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Old 01-12-18, 05:57 PM
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I started using a folder last year because of portability. I started with a Euromini Campo, then bought a Brompton S6L, and ended the year by buying a minivelo from Biria.




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Old 01-12-18, 08:16 PM
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Nice pics, jhoneil. Having a short frame, what is the max size of the water bottle can be safely used in your Euromini, to take it out, and put it back while riding?
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Old 01-12-18, 11:28 PM
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That is a good question. I honestly never had a water bottle in that bottle holder. I’ll try to check this weekend.
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Old 01-14-18, 09:13 PM
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Late to the game on this thread!
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Old 01-17-18, 02:19 PM
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I've got a modified Dahon Speed and when I get to 10 I'll be posting some photos!
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Old 01-22-18, 08:56 AM
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Bridgestone 161 "Picnica"

Sold it for $240 . No more folders for me ! They are too hard to sell. I thought a new bike from 1968, still in the paper wrap would bring twice that. It now lives in San Francisco.
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Old 02-19-18, 11:08 AM
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ROG Pony

I wanted a cheap beater to take to the beach, use as a loaner and/or just keep in trunk. So I picked up a sad ROG Pony. It needed tires, seat, and grease. And love.

Put on some leftover Kenda Kwest 65lb tires, wald front rack and a seat. Still needs a fender.

We have had a couple warm days and I have been pleasantly surprised riding this around. It's flexible (I'm 250lbs), is lighter than MIFA or Raleigh, folds standard size and gear inches are about perfect for me, guessing 65 gear inches(?).

It has coaster brakes, so it'll be the perfect bike to nonchalantly cruise around with a coffee and cell phone.

Certainly a keeper.
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Old 02-27-18, 04:33 AM
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1986 BRIDGESTONE GRANDTECH (GR24) 24" wheels 21" frame

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Old 03-18-18, 04:42 AM
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Birdy again!

Well, new to the forum, and just picked up my second Birdy. I sold the first 7 years ago because of a change in circumstances and regretted it ever since.(Early 7sp Red). So time has moved on, and yesterday I picked up my new ride, a later, prob around early 2000's 8spd Red. Excellent condition, it comes with mudguards which is great for what I'll be using it for.
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Old 03-18-18, 10:41 AM
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Manual

I've trawled about and not had any luck finding a manual online for the earlier Birdys, anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 04-15-18, 07:32 PM
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Picked up two Italian Sicur Brevettato's. $40 total. Flat tires, looking rough. I buy 'em. Put air in tires(originals on green one), sprayed some oil. They ride great. They already got new owners. So, I'll call them gone. BTW, this is what the "cool" kids on campus are riding.
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Old 04-22-18, 08:57 PM
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I am new here. Some of my folding bikes....
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Old 04-23-18, 07:39 AM
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Nice stuff. What's the little one? What's that little tab on the Tern fork? Welcome to the forum, thanks for pictures.
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Old 04-23-18, 11:59 AM
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Nice stuff. What's the little one? What's that little tab on the Tern fork? Welcome to the forum, thanks for pictures.
Hi Mirfi, the little one is Pacific CarryMe, interesting bike.
And you must mean the magnetic buckle on the Tern.
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Old 04-29-18, 06:52 PM
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Hi nice bikes thanks for posting the pics
What brand is the third one, with the dual suspension?
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Old 04-29-18, 09:13 PM
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Hi nice bikes thanks for posting the pics
What brand is the third one, with the dual suspension?
Hi, it is DAHON Jetstream.
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Old 05-06-18, 06:55 PM
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My bike is an '87-ish dayon stowaway.

I have since put a different seat on it, but other than that it looks the same as it did in this picture.
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Old 05-14-18, 12:34 PM
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Dahon 26" Wheel but what model

Just purchased a Dahon "Mariner" with 26" wheels but doesn"t look like any mariners on line!
What is it? More importantly, where do I find those very small hex drive screws used to adjust the brakes????

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Old 05-14-18, 12:38 PM
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Dahon????

Strange, when I attempt to attach a picture, I get a message that I'm not allowed to upload "URL's", is a picture an URL????
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Old 05-14-18, 05:33 PM
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Strange, when I attempt to attach a picture, I get a message that I'm not allowed to upload "URL's", is a picture an URL????
Might be because you're new.

Hopefully somebody will come along with a workaround....
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Old 05-23-18, 11:07 AM
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Newbie to Folders--Tobukaeru 20" Full-Supension "SUS-TECH

Hi all,

New to folding bikes and the forum, but the entire site looks awesome!

I picked up a used Tobukaeru 20" "SUS-TECH" fully-suspended folding bike a couple of weeks ago, and now I want another folder, for my wife. (I don't think I'm allowed to post pics yet, but I will, when I can). It's got an 8-speed cassette, single gear-ring up front. It needed tuning and needs some more, but I've barely had time to ride it yet. But it does ride nicely.

The frame and seatpost are steel, but the folding stem is aluminum. It's got aluminum "V-style" brakes, but I don't see a name on them. I can't find any info on the web on it. The rear suspension is a steel-spring style shock, and I have no idea what's inside the front forks, for suspension.
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Anyway...if the following (battery of) question(s) belongs in another forum, I do apologize and would welcome a Mod to advise me, etc....

But this is my main question, as I'm going to see the Jetstream tomorrow:

What to Watch Out for When Buying a Used Dahon Jetstream with Disc Brakes?
I've finally talked a friend-of-a-friend into selling me his Dahon Jetstream, but I'm confused about a few things and haven't made the trip to see/buy it yet--going tomorrow. I see that (new) member GTA has a Jetstream, and I wanted to ask him and anyone else what their opinion of the Jetstream with disc brakes was? (The Seller of the Dahon Jetstream says it's a a 2014 "P8," and it is disc brake, but it doesn't say "P8" on it anywhere I can see. I haven't seen it in person yet, but saw some pics of it.)

I've never ridden a disc braked-bike before and was wondering what I should check out, beyond the obvious things, like bent/loose parts, abuse, etc...?

I'm also trying to figure out what to pay for the Jetstream, which is cosmetically good (from the pics) and see that the Dahon Jetstream retails on Amazon for $1,199. (free shipping).

Is that a good price? Do dealers generally charge more than that, or less? Dahon Jetstream P8 Urbanite Folding Bicycle
(I'm not allowed to post URL's yet--sorry.)


Adding to my confusion, I just saw this:
Downtube 8FS: Full Suspension 8sp Folding Bike-
Was: $799.00Now: $389.00
(Again, can't post the URL to the site yet.)

While I realize the Downtube 8FS lacks disc brakes, both the Downtube and the Jetsream are aluminum-framed, fully suspended folders. Further, the Downtube has "braze ons" for a front derailleur and a rack--and I really need a rack!

Yet I don't see any braze-ons for a rack on the Jetstream?

So...I would love to hear opinions comparing the Dowtube 8FS and 9FS to the Dahon Jetstream.

I'm also curious as to how much more of the Dahon Jetstream's cost (vs. the Downtube 8FS--or even the 9FS, which is on Amazon for $699.) is due to the disc brakes? (I read that the discs require stronger forks, due to the "bending moment" between the caliper anchor points and the tip of the dropout.)

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-24-18, 05:51 AM
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Tried Adding to My Questions....

I'm confused...:

I tried to edit my previous post, to add some information, and twice, what I typed went *Poof!*, with a stern warning that I was not allowed to post any URL until I'd reached 10 posts, but I did not have any URL's in what I attempted to add. (?)

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Old 05-24-18, 12:43 PM
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Here it is, my (new,to me) Dahon, whatever model it is.

Dahon, 26"wheels ,21 Speed, Says Mariner on the frame

Now, if some one can tell me how to crop on this site (or just do it), we all would be gratefull.

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Old 05-24-18, 12:45 PM
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Ya gotta have ten posts, text only, before they allow anything else.
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Old 05-24-18, 03:55 PM
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Ya gotta have ten posts, text only, before they allow anything else.
Yes, I do understand that, but I was only trying to add text--no pic or link/URL, etc....

Oh, well--here's to Post #3--Ca-Ching!

Thank you for helping me get my post count up! LOL
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