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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,354
Posted By AvenirFolder

I ride a Speed D7 for upwards of 50 miles on a...

I ride a Speed D7 for upwards of 50 miles on a day's outing. First, I switched to a 2.00" Big Apple upfront (it'll fit under a fender but just) with a 1.75" Marathon in back for added protection....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,563
Posted By AvenirFolder

Well, like I said upfront in my original post:...

Well, like I said upfront in my original post: the Timaon was ridden by a Japanese fellow who looked to be all of 5 feet tall. It was described to me as a kid's bike. Six-footer on it? Sure, as long...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-20-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,563
Posted By AvenirFolder

Timaon 14" Folding Bike

On my ride yesterday, I happened across an older fellow (who looked Japanese) on a Timaon folding bike. It was a wee little thing that his companion/daughter? -- who spoke English -- told me was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,447
Posted By AvenirFolder

My Dahon Speed D7 at rest on today's 30 miler...

My Dahon Speed D7 at rest on today's 30 miler (scenic viewpoint):
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,821
Posted By AvenirFolder

Steel is real! Dahon Speed D7 is good ol' 4130...

Steel is real! Dahon Speed D7 is good ol' 4130 chromoly. I wonder if the OP has thought about keeping the D7 frame but switching out/upgrading the wheels and drivetrain? Double crank with an 8 or 9...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,154
Posted By AvenirFolder

Documented upper limit of the Dahon Speed D7:...

Documented upper limit of the Dahon Speed D7: 44mph?

Lowering the handlebars is the key ingredient (see post #3 of this thread): More mountain climbing fun on a Dahon folding bike (pics & video)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,154
Posted By AvenirFolder

Dahon Speed D7 downhill (44ish mph):...

Dahon Speed D7 downhill (44ish mph): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkdeSSTY0QE

Brompton downhill (42mph): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUV-or-M36I
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,824
Posted By AvenirFolder

I have them on my touring 26er. Nothing tougher!...

I have them on my touring 26er. Nothing tougher! Especially the CSS version.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,824
Posted By AvenirFolder

I like the tough Andras: Ryde Rims...

I like the tough Andras: Ryde Rims (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/rims.htm) .
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By AvenirFolder

If you're riding through a lot of debris-riddled...

If you're riding through a lot of debris-riddled areas, something like these might come in handy:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,254
Posted By AvenirFolder

Just count the teeth on the small rear cog and...

Just count the teeth on the small rear cog and the large cog -- you'll know what you have pretty quick. :)

If the frame was built in December 2010 it would likely be a 2012 model. Mine was the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,254
Posted By AvenirFolder

What have you got for gearing? Is it the 12-28T...

What have you got for gearing? Is it the 12-28T freewheel? My two 2010 D7s with the 11-30T cassettes shift like a dang. What were you going to do with the handlebar? Add some Ergon grips? If so, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,254
Posted By AvenirFolder

Couldn't have said it better myself! :) And...

Couldn't have said it better myself! :)

And with $260 knocked off the retail price, bringing it down to a measly $439 with free shipping, you can hardly go wrong. Heck, I see secondhand Speed D7s...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,254
Posted By AvenirFolder

How so? MSRP for the Boardwalk is $400 less than...

How so? MSRP for the Boardwalk is $400 less than a P8! The P8 is a steal at $439 with free shipping.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,254
Posted By AvenirFolder

D7s are a nice ride, too -- after some upgrading....

D7s are a nice ride, too -- after some upgrading. :thumb: They both have 4130 frames.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,254
Posted By AvenirFolder

No decision to make: Go with the best deal/steal....

No decision to make: Go with the best deal/steal. Like ThorUSA's September special on the white P8s: Dahon Speed P8 (http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/current/speedp8.htm) .

Read this thread for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By AvenirFolder

Depends on the tire size you're running: ...

Depends on the tire size you're running:

1.5in cheapo that came with bike (with 52T chainring): 11 cog = 89.8 ; 30 cog = 32.8
1.75in cheapo that came with bike (52T chainring) : 11 cog = 92.2...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By AvenirFolder

A lot of them had freewheels. Not all were...

A lot of them had freewheels. Not all were blessed with cassettes like the ones I snagged. That's the problem with used Speed D7s -- you have to make sure you know what's in the rear end. Especially...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By AvenirFolder

The 2010 model of the Speed D7 came with the...

The 2010 model of the Speed D7 came with the 11-30T cassette and the 52 teeth front ring. Gear range available was as quoted: 34ish to 94ish. Sweet! I bought two of those D7s used last year and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,974
Posted By AvenirFolder

One of my favourite folder videos:...

One of my favourite folder videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ygPik8qtfU .

Eco 7 with no hands at 0:53 mark. He's in the zone!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By AvenirFolder

Nice looking bike at a good price. Dating...

Nice looking bike at a good price.

Dating the model: DAHON How Old is my DAHON? - DAHON (http://dahon.com/news-story/how-old-is-my-dahon/) .

A couple of suggested upgrades: Ergon grips and...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,073
Posted By AvenirFolder

If someone is looking for replacement parts for...

If someone is looking for replacement parts for the rack hardware of either POE or Hyalite panniers, go to VeloFred online for the appropriate Rixen & Kaul products: Rixen & Kaul...
Forum: Touring
07-31-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

Here's another view on the subject with an...

Here's another view on the subject with an upgrade mentioned using Ortlieb hardware:...
Forum: Touring
07-25-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

They make a difference with no winds as well --...

They make a difference with no winds as well -- other than those created by the rider.
Forum: Touring
07-22-16, 07:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

The dowels look the same in the new version of...

The dowels look the same in the new version of the Dry-Lites. As I said, I tried to convince Arkel to swap to a fibreglass wand like Revelate Designs uses in its front handlebar harness -- it flexes...
Forum: Touring
07-21-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

Thanks for that! The bungies on the two versions...

Thanks for that! The bungies on the two versions are identical (I just had a look at mine side by side). The obvious clue when trying to figure out which version of the little pannier you're looking...
Forum: Touring
07-11-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

They are indeed a great lightweight alternative...

They are indeed a great lightweight alternative -- but they aren't perfect. Although with the new tougher version, Arkel is approaching that goal. Another benefit/advantage to the Dry-Lites is that...
Forum: Touring
07-10-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

Hey, thanks a bunch for those photos! I was...

Hey, thanks a bunch for those photos! I was trying to figure out what your rig looked like from Daniel's photos but it was tough going even enlarging them to the max. Yours was the first rig that I'd...
Forum: Touring
07-09-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 47,108
Posted By AvenirFolder

If folks are looking for a photo of Nicolai's...

If folks are looking for a photo of Nicolai's GDMBR Dry-Lite front and rear rig, have a gander at this page: https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=386609&v=Dy (click on photo and...
12-06-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,439
Posted By AvenirFolder

Any more thoughts on the Rinko headset after some...

Any more thoughts on the Rinko headset after some extended use? I just had a 1" threaded JIS Rinko installed on a 1985 Miyata mtn bike -- because it's the only sealed bearing cartridge headset that I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,204
Posted By AvenirFolder

It is changing... Verge S27h | Tern Folding Bike...

It is changing... Verge S27h | Tern Folding Bike and Folding Bicycle Accessories | Worldwide (http://www.ternbicycles.com/bikes/verge-s27h) with 20X2.15" Big Apples: Tern Verge S27h folding touring...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,204
Posted By AvenirFolder

Agreed. I'd use my 30-year old ATB 26er with...

Agreed. I'd use my 30-year old ATB 26er with 2.25" tires long before I'd think about using a 20 inch folder with Big Apples. Especially with hub clearance and bottom bracket clearance from water/mud...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,480
Posted By AvenirFolder

Nope. If you take the time to read the original...

Nope. If you take the time to read the original post, the question being asked is "What's your experience with long rides (to be real picky, preferably with Brommies on 16 inch wheels)?" :p

It's a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,480
Posted By AvenirFolder

See if you can beat Alyson Peel on her trusty red...

See if you can beat Alyson Peel on her trusty red Bike Friday: 2500 miles up the Great Divide Mountain Bike/Folding Bike Route!
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-15, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,204
Posted By AvenirFolder

Just came across this Facebook page by Alyson...

Just came across this Facebook page by Alyson Peel: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bike-Friday-The-Little-Bike-That-Could/552101604843368?fref=nf (no longer there so try this Google page instead:...
05-25-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,060
Posted By AvenirFolder

Brooks butt stain neutralizer: Saddle Cover...

Brooks butt stain neutralizer: Saddle Cover Waterproof (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FSCW) + Jandd Saddle Cover | Amazon.com: Outdoor Recreation...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,597
Posted By AvenirFolder

BIGGER HILL @ 42mph: 42 MPH on a Brompton! @ The...

BIGGER HILL @ 42mph: 42 MPH on a Brompton! @ The Path Less Pedaled (http://pathlesspedaled.com/2011/08/42-mph-on-a-brompton/) !!
05-18-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By AvenirFolder

I must have cleaned them out! Words to the...

I must have cleaned them out! Words to the wise/patient: "Restock of item". Since this is apparently the only place in the world to nail down a bottom bracket in that size, those with some degree of...
05-17-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,476
Posted By AvenirFolder

68X137mm BB to fit the mid-80s Kuwie MTBs...

68X137mm BB to fit the mid-80s Kuwie MTBs available here: SUPERBICYCLE SHOP (http://www.superbicycle-shop.com/brands.php?id=91) . (Just in case you missed the other post about this rare breed.)
05-17-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,677
Posted By AvenirFolder

Heck, you guys give up too easily. I did a search...

Heck, you guys give up too easily. I did a search for a 68X137mm BB and hit on an eBay listing. The vendor has now jacked the price up to $77 U.S. for the last BB listed in that size so I went...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,957
Posted By AvenirFolder

One of my used 2010 Dahon Speed D7s was $200....

One of my used 2010 Dahon Speed D7s was $200. That touches it -- with no sales tax. :)

Then I added the usual upgrades: Ergon grips, new saddle, 2" Schwalbe Big Apple/1.75" Marathon, Mirrycle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,447
Posted By AvenirFolder

The grips on your Zag8 also look to be reversed....

The grips on your Zag8 also look to be reversed. The holes should be under your palms??
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 332,447
Posted By AvenirFolder

I came across this short video of a rider on a...

I came across this short video of a rider on a Dahon Eco C7 and thought folks might like it (who says you can't ride a folder hands-free?!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ygPik8qtfU
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-15-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,796
Posted By AvenirFolder

Some of the more elderly Speed D7s -- which use...

Some of the more elderly Speed D7s -- which use the same 4130 Chromoly frame as the P8 -- have a comparable gear range since they have 11-30 sprockets in the rear with a 52 chainring up front. At...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By AvenirFolder

http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/recall.pdf...

http://www.thorusa.com/dahon/technical/recall.pdf

DAHON Bikes:*Dahon Insider (http://dahon.com/single-view-dahon/article/how-old-is-my-dahon.html)

2008 is the only date to look for -- and even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-15, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,515
Posted By AvenirFolder

Tern's offering: Tern Verge S27h folding touring...

Tern's offering: Tern Verge S27h folding touring bicycle ? A gravel-road-touring review - 14degrees Off The Beaten Track...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,602
Posted By AvenirFolder

The new MEC folders are actually a Tern rebrand....

The new MEC folders are actually a Tern rebrand. The previous ones were Dahons. I use this seatbag on my folding bikes and it'll easily fit tools, a spare tube, patch kit and a Lezyne pump ( Lezyne...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,957
Posted By AvenirFolder

Yup! You guys have it made in the USA. Dahon...

Yup! You guys have it made in the USA. Dahon Speed P8 free shipped for $560 on Amazon etc etc. Cost in Canada? $699!

Did I say I liked buying used?! ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,957
Posted By AvenirFolder

If you're out tire kicking used bikes, this is a...

If you're out tire kicking used bikes, this is a good resource to use for ball-park values: 2009 Dahon Speed D7 - New and Used Bike Value...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-15, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,957
Posted By AvenirFolder

I'd skip the cheaper end and go right to a used...

I'd skip the cheaper end and go right to a used Dahon Speed D7 or equivalent: Dahon Speed D7 Review (http://www.consumersearch.com/folding-bikes/dahon-speed-d7) . I started with a Raleigh Avenir -- 6...
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