I have just purchased a Dahon Uno. The first thing I did was fit an SRAM Automatic 2 on it lol
This enabled me to ditch the rear brake as well (in the UK they don't sell them with coasters) and with mudguards still had the weight down to a respectable 10.5kg.
I also swapped out the main crank to a Brompton 50T which both reduced the gearing and weight.
I found the single stock gear a little low, 53T main 18T rear = 57" (I live in flat Cambridge)
I now have 50T main 16T rear so with the two speed auto that gives me 61" and 84".
The frame is slightly different on the Tern and I have heard (though I am uncertain for sure) that the hinges are slightly better on the Tern. The Tern I think is also slightly wider when folded as again the handle bar folds on the outside rather than the inside of the fold on the Dahon. I got my Dahon on a sale £280 the Tern was was over £400. You will pay another £200 for a Duo!
Shown above ready to ride. I swapped out the tyres to Kojaks and also as you see have used the Klickfix luggage mount on the front. I love that they are fitting the Brompton style luggage block to Dahon/Terns now. I am going to look out some lighter pedals as well.
Yesterday I met my daughter in the pub and took the bike folded in with me. I own a Brompton and I have say that this Dahon's fold is not a lot bigger. No one even gave me a second glance when I walked in with it.
I am going to do a separate post about my mods and experiences of this new bike.
Last edited by jerrysimon; 04-06-13 at 03:35 AM.