tale of 2 vitesses..
two days ago went out the house to the amazement of my two sons.
this time, unusually, didn't go by bike.
"I am on a secret mission" I told my boys.
I went to an address, where someone has advertised recently, a 2008 dahon vitesse.
took the public transport, met the guy, bargained, closed the deal, and I just rode the bike home.
wow, I said to myself, this thing feels different from the older vitesse I bought used, around 6 months ago. this thing was so aggresive. (the previous owner had warned me somehow, that since the bottom bracket was replaced by a sealed bearing type, that I should not be carried away and go speeding...)
oh boy, and I never went fast before...
while rding fast, I kept being puzzled, how come the newer type feels much better than the older type...
when finally reached home, put the two vitesses side by side....
hmmm, the newer d7 is longer than the d6!!
the main tube tube seems to be a bit higher, too...
ah yes, the newer type handlepot seems to be more forward leaning.
is that all?
phisically the two are not much different. but hey, looks can be deceiving...
(the older type seems to be the 2005 type in the US market, though the previous said he bought it new in 2007..)