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Old 05-10-09, 03:24 AM   #1
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Dahon Dream 16" wheel with shimano alfine

I bought fairly cheap Dahon Dream 16" wheel. Love riding the bike.



cut the original handlebar, put stem and new semi raised handlebar.



Not satisified with 6 speed shimano tourney, I replace it with IGH Shimano Alfine 8-speed.



Very-very happy with the bikes. I used it everyday to commute 30km.
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Old 05-10-09, 03:40 PM   #2
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Those look like some short spokes in the back wheel...
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Old 05-10-09, 05:16 PM   #3
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I have a similar settup on my Tikit
I really like the Alfine with the small wheels, it seems to accelerate really well, and the gear range is perfect for climbing as well as fast descents. Congratulations on your bike!
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Old 05-17-09, 09:55 AM   #4
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nice set up, bonex.
but if I were you, I'd also replace the brake and levers, and the crank and pedals as well.
love the leather saddle...
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Old 05-17-09, 10:29 AM   #5
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Alfine upgrade and Brooks saddle seems a little overkill for the basic Dahon bike.

Looks like you are from Indonesia also.

Salam Lipetan
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Old 05-17-09, 11:50 AM   #6
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People should ride what they like. It doesn't matter how much the bike cost. If it makes them happy, who cares how much the thing cost or what "expensive" saddle or IGH they put on it. It's not "overkill" if it brings them joy and they get a lot of use out of it.

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Alfine upgrade and Brooks saddle seems a little overkill for the basic Dahon bike.

Looks like you are from Indonesia also.

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what is not overkill then ? to each his own. i really like his setup and as what kitn said - what ever makes you happy then do it. you're not here to satisfy somebody else's ego but yourself. bonex234 keep what you think is best for you and will make you happy.....

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Alfine upgrade and Brooks saddle seems a little overkill for the basic Dahon bike.

Looks like you are from Indonesia also.

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this guy is just a newbie with about 3 posts in the forum yet here he is with an un-inspiring reply.....
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nice set up, bonex.
but if I were you, I'd also replace the brake and levers, and the crank and pedals as well.
love the leather saddle...
Thanks tedi, I will go that way but I have to slow down otherwise my wife would kill me for quickly spending a lot money on bike.
This weekend the crank will be replaced with Shimano Sora. I got good bargain price for used crank.

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Looks like you are from Indonesia also.

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I know a lot people think that way. But when I firstly rode Dahon Dream, I felt "hey, this bike is really created for me". It is very lovely riding it, so I don't hesitate plugging lovely brooks and lovely alfine.
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I know a lot people think that way. But when I firstly rode Dahon Dream, I felt "hey, this bike is really created for me". It is very lovely riding it, so I don't hesitate plugging lovely brooks and lovely alfine.
EXACTLY! If your bike makes you happy then ride it and have fun doing it. Put whatever parts and accessories that you want on it. It's yours. Enjoy it!
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My wife has the same bicycle (as it was originally). It is quite undergeared, although that suits us now because her commute is all uphill one way.

I have added a Thudbuster, which cost as much as the original bicycle. Partly for ass comfort, but partly because the original seatpost was too short.

If I had a reliable LBS, I would investigate a internal hub. The original derailer is only 2.5 cm or so from the ground. So it’s good to know that the Alfine would fit. Essentially, this would turn it into a cheapish Dahon “Curve D8”.
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My wife has the same bicycle (as it was originally). It is quite undergeared, although that suits us now because her commute is all uphill one way.

I have added a Thudbuster, which cost as much as the original bicycle. Partly for ass comfort, but partly because the original seatpost was too short.

If I had a reliable LBS, I would investigate a internal hub. The original derailer is only 2.5 cm or so from the ground. So it’s good to know that the Alfine would fit. Essentially, this would turn it into a cheapish Dahon “Curve D8”.
Glad to hear another Dahon Dream fans.
Plugging 32h Alfine into 28h 16" rim is very difficult job. I took to one LBS, they worked 1 full day for it and disappointing result like shown in the picture.
I then took to another LBS which very famous as wheel builder. The mechanic did it excellently in only 1 hour, but he admitted that I gave him difficult job.
Before purchasing Alfine for your Dream, please make sure your LBS can do this job.
I heard other people putting Shimano Capreo 9speed into Dahon Dream but I haven't seen it yet.
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