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Old 01-07-18, 01:35 PM
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Vintage 1981 Dahon Folding Bike Fender?

Hello, I am new to these forums, and wanted to scout around and find out if anyone out there had a vintage rear Dahon Fender that would fit a 1981-84+ that is in good shape for sale? Please let me know. I would like to make an offer on it if you are interested. Thank you!

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What is the model of the DAHON? DAHON made different style bikes with different wheels. Of the DAHONs I own 3 are 16 inch wheels and 2 are 20 inch wheels. They have very different fenders. Roger
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It is a a 1981 Taiwanese Dahon V with 5 speeds and 16 inch wheels. Believe the year built was 1981 I believe they used the same fender for 5 years or so. Thank you for your reply!

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It is a a 1981 Taiwanese Dahon V with 5 speeds and 16 inch wheels. Believe the year built was 1981 I believe they used the same fender for 5 years or so. Thank you for your reply!

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Emilio I believe you can find replacements on the thorusa website. The early Dahons are among my favourite bikes! You can also consider buying another complete bike for parts.
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What is the model of the DAHON? DAHON made different style bikes with different wheels. Of the DAHONs I own 3 are 16 inch wheels and 2 are 20 inch wheels. They have very different fenders. Roger
It is a Taiwan 1981 Dahon V five speed with 16 inch wheels. I believe they used those fenders for the next five years or so.
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my 20 inch DAHON Fender broke. I don't need it much here in Sunny ,dry Arizona.
When we were kids we always too the fenders off all of our bikes. I guess we thought they looked better without them, UNTIL it RAINS. LOL
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Emilio I believe you can find replacements on the thorusa website. The early Dahons are among my favourite bikes! You can also consider buying another complete bike for parts.
Thank you for the reply! I checked ThorUSA and was unfortunately unable to find a fender that would fit my bike.
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sorry one of the very few parts we do not have anymore. but a regular 16 inch fender should work with minor modifications
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I have restored/rehabed/flipped a few of the eighties Dahons. I was contacted by a gentleman in Philly who collects old mariners (he has more than Fifty, I saw the pictures!) all he wanted was my plastic fenders and chain guards. That is one of the more fragile parts. He bought all that I had, and paid generously for them sight un-seen. If your into these bikes and want it "restored" the only way is to search out donor bikes. It has to be a labor of love because un-less its a stainless Mariner these do not sell for a lot of money.
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contact this guy and see if he will sell you his fenders:

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/chl...428345564.html
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What is the model of the DAHON? DAHON made different style bikes with different wheels. Of the DAHONs I own 3 are 16 inch wheels and 2 are 20 inch wheels. They have very different fenders. Roger
Hey Roger, my Dahon is an '81 with 16 inch wheels.
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[QUOTE=zebede;20098370]contact this guy and see if he will sell you his fenders

Thank you so much for finding that CL post for me! I have contacted him to see if he will sell them.
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sorry one of the very few parts we do not have anymore. but a regular 16 inch fender should work with minor modifications
Thanks Thor
Do you still have any fenders for the 16" wheels? I bought a set a while back, got another one that needs them too.

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