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Old 08-10-2008, 09:08 AM   #43
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Cool video clip Andy.

I am presently building a small trailer (15lbs) to tow behind our bikes (pedal) so we can ride, and pick up groceries, etc. I thought the extra weight would be an issue but your video clip has put my concerns aside...lol. Thnxs for the link.
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #44
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That is neat...can't wait to pass it around on the bicycle board My biggest concern with a rig like that would be the stopping.

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Old 08-10-2008, 08:58 PM   #45
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We only towed it around a fairly level parking lot at the Ford Assembly Plant down the road. I am planning on taking it in the Santa Clause parade this fall where there are a couple of hills. I am going to connect a Jordan brake control to the bike brake cable on the bike for stopping.

I was surprised how easy it was to get moving and tow on the level. Going up hill would be a different matter.

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Old 08-11-2008, 01:37 AM   #46
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I hope this is allowed.

Here is a clip of Heather & I towing our 61 Pacer with our Tandem.

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Hi, neat video Andrew; What was the tongue weight at this time? I'm guessing about twenty pounds or less.
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Pedal these

My favorite bike is my Greenspeed Anura. Photo shows a electric push trailer i concocted for it for commuting.

We also have the pedal driven Hobie kayaks.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:29 PM   #48
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Dahon Jetstream P8

Looks like I am joining the crowd with folding bikes.Got this off a friend today for $50.00.It is a few years old and he rode it for about a year and then put it in storage.(He rode it hard for that year though.)
He was going to give it to me for free but I just gave him $50.00 instead.
Deals like this just dont pop up every day.
I am reseaching on parts to refurb it up a bit.Plus add a few extra accessories in the process.
Going to take it to my bike guy in the next few days to get it tuned up.
Here is a pic so far.
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I think you'll find that it rides a little better if you flip it over.





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Old 06-17-2010, 08:15 PM   #50
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Parts

I am looking in to getting parts for the Dahon.
So far I have found this site that has quite a bit of the things I am needing.
http://www.thorusa.com/
Is there any other good sites that sell Dahon parts in the good ol USA?
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nice snag devo'

50$??? no way bro!

that's a jetstream...

what maybe 4-5 years old?

full suspension and they ride really nicely too!

parts should be readily available but they won't be cheap...

originally that bike was 900-1200$ or so? i've forgotten.

what exactly do you NEED for it?

while it has full suspension it's not really an OFF ROAD bike.

the suspension just smoooooothz out the roadways bumps and lumps...

the tires won't handle well in SAND so be careful whereever sand is covering the bike path or on the shoulders
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the tires/rims can be swapped out for slightly larger sizes but at ~100$ PER...

very cool dude and IF you don't get into it, i know a reliable buyer who'll be at topsail...

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Old 06-17-2010, 09:24 PM   #52
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Here is what I am needing.I already have these set up thru thorusa to get these.I was looking for other sites but I think this is a good one.

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.
Headlights.Taillights
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.

I am really happy he gave it to me.I even offered $150.00 for it but he said no.He just liked the fact that I was going to refurb it.Cant wait to give it a ride in the next week or so.
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We picked up two of these Strida folding bikes - they collapse into a small bundle under 30 pounds in a bag. Kept in the back of the van, we take them out and set up in about a minute ready to ride. This is on the old Rt 66 bridge over the Mississippi near St Louis.
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here we go, I think.
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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.
Headlights.Taillights
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.
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the chain should be specific for the BRAND of rear/shifter, is it shimano or something else?
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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.

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Old 06-17-2010, 10:49 PM   #56
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Good info

Thanks 2Air
Yea my tune ups cost around $100 or so when I get my bike done up.I used to ride it so much that my chains would start coming off from wearing down the sprockets.Havent been doing that lately though.
I am hoping to start doing that again here soon but with this heat down here running in the 110 degrees with full humidity it makes it a bit hard to do.
I have a few dings and scrapes in the frame but nothing that can not be fixed.I might just cover it up with some cool decals and make it look fast.

I also need a new cable as one of them is fraid really bad on the end.Maybe the bike guy might have something to crimp it off with a smooth finish.

I can not remember what brand the shifter is but I will check tomorrow.I am liking the corrosion resistant chain.Dont know how long it will last with the rust proof part of it but I am going to give it a try.

$500.00 or more for headlights is a bit much.I will just attach my streamlight to the bike and use it.
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