So after unhealthy amount of time spent on reading up the forums and googling on the net, I ordered the Mu Uno today from Brandscycle.com. I was torn between the Brompton M3E & Mu Uno(originally I was deciding between a Downtube 8H & Dahon D7HG), then I decided that Mu Uno was the bike for me.
I called brandscycle at around 4pm today and talked to Byron, he was very helpful & friendly and answered all my questions patiently. When he didn't have an answer to my question(I asked whether the bike could be rolled when folded or not), he put me on hold and personally checked out the bike. He also promised to have the bike assembled, tuned, checked, lubricated & warranty activated, then repacked and have it shipped out today through UPS, so I placed the order. At 5:30pm, I received the tracking number from UPS notifying me the scheduled delivery is tomorrow. So for the cheapest price I could find for the bike online at $521.99 with FS(apparently free assembly & tuning too), so far I'm very impressed with their service!
A question for fellow members who use coaster brake: what's your thought on it? Is it responsive enough that I can take off the front brake? I really like the minimalist design & cleanses of the bike, I would prefer not having any wire sticking out of the bike, but then again I also prefer not to die from not being able to stop in time at an intersection...
Are there any recommended mods or accessories for the bike? I read it somewhere that the handlebar is pretty wide. If I were to cut it, can I do it myself with a dremel tool or should I leave that to a trained bicycle technician(I have no experience with bike modding)?
I've also seen some recommendations for the MKS EZY QR pedals. I actually prefer not to hold the pedals when I have the bike folded. Are there any additional advantages besides the slight weight & width reduction, pedal swapping & used as an anti-theft device?
I'll probably post some images & videos once I've received the bike. It's surprising how little user information there is online for the bike.