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New to folders - Dahon Classic III


Old 11-26-17, 10:32 AM
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A bit late to the party... However here is my input.

I have two of these, believe both of mine are 1984 models, one has the S-A hub the other a Sachs. several other subtle differences. I have one tricked out to take with me on my travels, the other I haven't done much with. I picked the pair up for $75 at a local thrift store.

Only parts I have had issues finding are the brake blocks, they are made at an angle to meet the rim. I was able to scrub enough of the old hard rubber off the originals to make them work, more or less.

I will ride the bike distances up to ~5 miles, much after that I want something better, also being a large person (6'-2" 225#) I find the bike a bit squirrely when being ridden hard, like up hills or sprinting away from traffic lights. Other than that is fit the bill for what I needed at the time. Eventually it may get replaced by a Brompton, or maybe not.


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Old 11-27-17, 09:33 PM
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@wahoonc I normally don't ride long distance with mine either. It's kind of the neighborhood cruiser. However I did take it on a 6 mile ride on a nearby trail over the weekend and it held up quite well. The pavement wasn't the smoothest but I still enjoyed the ride!
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