fits in it well. Bought 2 panniers from them and they are well worth the price as they really fit both the Dahon and the Citizen even without a touring style rear rack as well as a very good fit onto the Dahons' front rack. With all these upgrades a name of Elisa Doolittle seems appropriate for this Citizen Miami. She's a Mango ya know?

I follow all your posts and adventures with interest, and occasionally confusion (like the comments stating 'beware cross chaining' when using a SRAM Dual Drive??)

I just don't understand most of the things I don't know as many of them are predicated on many variables some of which are unknown and the remainder unknowable. Y.M.W.V. I'm sure.

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Old 03-30-09, 02:21 PM   #2
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Her name is Manila. It just seemed like a natural Folder name.


That there is the quote of the year on the Folding Bike sub-Forum!

Good one! Welcome to the Folder forums. Your sense of humor will be much appreciated here!






Oh, and good job on the MuP24. That's a very nicely fitted bike. Your upgrades are very nice too.

One admonition you'll hear lots of around here:

THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICTURES!
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Old 03-30-09, 03:46 PM   #3
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Worthless! Well now ...

"With out pictures ... worthless".. Sounds reasonable. Gotta camera but ain't exactly sure how to ... add to.

A guess! Drag and drop? Ah! No you say ... .

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Old 03-30-09, 04:08 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums! You can add pictures by doing the following:

When posting, scroll down slightly and you will see an option to "Manage Attachments". There you can upload pictures from your computers or if you have some photos of the bike on the web, then you can enter the web link to those photos.

BTW, what is the joke with the name "Manila"? It's a nice name. *confused*
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Old 03-30-09, 04:25 PM   #5
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Manila

Go to Office Depot. Look at/for file folders. The most common type are called 'Manila folders', so .... . A pun? Well that is for you to say.
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@KitN - worried by the tight lycra in your sig - not much left to the imagination there
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