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    If it dont fold frankly.. thatsut's Avatar
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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
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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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
    Kamsuta "Anyway, offense is in the eye of the beholder"

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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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