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Old 08-11-17, 02:58 AM   #1
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Dahon Archer - thoughts?

This bike has popped up for sale near me. Ive been thinking about a small-wheel folder for a while, and this seems to fit the bill.

My knowledge of the Dahon range is pretty much zero, so if anyone has any experience of this model or a similar Dahon and would like to share, I would very much appreciate it!

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Looks like a double chainwheel+front derailleur derivative of Dahon's long running and popular Speed model. Not an especially light model and modestly priced, but a good solid machine.

Has perhaps the current owner fitted non-folding pedals?
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Thanks TCS. Ill see r.e. the pedals next week!
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Double front chainring (a nice bonus), cromoly frame (stronger than aluminum), the pedals definitely don't fold (easily remedied), but still a nice looking ride. What's the asking price?
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It looks like the wheels are a step up from the basic Speed P8 which is a highly rated and very popular model. It looks like many used bikes that have spent several years in a garage unused----ready for a new home. I would say a great price 150 good price 250.
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I would say a great price 150 good price 250.
Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say $350 very good price, $250 great price, $150 gotta be stolen.
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Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say $350 very good price, $250 great price, $150 gotta be stolen.
I was confused between this thread and the single speed Mu thread. I agree 350/250/150....

When I buy used I want at least 40% off new.

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There was an Archer, one ring only though, on CL last summer. The seller was firm on $350 (IIRC) and it was on CL for awhile. Either the seller found a buyer or he/she decided to not to sell as it eventually dropped off. I remember it well because I was stalking CL for a folder at the time. I bought my 2011 D7 for $150 off CL, so the same price for this bike would be an absolute steal.
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Sometimes you can get very good deals on bikes that just have to go away. A friend of mine bought two old titanium mountain bikes (all XT) a Dura Ace titanium road bike and another bike from an estate for $1200.

He stripped the mountain bikes and made a ton of money on this purchase.

When the seller has no idea what the bikes are worth great deals can be made....
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