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Topic: Dahon Dove or Hachiko HA-03 for a child

Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 8:53 AM    Quote and Reply

Hi all, I'm looking for a foldable bike for my girl. She's 7yr old, and can ride a normal kids 16 inch bike. Looking for a foldable to save space.

Did some reaserch and it seems like the Dahon Dove and Hachiko HA-03 are both supposedly ok for kids to use. Any reviews on these 2 bikes?

Or are there any other bikes that would be recommended?
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Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 9:59 AM    Quote and Reply


I would not recommend the hachiko. U get wat u pay for... Hope u get wat i mean. Dahon would be a better brand in terms of quality. Go down to the bikeshop n let ur daughter test ride for herself to see which fits her better.

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Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 11:14 AM    Quote and Reply


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Wonsterwon: I would not recommend the hachiko. U get wat u pay for... Hope u get wat i mean. Dahon would be a better brand in terms of quality. Go down to the bikeshop n let ur daughter test ride for herself to see which fits her better."


So far I cannot find any shop that sells the Dahon Dove or Sweet Pea that is the 14 inch wheels. I enquired with a few and all say they carry 16 inch onwards. Anywhere I can see and test the bike?

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Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 1:48 PM    Quote and Reply


hi, you can consider Java bike, they have 2 different 14 inch wheelsize model.
http://www.togoparts.com/marketplace/ad_details.php?aid=763693&page_id=2
http://www.togoparts.com/marketplace/ad_details.php?aid=763661&page_id=3

acutally for 7yrs old kid, can consider getting a 16 inch or 20 inch wheel bike, just need to change the crank to a shorter one, to around 160mm. Forgotten which bike shop that carries foldie have the crank. Can try calling Mybikeshop to enquire   

  

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Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 3:26 PM    Quote and Reply


Was browsing and saw the Dahon Dove here:

http://wheelonfire.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=65&product_id=84

PS: I'm not affilated to them

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Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 3:43 PM    Quote and Reply


Quote:
"Formerly posted by Boring: hi, you can consider Java bike, they have 2 different 14 inch wheelsize model.
http://www.togoparts.com/marketplace/ad_details.php?aid=763693&page_id=2
http://www.togoparts.com/marketplace/ad_details.php?aid=763661&page_id=3

acutally for 7yrs old kid, can consider getting a 16 inch or 20 inch wheel bike, just need to change the crank to a shorter one, to around 160mm. Forgotten which bike shop that carries foldie have the crank. Can try calling Mybikeshop to enquire   

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I asked mybikeshop and they replied that their bikes fit riders 144-194cm. My girl is abt 120cm only.

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Posted on: 19th Mar 2015 4:17 PM    Quote and Reply


well maybe just stick to 14" inch wheel bike

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Posted on: 21st Mar 2015 8:20 PM    Quote and Reply


Thanks all. My girl tried the Dahon Dove and although it's bigger than what she's used to, she's ok on it. We went down to try the Java X1 too, but they just took a look at my girl and said it's too big for her so she couldn't try to ride it.

Possibly afraid she'll crash and damage their bike although both parents are with her. Oh well..
I can't find anywhere that sells the Java X1 other than cyclelogy. Anyone? Javabikes ironically replied that they are not carrying Java bikes and not restocking any time soon.

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Posted on: 21st Mar 2015 8:45 PM    Quote and Reply


Mightyvelo at lavender st might have it... Maybe u can call them up to ask...

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Posted on: 21st Mar 2015 9:47 PM    Quote and Reply


Thanks. Asked mightyvelo already and they do not carry any Java bikes

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Posted on: 22nd Mar 2015 9:13 AM    Quote and Reply


they carry Java bikes

http://www.togoparts.com/bikeshops/shop_details.php?sid=208

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