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Old 06-16-09, 09:07 AM   #26
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yeah "very close" is not the words I would use thanks though, I have been checking craigs every day and found some good ones, but they were either sold already, or just didn't respond (probably sold). I'll keep looking.
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Old 06-16-09, 09:40 AM   #27
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Here's a 2008 Speed P8 that's fairly close to you:
http://capecod.craigslist.org/bik/1219855371.html
Cape Cod and NYC?!?

EDIT: I see the second post.
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Old 06-16-09, 04:43 PM   #28
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going out to see this one tonight: http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/1224361722.html

90% chance I'll buy. Any input on a seatpost that would be comfortable for my longer rides and fits a 2008 Dahon Speed D7?

Thanks for all your help up to this point!!
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Check the serial number to determine the year --- if a U.S. model, the first letter is always D, denoting Dahon. The second number is the year of manufacture. The next two numbers are the month of manufacture.
For example, a serial number D302....... would mean a bike produced in 2003, month of February (02). Then a letter T followed by 4 numbers which is the actual number pertaining to the bicycle frame produced that month.
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Using the prices at www.thorusa.com as a guide, looks like a standard seatpost is $37 (but there are some other, higher-priced options), a seatpost clamp is $17.50, and a saddle similar to the original is $19. Based on the color, if it is a U.S. model, it is a 2007. See:
http://www.dahon.com/archive/2007/us/speedd7.htm
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well that was an amazing waste of time! the guy shows up 1/2 hour late. only gears 2-4 work. only the front break works. the bike doesn't stay unfolded. and it's 2007. wow...
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i think you might want to try the downtube mini. best value within your price range, imo.
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Old 06-16-09, 10:10 PM   #33
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I am having trouble finding downtube mini's to try at any of my lbs-es (in nyc). I am even having trouble finding them for sale online. Any suggestions where to look?

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see the recent thread titled, "Help me find a Downtube Mini"
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invisiblehand, can you put a link to that? I've searched the forums (even using "advanced search") and have not found that thread.
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nevermind, I found it through browsing...

how could that not come up in a search!?!? I must have done something wrong. oh well
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nevermind, I found it through browsing...

how could that not come up in a search!?!? I must have done something wrong. oh well
Don't worry about it. I have had mixed results with search too.
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