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Old 04-13-18, 09:26 PM   #51
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Any modifications on your Dash?

Hi Hendra,
Welcome back from Taiwan -- sounds/looks like good choice for tour.
I have done multi-day rides using "regular" road bikes, but I am starting to see the pragmatic nature of foldies. My selip friends in Jakarta are mostly Bro-bros. Please share any insights on advantages of your Dash and how you may or may not have modified it for your Tour de Taiwan. Congrats and thanks.
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Old 04-13-18, 09:54 PM   #52
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Hmmm, advantages of a Dash? Over what? Hard to say...A Dash does not hold as compact as many others so that's a disadvantage. I like it because it has a classic diamond-shape geometry, its rigidity due to that, and uniqueness X-factor. Bromptoms are a dime-a-dozen. A Dash is barang langka (a rare item). Bromptom folks here often approach me to see the Dash. On the Dahon Indonesia FB group with 4.7k members there are only maybe 5 members with Dash-like bikes. If you are interested in this type of bike, i suggest picking up a Dash Altena in Bangkok.

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Regarding mods, i essentially took it 'stock'. The only thing i added was an additional bottle cage on the downtube. The bike is pretty capable stock. Gearing is 19-113 gear-inches.

Oh yeah, it's Mahendra, not Hendra. Salam.

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Hi Hendra,
Welcome back from Tainwan -- sounds/looks like good choice for tour.
I have done multi-day rides using "regular" road bikes, but I am starting to see the pragmatic nature of foldies. My selip friends in Jakarta are mostly Bro-bros. Please share any insights on advantages of your Dash and how you may or may not have modified it for your Tour de Taiwan. Congrats and thanks.
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Old 04-13-18, 10:04 PM   #53
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Maaf Mahendra,
Haha yes I see the Bro-attitude here in Jakarta...
Thanks for suggestion re Althena. Complication is that I ride a very large road frame (61-63cm) -- any thoughts/suggestions on how to accommodate my height?
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Old 04-13-18, 10:32 PM   #54
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I am afraid your height may rule out off-the-shelf folders. If you've got the coin, maybe Bike Friday can build one for you based on your personal measurements. A shop on the ground floor of STC Senayan deals in Bike Friday. They can order one for you. There's a handful of Bike Friday devotees here. You can receive the gospel from them.

Other than that, perhaps a separable bike ala Surly Traveller's Check.

'Bro-attitude'? Really? You don't say. No need to go as far as Jakarta to witness it, I am afraid...

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Maaf Mahendra,
Haha yes I see the Bro-attitude here in Jakarta...
Thanks for suggestion re Althena. Complication is that I ride a very large road frame (61-63cm) -- any thoughts/suggestions on how to accommodate my height?

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