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    Happy Holidays and a little contest

    The very best warmest friendliest holiday wishes to all of you gals and guys ....
    Here is a little contest ....

    email me where these two Dahon bikes were when the picture was taken .... bonus points when you tell me where those bikes were made ....





    write the answer here but also email me the correct answer .. the first correct Email answer will win something from my desk

    corsair28r@hotmail.com

    Merry christmas
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    It was taken near the corner of a building in front of some palms, and they were made in a bike factory. Too easy!!!

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    In Florida and the bikes were made in Taiwan
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    Between Thor's shop and the marina where he keeps his boat, and they were made in mainland China.

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    a hint...... they are not made in china or taiwan but thats only the second ( bonus ) question anyhow.....
    and its not near the marina i keep my sailboat .... i wish we had palm trees anywhere close ..lol

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    Question - can one actually deduce the answer(s) from clues in the photo, or will it have to be a wild guess?

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    sure there are clues .... it helps if you have been there of course ..lol

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    The bikes appear to be a pair of Dahon Roos w/ the Radius Telescope handlepost, introduced in 2005. The palm trees suggest a tropical climate. Assuming the bikes are local, we are considering a country with a tropical climate where Dahon offered the Roo (after 2005). The bike archives on the Dahon website could be of use, provided the bikes are from 2008 or 2009 (only years available).

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    Was it taken in Barcelona, Spain? I know Bike Rental Barcelona uses Roos like those.

    I read that Dahon has an office in the Netherlands - are the Roos manufactured there as well?

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    It's news to me that Dahons are manufactured anywhere but in the Far East.

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    Dahon Roo - Made in Japan
    Picture taken in Japan.

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    OK, some pic analysis...

    item - bamboo palms - could be anywhere but likely somewhere kinda tropical/sub-tropical.
    item - white-washed tree trunk - could be anywhere ants are a problem, I have seen this in Israel, also in Australia
    item - a bit of a vehicle in the background - actually looks like the cab of a ute! - so this could be Australia, since if it IS the cab of a ute, it is parked on the left side of the road, not that many places where people drive on the wrong side
    item - Dahon Roo bikes - not available in the US (Dahon web site), ARE available in Australia
    item - Building in background - hmmm not much there, just that it is not incompatible with what is around here

    So my second guess is Australia, perhaps Brisbane or Darwin.

    [edit] if not in China or Taiwan then I suppose Macau is left over...
    Last edited by jur; 12-20-10 at 06:21 PM.

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    Australia and Macau
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    Picture taken in Japan.
    Can`t be Japan. I think I see some gum on the sidewalk.
    Last edited by owenfinn; 12-20-10 at 06:26 PM.

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    Actually that could be in Hong Kong as well! More likely than in Australia. Fits all the visible clues in the pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    OK, some pic analysis...

    a bit of a vehicle in the background...it is parked on the left side of the road, not that many places where people drive on the wrong side
    Good eye! That certainly helps to narrow down the possibilities.

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    I'll guess the location is Key West Florida...Made in California.
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    3rd and final guess... at or near the Dahon factory in Macau.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    It's news to me that Dahons are manufactured anywhere but in the Far East.
    From the Dahon web site:
    'We are headquartered in Los Angeles, California and our bicycles are assembled in our factories in Taiwan, Macau, the Czech Republic and China with parts sourced from the leading component manufacturers from around the world."
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    My guesses were off the mark... the sidewalk and the sun makes me think of California...so over to experts.

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    If in Cali, I would imagine probably close to Dahon HQ.
    Honestly lot of houses with that kind of vegetation for bit run down area around any industrial complex in California. If someone has time, google mapping and cruising around Dahon HQ might not be bad idea. It could be also around older towns around beach (though most of side walk is much better maintained).

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    Thor, you have been awfully quiet. Perhaps another clue?

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    Looks way too tropical for Duarte, CA. Also, Loading Zone curbs (see the partially yellow curb in picture) in California are normally entirely YELLOW on their vertical & horizontal surfaces.

    Lou
    Last edited by Foldable Two; 12-21-10 at 07:04 PM.

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    I'm thinking San Diego.

    (I have never been there so have no reason to think this. I have seen Riptide tho. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I'm thinking San Diego.

    (I have never been there so have no reason to think this. I have seen Riptide tho. )
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