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  1. Yup! You guys have it made in the USA. Dahon...

    Yup! You guys have it made in the USA. Dahon Speed P8 free shipped for $560 on Amazon etc etc. Cost in Canada? $699!

    Did I say I liked buying used?! ;)
  2. If you're out tire kicking used bikes, this is a...

    If you're out tire kicking used bikes, this is a good resource to use for ball-park values: 2009 Dahon Speed D7 - New and Used Bike Value . Note the cost of a used Speed D7 in great shape.
  3. I'd skip the cheaper end and go right to a used...

    I'd skip the cheaper end and go right to a used Dahon Speed D7 or equivalent: Dahon Speed D7 Review . I started with a Raleigh Avenir -- 6 speeds like the Genesis -- and found the extra low gear on...
  4. Dahon Speed D7. Picked up two gently used 2010...

    Dahon Speed D7. Picked up two gently used 2010 D7s in the last month for $200 and $300 (that's in CDN$$ = 20% less in US$$). 4130 Chromoly steel frames -- tough stuff. At that pricing, you can...
  5. TurboBob and I like the new Tern cargo version...

    TurboBob and I like the new Tern cargo version for the spoke/fender/tire protection from floppy panniers. If someone is picky, the old style Traveller is still around from certain sources (at about...
  6. They do sell one -- as Thor already said quite...

    They do sell one -- as Thor already said quite clearly above: Cargo Rack | Tern Folding Bike and Folding Bicycle Accessories | Worldwide .

    All together now: the Tern Cargo Rack and, yes, it also...
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    You're very welcome! :cheers: ...

    You're very welcome!

    :cheers:

    http://www.thorusa.com/ (A greaaat site for folding bike lovers!!)
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    I actually said that to see if you'd go for the...

    I actually said that to see if you'd go for the bait(ing). :-) I couldn't help myself since I saw the plug for your bikes and know that Thor can't/won't plug his awesome website.

    The Origami line...
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    No kidding. The MEC model is much better and made...

    No kidding. The MEC model is much better and made by Tern (which is mentioned in the original post). I just played off the other Origami For Sale thread since MEC also has a sale on.
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    Origami Bikes on Sale ... at MEC

    Different Origami but still very nice (Tern made):

    MEC Origami Bicycle (Unisex) - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JeX43SJkz8

    Good price for...
  11. Just to update this thread (which other D7 owners...

    Just to update this thread (which other D7 owners will find): use the new 2014+ GS1 Ergon single Twist shifters ERGON BIKE ERGONOMICS . The single has the shorter righthand side teamed up with a...
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    I thought those tires looked bigger than 2.25"....

    I thought those tires looked bigger than 2.25". Nice! To borrow a Surly slogan: Fatties Fit Fine! And, funny enough, the Surly LHT only fits up to 2.1" while the Troll and Ogre are up around the...
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    A great looking bike. What kind of tires are...

    A great looking bike. What kind of tires are those? Size? You mentioned brake pads -- what did you use on that Sport?
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    I don't have a garage full of bikes. I have three...

    I don't have a garage full of bikes. I have three inexpensive vintage bikes -- in addition to a folder that I got for free -- and I'll probably be paring my vintage collection down to two in the...
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    Early retired and mostly self-pensioned. That,...

    Early retired and mostly self-pensioned. That, after fastitiously saving during the course of a professional occupation. (Not quite as sharply/accurately as Rich and Amanda do or did it but in that...
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    Time off = More bike riding. :thumb:

    Time off = More bike riding. :thumb:
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    Since you're apparently a self-confessed bourbon...

    Since you're apparently a self-confessed bourbon junkie, I doubt that diet and fitness are a major concern at any rate. :)

    Grant's book is flouted as providing scientific grounding/facts -- Eat...
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    Or, conversely, it's anyone's prerogative to save...

    Or, conversely, it's anyone's prerogative to save their money and take extended time off -- that's the time I was talking about -- to actually use a much less expensive vintage bike to tour or toot...
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    Who said anything about a whole garage full? I'd...

    Who said anything about a whole garage full? I'd cherry pick the best ones and give the rest away to charities like Bicycles for Humanity: Donate bikes to developing countries ? Bicycles 4 Humanity ....
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    Tracked the Riv article down to Reader #42...

    Tracked the Riv article down to Reader #42 which is freely available online through Rivendell's website (there's also a piece in Grant's book Just Ride on beausage):

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    Drinks With: Mike and Michael Barry of Mariposa...

    Drinks With: Mike and Michael Barry of Mariposa Bicycles

    Randonneurs Ontario: Interview with Michael Barry
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    Because I follow Grant Petersen's advice: Forced...

    Because I follow Grant Petersen's advice: Forced to go with one bike, make it an early to late eighties steel mountain bike (of quality) Urban Adventure League: Yet Another New Bike? 1984 Raleigh...
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    Nice looking ride. It epitomizes everything great...

    Nice looking ride. It epitomizes everything great about inexpensive quality vintage bikes. Beausage? https://twitter.com/rivbikes/status/242700530189750272 . There's a lengthier essay on that term in...
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    Yup...good EXPENSIVE bikes. I prefer good...

    Yup...good EXPENSIVE bikes. I prefer good inexpensive bikes. ;)
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    BTW I just discovered that Rich Ligato and wife...

    BTW I just discovered that Rich Ligato and wife Amanda are forum members. Here's more on their saving-spending strategies for long trips (as seen on the TV commercial!):...
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