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Saturday, 26 June 2010

My new Dahon jetstream p8

I needed a folding bike to travel to see my family now I've given up my car after much searching and dithering I bought a Dahon jetstream p8. I doesn’t fold as great as I'd like (due to the front suspension) but overall it's a cracking bike. At first I was a little disappointed as I ordered a 2007 model which I feel is a better design as regards folding, I got a Sept 2008 model in ace condition so thought better not look a gift horse in the mouth considering the price I paid.

It rides great is light and the suspension is superb. The front brake was poor and the levers cheap and nasty so I've changed the lot for stx-rc all round, a great improvement though now I need to make sure I don't end up over the handle bars.

I swapped out the bars and added bar ends for hill climbing and down hills. A quick release bum bag, water bottle and new rear reflector holder are the only other additions.

I also bought some MKS EZY REMOVEABLE PEDALS  (£36 inc postage) so I could fit toe-clips




After  spending way to much money on a push-bike I thought I'd better see how much I ride it and secure it. So on order I have the following. 

Etc Mach-2 Bicycle Computer - 8 Functions and Master Lock Street Fortum Gold Sold Secure D Lock 280x110mm with 1200x10mm cable

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Tuesday, 1 June 2010



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