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Old 12-27-12, 02:01 PM   #1
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travel touring bike dahon jetstream or dahon flo / breakaway which one? or other

Ok would appreciate some second opinions … and i feel abit indesisive and happy to chat about bikes as usual.

I would like a travel touring bike.

Im stuck between building up a daho flo which I have the frame for and would to build up by buying a decent second hand bike and swapping all the parts

Or…

A dahon Jetstream.

The dahon flo win interms of simplicity and looking more normal

However I do like the Jetstream for a possible conversion to a recumbent. (http://www.downtube.com/Convert_Fold..._Folding_Bike/)

any thoughts?

thanks
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Old 12-27-12, 02:36 PM   #2
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A second opinion would be to look in the for sale section there is a nice Bike Friday NWT there made for travel touring and is gear appropriately without the need for any mechanical modification except maybe a second ring and FD with shifter.
Thoughts are that you are not sure what you want. The flo does not fold and you appear to be unsure of wanting a standard bike or a recumbent. I would encourage you to identify the features/functions that you want and prioritize them to determine what you are willing to give up.
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fyi a dahon flo http://www.dahon.com/bikes/2011/flo-x20

thanks SJX426 for forcing me to think a little harder

my inner thoughts

i want 26" wheels for...ride quality,

upright for offroad

recumbent for comfort

I also will be retrning to a devloping country the 6th of january so dont have time on my side so thinking of just goin with a standard upright. so just wanted an outside perspective
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Good luck in your efforts! I too would select something rugged for a developing country. If it weren't for availability issues, I would select a 29'r with at least front suspension.
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