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    How to get a Dahon Curve to stand up when folded, with the seatpost extended

    I had the bike for a year and half before I figured this out.


    Before folding the bike, rotate the non-driveside pedal so it's facing to the upper right. Using a bungee cord is advisable; if you don't, the pedal will press down on the fender.


    Voila! The bike will now rest its weight on the driveside pedal.


    It's more stable if you leave the pedal unfolded, and it's a little picky if you're not on a level surface.





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    Thanks for the tip!

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    thanks. never even thought about it. now i don't have to slide my seatpost up and down.....

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    Or stand it on end on the rack also works well + small footprint. also works with a Diblasi,or a mezzo at a push.
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    When I stopping with the seatpost up, its usually a short stop. I just end up standing on the driveside pedal to keep it upright without having to hold onto it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
    Or stand it on end on the rack also works well + small footprint. also works with a Diblasi,or a mezzo at a push.
    Unfortunately, that puts weight on the rear fender (if you have fenders, of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    Unfortunately, that puts weight on the rear fender (if you have fenders, of course).
    They have all been fine thus far.
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    or you could just use the kickstand

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    Quote Originally Posted by randya View Post
    or you could just use the kickstand
    The kickstand doesn't work when the bike is folded, alas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    The kickstand doesn't work when the bike is folded, alas.
    not even if you put it down first?

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    Or you could get one of these:



    My Vitesse D7HG came with a kickstand like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop666 View Post
    Or you could get one of these:



    My Vitesse D7HG came with a kickstand like that.
    Not available at DAHON and anywhere. i checked with them and asked them where i can buy this stand and they told me Sorry - not available.

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    Here's some info that might be useful:

    The product info for the original Dahon version:
    http://www.dahon.com/components/daho...tand-kickstand

    The Dahon kickstand is indeed pretty hard to find. But other brands are plenty available. Unfortunately, most of them are meant for 24-28"wheels. While the length at the shortest setting might be ok, it could stick out below the bb quite a bit.
    I've heard that the Pletscher double Kickstand works with Dahon folders well too, as it doesn't stick out that much. It is not really adjustable, but can be cut to the correct length. Thor USA even has it listed in their Dahon Accessories section: http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/pletscher.htm

    I have a spare one of the Dahon Doublestands (lightly used. black version) I'm willing to sell it but I think Shippingcost from the Netherlands to the US would be quite high. So it might be better to check out other options closer to home first.


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    I'm actually fine with the bike the way it is. I need to carry a bungee cord in any case, as the bike no longer holds itself closed reliably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    I'm actually fine with the bike the way it is. I need to carry a bungee cord in any case, as the bike no longer holds itself closed reliably.
    when you say not closed reliably - is it because of the magnet not holding up or due to its usage some frame flex occurred ? just curious as i also have a curve d3. i want to make sure it doesn't happen to my d3, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    when you say not closed reliably - is it because of the magnet not holding up or due to its usage some frame flex occurred ? just curious as i also have a curve d3. i want to make sure it doesn't happen to my d3, too.
    looks like the accessories on the bars are interfering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop666 View Post
    Or you could get one of these:



    My Vitesse D7HG came with a kickstand like that.
    that's more or less the kickstand that came with my Curve D3 and my Vitesse (mine have smaller 'feet')

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