Join Date: Dec 2007
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Originally Posted by getpsimon
I recently finished a 640 mile tour using the Tern Link P24h
. I had no mechanical issues plus no flats! I loved being able to fold it and carry it on the trains with me. The stem has a really great mechanism for changing positions. It's called the andros stem. The only small negative for me is the bike is unforgiving when not on a road surface. I guess that's to be expected with Aluminum. I'm going to look for a better seat for the extended rides I'm planning. I would recommend this bike for the wider gear ratio of 21" - 107".
Thank you for sharing your photos of the trip. They looked great!
I have the 2007 Dahon Mu SL which was the last model to come with a Pantour suspension front hub and a fat Schwalbe front tire. That and a Schwalbe Big Apple with a lower tire pressure on the rear make it a very forgiving ride for this all out aluminum bike. I find that steel and aluminum (Speed Uno vs Mu SL) make no difference in ride comfort; rather tire pressure will and using a lower tire pressure and a fatter tire will help smooth out the ride. In fact, my aluminum Mu SL is more comfortable riding on pothole infested roads compared to the Speed Uno with Dahon Rotolo tires pumped up at a much higher pressure. When the Rotolo had lower pressure, the ride is more comfortable but still slightly less than my Mu SL. Not sure why?
Also, I do not carry a set of rear panniers when I tour anymore cause I usually end up pumping more air to compensate for more heavier load thus loosing the pneumatic balloon cushy ride of the Big Apple on the rear, plus the Kinetix Pro wheel wasn't meant to withstand camping loads anyhow. Rather, I have my trailer does all the hauling and all the shakes is on the trailer. Since I'm not on it, I don't feel it and makes the bike nimble and comfortable. I do train travel as well, but found my current setup to be the most compact efficient and easy to portage.
Thanks for sharing..
Last edited by pacificcyclist; 05-02-12 at 02:57 PM.