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    Going to buy a Dahon Speed D7! What do I need to buy to go with it???

    Hello All:

    Lots of great info on this forum - thanks so much.

    I am going to buy a Dahon Speed D7. I am (ahem) moving into my twilight years and am getting back to biking.... The D7 can be adjusted to give me the upright and comfortable ride I'm looking for and (of course) I can fold it up and put it anywhere!!

    I am wondering about accessories. What do you recommend? I am hearing things like change the tires to tougher, puncture proof tires and perhaps better pedals. Of course I need some sort of bag, a bell, a light, a lock. Any recommendations from this community?? This newbie needs help!!!

    Thanks,

    Alison C.

    PS: Thinking of adding a Bionx bike assist to this wee bike!!

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    Are you getting one that comes with the fenders and rack? On my bike I have a behind the seat bag that carries a spare tube, patch kit, tire irons, wrench for the axels (D-7 doesn't have quick release hubs) hand sanitizer and a few dollars.

    Enjoy the new bike!
    Giant TCRC2 2007, GT Avalance 2011,Dahon MU P8 2012

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    just the bike , the saddle bag that can hold extra water bottle, extra tube and the tires that you like but only change out when you need otherwise it is cheaper to upgrade at the time of purchase since you don't like the stock tire. I find that durano is the best value . anything else is just a waste of money Topeak MondoPack Hydro | Chain Reaction Cycles they also sell saddle adapter if you have more than 1 bike.

    Schwalbe Durano 20" Bike Tyre - RaceGuard | Chain Reaction Cycles

    if you go long distance alot then get one extra fold tire and carry it with you Enjoy

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    since you are in canada i think MEC Origami Bicycle (Unisex) - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available is a better value it is the same as Vitesse D7HG at mec. yes it is a dahon rename for mec

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