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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:24 PM

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Thinking of buying a new foldie. Riding a Dahon for the past 5 years. Quite happy w the quality. Currently shortlisted the Dahon mu8 but keeping options open on Tern. What would be a recommended Tern for $1k budget?

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 08:10 PM

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Used to ride a tern.

Here break there break, needed to use cable tie to secure. Lousy $700+ foldie.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:05 PM

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Used to ride a tern.

Here break there break, needed to use cable tie to secure. Lousy $700+ foldie.

Haha...your Tern sounds like SMRT

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:28 PM

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Unker, buy Brompton la.

Last a long long time. Good resale value.

Buy in HK.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:45 PM

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Tern is dahon’s son right? I have the old dahon x10 . Good stuff
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:22 PM

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Apply same logic as cars: do research online and then do local test drive/ride. If you are happy with Dahon, you may not see the appeal or value in Brompton — it’s a bit like Android vs iOS.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:40 PM

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Sorry Soya to piggyback your thread.

Any recommendation for the missy with a low budget of 300? I have ever bought two white elephants only to sell away at togo site...so wish to have minimal potential loss...

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:50 PM

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Sorry Soya to piggyback your thread.

Any recommendation for the missy with a low budget of 300? I have ever bought two white elephants only to sell away at togo site...so wish to have minimal potential loss...

If likely to be white elephant, don't cycle regularly, just go for bike sharing. I have cheapo Aleaco foldie, that also become white elephant. Now I cycle Mobike after my run. Ever since the bike sharing scheme came, I cycle more often.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:55 PM

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Thinking of buying a new foldie. Riding a Dahon for the past 5 years. Quite happy w the quality. Currently shortlisted the Dahon mu8 but keeping options open on Tern. What would be a recommended Tern for $1k budget?

Try the Travalo FS-S from Bikeactually. Under 1k but it's good.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:59 PM

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Unker, buy Brompton la.

Last a long long time. Good resale value.

Buy in HK.

Brompton?...scared ppl tink i kelong. Lol

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:05 PM

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If likely to be white elephant, don't cycle regularly, just go for bike sharing. I have cheapo Aleaco foldie, that also become white elephant. Now I cycle Mobike after my run. Ever since the bike sharing scheme came, I cycle more often.


Thanks for the suggestion but my “your highest” royal butt sits no used saddle...I personally have no faith in those available at giant store...they are heavy too.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:27 PM

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Thinking of buying a new foldie. Riding a Dahon for the past 5 years. Quite happy w the quality. Currently shortlisted the Dahon mu8 but keeping options open on Tern. What would be a recommended Tern for $1k budget?

I had a Dahon Mu SLX and Tern Verge P9.

I feel the Tern folds in a more "ergonomic" way.

You should try to see if you like it.
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:19 AM

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There is a thread in Men's hobby on foldable bikes. Check it out.

Thinking of buying a new foldie. Riding a Dahon for the past 5 years. Quite happy w the quality. Currently shortlisted the Dahon mu8 but keeping options open on Tern. What would be a recommended Tern for $1k budget?

 


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:35 AM

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Tks bros for the suggestions & recommendations. Will check it out

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

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Have both Dahon and Tern. Owns 4 foldies with different wheel size and my favourite is still the Tern X10 for its lightweight and relatively fast speed. I prefer the folding style of Tern, but Dahon comes with a landing gear(if bought at local dealers) which makes it easier to be pushed around. Tern Eclipse D16 is a pretty good bike if you want 26" wheels. Should be slightly above your budget. 


Sorry Soya to piggyback your thread.

Any recommendation for the missy with a low budget of 300? I have ever bought two white elephants only to sell away at togo site...so wish to have minimal potential loss...

 

Any criteria in mind? Lightweight? Wheelsize? Number of gears? 


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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:32 PM

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Have both Dahon and Tern. Owns 4 foldies with different wheel size and my favourite is still the Tern X10 for its lightweight and relatively fast speed. I prefer the folding style of Tern, but Dahon comes with a landing gear(if bought at local dealers) which makes it easier to be pushed around. Tern Eclipse D16 is a pretty good bike if you want 26" wheels. Should be slightly above your budget.


Any criteria in mind? Lightweight? Wheelsize? Number of gears?

I’ll be the coolie...so lightweight priority.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:01 AM

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Iâll be the coolie...so lightweight priority.

Then can consider dahon dove which is at 8.5kg. Single speed, 14” wheels. Can order from Taobao. Should be around $400 though.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 06:16 AM

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Then can consider dahon dove which is at 8.5kg. Single speed, 14â wheels. Can order from Taobao. Should be around $400 though.

Thanks for the recommendation. Will definitely consider that.

Btw, what’s the selling point of Dahon over say Brompton and Tern?

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:29 AM

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Thanks for the recommendation. Will definitely consider that.

Btw, whatâs the selling point of Dahon over say Brompton and Tern?

Each has their own merits I guess.

Dahon is like the pioneer in foldies.

Brompton for it's ultra compactness when folded. Good for city commuting and train trips and small spaces in office or at home.

Tern is founded by the son of the founder of Dahon. The way it folds is different and there's a "cover" for the handlebar when folded.

Personally I like the way Tern rides the most.
This is the cover I'm talking about. My Dahon didn't have it. Not sure if the current models have.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:43 AM

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Each has their own merits I guess.

Dahon is like the pioneer in foldies.

Brompton for it's ultra compactness when folded. Good for city commuting and train trips and small spaces in office or at home.

Tern is founded by the son of the founder of Dahon. The way it folds is different and there's a "cover" for the handlebar when folded.

Personally I like the way Tern rides the most.
This is the cover I'm talking about. My Dahon didn't have it. Not sure if the current models have.

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Thanks for sharing.

I always thought Tern was a Philippino brand. What I’d learnt about their bikes was their unique folding design allow for quick folding and unfolding...

Found this...
https://sg.carousell...eferrer=/likes/

is the asking price reasonable for an used C7? Maybe I get this to replace my mtb.


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