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PostSubject: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:59 pm

Thinking to upgrade my Dahon tires to slimmer type...

As my wheelset is stock, can i go for 20" x 1.35... or maybe 20" x 1.25??

And for the inner tubes, must go for Presta type? Or Schrader also got small tubes? I would prefer to be Schrader...
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:41 pm

for me.. i would prefer to go for 1.35
Schwalbe Marathon Plus or Schwalbe Kojak..
oh and Schrader also got small tubes

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:33 pm

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Thinking to upgrade my Dahon tires to slimmer type...

As my wheelset is stock, can i go for 20" x 1.35... or maybe 20" x 1.25??

And for the inner tubes, must go for Presta type? Or Schrader also got small tubes? I would prefer to be Schrader...

Wah, Uncle Eddie. After u see Darren's Dahon, itchy liao ar!
You can speak to Darren and Steve. They are in this forum. The Expert in "zenging" Dahon!

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:46 pm

I got a friend who also use the PZ carbon rims and dunno what hubs on his Dahon... he rides fast!

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:48 pm

omegaforest wrote:
Prodik wrote:
Thinking to upgrade my Dahon tires to slimmer type...

As my wheelset is stock, can i go for 20" x 1.35... or maybe 20" x 1.25??

And for the inner tubes, must go for Presta type? Or Schrader also got small tubes? I would prefer to be Schrader...

Wah, Uncle Eddie. After u see Darren's Dahon, itchy liao ar!
You can speak to Darren and Steve. They are in this forum. The Expert in "zenging" Dahon!

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Its all GL's fault! Twisted Evil

He keeps saying wheel and tires is a must upgrade!... and immediately feed the diff!
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:57 pm

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Its all GL's fault! Twisted Evil

He keeps saying wheel and tires is a must upgrade!... and immediately feed the diff!
sorry but i cant disagree with him.. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:59 pm

ztcc78 wrote:
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Its all GL's fault! Twisted Evil

He keeps saying wheel and tires is a must upgrade!... and immediately feed the diff!
sorry but i cant disagree with him.. lol!

See... GL is the virus here! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:00 pm

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I got a friend who also use the PZ carbon rims and dunno what hubs on his Dahon... he rides fast!

No budget... i guess ur friend spent a bomb on the upgrades.
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:01 pm

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See... GL is the virus here! lol!
must stay away from him liao.. What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:07 pm

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twwoon wrote:
I got a friend who also use the PZ carbon rims and dunno what hubs on his Dahon... he rides fast!

No budget... i guess ur friend spent a bomb on the upgrades.

I have no idea how much. You can ask him.LOL. I reckon its more than the bike!
I met them on Dahon Forum and Darren is one of them. Its only after I rode on Darren's bike on Christmas day..then I can appreciate the upgrades. Steve has more upgrade and almost complete what can be zeng!

Its actually all TW fault...brought all of us together 2 be poisoned.LOL


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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:12 pm

Win already lor... .. I also try Darren bike.. like pick up speed fast....didnt like the handle bar pillar though... felt abit flexy.. Soon u pple will be thinking of clipless pedals.. can pull up and get more power!

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twwoon wrote:
I got a friend who also use the PZ carbon rims and dunno what hubs on his Dahon... he rides fast!

No budget... i guess ur friend spent a bomb on the upgrades.

I have no idea how much. You can ask him.LOL. I reckon its more than the bike!
I meet them on Dahon Forum and Darren is one of them. Its only after I rode on Darren's bike on Christmas day..then I can appreciate the upgrades. Steve upgrade is more than Darren and almost complete!

Its actually all TW fault...brought all of us together 2 be poisoned.LOL
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:13 pm

Lolz...

Back to the topic. So i suppose,

1) I can go for 1.35 even on my stock wheelset
2) even at 1.35, can still have Schrader valve for inner tubes
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:17 pm

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Lolz...

Back to the topic. So i suppose,

1) I can go for 1.35 even on my stock wheelset
2) even at 1.35, can still have Schrader valve for inner tubes
true..

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:25 pm

Eddie, are u going MBS?
I am thinking of checking out the 60T front chain ring!
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:26 pm

ok... good.

No budget for expensive tires... any comments about Maxxis? Read some review are its ok
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:29 pm

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Eddie, are u going MBS?
I am thinking of checking out the 60T front chain ring!

When you want to go?

BTW, my problem is - given a better gear ratio for the rear (small, lesser T), i can't max out bcos leg no strength.... if given a big front chain ring (60T), will it be the same outcome? That means, no strength to paddle?
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:33 pm

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ok... good.

No budget for expensive tires... any comments about Maxxis? Read some review are its ok
no sure for maxxis but in terms of cheap will be panaracer..

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:49 pm

Wa, so many viruses! I better stay away from this topic for now! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:24 am

No wonder my eyelid keep on jumping. So many ppl talking about me.
Here is my view
Pick the right weapon for the right job. If u really want speed, a higher gear ratio is definitely required. Our body will get used it after sometime for sure. 3 ways to increase the ratio:
1) increae the front teeth (i change mine to 60 teeth)
2) decrease the rear teeth(did nothing so far)
3) increase the size of the wheel ( I changed mine to 451 wheelset)

The last time I saw the 60 teeth at MBS was $100 so still cheaper then the wheelset mah:)
Opss I should have kept quiet.
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:15 am

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No wonder my eyelid keep on jumping. So many ppl talking about me.
Here is my view
Pick the right weapon for the right job. If u really want speed, a higher gear ratio is definitely required. Our body will get used it after sometime for sure. 3 ways to increase the ratio:
1) increae the front teeth (i change mine to 60 teeth)
2) decrease the rear teeth(did nothing so far)
3) increase the size of the wheel ( I changed mine to 451 wheelset)

The last time I saw the 60 teeth at MBS was $100 so still cheaper then the wheelset mah:)
Opss I should have kept quiet.

Here goes the virus... lol!

I guess my rear T is good enough - at 11T. Put it this way, no strength to paddle if you give me even smaller. As for my front, stock would be 52T. I would like to change it to 60T to give it a trial. QUestion is, need more strength to paddle? Btw, other than MBS, where else can I get? GL's is silver colour... i want black.

For the WS, what you mean by 451? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:06 am

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Eddie, are u going MBS?
I am thinking of checking out the 60T front chain ring!

When you want to go?

BTW, my problem is - given a better gear ratio for the rear (small, lesser T), i can't max out bcos leg no strength.... if given a big front chain ring (60T), will it be the same outcome? That means, no strength to paddle?

MBS open this Wed. I can go anytime. You let me know?
Leg strength need to train. Join us for rally training lah.
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:18 am

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I guess my rear T is good enough - at 11T. Put it this way, no strength to paddle if you give me even smaller. As for my front, stock would be 52T. I would like to change it to 60T to give it a trial. QUestion is, need more strength to paddle? Btw, other than MBS, where else can I get? GL's is silver colour... i want black.

For the WS, what you mean by 451? scratch
stock shld be 53T and me also looking for black..
451 is the geometric size name of wheelset..

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:05 am

wah all upgrading to 60T ?? Very Happy

Eddie : if you looking for 1.35" tyres you can check with steve regarding the Kojak tyres.

What are the tyres u using now?
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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:57 pm

hey guys looks like im joining in late! haha

Eddie what bike are you riding now? If i nv remember wrongly its the speed p8? Then the kinetix comp sure can fit the Kojak tires.

However its hard to get Schrader tubes for the Kojak, cos I think its hard to find small Schrader tubes (from MBS at least). Presta is good too, in fact I prefer presta now that I have switched to it.

And Eddie I think you don't have to change the chainring yet la, you should change it to 60T only if you have reached the gear limit of your bike (Eg. high cadence even at smallest rear sprocket). By the way 451 (mm) is used to denote the size of the wheel rim. The usual and more common wheel rim size for 20" wheels is 406. A 451 wheel would be more like 22" than 20", factoring in the tire.

Let me know when you going down to MBS! I very free now anytime also can..will be glad to join you guys there!

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PostSubject: Re: 20" Tires upgrade for my Dahon   Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:29 pm

tylsteve wrote:
hey guys looks like im joining in late! haha

Eddie what bike are you riding now? If i nv remember wrongly its the speed p8? Then the kinetix comp sure can fit the Kojak tires.

However its hard to get Schrader tubes for the Kojak, cos I think its hard to find small Schrader tubes (from MBS at least). Presta is good too, in fact I prefer presta now that I have switched to it.

And Eddie I think you don't have to change the chainring yet la, you should change it to 60T only if you have reached the gear limit of your bike (Eg. high cadence even at smallest rear sprocket). By the way 451 (mm) is used to denote the size of the wheel rim. The usual and more common wheel rim size for 20" wheels is 406. A 451 wheel would be more like 22" than 20", factoring in the tire.

Let me know when you going down to MBS! I very free now anytime also can..will be glad to join you guys there!

Steve

Thats a cool reply! STEVE
Steve, can the 60T fit on mt Speed D7? without changing other parts?

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