Each Drop of Sweat Counts
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Iwakuni Japan
Bikes: MASI Speciale Road, Specialized Rockhopper 29'er, Dahon Jetstream XP, Dahon Speed P8, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Speed TT, Ignio Folding bike
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All right you freaks with un-natural bikes
I'm one of you now. I've been lurking here for several days and considering a folding bike. I live in Japan and travel between US bases frequently, mostly on Cargo aircraft and a folding bike could help me get around. I also travel between the Ryuku Islands in Okinawa and a folding bike is also where it's at for that too.
There is a Japanese folder called an Ignio that costs about $150 and it's a fairly nice little bike. They're so popular here in Okinawa you have to order them to get one. I went to two dealers today and the first one was out although they had several in the store already marked as ordered and sold.
So I decided between store 1 and 2 that if they didn't have one I'd order a Dahon MU P8 since Dahon's website seems to deliver to FPO addresses.
So I go in store #2 and it's more of the same. Lots of Ignio's but all marked as sold.
So I'm walking around looking at bike gear and Lo and Behold sits a Dahon MU P8 and it's only literally a couple dollars more than if I order one and pay the shipping.
Mine. Very cool little ride.