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Old 05-01-09, 07:10 AM   #1
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Quick question about Dahon 20" Speed P8

I just sold my crappy Korean Lespo and upgraded to a Dahon Speed P8 for 760,000.00 Korean Won. I paid a little much but, it is the '09 model. I wanted the Jetstream but it was way out of my price range. Anyway, here's the question... Can I take this Speed P8 and upgrade it with Dahon Kinetix Pro wheels and put a new double sproket crank on to make it a 16 speed? I like it how it is but i need more top speed. I have to keep up with friends on road bikes, I usually ride around 21-22 KPH but these guys run off and leave me everyday. I figure if I can shed a few pounds off the bike and add a few gears to increase the efficiency maybe I could keep up. Any suggestions? Comments? Pointers? I'm still really new and I will appreciate ANY help. Thank you!
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Old 05-01-09, 07:33 AM   #2
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You might get some good replies here, but you also should post your question on the Dahon forum (on the Dahon website). Good luck!

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Old 05-01-09, 07:52 AM   #3
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sure
that would make a fast clean bike
have fun and shoot us some pics when you done

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Old 05-01-09, 03:25 PM   #4
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They are basically the same frame so you should be able to get skinnier tires, different gearing, etc.
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