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Old 04-04-12, 12:48 PM   #1
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Just got my Tern Link D8



Practiced folding/unfolding it as it is my first folder.

Also got a Topeak Pocket Rocket Pump and adjustable bottle cage for it.




Now excuse me while I go ride it and then get ready for my basic bike maintenance class at REI tonight. I might pick up some more accessories for it while I'm there. Might as well since I have a coupon.

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Old 04-04-12, 01:01 PM   #2
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NOW TURN THE WHEEL AROUND
the brake is on the BACK ...

No problem ... but bike will ride sooo much nicer the correct way
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Old 04-04-12, 01:23 PM   #3
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I'm also in the market for the Tern D8, but wow, this pic is one reason why I'm going to avoid having a department store like REI assemble or tune any bikes for me.
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Old 04-04-12, 01:49 PM   #4
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I'm also in the market for the Tern D8, but wow, this pic is one reason why I'm going to avoid having a department store like REI assemble or tune any bikes for me.
I had to look at the pic to figure out what you meant, but I see it now! The front fork needs to be turned 180 degrees so that the fender, brakes and fork all face the correct way. But then you will still need the brake levers and handlebar grips flipped to the other side.
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Old 04-04-12, 02:25 PM   #5
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Wow that's a pretty big fail by REI lol.

Reminds me of this thread on the Tern forums:
http://www.ternbicycles.com/forum/jo...s-safety-issue
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Old 04-04-12, 02:40 PM   #6
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The only thing REI did incorrectly is fail to teach the owner how the bike should be setup/ridden. They assembled everything properly, and all the owner has to do is rotate the front wheel and handlepost 180, undo the QR lever for the handlebar, and flip those over so they point the right way.
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Old 04-04-12, 04:21 PM   #7
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REI probably didn't do anything wrong, and neither did the OP except to read the manual AFTERWARDS , which is what I also always do.

"When *all else* fails, read the manual."

Good on the Tern!
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Old 04-04-12, 05:30 PM   #8
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.ekib gnikool doog a s'tahT

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That's a good looking bike.
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Old 04-04-12, 08:03 PM   #9
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Oops. Yeah, the wheel is on correctly. I was just so eager to hurry and post pics of it I didn't pay attention to how I'd turned the front wheel. That's what I get for trying to show off.
Here it is turned around the right way for your viewing pleasure:

And yes the pedals unfold as well but forgot to for the pic. Am I really supposed to remember to unfold everything when I'm just taking pics. I pwomise I'll unfold it right when I'm ready to ride. Honest.

And one more of it folded since I'm having fun folding/unfolding it so I will be able to fold it without having to glance at the manual.

Looks like Casbah approves.

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Much better! I like the grey/orange color combo of the bike too! Was that in stock at your REI? The only Terns I saw at the two REIs I went to were the black $450 Terns (sorry, can't remember the model).
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C7 are the $450 models.
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REI keeps only 3 models in stock and the D8 isn't one of them. The one here had the Link C7 in black/gray in stock for $450 and I did try it out, liked it and thought it rode nice and smooth. But I decided to special order the Link D8 from them because it has better hinges and already had a rear rack and fenders on it like I wanted. I paid $541.50 + tax, so with the pocket rocket pump and bottle cage added on to it I paid a grand total of $609.92. The D8 comes in black/blue, white/pink and gray/orange. My other bike choice was to order a Dahon Speed D7 in tangerine but decided to get the Tern D8 in gray/orange instead. I just love the orange color so I bought a Giro helmet that has some of the orange color in it too.

Oh, and on a side note. REI slipped their bike order receipt in with my receipt by mistake so I see that the wholesale price they paid for the bike was $361. Sure wish I could have paid the dealer wholesale price instead.
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Well now that all the "mechanical" issues are sorted out, congrats on your new bike. Hope you enjoy it and here is wishing you many trouble free miles. Good choice by the way.
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Please give us a review of the bike ride. Also compare it to the past bikes you've owned, I'm really looking hard at terns (link UNO). Thought about a brompton but I'd prefer a smoother ride over super small folding. I just need to shove it under my cubicle to be good!
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Oh, and on a side note. REI slipped their bike order receipt in with my receipt by mistake so I see that the wholesale price they paid for the bike was $361. Sure wish I could have paid the dealer wholesale price instead.
Wow, I'll take one at that price. Have fun on the D8, and bike safely.
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hmmm. nothing better than the smell of a new BIKE.... CONGRATS..
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Niceeeeee whered you get them from?
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