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The Dahon is Free!

Wednesday June 24, 2015

exIt’s been a long, long time but this week the Dahon broke free from the shed.  It’d had been in there almost three years, chained up, since I moved house.  Now, tyres pumped, rack and mudguards all removed, it’s looking great and riding even better!

I’d forgotten how good this little bike is and I’m really enjoying the ride – feels completely different to my Trek (which is seeing a lot of use this year!).

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Dahon Puncture!

Saturday October 22, 2011

Took the Dahon out today as I was spending the morning out and didn’t want (or need) to take the car.  The trusty bike was a great ride as always and the 3.5 mile round trip was very nice on a cold autumn morning.

Back home and the Dahon was placed in the hallway and left whilst I had a coffee.  Shortly after, the rear tyre was completely flat and the bike leaning to one side.  Hmm, a damn puncture.  Will need to take a look at that, but not today…

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25th August 2011 – Freedom!

Thursday August 25, 2011

It’s Thursday the 25th of April and the Dahon broke free from the confines of the house and ventured out!

Yes, it’s true, it’s the end of August and this is the first time this year that I have been out on my bikes.  Crazy, huh?!  I had a day off last Thursday and gave the Dahon a clean and oiled the chain.  I checked the bolts were tight, the handlebar was straight and made sure the tyres were pumped up.  It was ready to go.

Tonight I went out for dinner and the Dahon was the transport.  It was really great to be out there on the bike – I had forgotten how much fun it is to ride the little folder.  With my NiteRider fully charged, the ride home in the dark was even more fun:  I was weaving along from side to side on a country lane (not used by cars) like we used to do when we were kids.

Ahh, I’ve missed cycling.  🙂

 

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New Dahon Bikes For 2011

Monday January 3, 2011

Dahon have updated their site with the 2011 models today.

I quite like the Speed P8 but I don’t think my budget will stretch to a new bike this year!

I’m going to give my two bikes a quick service this month and get them ready for a year of increase cycling.  Both (Dahon and Trek) need a dust down and a quick mechanical check and then they’ll be ready for the road.

Must add that to my list of things to do…

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Dahon 2011 Sneak Preview (via My Bike Shop Blog!)

Tuesday November 30, 2010

Just found this over on the “My Bike Shop Blog”. Some nice looking bikes on the horizon!

(Thanks to ‘My Bike Shop Blog’ for this) – click to read the full post.

Dahon 2011 sneak preview bikes are coming The much raved about Vector series, the replacement for the SpeedPro TT andMu EX/MuSL  is coming soon. Speedmatrix have given MBS the exclusive rights to release the new models for a select few by INVITE ONLY. BTW we have no price or availability information. If you want to be on the mailing list when the bikes are available for viewing, send and we will register your interest via email to checkmybikeshop@gmail.com The Vector won  a prestigious E … Read More

via My Bike Shop Blog!

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Hot and Sunny

Sunday May 23, 2010

It’s very hot in the South East of England this weekend.  The weather has been really good but a little too hot for me!

Took the Dahon out on Friday with some suits stuffed into one of the panniers to get them dry cleaned.  The panniers and the new basket make transporting things much easier than using a back/ruck sack – upgrading the Dahon’s rear rack was a good decision.

Popped out with the camera (by car) into Aylesford on Saturday night, photos over on Flickr.

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Topeak MTX Rear Basket

Saturday May 8, 2010

The Topeak rear rack I fitted to the Dahon last weekend now gives me the option to attach my pannier bags and my Topeak rack bag to the Dahon – great for going into the shops and on errands.  The versatility the new rack gives the Dahon is well worth the money and the extra weight.

Yesterday I collected a Topeak MTX Rear Basket to add to my bike load-carrying capabilities.  At only £23 from Chain Reaction, it’s a wise purchase and something which will come in very useful.

Its MTX fixing system enables the basket to slide securely onto the MTX Rear Rack quickly and easily.  Once fitted, it can hold quite a lot of bits ‘n’ pieces without any risk of them falling out.  If you want to, you can easily remove the basket when you arrive at the supermarket and use the basket as a shopping basket as you walk around (it has a carrying handle) and then simply reattach to the bike when you leave the shop.

The photos below show the basket on the Dahon, but it can easily be slid off and attached to the Trek.

Apologies for the poor quality photos – they were taken using my mobile phone’s camera and it’s full of dust!

Topeak Basket

Topeak Basket

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