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Old 12-07-11, 04:16 AM   #1
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Dahon Vitesse P18

I just purchased a Dahon Vitesse P18 from a local bike shop and have been enjoying bike riding very much on the P18. The ride so far is smooth and fast. I'm still getting use to folding the bike. I will post a detailed review when I have more experience with this new bike. Anyone else using the Vitesse P18? I'm new to Dahon folding bikes so not sure if this is normal, but when the bike is folded are the two wheels suppose to align perfectly? I notice that the front wheel sticks out a little more than the rear wheel. The magnets do touch and lock together. Not sure if that's normal or not. Also, is it ok to roll the bike while it's folded or is carrying is the best thing? I've seen videos online of people pushing the Dahon Uno around when folded.
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Old 12-07-11, 10:03 AM   #2
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thats ok with Dahon... they are a little offset .... either way rollin or carrying deped on the circumstances ... with a little practice you can roll it pretty well ... u need to somewaht balace it though ...

congrats to the bike, its a great bike and somewhat not too many are out there ...
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Old 12-07-11, 05:39 PM   #3
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I have a 20" folder that folds "exactely on the middle" so that the front and rear axel nuts (quick release) meets exactely. This is not at all good becouse the fold is several cm`s bigger than it would have been if they did not meet like that. I got rid of the plastic cower on the quick release nut and filed down the axel both front and rear to exact lenght and placed the rear quickrelease axel with the locking mechanism on the drive side so it is ok but I think they should not make them like that.
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