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FoldsinHalf 09-30-13 01:40 PM

2008 Dahon Jetstream HD
 
Same bike, four years and almost 10,000 miles later, after being thoroughly reworked into a custom "HD" configuration for off-road use: :D

http://www.debcar.com/images1003/Jet...urrection2.jpg

Sixty Fiver 09-30-13 02:36 PM

Yesterday I went for a ride with my friend and his new and as yet, un-named BF NWT... it is a really splendid bike.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...albf%20(2).JPG

Sixty Fiver 09-30-13 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by FoldsinHalf (Post 16118153)
Same bike, four years later, after being thoroughly reworked into a custom "HD" configuration for off-road use: :D

Love that.

roofrack 10-01-13 08:19 AM

My apologies that it's taken four years to respond to this. Don't know how I missed it in the first place.

The rims were Araya and I got them off eBay. Possibly from the States - there was a time a few years back where it was often quite cheap to buy there. Not any more though. I got into the habit a few years ago of pretty much buying any alloy 451 rims I saw. These wheels were built for me by a chap named Arup Sen. The seat was original but the grips I also picked up on eBay somewhere. This particular bike is really very fast for a Twenty and the hub 7 speed works really well. Only issue is it is quite heavy and hard to lift the back wheel if hopping up a curb - I've had more punctures from that than from anything else I think with this bike.

Other than that I love these bikes - like riding a very fast BMX around. Much more fun than a road bike and I love the stand and the mudguards - both items just do their job.





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Originally Posted by LittlePixel (Post 9881247)
It looks tough with those black rims - lovely contrast to the trad champagne paintwork. I love how you've kept the white seat and white plastic grips.

As a point of interest to other UK twenty fans- where'd you get the black 451 rims? In my experience they're as rare as hen's teeth.

Look forward to seeing more of it - and perhaps the other *3* folders you have in the pipeline - maybe they deserve their own thread?


LittlePixel 10-02-13 05:24 AM

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Well thanks for taking the time - however long it took :)
I actually scored some skinny Araya rims in silver a couple of years back - rebuilding my Twenty on 451s with Primo champs has been a slow but ongoing project. Have done some brazing for cable routing and moving rear brakes, as well as sourcing a nice chrome fork. Living arrangements make for slow progress but hope to get more done this autumn.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=343729

bhkyte 10-07-13 04:27 AM

love the clean love, keep it like that!! LOL

TheDavid 10-10-13 11:39 PM

Ruth. Just cause.

http://i1324.photobucket.com/albums/...ps29f224ef.jpg

bhkyte 10-11-13 02:52 AM

I remember one of thoese cotterpins shearing on a r20 folder when I was 14. My ankles never been the same since. Not used cotterpin cranks since then. I used to do bmx tricks my rsw so maybe I was too harsh on the little r20 also?
Anyway thanks for the memories!

renyeo 10-14-13 01:45 AM

Hello Oldie Foldies,

I bought my first folder last year - a crappy used 16" Aleoca. I rode it for a year then it gave up the ghost. After that I went out and got a secondhand 20" Harris (1st photo) for about the same money as the Aleoca (USD60).

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...psd8d46c0a.jpg

I have heard of Dahon. I'd love a well-used Dahon. They are full of characters.

Check out out this fellow at my local civic center bike parking bay. :D

Is the owner of this winner of the "Most Unloved Dahon Mariner" award?! The semi-open cage sitting over the rear wheel carries dead bears. Grisly. :o


http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...ps469a25fa.jpg

Someone asking USD130 on Gumtree for this guy. It's the kind Dahon Ken would buy. :D

It'd be mine, though, not Ken or Barbie, if the keeper would let me have it for under a hundred bucks US. Fingers crossed.

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...pse96a7c9d.jpg

jongal 10-16-13 09:15 PM

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my bike waya (anemos zippy 20) loaded for my daily commute to work:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=346419
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FoldieX 12-15-13 07:30 AM

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Owned Dahon Mu Uno & Doppelganger FX13.. Dad's own Dahon Mu P8 & Dahon Matrix 7005 Alu
Uno for cruising around town & FX13 for racing :)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355160
FACE-OFF !
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355161
Take this guy to race..haha.. i'm the only one who use a single speed ..
"Thats a long n high hills racing route man, by look at my right hand ,im having a hard time pedal that black beast to finish the hill without push the bike itself up (y)Single Speed 53t/18t
Dahon Mu Uno"

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355159
Folding 26" bike

Don't have any Mu P8 picture in this computer.. sorry ;p

Dave1899 12-15-13 07:28 PM

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Here's my 1971 Raleigh Twenty I call her Scarlet.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355218

1960frejus 12-25-13 07:55 PM

Just Picked up a 1970 Peugeot
 
Hi All...

I Just Picked up a 1970 Peugeot for 100.00 dollars in almost mint condition, just need inner tubes as they need to be replaced. I'm trying to find out which are the best inner tubes to use, so if anyone has had good service from a certain brand, please let me know... Thanks/

Philo:)

1960frejus 12-26-13 02:37 PM

My Wife's 1970 Peugeot
 
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Here's a mint condition 1970 Peugeot bought for my wife's anniversary. Cost 100.00 no shipping.:)

mirfi 12-30-13 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by 1960frejus (Post 16360032)
Here's a mint condition 1970 Peugeot bought for my wife's anniversary. Cost 100.00 no shipping.:)

Very Sweet. You could carry two kids on the back and a baby on the front.

:-)

Tubes and new grease and you got a sweet ride.


Congrats.

1960frejus 12-30-13 10:30 AM

Thanks fro reminding me
 
Thanks for reminding me. I already bought some nice tubes that will be here soon. In the meantime I have two other projects going this winter. Happy New Year...

Philo





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Originally Posted by mirfi (Post 16367659)
Very Sweet. You could carry two kids on the back and a baby on the front.

:-)

Tubes and new grease and you got a sweet ride.


Congrats.


Dannymk6 03-16-14 01:59 AM

Java fit 16
 
Hi guys,

Been stop cycling many years and last month got back into cycling. My 1st folding bike.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3691/1...4321637c78.jpg
Java fit 16 by dannygeni, on Flickr

gilaasepeda 03-16-14 09:25 AM

wow nice fold, may i know how much is that?

bhkyte 03-16-14 05:21 PM

My question. What size wheel please?

Dannymk6 03-17-14 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by gilaasepeda (Post 16582102)
wow nice fold, may i know how much is that?

my currency if convert is bout us500. java fit design in italy but made in china. wheel size is 20". stock came with cst tyre but i change it to schwalbe durano.

Mad D 03-19-14 11:17 PM

Not exactly "my" folding bike but I grabbed a Citizen Tokyo for my girlfriend, she even told me it's okay if she's the test subject. I've been lurking these forums for the past few weekends educating myself (as I will continue to do) on the brands and reading from the experiences of others. We really wanted to take advantage of all these Bike Trails we have along the American River here in Sacramento. We are a little cramped for space and probably will be biking at a more casual level for now, so folding bikes were the way to go (It be fun pull the bikes from the trunk and have spur of the moment bike rides).


From what I read Citizen Bikes were "good enough" in quality (with low gearing and poor resale value). When first hopping on I noticed the bike did have very low gearing. This something I thought I wouldn't notice having never owned a bike with gears in addition to not riding a bike in dozen years (about middle school age). I thought, "only "these are bike hobbyist they'll notice sudden intricacies". Nope, seems like leaving the bike in second or third seems counters that looseness.


As for myself I was planning on picking up a Miami but after experiencing the Tokyo (which I think is still fine, I just want something I can push a little harder) I've decided to expand my budget and have been looking for a Dahon or possibly a Tern. Even might get one from ThorUSA (Brakemaster is the same person here right?)


I will post it when I get my first folder.

shblanchard 03-20-14 08:56 AM

I have a Montague DX Crossover, I recently switched out all the external gears for a 2 speed automatix hub on it. Love it.

mirfi 04-07-14 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by shblanchard (Post 16594948)
I have a Montague DX Crossover, I recently switched out all the external gears for a 2 speed automatix hub on it. Love it.

I been thinking of doing that a couple of my bikes. You mind if ask a few questions?
26inch wheel?
Did you mess with the front deraullier?
Build the wheel yourself?
Do you know the new gear inches?
2-speed with coaster?

Sorry, being curious

shblanchard 04-07-14 11:09 AM

Yeah, 26 inch wheels. I completely removed both deralliers and yes, built the wheel myself....after a lot of learning experiences. It has a coaster brake, I removed the rear handbrake and kept the front handbrake. Not sure of the gear inches. Bought a half link chain for it, and after switching out the 18T cog for a 16T, it fits perfectly. I need to get a pic posted of it.

bobdav31 04-12-14 12:09 AM

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My New Wheels
Fusion Sports - 24 Speed 20"Folding Hybrid Bike
Newly Purchased

Shimano componentshttp://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=374203


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