Originally Posted by Devoman
2 - tires - He had smooth tires on them but I plan to get some with a bit of tread on them.
2 - tubes
set of handles for my hands.These are worn out.
chain - getting some rust proof chains.Saw that Dahon sells them.Going to check with the bike guy before I get those though.
I have to get the rims straight since those are warped.
Getting the bike a tune up.Regreased,cleaned.new sprocket and things like that...
ok tires, tubes and grips are easy and don't need to come from dahon.
these are 20 inch rims but are they 451 or 406 (both are considered 20s) ??
i've forgotten which size comes on this bike but it will be PRINTED on the tire sidewalls.
this is a good bike shop in minnitota that sells stuff for SMALL wheel bike s, online.
Calhoun Cycle // Alternative Transportation
prices are good, you can call and talk to a real person IN the shop.
OR browse their online catalog and long list of parts.
they can supply tires, tubes, chain, grips and basically EVERYTHING that's not dahon specific.
having the local shop clean/lube/tune and TRUE the rims is a good idea.
basically this will be a 'labor charge' and may go up to 100-150$ or so, with the rims.
your shop CAN order the needed parts too, they can LOOK UP the stuff in the "QBP" catalog.
but u may pay a bit more for them to order stuff.
the chain should be specific for the BRAND of rear/shifter, is it shimano or something else?
you might WANT
tires with a little tread,
but the truth is slicks or almost slicks
are VERY GRIPPY on pavement/asphalt, just not on grass or mud.
i ride SLICKs when in florida.
headlight/taillights are mostly LED now and widely available.
typically ~50-60$ for both UNLESS u want one of the high end REALLY FRIGGIN' BRIGHT headlights...
those can run UPTO 500-600 $, yep it's true, but they are as bright as the euro car headlights too.