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kethon27
post Jan 9 2009, 12:56 PM


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Hi... Im looking for folding bicycle, does anyone owning one??? I found one at LeRun for the brand Dahon but.....their starting price is RM899.. Need that expensive meh??? (budget around RM500)
Will appreciate is anyone able to provide some ideas, opinion, retailer shore regarding folding bicyle.
It is very convenient you can swap this thing into your car boot and cycle anytime anywhere..

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Here are some of the website: Dahon & Polygon Bike


Thanks...
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post Jan 9 2009, 01:18 PM


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RM899 for a Dahon is considered to be VERY VERY VERY cheap. In Taiwan, the prices starts from ~RM1.2K for a Boardwalk tongue.gif

There's a lot of capalang folding bikes (not sure about Malaysia.. I'm located in taiwan) out there but I don't recommend them. They're a b1tch to ride and could even be downright dangerous as the joints can be loose and the whole bike feels like its gonna brake anytime. Just doesn't inspire confidence.

Here's some of my fav's.

Best cheapo folder
--> Giant Halfway/ Dahon D7

Best go fast fast folder
--> KHS F20 T3 (but the folding size is big) or the expensive RM Birdy.

Best folder period
--> Bromptons (but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)

My wife's Giant Halfway.

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post Jan 9 2009, 03:12 PM


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Wow..
You own giant also.... That is good brand good quality..
You have your point..sound rational for those brandless bike might have their bike's the joints can be loose anytime...

The RM899 is starting price does not mean they selling that price..
Im looking forward for Curve D3 selling at RM1499(Die~ rclxub.gif )

How is the folding process??? complicated? friendly?

So you are Malaysian in Taiwan... My fren keep promoting how great the "Open-minded-ness" in Taiwan...People seems more civilized compare to Msia (according to her) sweat.gif

Any one out there can provide more info or perhaps show off a little your ride...? Thanks tongue.gif
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post Jan 9 2009, 06:44 PM


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QUOTE(kethon27 @ Jan 9 2009, 03:12 PM)
Wow..
You own giant also.... That is good brand good quality..
You have your point..sound rational for those brandless bike might have their bike's the joints can be loose anytime...

The RM899 is starting price does not mean they selling that price..
Im looking forward for Curve D3 selling at RM1499(Die~  rclxub.gif )

How is the folding process??? complicated? friendly?

So you are Malaysian in Taiwan... My fren keep promoting how great the "Open-minded-ness" in Taiwan...People seems more civilized compare to Msia  (according to her) sweat.gif

Any one out there can provide more info or perhaps show off a little your ride...? Thanks  tongue.gif
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The Dahon's and Halfways are considered 15sec folders which means you can fold it in less than 15sec.

Both area extremely easy to fold.. my wife also can do it with her eyes closed.

Anyway, there's folding bikes here that starts from ~RM300 onwards and I've tried riding some of them. It's scary lor.

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post Jan 10 2009, 01:02 AM


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It's not my ride actually... it's my wife's. We had some minor changes like upgrading the brakes (this is a must for the 2008 and earlier model), change the rear deraileur, a 11T cassette (she manages 35kmph on flat ground with this) and some continental sports contact.


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post Feb 4 2009, 05:26 PM


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Hi!

I'm looking for a folding bicycle in KL as well.

Kethon, in which branch of LeRun did you find the Dahon?

Already bought one? Any good?

Let me know!

Cheers,

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post Feb 19 2009, 10:44 AM


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HI,

Pls share with me if anyone know about folding bike in Penang, Malaysia... I want to buy one...


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post Feb 21 2009, 11:54 AM


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Please visit Rodalink @ Bangsar for more information on Dahon-foldable bikes. Btw, I've seen two Dahon bikes there (in the shop) when I cycled passed the shop which is located opposite my house.
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post Apr 1 2009, 10:51 AM


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QUOTE(TechnoDude94 @ Feb 21 2009, 11:54 AM)
Please visit Rodalink @ Bangsar for more information on Dahon-foldable bikes. Btw, I've seen two Dahon bikes there (in the shop) when I cycled passed the shop which is located opposite my house.
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yeah i bought my bicycle there also ... now also thinking folding type one .... my bicycle too big! cant put inside my car sad.gif need van to send it to repair sad.gif my tires are gone sad.gif wanna replace with off road one sad.gif dun know can go buy and replace myself ... anyidea? easy to replace it like our car? sad.gif
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post Apr 1 2009, 11:06 AM


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QUOTE(keeekeee @ Apr 1 2009, 10:51 AM)
yeah i bought my bicycle there also ... now also thinking folding type one .... my bicycle too big! cant put inside my car  sad.gif  need van to send it to repair  sad.gif  my tires are gone sad.gif  wanna replace with off road one  sad.gif  dun know can go buy and replace myself ... anyidea? easy to replace it like our car?  sad.gif
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What bicycle do you ride?

If you just want to replace the tires.. just bring the wheel to the shop ler.

If you want to bring your bike to jalan jalan in another state or whatever, you can also remove the wheels and chuck it at the back of your car.

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Of course, this means there's no space left for passengers tongue.gif

I can fit my MTB into the rear passenger seats, its wheels in the boot AND a Halfway folding bike into a Toyota Vios.
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post Apr 3 2009, 10:57 AM


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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ Apr 1 2009, 11:06 AM)
What bicycle do you ride?

If you just want to replace the tires.. just bring the wheel to the shop ler.

If you want to bring your bike to jalan jalan in another state or whatever, you can also remove the wheels and chuck it at the back of your car.

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Of course, this means there's no space left for passengers tongue.gif

I can fit my MTB into the rear passenger seats, its wheels in the boot AND a Halfway folding bike into a Toyota Vios.
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this is what i got HEIST 700C
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can i replace bigger tires ar? smile.gif dun u worry the bicyce might scratches ya leather seats ar? sad.gif



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post Apr 15 2009, 05:21 PM


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Anybody interested and actually bought the folding bike in KL? I am verrryyyy interested, becos kena racun after came back from Taiwan travel.
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post Apr 15 2009, 08:29 PM


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QUOTE(keeekeee @ Apr 3 2009, 10:57 AM)
this is what i got HEIST 700C
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can i replace bigger tires ar? smile.gif  dun u worry the bicyce might scratches ya leather seats ar?  sad.gif
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You meant fatter tires issit? Yours already quite thick for 700c

No worries... the drivatrain is facing outside so won't scratch.

QUOTE(CreamMilk @ Apr 15 2009, 05:21 PM)
Anybody interested and actually bought the folding bike in KL? I am verrryyyy interested, becos kena racun after came back from Taiwan travel.
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You should've brought one back tongue.gif
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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ Apr 15 2009, 08:29 PM)
You meant fatter tires issit? Yours already quite thick for 700c

No worries... the drivatrain is facing outside so won't scratch.
You should've brought one back tongue.gif
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ya....very regret right now cry.gif
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post Apr 16 2009, 01:01 PM


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This is a bit on the heavy side but its darn cool

Pacific cycle's IF Mode 26" folder.

http://www.pacific-cycles.com/product3.asp...=1&cat2=4&pid=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en&v=jJr7JRAe70c&gl=US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2lFgMfh2k
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post May 18 2009, 08:44 PM


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any 1 who want to buy any mountain bike part please find me i got sell. cheers and BMX free style. please let me know ya...Cheers kenny ong
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post May 24 2009, 01:49 PM


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QUOTE(TechnoDude94 @ Feb 21 2009, 11:54 AM)
Please visit Rodalink @ Bangsar for more information on Dahon-foldable bikes. Btw, I've seen two Dahon bikes there (in the shop) when I cycled passed the shop which is located opposite my house.
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yeah, the shop in bangsar is pretty well stocked although speed p8's are being sold like hotcakes. i called the shop asking about a red speed p8, and they had one yesterday morning. when i got there, after lunch, it was already sold! vmad.gif vmad.gif vmad.gif i ended up buying a mu p8 in dark blue instead.

regarding cheap folding bikes: i saw a cheap-ass one in rodalink for 799rm. i forgot the brand, but you might want to call them to ask for more details. if i were you though, i'd save up to buy the curve. it has better quality. you can also check out the JZ88 folding bikes in singapore. they're locally made so i think they might be cheaper. plus, they fold up like a shopping cart.
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post May 24 2009, 02:15 PM


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Come come... show us ur MU

The Speed has better ride qualities but its heavier and you need to maintain the steel frame from rusting inside... so in a way, good also la if you got the Mu instead.

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QUOTE(sniper on the roof @ May 24 2009, 02:15 PM)
Come come... show us ur MU

The Speed has better ride qualities but its heavier and you need to maintain the steel frame from rusting inside... so in a way, good also la if you got the Mu instead.
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pictures? okidoki.

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here it is folded at home.

this is the mu when i took it out to the sri petaling park. kind of a stupid idea really, as a entrance from the LRT side had an incline of 30 degrees uphill. i THOUGHT i could ride my bike on it (yeah right), i ended up pushing my bike up to the top just to get pictures of my bike on grass. lol

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funny thing about this bike is that i'm only 4'11 and practically the minimum height size to ride this. all the reviews online are made by foreigners who are big and burly so they say this bike is SMALL, but on me, this bike is FULL SIZED. rclxm9.gif rclxm9.gif hahaha. i love it though.
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post May 26 2009, 05:02 PM


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Just a suggestion but I think you could try to lower down the handlebar height and increase the seatpost height a lil. That would help improve pedalling efficiency and climbing.

http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/bikefit.html


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