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Old 06-07-09, 03:30 PM   #26
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Which ortleib bag is that? Is that the Ultimate 5? I can't find an exact match in the catalog.
Yes, that's it.

And this is the part to mount it: http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/baskets.htm (Klickfix New Frame Adapter)
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Thanks. I've got that Klickfix mount on my Speed TR. I bought a basket for grocery runs for my office but don't use it that much and the bag would be a better fit the rest of the time.

I think they may sell those bags here locally.

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Thanks. I've got that Klickfix mount on my Speed TR. I bought a basket for grocery runs for my office but don't use it that much and the bag would be a better fit the rest of the time.

I think they may sell those bags here locally.

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Here's my Curve D3 with Klickfix adapter, Rixen and Kaul Freepack City bag and Reelight SL150 magnetic lights.
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Welcome to the Curve D3 world of lurve!

My Curve is currently out of commission until I fix that front wheel with the damaged Big Apple tire. Thinking if a Marathon Racer may be a better idea up front, since I need to replace it anyway.
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I put a Marathon on my rear wheel, and love it. I need an excuse to put one on the front as well.
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My Curve is currently out of commission until I fix that front wheel with the damaged Big Apple tire. Thinking if a Marathon Racer may be a better idea up front, since I need to replace it anyway.
thanks mr. brown. reading everyone's posts gave me the incentive to keep my Curve (no pun intended - as i don;t have any curves in my bod ).

i was trying to remove the rack on my curve when all of a sudden i noticed that the fender is attached to the rack itself. anyone have an idea on how i can do it?

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thanks mr. brown. reading everyone's posts gave me the incentive to keep my Curve (no pun intended - as i don;t have any curves in my bod ).

i was trying to remove the rack on my curve when all of a sudden i noticed that the fender is attached to the rack itself. anyone have an idea on how i can do it?

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Use a metal strut to replace the support the fender gives.
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Use a metal strut to replace the support the fender gives.

sorry for my ignorance but where can i get this metal strut ? is it available at LBS ?

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sorry for my ignorance but where can i get this metal strut ? is it available at LBS ?

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You'd probably be best off making your own. Very narrow strips of sheet metal (such as aluminum) from a hardware store would do the trick. A strong coat hanger might also work.
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By the way, if you flip the bike and pedal backward does your rear wheel move?
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i tried this and flipped my bike and the wheel doesn't moved when a pedal backward. is this good or not good ? is your wheel moving when pedalling backward ?

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i tried this and flipped my bike and the wheel doesn't moved when a pedal backward. is this good or not good ? is your wheel moving when pedalling backward ?

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It is good. Mine was doing this until this weekend. I had to loosen one of the nuts because it was too tight causing it to drag. For the fenders take a look at this post:

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I used some clothe hangers and the screws and nuts from the fender. You can also buy some clips if you don't want to open a hole in your fender.
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Sorry , I should have made it clear my suggestion was a DIY suggestion. You could also support it from the frame like a pannier I guess.
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Sorry , I should have made it clear my suggestion was a DIY suggestion. You could also support it from the frame like a pannier I guess.
no need to apologize. i have a wire lying around somewhere in my garage. i will try and see if i can do this.

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how's the fold on this bike with bullhorn ? have you tried it ?

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I love my D3. I've upgraded the saddle to a Rido, added Ergon grips (the ones with the little barends), upgraded the chain, added a mirror on the left-side handlebar, bottle cage holder, and a saddle bag. Here's what it looks like now:

nice neilfein - i see that your helmet is also color coordinated with your curve....
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semaler - do you kind the 3 speed lacking on your curve ? do you wish it had more than 3 speed ?
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Welcome to the Curve D3 world of lurve!

My Curve is currently out of commission until I fix that front wheel with the damaged Big Apple tire. Thinking if a Marathon Racer may be a better idea up front, since I need to replace it anyway.
have you changed your tires to a racer ? how was it ? i see that neilfein changed his rear tire and he's loving it.
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anyone fitted a dual drive. I got one spare looking for a bike.

My daughter finds the gearing a little high, so maybe it can go on.
Else i have a spare chainset with a 42t
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semaler - do you kind the 3 speed lacking on your curve ? do you wish it had more than 3 speed ?
Definitely YES. Barcelona is not flat so I'd like to have more gears. Maybe I should have gone for the SL, it would be more of an all-purpose bike.
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Definitely YES. Barcelona is not flat so I'd like to have more gears. Maybe I should have gone for the SL, it would be more of an all-purpose bike.
there was a Dahon Mu P8 on sale here in bay area for $375. i should have jumped on that deal. in fact there are 2 one is listed at $425 and yet both of them got sold in a day.
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anyone fitted a dual drive. I got one spare looking for a bike.

My daughter finds the gearing a little high, so maybe it can go on.
Else i have a spare chainset with a 42t
hmm. i am also thinking about that but have no idea how. since this is my commute bike, gearing can be ok for me.....although quite limited.
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I have a DaHon Curve and I'm have trouble finding 16 x 1.5 Presta tubes. Please advise your source, or provide a link or . . . any clues would be appreciated!

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The Curve comes with rims drilled for Schrader. Unless you swapped out the rims?
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Schwalbe tube SV2 according to the Schwalbe web site. See:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/tubes
Looks like you can order it from them.
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