Summer officially arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday, and I decided it was time to pull out my summer bike, the Dahon Hon Solo. This is a limited edition folder with
16 20″ wheels from (guess?) Dahon and is also (guess?) a single speed!
This bike is so much fun to ride. It’s functional, fits well, and no one expects me to ride fast or beat them on their morning commute. It is a low-threat commute steed.
The bike came stock with some cheapo crank and Felkerino and I spruced it up with a nice Dura Ace crank that used to reside on my Bike Friday Pocket Rocket. You can’t tell that it’s Dura Ace from this angle, although you can definitely tell that I’m wearing Sidi’s, but I assure you that it is a Dura Ace crank. Maybe this crank slightly increases the commuter threat, but not by much. It gets canceled out by the lacewood fenders. See how cute they are?
As you can see by the photo below, I’ve also added a nice Acorn saddle bag. Yes, I am a bag matcher.
It was a great summer solstice commute. I think I took as much time taking pictures of my bike as I did riding it. Happy summer, everybody!