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Old 01-04-18, 11:50 PM   #1
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A detailed Dahon Curl i8 review

Just found a detailed review of Dahon Curl i8. Some of my friends thought that Dahon was copying Brompton. After reading this review, they changed their opinions. Curl and Brompton are so different with each other. Each has its own
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大行35周年纪念版Curl i8第008号开箱简评 — 77bike.com单车交流网,中国第一折叠自行车论坛,骑行,大行,dahon,p8,p18,bya412,412,风行fnhon,折叠车升级改 装
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Old 01-05-18, 01:48 AM   #2
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Hi superzxq, any chance of translating the review?
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Just found a detailed review of Dahon Curl i8. Some of my friends thought that Dahon was copying Brompton. After reading this review, they changed their opinions. Curl and Brompton are so different with each other. Each has its own
unique features.

大行35周年纪念版Curl i8第008号开箱简评 — 77bike.com单车交流网,中国第一折叠自行车论坛,骑行,大行,dahon,p8,p18,bya412,412,风行fnhon,折叠车升级改 装
You are joking, right?
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Hi superzxq, any chance of translating the review?
Copy and paste the link into Google Translate. The translation into English can be quite entertaining.

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[Wonderful discussion] Bank of the 35th anniversary Curl i8 No. 008 out of the box comments

Beam curvature of the vehicle is the most criticized it, to be honest I do not like it. A lot of car parts, most of them are black plastic parts, estimated to spend a lot of mold fee. The curvature of the girder wraps the whole rear wheel in the frame after the rear wheel is folded, and the support on both sides should be strong but also contributes a lot of weight. The rigidity of this car is really good, the rear wheel is also not shockproof, so a lot better than the small cloth power.
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The vehicle actually looks better than the photo renderings, the owner deliberately wore the red shoes to mention the car.
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Old 01-05-18, 05:26 AM   #5
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Alternatively you can use Chrome, which does it automatically. However, I didn't bother, as the translations are woeful.
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Nice pictures,...otherwise this post was a waste of time. Google Translate isn't up to translating the text, and all we get is nonsensical garbage to attempt to sift through.
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So Dahons are mass produced but Bromptons are what? individually built? Custom built? Hand built? I'm at a loss. Is the difference price? Where it is built?


I'm baffled, maybe only the Asians can mass produce something?
Dahons are mass produced in Asia.
Bromptons are mass produced in England.
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So Dahons are mass produced but Bromptons are what? individually built? Custom built? Hand built? I'm at a loss. Is the difference price? Where it is built?


I'm baffled, maybe only the Asians can mass produce something?
Dahons are mass produced in Asia.
Bromptons are mass produced in England.
It's trolling nonsense. Bromptons are great - I've owned two - but discarding all Dahons as "mass produced", and having problems because of Tern, is a silly Brompton Cult comparison. Brompton, Dahon and Tern are all mass produced, and the only one I would avoid is Tern.
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Dahons are mass produced in Asia.
Bromptons are mass produced in England.
What's this? I was assured by some Brompton fanboys that the bikes are created by old world craftsmen at a handful of village smithies scattered about rural England.

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There you go again! STOP IT! I am not a troll. I am not a Brompton fangirl--no more than you are a Dahon employee or Dahon fanboy.

The bike is cute. Leave it that.
Yes, I will keep "going again" as long as I want. I've owned and ridden a ton of folding bikes and know of what I speak. You're welcome.
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The red Curl looks very cute!! But not available in Malaysia now. Will make a review too when I got one
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[QUOTE=BooksandBikes]...I want to change to Big Apples on this and I am on my way![/QUOTE]


Oh...I'm impressed and very curious which way you want to go...
...do you plan to widen the frame or to narrow the Big Apples?
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The builder at Kinetics builds a new fork or something. His builds are gorgeous. I don't want to do all that. Just design the bike where larger tires can fit. I guess it is complicated because it changes the fold and weight.
Sigh.
Yep ... tinkering involves a lot of trial and error, IME. Can be fun at times.

The wheel/tire size thing is particularly tricky. Brompton, of course, has 349 wheels. But I understand that it was a while before one could comfortably fit the widest tire available at that size: the Greenspeed Scorcher (40 mm wide). I keep thinking that my tikit would be better if it could comfortably fit 355 with Big Apples.
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€1,399 = US$1,700

For that kind of money, it's not worth it. Just get a six-speed Brompton.

https://www.faltradxxs.de/dahon-curl...lieferbar.html
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1,399 = US$1,700

For that kind of money, it's not worth it. Just get a six-speed Brompton.

https://www.faltradxxs.de/dahon-curl...lieferbar.html
I agree,...for that price it's definitely not worth it.
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