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Old 06-04-09, 12:11 AM   #1
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MuP8 rides again! Photos

Big change here is that the Mu P8 has black rims. Got the Kinetix hub with dynamo in silver so I stole the Mu P8 back wheel to put on my Speed P8 to match.

So consequently I took the black rims left over and put on the Mu P8. I like it.

Still has a bent revolve stem but a replacement is on the way. (Thanks Thor).

Despise the ridiculous lesson I learned by putting the cam in upside down in the hinge area and thinking the bike was a write off I gained a LOT of valuable bike knowledge on this build. I completely had the bike down 100% when I realized I was screwed up and not the hinge.

So I put it all back together again with a torque wrench and managed to install and adjust the rear derailleur which is something I'd never done before and it was WAY easier than I thought. All new cables as well.

She rides again.

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Old 06-04-09, 01:10 AM   #2
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How's the stem bent? I bought a Helios from a guy once who thought something in the steering was bent. Turned out it was simpy the stem not properly aligned. I loosened the pinch bolt at the bottom, turned it a bit and it was perfect.
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It is without question bent. The whole stem is bent but most noticeably is that the hinge on top isn't level.

Totally unacceptable. When I get the new one I'll take the bent one out and take a picture.

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One more pic. A little more artistic. Not too bad for a pocket cam.

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I'm just curious: why have you got so many Dahon bikes that for most purposes are interchangeable?
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I'm just curious: why have you got so many Dahon bikes that for most purposes are interchangeable?
Because I can.

I've got a weird personality where I get tired of stuff quick. Having a bike for every day of the week keeps me happy.

More than anything I'll look at a bike and think, "I haven't ridden this one in a while" and I get on it and ride.

In the great scheme of things it keeps me in the saddle, keeps me active, and keeps me happy.

I was once a 300 lb'er who comes in at 190 or so now. I do whatever it takes to not become that 300 lb guy again.

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Because I can.

I've got a weird personality where I get tired of stuff quick. Having a bike for every day of the week keeps me happy.

More than anything I'll look at a bike and think, "I haven't ridden this one in a while" and I get on it and ride.

In the great scheme of things it keeps me in the saddle, keeps me active, and keeps me happy.

I was once a 300 lb'er who comes in at 190 or so now. I do whatever it takes to not become that 300 lb guy again.

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And that, John, is the very reason why everybody should cycle, IMHO.

There is a number of my work mates that live within 2 kms of my workplace, and how do they get to work?? THEY DRIVE THEIR CARS, of course.
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stevegor,

I once knew a gal who worked at a hotel I used to frequent for business trips all the time. She lived on an adjacent property to the hotel and she drove to work. I'm not kidding when I say it took her as long to get in, start, drive, get out as it would have to walk. Literally one parking lot away.

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stem is bent on the upper part or lower part? lower part is supposed to be bent forward to allow proper steering and reach.
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The revolve stem is bent. Not the bottom part. The removable stem. It's got a distinct U curve to it and the hinge which should hold the handlebar flat leans to the left when in the cockpit. It's down at least 1/2".

It's hosed. I don't think it will fall off or crack out but it's bent and not right.

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