Poor man's S&S coupled touring bike...

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Poor man's S&S coupled touring bike...

Postby b1ke » 29 Apr 2015, 8:16pm

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Found this bike on Gumtree but when I called it had been sold. It's an old Dahon steel 26" wheel folding bike. I want a bike like this for mixed-mode travel. Anybody know where I can get one? Ta :)
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Re: Poor man's S&S coupled touring bike...

Postby simonhill » 30 Apr 2015, 8:04am

Dahon have been doing 26 folding bikes for a while. I remember one being reviewed in the Cycle Mag a while ago.

Here is the Dahon website, there is a store finder option. This would be a new bike, can't help with pre loved ones! http://dahon.com/mainnav/foldingbikes/a ... bikes.html

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Re: Poor man's S&S coupled touring bike...

Postby iviehoff » 30 Apr 2015, 10:06am

To find something just like you show, you'll probably have to look on a second hand site as the Dahon range no longer seems to have anything quite like that. They still do a couple of full size wheel folding bikes, but one is a one-speed and the other, Cadenza, is really an urban commuter, though maybe it would do you. They do have some higher spec bikes in smaller wheel sizes, including 24", which isn't so very small.

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Re: Poor man's S&S coupled touring bike...

Postby b1ke » 30 Apr 2015, 10:11am

I've had a Cadenza before. As you say it's more of an urban commuter. The bike in the pics has a steel frame and that's the appeal. Never seen a 26" wheel steel folding Dahon before.

I know there's a Rudge/Montague steel folder, but I think they look a tad clumsey.
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