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Originally Posted by RVD72
I have a Dahon Speed D7. When I fold it up and try to cart the bike around by pulling and steering with the saddle/seat post, the wheels have a very noticeable wobble where it's clear that the 2 wheels aren't aligned properly.
Is there any secret to get the bike to be more stable? I'm thinking that it should move more like a stroller, etc.
Any adjustments? I can't really tell why it's wobbling by eyeballing it but my guess is that the wheels aren't totally parallel?
Your guess is probably an accurate one.
Originally Posted by rex615
My Vitesse will do the same thing, my solution is to push it not pull it, and have it roll on only the rear wheel.
I grasp the seat around the front part and torque it to steer and keep the bike on one wheel.
It does get a bit tiring after a while though.
It became rather old with my own former Dahons. That is why I used to bring along a luggage cart
when I rode one of them and strapped the cart onto the rear rack (both my Dahons came with one rack). It also allowed me to bag the bike completely up if I chose to.
Originally Posted by AEO
yeah, dahons aren't really designed to be carted around when folded.
You may have noticed, but one of the magnets that holds the fold together is spring loaded, while the other is adjustable. These two don't really add up into something solid to cart around.
I think they were designed to fold up and carry about in a limited sense. I did like my Magnetix
magnets (they kind of grew on you). I did made it a point to still carry along a Velcro strap for the wheels when I wanted to securely strap the 2 halves together.
Last edited by folder fanatic; 12-29-11 at 06:24 PM.