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Light off road with a Tern bike?

Old 03-03-20, 01:25 PM
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Light off road with a Tern bike?

Hi all! I commute regularly on a daily basis to a bus with my tern link d8 (2015).

on my way theres a short off road, it isnít too harsh bit things can get a little bumpy...

is this a problem? I know that tern bikes used to have frame problems, and folding bikes in general aren't very stable (on the hinges)


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Old 03-03-20, 01:34 PM
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I wouldn't do it with out checking the frame often and at least seeing if the bike in question has been recalled. Roger
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Old 03-03-20, 05:41 PM
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They still have frame problems,...I'd definitely avoid any harsh riding with one. I own a tern BTW.
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Old 03-04-20, 12:50 AM
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Yeah...thought so :(

Thnx guys
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Old 03-04-20, 02:37 AM
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I use my jetstream as a MTB... off road, jumping curbs. I read a blog about a guy who seriously used his jetstream as MTB in the US without issues.
To increase reliability, I replaced the hinge pin to a hardened custom 455 pin...

Now, you say light off road, what do you mean? Gravel roads? if so, I cannot see the problem, these things should handle cobbles. To ease the load, I would run 45 or 50 psi max (That's what I put in the jetstream, 45 Front, 50 back).
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There's a blog where a guy destroyed his Jetstream. He used it for some serious off road adventures. He had to repair the frame multiple times, but it still was great for taking a beating.
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Old 03-07-20, 03:35 PM
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Yeah mainly gravel roads

But i asked the question specifically for the terns and their unfortunate ďhistoryĒ with the frames...
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If it Is that bad that it cannot be used like an hybrid bike and you have to dismount every time it gets uneven, I would swap.
i always thought a dahon/ tern dshould be stronger than a brompton which can be riden on gravel roads/ national bicycle path.
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But i asked the question specifically for the terns and their unfortunate “history” with the frames...
And that's why we're mentioning alternatives that you DON'T need to be deathly afraid of riding. It's only suggestions,...nothing more.
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If it Is that bad that it cannot be used like an hybrid bike and you have to dismount every time it gets uneven, I would swap.
i always thought a dahon/ tern should be stronger than a brompton which can be ridden on gravel roads/ national bicycle path.
Dahon and Tern share DNA. The difference between the 2 companies is that Dahon addresses their design flaws/defects, where as Tern hides the problem, and attempts to shut people up when something happens. As for strength,...depends on the Dahon model. Some are chromoly steel framed, and some have beefier builds. I'm not sure about a Brompton, but it's recommended as a street ride.
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I've ridden a Brompton on trails, they're quite sturdy little bikes. Terns shouldn't be ridden anywhere AT ALL.
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