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    Dahon MU SL

    I would like to buy a Dahon MU SL, but I have heard that it is not being sold anymore, so I would like to buy it in Second Hand.

    Does someone know where I can buy it? I live in Belgium..

    Thanks in advance.

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    So, can anyone help me or not?

    I just need a tip..

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    Check Ebay and your local second hand websites. Craigslist, Gumtree, etc.....
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    Also there is a Dahon forum where you can "meet" Dahon owners. Maybe that is a place for finding one? Also: If it is no longer sold, is there a different bike with almost same spesifications that you could buy?
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Check Ebay and your local second hand websites. Craigslist, Gumtree, etc.....
    I already did, thanks Maybe I will give it a try..

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Also there is a Dahon forum where you can "meet" Dahon owners. Maybe that is a place for finding one? Also: If it is no longer sold, is there a different bike with almost same spesifications that you could buy?
    The Dahon Forum is not accepting more registrations.. I tried it today..

    I would like a light folding bike.. Maybe I will try one Dahon MU Uno or Dahon Speed Uno..

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    Hi I have Dahon helios S L band new with box never on the road .Let me know if you interested.thanks for your time in advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samcoppell View Post
    Hi I have Dahon helios S L band new with box never on the road .Let me know if you interested.thanks for your time in advanced.
    Can you send me some pictures to joaormendes@hotmail.com?

    Send also the price that you are asking, please..

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    You can also buy those models from China, e.g. here: litepro.taobao.com
    They don't have Mu Sl in particular, but some Dahon folders with their own LitePro components (which are similar to the SL's).

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    You undertsand Peter that some of the chinese market folders from Dahon are substantially different than their "counterparts" for the rest of the world... sometimes they use completely different frames, which look similar but are smaller, or different material, ahich might or might not be suitable for heavier/taller riders ....

    just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
    You undertsand Peter that some of the chinese market folders from Dahon are substantially different than their "counterparts" for the rest of the world...
    Did not buy one there, but according to their high res pictures they are high quality, as other Dahon bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pibach View Post
    Did not buy one there, but according to their high res pictures they are high quality, as other Dahon bikes.
    Not much help if the bike is smaller than you need and can not carry your weight!
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmother View Post
    Not much help if the bike is smaller than you need and can not carry your weight!
    Why should they?
    Because chinese are smaller and less "overweight"?

    BTW, Dahon production is in Macau, China (near Hong Kong), and, most recently, Bulgaria.

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    I think everyone's trying to say that they make bikes to different specifications for different markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendes View Post
    The Dahon Forum is not accepting more registrations..
    Try Facebook.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by keke View Post
    I think everyone's trying to say that they make bikes to different specifications for different markets.
    Exactely, so for an "avreage European or North American" buying bikes produced for the far east can be risky. Thats all.
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by keke View Post
    I think everyone's trying to say that they make bikes to different specifications for different markets.
    Yes. Dahon China basically offers more models icluding the Dove or even the Curl. Some specs, components (e.g., SDG saddle and post instead of Kore), and colors differ slightly. But at the end these are the same frames from the same production! However those China domestic models are not warrantied outside China.
    You can check out the Dahon China portfolio here: http://www.dahon.com.cn/prouct.asp

    Mu SL is named "PAA095".

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    If you are still looking then you occasionally see the Mu SL on Ebay UK.

    If you want something a bit more special then I was in touch with someone about 3 months ago who had a Mu EX for sale. It was 2nd hand of course but it was owned by someone who is a relatively well-known cyclist who won the Smithfield Nocturne in 2010 on this bike. I believe it is mostly standard except for the seat post and saddle from a Tern I think. The seller is a share holder in Dahon or Tern, I cant remember and I think now sells Tern bikes In the UK.

    If you want to know more about the bike let me know and I can find out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seadragonpisces View Post
    If you are still looking then you occasionally see the Mu SL on Ebay UK.

    If you want something a bit more special then I was in touch with someone about 3 months ago who had a Mu EX for sale. It was 2nd hand of course but it was owned by someone who is a relatively well-known cyclist who won the Smithfield Nocturne in 2010 on this bike. I believe it is mostly standard except for the seat post and saddle from a Tern I think. The seller is a share holder in Dahon or Tern, I cant remember and I think now sells Tern bikes In the UK.

    If you want to know more about the bike let me know and I can find out for you.

    Guys,

    I almost decided my mind on this.. I have to decide between Dahon MU Uno and Tern Link Uno..

    I want the bike to ride it here in the City (Antwerp) and to go to work (+/- 15 Km from home).. I want a simple bike, a bike that doesn't give me much work and costs to maintain..

    I was also watching the Tern Verge Duo.. This bike has no cables like the other two? I would like a bike with no cables..

    The rear brake in the Dahon MU Uno is easy to acostumate and to use?


    Thanks in advance

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    I have a Speed Uno and the coaster brake is easy to use. If you need more gears a internally geared hub with coaster brake can always be added later. Bruce Metras fitted a 2 speed hub to his Mu Uno:http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=bruce+mu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    I have a Speed Uno and the coaster brake is easy to use. If you need more gears a internally geared hub with coaster brake can always be added later. Bruce Metras fitted a 2 speed hub to his Mu Uno:http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=bruce+mu
    Dyno, thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    I have a Speed Uno and the coaster brake is easy to use. If you need more gears a internally geared hub with coaster brake can always be added later. Bruce Metras fitted a 2 speed hub to his Mu Uno:http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=bruce+mu
    What bike would you choose between the Dahon MU Uno and the Tern Link Uno?

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    The Tern Verge Duo if money wasnt a problem. Otherwise the Tern Link Uno, I like the latches better on the Tern but the looks of the Mu are very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendes View Post
    What bike would you choose between the Dahon MU Uno and the Tern Link Uno?
    I personally prefer the Dahon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    The Tern Verge Duo if money wasnt a problem. Otherwise the Tern Link Uno, I like the latches better on the Tern but the looks of the Mu are very nice.

    Yes, I like the color of the Dahon, that matte black I will not use the bike that often, so I might go for the Dahon too..

    Here in Belgium I think the values are more or less like this (and correct me please if I am wrong):



    Tern Verge Duo - Around 850/900 Euro

    Tern Link Uno - Around 600 Euro

    Dahon MU Uno - Around 500/600 Euro



    Who are Tern and Dahon authorized and recommended dealers here in Belgium? Does anyone knows this?

    Thank you in advance.



    Joao

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