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BICYCLES Folding


When I was living / working in Taipei, I met Josh Hon (the son of Dahon founder) at a restaurant (Grandma Nitti's!) – and the next week bought this bike directly from him – and it has moved with me ever since! I have made some modifications to the bike – the most significant being the change to a Sturmey-Archer internal 7-speed hub – made in England (pre-Sun Race purchase)...still working, but kind of ornery – very British.






FRAME / FORK:

1998 Dahon Helios – TIG welded 6000 aluminum / steel, unpainted / black paint

HEADSET:

Shimano 105 5400

HANDLEBARS / STEM:

Dahon steel folding handlepost, Ritchey WCS foam grips

WHEELS:

Dahon hub (F), Sturmey-Archer hub (R), stainless steel spokes, aluminum rims, IRC Metro tires

DRIVETRAIN:

Shimano Ultegra 6500 – 53t, Sturmey-Archer Sprinter 7 – 19t, KMC chain

PEDALS:

Dahon nylon folding

BRAKES / SHIFTER:

ProMax linear-pull, ProMax levers / Sturmey-Archer Sprinter 7 trigger

SADDLE / SEATPOST:

Selle San Marco Strada / Dahon aluminum micro-adjust

NOTES:

Dahon steel fenders – black powdercoat, Dahon Arc rack, Incredibell



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