Author Topic: In Praise Of Dahon  (Read 6676 times)

Re: In Praise Of Dahon
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2020, 06:30:58 am »
My teenaged dahon jetstream p8 was reburbed and upgraded to “p16”... and it works very well off road (muddy forest path, green lanes, gravel/stoned road) or in urban environment jumping curbs and going down a few steps. I put a custom 455 h900 hinge pin.

but it s heavy, 14kg.

So as i also have a helios 20” with 7 gears 11-28 and spare bits, i’m going to convert it into a speed pro TT or verges x30h /x18

to run these, I will fit road shifter/brake levers and litepro V brake pulleys.

the unknown is the handle bar, road drop down with the curved handle or TT bullhorn handle / speed pro TT.
so which one? What are the pros and cons?
I would grateful for any feedback especially regarding speed pro TT some of you ride.

I will be lightening the bike as much as possible.

tyres: i ‘m not sure whether refitting a set of marathon big apple or move to kojak (or similar).

this helios is going to be road orientated bike for longer rides, no curb jumping etc.

so please, advise me.


Triumph TR1 in the garage?

Re: In Praise Of Dahon
« Reply #51 on: February 24, 2020, 07:12:22 am »
Frogeye 1960...

I actually started with a dahon curve d3 because it fitted on the passenger seat on my previous 2 seater.
The jetstream used to fit until I fitted a fia roll cage.

I haven’t tried the jetstream in or on the frogeye yet.

In Praise Of Dahon
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2020, 12:45:04 pm »
I was looking at the tern website, like dahon, they have letter such as
D, P, S, X follows by the number of gears.

What do these letters stand for?

Extra premium.
Not sure about S.

My helios D7 and previous curve D3 have nothing deluxe about them, the components are basic bits you get with budget bikes...
The P ares definitely something else.

Re: In Praise Of Dahon
« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2020, 07:26:39 pm »
And 1 dahon rebuilt