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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By wesgreen

Just for insurance, I would try giving Dahon...

Just for insurance, I would try giving Dahon customer service a call. Sometimes they used to have certain parts. Have the frame # ready, if you can't find the model year.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,076
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon Vitesse rolls great when folded. Since it's...

Dahon Vitesse rolls great when folded. Since it's almost the same frame design, I assume Speed does as well. You have to know how to position the magnet and set your steering column.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By wesgreen

Many happy returns, Dr. Hon! Your genius made...

Many happy returns, Dr. Hon!
Your genius made my life better. Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By wesgreen

Sweeks, that is a beautiful explanation and...

Sweeks, that is a beautiful explanation and description.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By wesgreen

Maybe cutting and drilling into an old frisbee...

Maybe cutting and drilling into an old frisbee would work, if it's flat enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By wesgreen

Bravo Alex, Thank you for trying something new....

Bravo Alex,
Thank you for trying something new. I personally prefer folding pedals. Best of luck, and please keep working on bike design!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By wesgreen

Apparently they still think that focusing on...

Apparently they still think that focusing on marketing and media manipulation is more important/profitable than learning how welding works. But I liked the "old men" accusation. Thanks for the laugh!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 681,167
Posted By wesgreen

Sounds like a good match to me. Congratulations!

Sounds like a good match to me.
Congratulations!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By wesgreen

I would recommend you stop riding it, and take it...

I would recommend you stop riding it, and take it to a shop that sells Dahon bikes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 63,631
Posted By wesgreen

Well, the problem is they're great at the selling...

Well, the problem is they're great at the selling and PR part, but don't care much about the health of their customers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 63,631
Posted By wesgreen

Thank you for posting; I'm glad you're ok,...

Thank you for posting; I'm glad you're ok, relatively! Unfortunately, Tern has proved again and again that skilled marketing and advertising can overcome these never ending reports. It will probably...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 681,167
Posted By wesgreen

Well, they've got Yan, apparently! Not too shabby.

Well, they've got Yan, apparently! Not too shabby.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,493
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for posting. I'm glad you're ok!

Thanks for posting. I'm glad you're ok!
12-29-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By wesgreen

I had asked the SRAM cs rep if over - tightening...

I had asked the SRAM cs rep if over - tightening the axle nuts could cause this, and he said he didn't know. But a few weeks ago I loosened them a little, and that seems to have solved the problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,207
Posted By wesgreen

The hinges are the reason why it can take a...

The hinges are the reason why it can take a little more mechanical aptitude to keep a Folder running than a regular bike. Keep a close watch on them for wear and movement. They should be set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,207
Posted By wesgreen

I think that's a great frame design, a classic....

I think that's a great frame design, a classic. Two hands? You want that hinge just tight enough to minimize movement wear, but you could also destroy it by overtightening it, esp. with an aluminum...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,207
Posted By wesgreen

How do you like it so far? It looks somewhat like...

How do you like it so far? It looks somewhat like a Dahon Vitesse copy, but with a real, not "integrated", crank and chainring, and a derailleur instead of the Vitesse standard igh.
If it's built...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,958
Posted By wesgreen

linberl, I think your suggestion is a good one...

linberl, I think your suggestion is a good one for someone who doesn't need an igh, and is a little shorter than I am. The reason I haven't replaced the Dahon seat post with one of those lighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,958
Posted By wesgreen

For me, as my go - to main mode of transport, the...

For me, as my go - to main mode of transport, the Dahon Vitesse frame seems perfect - no flex or sqeaks, comfortable for someone 6'4'', packs into an airline legal suitcase, rides like a big bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,050
Posted By wesgreen

Check out the Pletscher 20" rack. The best rack...

Check out the Pletscher 20" rack. The best rack I've seen. I've carried 45 pds. on it. Rock solid and super strong. It just takes a while to install, because it's very adjustable.
11-15-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By wesgreen

Beautiful video, and hub explosion pics. Thanks,...

Beautiful video, and hub explosion pics. Thanks, tomtomtom123 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tomtomtom123-454251.html). I'll be taking a look over the holidays, and favoring the front brake...
11-13-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for your responses, alcjphil and...

Thanks for your responses, alcjphil and AndrewRStewart. Although Sram claims the hub is permanently lubed and maintenance - free, they did publish disassembly and lubing instructions. Maybe I should...
11-13-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By wesgreen

Coaster brake becoming unpredictable

Hi,
I have a SRAM i-Motion 3 Speed coaster brake hub, supposedly maintenance - free, bought with a Dahon Vitesse folding bike in 2013. It still shifts perfectly, after 6 1/2 years and less than 4000...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By wesgreen

Coaster brake not engaging

Hi,
I have a SRAM i-Motion 3 Speed coaster brake hub, supposedly maintenance - free, bought with a Dahon Vitesse folding bike in 2013. It still shifts perfectly, after 6 1/2 years and less than 4000...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By wesgreen

I\m surprised to read that. My CS experiences...

I\m surprised to read that. My CS experiences with both of them, especially Dahon, have not been good.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,493
Posted By wesgreen

Thank you for posting, Towatai. You may be saving...

Thank you for posting, Towatai. You may be saving someone's life. This company is great at PR and advertising, and has managed to escape the consequences of what would have finished other companies...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,539
Posted By wesgreen

MKS FP7 have been tearing up several pairs of my...

MKS FP7 have been tearing up several pairs of my shoes' soles really fast. Maybe I need to grind them down?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 681,167
Posted By wesgreen

At 250 bikes per year it would take about 6.8...

At 250 bikes per year it would take about 6.8 years. Anyway, it's an amazing achievement and a step forward in bike design.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,814
Posted By wesgreen

Neither does the Dahon Vitesse, but I usually...

Neither does the Dahon Vitesse, but I usually just ignore the Brompton fanboy chatter.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,124
Posted By wesgreen

One of the reasons for that being that big...

One of the reasons for that being that big manufacturers like Dahon can buy parts at great discounts, and can pass those savings on to us during sales.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,590
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon Boardwalk

Dahon Boardwalk
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,695
Posted By wesgreen

I think I know the feeling - the only thing...

I think I know the feeling - the only thing you're sorry about is that you didn't get it sooner, right? Beautiful bike. Dahon should maybe sign you up for an endorsement deal.
You're lucky to get a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,814
Posted By wesgreen

Too heavy for me (probably over 30 pds. with...

Too heavy for me (probably over 30 pds. with rack, lights and MKS pedals), although I would avoid Tern anyway. But kudos to them for trying something different! I don't find it ugly.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By wesgreen

The Dahon bikes I've owned and seen rolled great...

The Dahon bikes I've owned and seen rolled great folded up without any silly little wheels attached.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Posted By wesgreen

It should be pretty self explanatory for the...

It should be pretty self explanatory for the average person. But I would take the magnet assembly on the rear wheel apart and reassembly it with epoxy, to make sure it won't fly away. (First, find...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,165
Posted By wesgreen

I thought bikes are supposed to get lighter, not...

I thought bikes are supposed to get lighter, not heavier? Good looking hinge though, and glad to see them working on new designs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By wesgreen

You said "The frame defects problem was resolved...

You said "The frame defects problem was resolved years ago." , which is obviously untrue, thereby misleading a potential buyer, and possibly endangering his health/life.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By wesgreen

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1061112-e...

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1061112-expanded-tern-recall-11.html



If you follow some of the links on these pages you can see that it wasn't . But Tern treats their dealers very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By wesgreen

There are also some smaller bike makers posting...

There are also some smaller bike makers posting here, Yan (Downtube) and Pinigis (Origami), who have affordable models in their lineups that get good reviews and definitely seem worth checking out....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By wesgreen

Dahon gives you the best bang for the buck, if...

Dahon gives you the best bang for the buck, if you know which of their models to pick (no surprise when you look at the numbers sold). The current model lineup is a little disappointing. To a newbie,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By wesgreen

Not for me, but I really admire his hair.

Not for me, but I really admire his hair.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-22-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,919
Posted By wesgreen

I would stay away from anything produced by Tern....

I would stay away from anything produced by Tern. Maybe do a little research on your own, so you don't have to take my word.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 84,493
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks for the link! Looks like Tern's learning...

Thanks for the link! Looks like Tern's learning curve on how to weld is not quite finished. At least they know how to produce slick websites and pr.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,259
Posted By wesgreen

Thanks a lot! Great job.

Thanks a lot! Great job.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 34,683
Posted By wesgreen

Duh - I could have searched for that. Thank you!

Duh - I could have searched for that. Thank you!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 34,683
Posted By wesgreen

Moderaters, it sure would be great to some day...

Moderaters, it sure would be great to some day have an ignore button on this forum! - Just thinking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By wesgreen

Hahaha!

Hahaha!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By wesgreen

Update, since this is/was a fairly popular model:...

Update, since this is/was a fairly popular model:
After another few years, the original Dahon/"Chin Haur" (122 mm: 364 g ) bottom bracket started creaking, and I replaced it with a "Shimano UN55...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 681,167
Posted By wesgreen

All the backers deserve credit for their support...

All the backers deserve credit for their support for bike development, regardless of the outcome.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 681,167
Posted By wesgreen

This "manufacturer" just doesn't seem very honest...

This "manufacturer" just doesn't seem very honest or trustworthy to me. I'm not sure I would risk riding a bike he was involved with in any way.
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