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    Identify Dahon Piccolo Date By Serial Number - Help Please?

    This bike came free from a neighbor. It's a 4130 steel frame with 16" wheels, newer style Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub and a twist grip shifter. The serial # is DG45H09160 on the BB shell and it's clearly legible.

    I've lubricated and worked the joints, repacked the front hub, put on new V-brake pads, new chain and completely replaced the cabling. Waiting on tires from Amazon, I can't satisfactorily test the shifting, but it appears to be working.

    Can anyone tell me the year? The serial number doesn't fir the ThorUSA notes on the subject. Thank you in advance. Phil G.

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    Well, the tires arrived today, so I mounted them, trued the rims and gave the Piccolo a spin. The gears work fine.

    I've read threads that cite Dahons from 2004 and 2006 that appear identical. Maybe it's a 2004?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    Well, the tires arrived today, so I mounted them, trued the rims and gave the Piccolo a spin. The gears work fine.

    I've read threads that cite Dahons from 2004 and 2006 that appear identical. Maybe it's a 2004?
    i think they were made from 03 - 06.

    what tires did you buy? i think primo comets came stock on this bad boy.

    also, when you get a chance. let's see some pics...
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    I chose Kenda Kwest 1.5 tires. They matched the tires that I removed. Also, with a high likelihood of this being a flip, I didn't want to spend too much. 60 psi felt smooth on decent roads. Photos tomorrow.

    HPIM2798.jpg
    HPIM2800.jpgHPIM2804.jpgHPIM2805.jpgHPIM2806.jpg

    The first photo is how I rode it last night. I'm 6'1" and felt fine with the fit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    I chose Kenda Kwest 1.5 tires. They matched the tires that I removed. Also, with a high likelihood of this being a flip, I didn't want to spend too much. 60 psi felt smooth on decent roads. Photos tomorrow.
    cool. maybe you can "flip" it to me.


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