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Old 11-20-17, 10:19 AM
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So, how much? btw, Im living in Mexico, so maybe the shipping will be expensive than the item right? We have an official distributor over here and I can get the ori rack for 82 USD plus 65 USD for the fender.
Im looking for a cheaper option at least to install the fender cause the last rainning season was too much
Anyway, big thanks for answer, I appreciate it.
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Old 11-20-17, 05:28 PM
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rack

I can put on ebay sometime if you want.
Its new and wrapped still.
25 plus postage would cover what I paid for it.
I can let you know when its on.
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Old 11-21-17, 04:36 AM
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Subscribed to thread....mezzo i4 picked up on Craigslist a few years ago.
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Originally Posted by bhkyte View Post
I can put on ebay sometime if you want.
Its new and wrapped still.
25 plus postage would cover what I paid for it.
I can let you know when its on.
Interested on the rack but wonder how much is the shipping cost to Malaysia..
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Old 06-18-18, 05:07 AM
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Mezzo maintenance time!

I noticed my handlebars were a bit "wobbly" the other day and decided to check if anything was loose. They seemed to rotate around the front hinge point.



I found the main bolt that the hinge rotates around was a bit loose. I tightened it up and of course checked the hinge was not too stiff.

Has anyone else found this problem?
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Old 07-26-18, 10:43 AM
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Hi peeps,

Interested in a Mezzo. Coming from a Dahon Mu P8, would a Mezzo D9 be considered an upgrade?

Thanks.
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Old 07-26-18, 10:48 AM
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Hi peeps,

Interested in a Mezzo. Coming from a Dahon Mu P8, would a Mezzo D9 be considered an upgrade?

Thanks.
The Mezzo is a much more stable bike to ride and more like a "normal" bike. It is also well designed with a lovely finish on the anodised aluminium frame.

You can read an extensive review here: https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/categ...ikes-d9-10551/
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Old 07-26-18, 11:00 AM
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Here is a recent photo from an outing on my Mezzo D9
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Old 07-26-18, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MezzoLew View Post
The Mezzo is a much more stable bike to ride and more like a "normal" bike. It is also well designed with a lovely finish on the anodised aluminium frame.

You can read an extensive review here: https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/categ...ikes-d9-10551/
Thanks. Mezzo is affordable used on ebay but not as cheap as my Dahon (75 years ago, ebay again)

Will take a few days to decide. Wish I could testride...
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Old 07-26-18, 05:10 PM
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I feel so silly. Just realised the Mezzo D9 is a 16" wheel not 20" like my Mu P8...
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Old 07-26-18, 06:22 PM
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Another Q (can't figure this one out after looking a million photos): is the height of the handlepost adjustable? I have a different geometry and wonder if I can adjust the bike (esp handle post height) as needed. Thanks.
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Old 07-27-18, 12:27 AM
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Another Q (can't figure this one out after looking a million photos): is the height of the handlepost adjustable? I have a different geometry and wonder if I can adjust the bike (esp handle post height) as needed. Thanks.
It is not really adjustable since the head tube is part of the folding mechanism... you might get a few mm adjustment here where I have highlighted. I am 5ft 11 and have a long body but I enjoy the position riding the Mezzo and don't find it awkward. The seat height can be set in many positions of course.
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Old 07-27-18, 04:17 AM
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Thanks MezzoLew, same height pretty much so might be worth a shout if I find one cheap enough.
I figure the 16 vs 20 might not be an issue in reality.
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Thanks MezzoLew, same height pretty much so might be worth a shout if I find one cheap enough.
I figure the 16 vs 20 might not be an issue in reality.
I also have a non folding touring bike and I still enjoy the 16 inch wheel ride on the Mezzo. They are selling for under 300 in the ebay UK site at the moment which is a good price. I paid just over 300 with extras - bags and spares.
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Old 08-04-18, 01:37 PM
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Thanks MezzoLew, same height pretty much so might be worth a shout if I find one cheap enough.
I figure the 16 vs 20 might not be an issue in reality.
Have you found a cheap enough one yet? A few sold on Ebay this week for a reasonably low price!
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Old 08-04-18, 02:35 PM
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Have you found a cheap enough one yet? A few sold on Ebay this week for a reasonably low price!
Yeah, seen quite a few whizz by. Have my eye on a beaten up one...
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Old 08-06-18, 05:08 PM
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Anyone know if it's still possible to get the updated front fork? No spares anywhere online AFAIK.

That's the risk with buying a mezzo right now, shame. British brand too...
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Anyone know if it's still possible to get the updated front fork? No spares anywhere online AFAIK.


That's the risk with buying a mezzo right now, shame. British brand too...

Why do you need a front fork? That seems like an unlikely part to fail in normal use. Most other parts for a Mezzo D9 are freely available and standard items. I have changed the folding pedals for metal ones (WELLGO Folding Bike Aluminium Cycle Pedals 9/16" Pedal Thread 2 DU Bearings) and the brake pads of course to eliminate squealing! Tyres and wheels are interchangeable.


I have found a source of a updated fork as well for a reasonable price - contact me if you want details.
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Bit the bullet today visited Asda (Wallmart for my US friends) and folded up the Mezzo and popped it into the (large) trolley. No comments from anyone as I walked around the shop and I told the customer care chap at the self service checkouts that I wanted to stop it being nicked! He smiled and that was all.

Sorry no photo taken as I did not want to draw any attention!

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Old and new front fork designs side by side - new design are all black - no attempt to match the bike frame colour.

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Old 08-08-18, 06:13 AM
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I have changed the folding pedals for metal ones (WELLGO Folding Bike Aluminium Cycle Pedals 9/16" Pedal Thread 2 DU Bearings) and the brake pads of course to eliminate squealing!
Nice pedals MezzoLew, I broke one of my Ori Mi8 pedals and ended mounting a pair of MKS Esprit Ezy.
Could you recommend any brake pads? Thank you!
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Mezzo brand mostly survives in ori brand.
just seek ori folding bikes.
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Mezzo brand mostly survives in ori brand.
just seek ori folding bikes.
Can only find one European seller...
In Spain and not sure if that's a distributor or not.
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Nice pedals MezzoLew, I broke one of my Ori Mi8 pedals and ended mounting a pair of MKS Esprit Ezy.
Could you recommend any brake pads? Thank you!
Clarks 50mm pads are the best ones and I have had no issues once I fitted them.
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Old 08-09-18, 12:07 PM
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Mezzo brand mostly survives in ori brand.
just seek ori folding bikes.
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Can only find one European seller...
In Spain and not sure if that's a distributor or not.

SCRATCH THAT: Velorution sell them in the UK.
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