Dahon Speed P8 folding bike, 20" Schwalbe tires, 8 gears. Better ride than Brompton (but doesn't fold as small) Cost £475 new in Oct 2012 (Northamptonshire) - HotUKDeals
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Dahon Speed P8 folding bike, 20" Schwalbe tires, 8 gears. Better ride than Brompton (but doesn't fold as small) Cost £475 new in Oct 2012 (Northamptonshire) £290.00

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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month agoFeedback:3 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
This was bought for £475 in October 2012. Comes with an additional bike bag, front and rear mudguards (need fitting) and a custom modified rear pannier rack. Selling for just £290 ONO

Features of the P8;

- Low profile Neos rear gear derailleur means easier storage and less chance of damaging it against rocks/curbs etc
- 4130 Chromoly Steel frame gives you a supple ride without the harshness of aluminium (negating any need for suspension)
- Biologic seatpost pump means you don't have to worry about attaching a pump to the bike (it has one built into the seat post)
- Dahon warranty their steel framed bikes for 5 years from purchase....which means this bike still has frame warranty (their aluminium framed bikes have 2 year warranties)
-Fully adjustable handlebar stem means this bike can be used by anyone from 5'2" to 6'4"!
-20" wheels give you a much nicer ride than the 16" Bromptons, & the Big Apple tires soak up all the bumps, yet have surprisingly low rolling resistance/
- Dahon are the biggest folding bike manufacturer; their tech is dependable...so you won't have any failures at critical points of the bike (such as at the frame fold or handlebar fold)

What's included:

-Dahon Speed P8
-Evans Bikes receipt which gives you the Dahon frame warranty (email receipt)
-Generic bike bag (for taking on trains etc)
-Blackburn rear rack that I shortened to fit on the bike
-Front and rear SKS mudguards. (These are the ones fitted to other Dahon's, but don't fit on this one because the Big Apple balloon tires are too big. Or to put it another way, because I used this in the summer, I didn't try very hard to get the mudguards to fit! They certainly will, but it'll require a little DIY and imagination)

Condition of the bike:

LOTS of photos can be seen here; http://1drv.ms/1G3ftDA

In summary though, the bike hasn't been used that much (still on original brake pads and Schwalbe Big Apple tires). It has some minor scuff marks here and there (inevitable on a folding bike). The components all work perfectly though, and the frame is undamaged aside from those scratches. I have replaced the original (rubbish) pedals for some strong ones.

Why I'm selling:

I'm off on a long distance cycle tour, so am selling most of my possessions. I actually prefer this Dahon to my full size Marin Muirwoods - however, that Marin is built like a tank and can haul a much bigger load...so it is with regret that I am selling this! I love these Dahons though...they are such a fun and assured ride!

Postage:

I would much prefer to have cash on collection...partly for convenience, but also to be absolutely sure you are happy with the bike. I'm sure every question you may have can be answered by the OneDrive photo album --- but even so, it's always nice to be able to give a bike a trial ride before buying it....
So if you want to come and view it (and/or buy it now), just drop me a message :)

Many thanks
Location:
Meldreth
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2y, 1m agoPosted 2 years, 1 month agoFeedback:3 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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Edited By: wenttoabetterplace on Dec 15, 2014 22:08
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As you have this advertised elsewhere you cannot list it here at the same time.
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