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Old 04-26-05, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
Agreed.

A lot of nice looking folders on this forum. I hope to post mine this weekend.

I notice alot of people restored their "Twenty" because these were HEAVY folders. I tried to pick one up and it felt like 45 pounds! It's good to see these machines still in service.
They are heavy. Thing is, I don't even notice the weight... maybe its what some say is the lower center of gravity... no doubt heavy, but rides like its a lot lighter than it is. I crank along pretty well on it... I should have some drop bars on Friday for it... just got some metal toe clips -- still too small for my boots... but at least the metal I can bend a little bit unlike the plastic.
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Old 04-27-05, 11:09 PM
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For something a little difference. Here's my Blue Birdy (2000ish). Its a 21 Speed, ready for my commute to work.

The Birdy is my occasional commuter, basically when I am likely to be picked up by my wife in our car rather then ride home. But the 12Km commute is a breeze on the Birdy.
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Originally Posted by mcketi
For something a little difference. Here's my Blue Birdy (2000ish). Its a 21 Speed, ready for my commute to work.

The Birdy is my occasional commuter, basically when I am likely to be picked up by my wife in our car rather then ride home. But the 12Km commute is a breeze on the Birdy.
What is the other bike? Is that an older dahon Folder,Stop that Rhyming!
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Old 04-29-05, 07:38 AM
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Andy Gates ,thanks for the well written reply.
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Old 05-01-05, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by James H Haury
What is the other bike? Is that an older dahon Folder,Stop that Rhyming!

Which bike?

The one that you can see in the photo is the back end of the Adams Trailer that I tow my daugther with. I connect the Trailer up to the Birdy and go along quite happily.

My normal commuter is not a folder but a Trek 7700fx. As much as I like the Birdy the Trek just gets along a bit better.
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Old 05-04-05, 06:12 PM
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Greetings from sunny Italy:
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Greetings from sunny Italy:
That could so easily be my bike in the same situation. I took my BF picture in Gstaad, Switzerland while on a break from my Italy tour.

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
That could so easily be my bike in the same situation. I took my BF picture in Gstaad, Switzerland while on a break from my Italy tour.

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This was my first trip out of the country with the Bike Friday. I was very impressed with it in every way--from the ease of getting through the airport to the bike's handling on the road. Some of the Italians with their Pinerellos, DeRosas and Colnagos looked at me askance, but the bike (if not always the engine) held its own. I was amazed at how well the Pocket Rocket Pro handled long, high-mileage days.
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Wow. I never got that attitude when I passed up the same type of people in Italy. I got more curious stares and stuff like that. Perhaps you misinterpreted the looks? Really, I had many people ask what kind of bike it was, and how it held up with so much stuff I'd be pulling around with me and stuff like that. I even met other cyclists on the road that would pull up to me and offer me water and stuff. But never looks of disapproval or anything of that nature.

For any long distance riding I do, I always stick with my Pocket Rocket. I feel more comfortable on that bike than any bike I have. It's pure riding comfort.

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Originally Posted by koffee brown
Wow. I never got that attitude when I passed up the same type of people in Italy. I got more curious stares and stuff like that. Perhaps you misinterpreted the looks? Really, I had many people ask what kind of bike it was, and how it held up with so much stuff I'd be pulling around with me and stuff like that. I even met other cyclists on the road that would pull up to me and offer me water and stuff. But never looks of disapproval or anything of that nature.

For any long distance riding I do, I always stick with my Pocket Rocket. I feel more comfortable on that bike than any bike I have. It's pure riding comfort.

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You may be right. Askance is probably the wrong word. Some guys laughed--but I never thought they were laughting "at" me. More like they were laughing in sheer amazement that such a bike even existed.

The only person who told me I "should" be riding a traditional road bike was an Americian.

Interestingly, I was riding in the Rimini area, home of the great Pantani. I sopped in a small shop, where I saw Pantini's photo, taken right where I had been standing. So, I reckon to Italians, we were all riding on sacred ground.
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I have yet to get to Rimini by bike (been there with my bike, but not ridden to it). What a beautiful area to ride through....

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Originally Posted by mcketi
Which bike?

The one that you can see in the photo is the back end of the Adams Trailer that I tow my daugther with. I connect the Trailer up to the Birdy and go along quite happily.

My normal commuter is not a folder but a Trek 7700fx. As much as I like the Birdy the Trek just gets along a bit better.
My mistake.
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Old 05-07-05, 11:58 PM
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Old 05-12-05, 11:05 PM
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my dahon jetstream p8
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Old 05-15-05, 11:46 PM
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This isn't my bike, but I saw it yesterday in a back street here in Kyoto. The owner was cleaning it and I asked to take the photo. The only brand markings on it was "Bridgestone"


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Old 05-16-05, 07:21 AM
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That is a nice looking bike ,Good lines and a classy color.

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Old 05-19-05, 04:32 AM
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New picture of my "Presto Lite Tourer MKII"
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New picture of my "Presto Lite Tourer MKII"
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Where do you tour with that small 3 speed? I've never seen anyone ever tour on a Dahon Presto or Piccolo.
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve
Where do you tour with that small 3 speed? I've never seen anyone ever tour on a Dahon Presto or Piccolo.
Only the countryside in southeastern England and eastern Sweden so far. Weekend touring with 1-2 nights in a small tent or a tarp, riding anything from 40 to 70 miles per day. I get a lot of surprised smiles from other bike riders but that is adding to the fun.
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Originally Posted by MoeŁ
Only the countryside in southeastern England and eastern Sweden so far. Weekend touring with 1-2 nights in a small tent or a tarp, riding anything from 40 to 70 miles per day. I get a lot of surprised smiles from other bike riders but that is adding to the fun.
40 to 70 mpd sounds eminently do,able.
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My Dahon Boardwalk 6 stripped to the bone:

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ben the frame looks fine the only thing i can see is that you might want to fill that hole and paint over it.Does it pull the Birds?5port how do you like that saddle?Do you have stock gearing on your B, walk?

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Hi James,

The seat is called the EZseat. Bought it on Ebay for 29.00. It works quite well. At first it feels awkward sitting on top of a fairly flat seat that is divided in two and each half pivots as you pedal. Now I love it! The point of it is nothing between your legs to bother the nether region.

My Boardwalk has the stock gearing (6 speeds). I'm tempted to make the upgrade to 7 but I only ride the Boardwalk for short sprints to the store/atm, otherwise I'm on the recumbent. Stock gearing works well for the hilly terrain were I am.
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Old 06-13-05, 12:56 PM
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Here is my 04 Dahon Speed TR
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Mostly folded details for the moment. Got it on Friday. Dahon Speed Pro -- absolutely thrilled with it so far.
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