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    Dahon Speed D7

    Looking into getting a D7. Was wondering how current owners customize their own. Like adding bar ends, changing tires and such.. Either to make it look cooler or function.

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    the bars are a standard size 25.4mm MTB size, so you can easily add on MTB bar parts on it.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    My fave bike. Upgrades are in the eye of the beholder.
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    Thanks for the info. How about changing the BB and Cranks. How are the stock components? I have a road bike, so I'm used to that type of performance, but i also understand i can't get that from a d7. I won't mind changing some of the components for better performance. The idea of different handle bars is good.
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    stock cranks and BB are heavy, but there's no point replacing them.

    first thing I would change out are the grips and saddle.
    the tires are surprisingly good, but lack some traction.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Get the bike first. You won't go any faster by shaving 200 grams off the chainwheel. If you've got upgrade-itis before you've bought it, why not just buy a more expensive bike?
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    with all those upgrades, you might as well start off with a Vitesse P18 or Mu P24
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Go for a MU P8 or Speed P8 for something cooler looking and to customize. Thor has a Speed P8 for $500 http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/oneoff.htm I am in Lynden, have it sent to my house and pick it up here.
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    The only thing I did to mine was ditch the crappy stock tires for some Schwalbe Big Apples.
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    Well i guess i should just aim for a different folding bike. I've seen some on craigslist for like 300, so thats why i was asking. But i did buy a mup8 for my GF. I might just get a white one for myself. Thanks guys for the input lol.

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    I would not mind a white bike, especially if it looks like this

    Last edited by Estuche; 07-05-10 at 03:48 PM.

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    Oh wow, those wheels look so nice.. maybe I'd do that when i finally get a white mu p8... well something similar

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    To be honest, I would not mind buying a cheap D7 at Craigslist and then customize it the way I want. As a matter of fact that is what I will most likely end up doing sometime soon!

    Things that I will probably add if I can find it for $250 or less:

    +Brooks saddle
    +Marathon supreme tires
    +Bullhorn handlebars
    +Barend shifter
    +TT brake lever

    As long as you are not trying to break any speed records I think that these bikes can be "pimped" rather nicely. And the cheaper you get them the more $$$ to customize them. Here's some inspiration:





    Have fun!

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    The post 2006 (in the UK?) models have the telescopic handlebar post.
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