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Hengheng



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PostSubject: Help needed   Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:00 pm

Hi bikers,

I am riding a Dahon and it seems like my handle bar will not be aligned perpendicular with my front wheel after some short riding no matter how i have tighten it.

Do you all had this problem for those riding Dahon foldies too??

Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!
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michaelkhaw2010



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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:01 pm

it is a weakness in the design of the system.
What model are you riding?
There is a little play in the stem and affects certain models more especially those with adjustable stem height.
But, shouldn't be too major.
I am riding:
- Aeon (most pronounced) & Speed P8 - have this problem.
- Speed TR doesn't have the problem.

rgds,
Mike
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Hengheng



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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply. I am currently riding a Mu p8.
So is there something that we can do to improve on this issue?
Cos everynow and then i need to re-tighten the stem again.
Seems like Dahon really have to look into this design again.

Rgds
Heng
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Hi Heng,

I am doing a nite ride this Sat nite, meeting pt @ Yio Chu Kang MRT 7:30pm sharp depart.
Have posted on fatyu's thread nite ride Fri/Sat under bike talk section.
Do check out.
Will be riding my Aeon.
Let me see your set up & head-set & exchange ideas if you are joining.
rgds,
Mike

Hengheng wrote:
Hi Mike,

Thanks for your reply. I am currently riding a Mu p8.
So is there something that we can do to improve on this issue?
Cos everynow and then i need to re-tighten the stem again.
Seems like Dahon really have to look into this design again.

Rgds
Heng
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tylsteve



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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:22 pm

You just got to tighten the clamp on the handlepost, to the point where it is as tight as you can make it. This will prevent twisting and misalignment of the handlebar.
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Hengheng



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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:58 am

Thanks for the reply tylsteve! But I can't seem to turn the screw on my quick releaseto tighten the the stem as tight as possible. Guess I will bring it back to my dealer for a look. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:05 am

Hi Mike,

I wish to join but i am afraid that I cant finish the whole route. Up to now, i think the furthest dist that I have cycled is abt 35km. Do you guys ride very fast?? If slow riding i may still can join to try it out. ;p
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:31 am

u might wana bring it back to the shop where u purchased for a check
encountered the metal piece inside the stem (dunno wats that call) not tighten..
hope urs is a small issue.. cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:13 am

bring your bike to the shop where you bought it from and let them know the issue..or if you stay near simei and trust me i can help you also..

i've been riding dahon for 5 years..i've encountered this problem but can be solved easily..definitely not a weakness in design..
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:59 am

Ok I think will bring back to the bike shop and let then investigate first.
Thanks guys for all ur feedback.

foldie, i can look for u if u dun mind taking a look for me if the bike shop still cant solve the prob. btw, which dahon model are u riding currently??
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:31 am

Don't worry Heng,

We ride at a comfortable pace and never leave anyone behind.
The idea is to enjoy the ride together & have fun.
Pace is around 15-20km/hr.
We regroup at specifc points along the way if the group is large (for safety reasons, we can't ride as too large a group with 2 a breast etc).
If group is small say 4 or 5, we ride together. ;-)
So, hope to see you Sat nite & can have a look at your handle bar stem too.
rgds,
Mike

Hengheng wrote:
Hi Mike,

I wish to join but i am afraid that I cant finish the whole route. Up to now, i think the furthest dist that I have cycled is abt 35km. Do you guys ride very fast?? If slow riding i may still can join to try it out. ;p
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:35 am

Hengheng wrote:
Ok I think will bring back to the bike shop and let then investigate first.
Thanks guys for all ur feedback.

foldie, i can look for u if u dun mind taking a look for me if the bike shop still cant solve the prob. btw, which dahon model are u riding currently??

yes..i don't mind..i'm riding a modified speed p8 now..used to own easy 6, vitesse d7, speed d7, curve sl, curve d3..
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:23 pm

foldie wrote:

yes..i don't mind..i'm riding a modified speed p8 now..used to own easy 6, vitesse d7, speed d7, curve sl, curve d3..
mind to post a pic of ur SP8?
wana see if i can get more poison ideas from ur bike..

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:43 pm

ztcc78 wrote:
foldie wrote:

yes..i don't mind..i'm riding a modified speed p8 now..used to own easy 6, vitesse d7, speed d7, curve sl, curve d3..
mind to post a pic of ur SP8?
wana see if i can get more poison ideas from ur bike..

a not so clear pic of my bike..



everything is changed except the frame and fork.. Razz


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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:54 pm

foldie wrote:

a not so clear pic of my bike..
everything is changed except the frame and fork.. Razz
nice.. poisons are too fierce for me..

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 pm



Ok sure I will let u know by fri if i am able to join. Thanks for the invite Mike.


michaelkhaw2010 wrote:
Don't worry Heng,

We ride at a comfortable pace and never leave anyone behind.
The idea is to enjoy the ride together & have fun.
Pace is around 15-20km/hr.
We regroup at specifc points along the way if the group is large (for safety reasons, we can't ride as too large a group with 2 a breast etc).
If group is small say 4 or 5, we ride together. ;-)
So, hope to see you Sat nite & can have a look at your handle bar stem too.
rgds,
Mike

Hengheng wrote:
Hi Mike,

I wish to join but i am afraid that I cant finish the whole route. Up to now, i think the furthest dist that I have cycled is abt 35km. Do you guys ride very fast?? If slow riding i may still can join to try it out. ;p
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks foldie. Wow u really hav ridden a lot of Dahon.
And your speed 8 is really awesome. Thumbs up!!

foldie wrote:
ztcc78 wrote:
foldie wrote:

yes..i don't mind..i'm riding a modified speed p8 now..used to own easy 6, vitesse d7, speed d7, curve sl, curve d3..
mind to post a pic of ur SP8?
wana see if i can get more poison ideas from ur bike..

a not so clear pic of my bike..



everything is changed except the frame and fork.. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:53 am

Heng Heng,

Papa mike is fun to ride with... just remember to have front and rear blinkers. Plus clarence... I think, u will find the miles would just "disapppear". Slow and relaxed riding... plus the nice nice food at the end... Smile

Hengheng wrote:
Hi Mike,

I wish to join but i am afraid that I cant finish the whole route. Up to now, i think the furthest dist that I have cycled is abt 35km. Do you guys ride very fast?? If slow riding i may still can join to try it out. ;p

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PostSubject: Re: Help needed   Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:20 am

Hi twwoon,

Ok sounds like its gonna be a fun & relax ride. Thanks for ur reminder. I do have front & rear blinkers and I love nice food too..;p. Will let mike knw if i am joining for this ride.


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Heng Heng,

Papa mike is fun to ride with... just remember to have front and rear blinkers. Plus clarence... I think, u will find the miles would just "disapppear". Slow and relaxed riding... plus the nice nice food at the end... Smile

Hengheng wrote:
Hi Mike,

I wish to join but i am afraid that I cant finish the whole route. Up to now, i think the furthest dist that I have cycled is abt 35km. Do you guys ride very fast?? If slow riding i may still can join to try it out. ;p
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