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Old 05-01-09, 09:51 AM   #1
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Dahon D7HG - long road test and components.

Hello everybody.
I have been reading this forum for quite a while (2 years) but this time I need some answers from you guys.
Today I managed to do a 120 km(almost 80 miles )tour with my Dahon Vitesse D7HG folder.
Strange enough my longest tour on the non-folding bike was 110 km so I guess I pushed myself and the bike to the limits.
At the end of the tour(last 3 km quess I was lucky) I started to encounter some problems with the right pedal, it's axle became mobile(going in all directions and creaking with each push) so I think I need to replace both pedals.
Can I replace the pedals with any other bike pedals or are they Dahon specific ? Don't need them to fold .. just to hold for 100 km's ride.

Also where can I find 20'' rims and hubs (dynamo). (My front rim is bent due to a car crash , not related to the bike quality). I live in Romania (Bucharest) so if you guys can recommend me some online shops that would be great.
I am a bit disapointed since the bike is almost new (780 km total and 8 months old) ,but I am overweight(about 250 lbs) and doing 120 km on a folder built for the city (including a Shimano Nexus 7)is a bit too much for this bike.
I have no experience with Dahon or folding bikes (this is my 1st) and in my country few people use folding bikes for transportation/touring that is why I am posting here.
PS : yap English is not my native language so sorry if I am not being clear.
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Old 05-01-09, 10:26 AM   #2
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Doing 120km on a Vitesse is very impressive.

The pedals threads in the Vitesse are standard so you should not have a problem finding after market pedals (folding or non folding). Finding good folding pedals is a challenge so some of use use the MKS EZ pedals which do not fold but can be removed in few seconds with no tool required. They are very reliable and feel good.

You can see them here:

BTW, thorusa is a major Dahon dealer so you can check with them also about the rim and hub. They are very responsive to emails but you need to check if they ship abroad.

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Old 05-01-09, 10:49 AM   #3
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10x for you answers.
I guess I will replace the pedals then try to fix the rim issue ( I will try to rebuild it since I have already built a MTB wheel. If it is too badly damaged I will need to buy a new rim).
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Old 05-01-09, 11:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
Doing 120km on a Vitesse is very impressive.

^ Word! way to go!

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