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Old 10-10-10, 06:12 PM   #1
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UPDATE: The Transformation of my Dahon Speed TR to Dahon Speed TR PRO

finally done with the last of my upgrades on my Dahon Speed TR (i hope so) to make it lighter in weight. if my bathroom scale is to be trusted, my Dahon Speed TR now weighs 22 lbs. when i installed the front kinetix pro (thanks brucemestras). here are some pics:

My Cockpit upgrades: ritchey flat handlebar (trimmed 2 inches) and Ergon Grip without the End Bars.
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Rear Kojak Tires (20x1.35)
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My Cockpit upgrades: ritchey flat handlebar (trimmed 2 inches) and Ergon Grip without the End Bars.
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Front Kojak tire and Kinetix Pro
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Side View of my TR
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Selle Italia Seat
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Presenting my 22 lbs Dahon Speed TR.
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Another View of my TR.
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Looks great and when does the under 20 Lbs begin? ;-]
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Old 10-10-10, 06:57 PM   #3
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Nice looking bike. Maybe you should call it a "Dahon Speed TR-SF" - SF for Safety First on account of the bell, horn and two headlights!

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Looks great and when does the under 20 Lbs begin? ;-]
come to think of it - i can still lighten it more by putting a regular seat post coz' mine has the one with the pump. now you're making me do more hmm.
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Nice looking bike. Maybe you should call it a "Dahon Speed TR-SF" - SF for Safety First on account of the bell, horn and two headlights!

Lou
yes. i totally forgot - i had 2 rear lights also, ha, ha, ha...my light and motion headlight is when i bike in the early morning (430am) as it is really dark and my CATEYE is a blinking one that i used in the daytime. TR-SF (could be san francisco too) as i live right here.... but i am thinking more of a Dahon Speed TR Pro as i am waiting for Thor's Speed Pro TT handlebar kit if ever he has one...
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22# with all that stuff hanging off it...! I need scales like that. Very optimistic, it seems. Anyway good job on all the mods.
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weight will be 12 lbs without those stuff hanging.......hmmm might need to trim them ha... thanks jur.

honestly installing the presta tube on my kinetix pro was a pain as the space between the air stem and the rim is so tight that i could hardly pull out the air stem up to put air on it. also who designed the presta tube. i bent the air valve from using my floor pump and was about to get the second tube when i decided to get my plier and straightened the air valve. good thing it worked, otherwise i am out of $5. if only the kinetix pro will accept the schraeder valve tube. i didn't see this coming. and didin't know that kinetix pro accepts only presta tube. otherwise i could have settled for a kinetix comp and i will be ok with additional 1/2 lb weight gain.

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i am liking the ride of my Speed TR now especially with all the upgrades/updates i have done to make it light. it feels so much lighter and not as heavy as a tank anymore. if i can just get a carbon fiber seatpost or a lighter seatpost to make it more lighter.

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just got a PM from thor and the speed pro tt handlebar kit listed on his garage has been sold. oh well now i can't totally transform my TR into the only existing british green colored Speed Pro TT in USA.
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Looks good! I'd call it a Speed "Semi-Pro"
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thanks kego...
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Looks beautiful. That marketing slogan about Dahon improving their bikes by a clearly immeasurable 15% each year, erm, balls to that. One thing I think has improved a lot over the last few years is the graphic/aesthetic aspect, the move towards a less-is-more approach that doesn't distract from the simple geometry of the frames, just adds focal points here and there. No more chunky Dahon font and flabby go-faster wedges.
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Looks beautiful.
Thanks chagsuki. Apreciate it. If I was able to get the speed pro tr handlebar kit then it could have been perfect.
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