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Old 02-07-14, 04:24 PM   #1
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Tern Link Handlepost

Hi all, could someone help me identify if my Tern Link has a inside or outside folding handlepost? I think it is outside because after it is folded the bar is outside of the "N" fold? Right or Wrong?
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Right -it is an outside post for Tern, but that is specific to Tern because of the N- fold as you mention.

This may be a totally useless/ obvious elaboration, but a Dahon outside folding post would be an inside folding post on a Tern Link. (I replaced my Link handlepost with a Dahon outside folding handlepost (because there are a wider selection of posts available from Dahon currently). The Dahon outside folding post is an inside folding post on a Tern - just in case you are thinking about something similar).
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Hi all, could someone help me identify if my Tern Link has a inside or outside folding handlepost? I think it is outside because after it is folded the bar is outside of the "N" fold? Right or Wrong?
Where are you located? In the USA, the Tern Link C7 handlepost folds to the inside. I believe all other USA Tern Link models fold to the outside.

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Where are you located? In the USA, the Tern Link C7 handlepost folds to the inside. I believe all other USA Tern Link models fold to the outside.

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Thanks Hank, I am in San Francisco. I got the TERN from Thor in the USA..
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Right -it is an outside post for Tern, but that is specific to Tern because of the N- fold as you mention.

This may be a totally useless/ obvious elaboration, but a Dahon outside folding post would be an inside folding post on a Tern Link. (I replaced my Link handlepost with a Dahon outside folding handlepost (because there are a wider selection of posts available from Dahon currently). The Dahon outside folding post is an inside folding post on a Tern - just in case you are thinking about something similar).
So Blopslee, your information was NOT useless information to me, THANK YOU. So, if I want my TERN to fold the same way it does now, I need to get an inside folding post? I am sourcing out a LITEPRO 37cm handlepost and can get it outside or inside folding. It is coming from asia and I want to get the right one.
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... I am in San Francisco. I got the TERN from Thor in the USA..
After thinking a bit (always dangerous) it seems that you need to know if the handlepost folds to the left side of the front wheel or to the right side of the front wheel. When the Tern Link C7 is folded (not an N-fold bike), the handlepost ends up inside/between the wheels. AFAIK, when any other Tern Link is folded, the handlepost ends up outside of the wheels. However, in both instances, the handlepost folds to the left of the front wheel. There are some models of Dahons where the handlepost folds to the right of the front wheel. On most of those models, the handlepost ends up outside of the wheels. I believe you will want an inside fold handlepost, but I will defer to Thor if his opinion differs from mine.

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I purchased a Jetstream post from Thor (because I could not handle the upright position of the stock bike):

http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/handlebar.htm

it is a Dahon outside folding post and and folds to the inside of the Link. This means you would need an inside folding post if the post is made for a Dahon. Another way to put it: my/ this Dahon post folds to the right and you would want one that folds to the left for it to end up on the outside.

Just to complicate it more: I actually wanted the fold to the outside like you are mentioning and just learned by mistake that my new post would end up on the inside. I am actually now super happy with the mistake now. It was a pain to get everything to be in the right place for riding and folding, but now that the work is done I like the inside fold because of the decrease in overall folded size. If you use an extension (litepro or aberhallo, etc.) this would not apply, but without those it is nice to be a bit more compact.
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I purchased a Jetstream post from Thor (because I could not handle the upright position of the stock bike):

http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/handlebar.htm

it is a Dahon outside folding post and and folds to the inside of the Link. This means you would need an inside folding post if the post is made for a Dahon. Another way to put it: my/ this Dahon post folds to the right and you would want one that folds to the left for it to end up on the outside.

Just to complicate it more: I actually wanted the fold to the outside like you are mentioning and just learned by mistake that my new post would end up on the inside. I am actually now super happy with the mistake now. It was a pain to get everything to be in the right place for riding and folding, but now that the work is done I like the inside fold because of the decrease in overall folded size. If you use an extension (litepro or aberhallo, etc.) this would not apply, but without those it is nice to be a bit more compact.
On my Tern, I spin the fork 180 after folding the handlepost. It folds to the left but after turning the steering it ends up on the right. The Jet stream Thor has says outside folding, so now that I am throughly confused, please set me straight...hee hee..

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sorry for the confusion - my bike was the same as yours. Outside for a Dahon means inside on a Tern so you want a Dahon that folds to the "inside" because when you execute an N-fold it will end up on the outside. Hope that clears it up.
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sorry for the confusion - my bike was the same as yours. Outside for a Dahon means inside on a Tern so you want a Dahon that folds to the "inside" because when you execute an N-fold it will end up on the outside. Hope that clears it up.

Blopslee, what model tern do you have? All this inside/outside is confusing. I am just going to try and look for the same fold as I have now. I am going to look for a "left" side folding handlepost as you are sitting in the saddle. Is that a good way to look at it? your thoughts please..
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Blopslee, what model tern do you have? All this inside/outside is confusing. I am just going to try and look for the same fold as I have now. I am going to look for a "left" side folding handlepost as you are sitting in the saddle. Is that a good way to look at it? your thoughts please..
I have a Tern Link D8. Agreed - good way to look at it.
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You guys ... :-) Now I am struggling to understand ...

Tern Bikes with the exception of the Link C7 all are OUTSIDE ....
The N fold thing is what mqakes this confusing
You fold the handlebar to the left , but than you turn the wheel all around, so the handlebar is now on the right .... The main thing is that if the bike is folded correctly the Handlebar is on the OUTSIDE and not stuffed between the wheels in the INSIDE ...

Okidokee ?
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You guys ... :-) Now I am struggling to understand ...

Tern Bikes with the exception of the Link C7 all are OUTSIDE ....
The N fold thing is what mqakes this confusing
You fold the handlebar to the left , but than you turn the wheel all around, so the handlebar is now on the right .... The main thing is that if the bike is folded correctly the Handlebar is on the OUTSIDE and not stuffed between the wheels in the INSIDE ...

Okidokee ?
Thank you for the accurate explaination !
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I purchased a Jetstream post from Thor (because I could not handle the upright position of the stock bike):

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it is a Dahon outside folding post and and folds to the inside of the Link. This means you would need an inside folding post if the post is made for a Dahon. Another way to put it: my/ this Dahon post folds to the right and you would want one that folds to the left for it to end up on the outside.

Just to complicate it more: I actually wanted the fold to the outside like you are mentioning and just learned by mistake that my new post would end up on the inside. I am actually now super happy with the mistake now. It was a pain to get everything to be in the right place for riding and folding, but now that the work is done I like the inside fold because of the decrease in overall folded size. If you use an extension (litepro or aberhallo, etc.) this would not apply, but without those it is nice to be a bit more compact.
Blopslee, this sounds very close to what I'm looking to do myself over here:
Can you downgrade a Tern handlebar post (Physis --> Telescopic)?

I have a Tern Link D8 and am trying to see if the Dahon-style telescoping style (Radius V) can fit and allow me to tuck the bars inside. It sounds like the Jetstream fit for you. Do you know if the other Dahon versions (Radius V) fit as well?

My bike currently folds like so:


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Blopslee, this sounds very close to what I'm looking to do myself over here:
Can you downgrade a Tern handlebar post (Physis --> Telescopic)?

I have a Tern Link D8 and am trying to see if the Dahon-style telescoper (Radius V) can fit and allow me to tuck the bars inside. It sounds like the Jetstream fit for you. Do you know if the other Dahon versions (Radius V) fit as well?

Currently folds like so:


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Hi Rob,

As far as I know The standard Dahon handleposts on recent recent models are all the same in terms of the interface with the fork/ headset (might want to confirm with Thor, but would bet they are).

I simply removed the Term handlepost, added a 10mm headset spacer (because the tern has beefier clamp) and a few of those super thin headset shims (that come with lots of headsets or easy to get on ebay/ local shop) to make sure it was not rubbing and it worked super well, held up well over bumps, was reliable, etc. In my experience the inside fold makes the bike much more stable when folded and the magnet faces are better held together without sliding especially if you want to slide the seat up and use it as a handle while walking/ pushing the bike.

As per earlier in this thread - get a Dahon post that folds to the outside if you want it to end up on the inside of the Tern. I'm pretty sure that any telescoping Dahon post will be fine though.

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