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Forum: Introductions 04-01-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Dia duit, Padraig! I can't imagine biking the...

Dia duit, Padraig! I can't imagine biking the Wicklow 200. I barely survive R600 from Corcaigh to Cheann tSaile. Let's have a few pints at The Dock!

:roflmao: :roflmao:
Forum: Commuting 11-01-05, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Yes, the 7300FX has an RST CT Free C5 suspension...

Yes, the 7300FX has an RST CT Free C5 suspension fork. So far, no complaints about the suspension. Given the roads here in Cork, anything helps ;-)

Hello, again, velogirl. How is your Matrix...
Forum: Commuting 10-29-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
I'm commuting on Irish roads (with firewood,...

I'm commuting on Irish roads (with firewood, turf, groceries in a big rucksack) on a new Trek 7300SF. I purchased this bike because the 9/11 (inspection) thugs in Boston (in addition to ripping off...
Forum: Touring 10-21-05, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Touring in West Cork- An Extreme Sport?

I've just moved from extreme commuting in Boston to extreme touring in Cork, Ireland. My first ride was unnerving. Cycling along The Pier Road in Kinsale (R600) on my way to church on a quiet Sunday...
Forum: Commuting 05-28-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,557
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Intuitively, gloves should make a difference....

Intuitively, gloves should make a difference. Just like gel seats definitely help cyclists with numb butts or who ritualistically use PrepH or Tucks or Nelson's (in Europe) at every pit stop.
...
Forum: Commuting 05-28-05, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,557
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
I have friends who sadly have given up commuting...

I have friends who sadly have given up commuting on a bike or even recreational riding because of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

My own Doc told me that grasping any handlebar (whether straight or...
Forum: Commuting 05-28-05, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Hallo royalflash! Was ist los heute in die...

Hallo royalflash! Was ist los heute in die Strasse bei Munchen? Ah Munchen, (sorry no umlaut- this is
an Irish machine ;-)

I wish I were lifting a stein of Lowenbrau with you and admiring the...
Forum: Commuting 05-26-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
First of all, if you were riding in Boston, your...

First of all, if you were riding in Boston, your wife would have good reason to think body armour! Our "best" drivers have migrated to Detroit long ago ;-)

Following a crash on black ice in...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-05, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 420,173
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
A follow-on to adventures and misadventures with...

A follow-on to adventures and misadventures with the Dahon Matrix in Boulder. What's cool. With the Hutchison Python tires, the Matrix (as expected) was quick on hard-packed trails and (as was...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Matsuda-san is back! He has just opened in...

Matsuda-san is back! He has just opened in Berkeley a new eye-candy shop, wryly called Omafiets ("granny bike" in Dutch). So all of us venture capitalists (Kai's Ripoff Club) should bike over to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-01-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,870
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Continue to work on my 1946 Spacelander. Latest...

Continue to work on my 1946 Spacelander. Latest project is to convert it to a mountain bike. Current subproject is to test the helium-pressurized frame at 12,000 ft. The objective is to do bunny...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-29-05, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Yes. this is great news! Now we don't have to...

Yes. this is great news! Now we don't have to worry about Kai-san sleeping in one of the aesthetic cardboard crates for the homeless outside Shinjuku station in Tokyo.

A new scenario- Kai-san is...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-20-05, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Thanks, weed eater, for helping us put all this...

Thanks, weed eater, for helping us put all this in perspective.

Like you, and many members of BikeForums, I was enthused about momovelo designs and planned to order one of his astonishing single...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-08-05, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Except for Dahon folders and possibly other...

Except for Dahon folders and possibly other brands , Matsuda has no problem in offering on his Yahoo store any bike-even the virtual Spacelander ;-)- since he doesn't ship anything!

For example,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-08-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Yes, a 1946 Spacelander designed by Benjamin...

Yes, a 1946 Spacelander designed by Benjamin Baldwin! Impressed you recognize it!

Well, there's been a recent sighting of this "mountain bike" near Kai Matsuda's ski chalet on Zao-san in...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-06-05, 06:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Good idea! But beyond momovelo and Yahoo, clearly...

Good idea! But beyond momovelo and Yahoo, clearly what we need is an Eliot Spitzer to look into online stores and accounting practices of major credit card companies. http://www.oag.state.ny.us/
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-06-05, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Kai Matsuda doesn't need "samukunai". He...

Kai Matsuda doesn't need "samukunai". He continues to laugh all the way to the ginkoo via the on-going momovelo fraud that is his Yahoo store. His favourite karaoke lyrics are from "Evita".

Don't...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-28-05, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Follow-up on my crash last week with PowerGrip...

Follow-up on my crash last week with PowerGrip pedals.

rmwun54 correctly notes on the Mechanics Forum that adjustment of the straps is critical.

However, the High Performance Pedal Kit shipped...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-05, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
rmwun54 correctly notes that adjustment of the...

rmwun54 correctly notes that adjustment of the straps is critical. However, the High Performance Pedal Kit shipped by Eko Sport, Inc. has the straps installed diagonally across the pedal (and when...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-28-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Freebie Eko Sport Power Pedals! I have 5 pairs of...

Freebie Eko Sport Power Pedals! I have 5 pairs of these personally dangerous hybrids (compromise between clipless and platforms).

In Boston traffic, I had to contort my left shoe to get out of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Freebie Eko Sport Power Grips Pedals! I have 5...

Freebie Eko Sport Power Grips Pedals! I have 5 pairs of these personally dangerous hybrids (compromise between clipless and platforms).

In Boston traffic, I had to contort my left shoe to get out...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-15-05, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 420,173
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Exultation comes before a crash ;-) [Pride comes...

Exultation comes before a crash ;-) [Pride comes before a fall.] Celebrating trail riding in Boulder, CO on a Dahon 2004 Matrix extensively upgraded for trails. Hutchison Python tires were more than...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-12-05, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,492
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Some progress to report. Matsuda/momovelo is no...

Some progress to report. Matsuda/momovelo is no longer "selling" Dahon products on Yahoo. But the Yahoo store still has his Brompton page.

:roflmao: :roflmao:
Forum: Mountain - Plains 03-02-05, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 25,260
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Looking forward to glorious rides in the Boulder...

Looking forward to glorious rides in the Boulder area next week! Even though my left knee is healing from a crash on black ice covered with slush.

So will the trails be muddy? Snow and ice on...
Forum: Commuting 02-28-05, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll
Since I also Telemark ski, it was a natural...

Since I also Telemark ski, it was a natural progression for me to wear Boeri ski helmets in -30 F (real feel-real numb) commuting in Boston. Also brain buckets are not only about preventing TBI but...
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