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Forum: Folding Bikes 10-20-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By mplee
NYTimes discovers you can travel with a bike

I bought my folder last summer when I was on assignment in Ft Lauderdale for the summer. It kept me sane on an otherwise very boring assignment. Hopefully articles like this will get more people...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-28-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By mplee
it's been almost two weeks since i took my Mu in....

it's been almost two weeks since i took my Mu in. time to give the bike shop a call. what i don't understand is why you had to bring the bike in before Dahon shipped the parts. wouldn't it make...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-06-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By mplee
The ultimate solution to carrying a folding bike on the train

I don't know where he found it but my boss forwarded this to me. It almost looks like it could work. :)

** mp **
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-16-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By mplee
A folder makes it to the NYT Fashion Section

Look! Folders are a fashion item now!

Heck, for what the wardrobe costs a Brompton looks cheap by comparison.
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Forum: Folding Bikes 02-20-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By mplee
A folder makes it to the Kickstand!

Here's a daily comic that I have been tracking for the past year. Today was the debut of a folder. Word is spreading!

http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2009-02-20

** mp **
Forum: Folding Bikes 11-13-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By mplee
a word for the mu p8

let me add my two cents to counter all the swifty opinions. i have the mu p8 and i'm quite fond of it. i was looking for a bike that i could fold up in a small package (i travel with it in a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-13-08, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By mplee
another alternative

i've lately been thinking of removing one of the pedals, too. i remove the pedals when i pack the bike for shipping and i don't tighten them much so they are pretty easy to remove. i think that...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-29-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By mplee
i second dynocaster's opinion on the Mu P8. i...

i second dynocaster's opinion on the Mu P8. i had the same requirements for a bike, something that is reasonably foldy yet could take on the miles, too. i'm happy to say it's fulfilled both...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-27-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By mplee
interesting. apparently i either need to add...

interesting. apparently i either need to add friction grease or clean the post. or maybe a new shim. i'll try cleaning the post first. it doesn't appear i have a shim, or it's not obvious if...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-25-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By mplee
Stubborn as a Mu?

I have a Mu P 8 that I bought two months ago. I bought it for when I travel and so far it's been a delight in every respect save two.

1. It doesn't fold or unfold easily. The frame hinge is...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-10-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By mplee
GG, i think you're way off base here. assuming...

GG, i think you're way off base here. assuming the cyclists' account is accurate, and in my experience as both rider and driver it has the ring of truth, then the driver intended to harm the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-10-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,117
Posted By mplee
fwiw, owlmaster, i am a big believer in higher...

fwiw, owlmaster, i am a big believer in higher cadence. my own experience is that i go as fast or maybe slightly faster spinning at a higher cadence in a lower gear. on my road bike i rarely use...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-02-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By mplee
i had a funny feeling i might get this reaction...

i had a funny feeling i might get this reaction to two folders. yes, it's true, i have three bikes but none of them fold (although a negligent driver did her best to "fold" a fourth bike, but that's...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-01-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By mplee
Do I need TWO folders?

The first question that ever should be asked when considering a bike purchase is 'what kind of biking do you want to do?' Fair enough and this is where I am undecided, or rather, I think I have two...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 04-24-08, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 995
Posted By mplee
Do you use a mirror?

On another thread for Calvin's Challenge I noticed what I considered an odd requirement: all riders must have either a helmet-mounted or bike-mounted mirror. ...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 03-24-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,806
Posted By mplee
i agree with SharpT. i use SPDs and have been in...

i agree with SharpT. i use SPDs and have been in situations where i've had to unclip instantly (like shifting my derailleur into my rear wheel...not a good idea). The benefit for me is that I have...
Forum: Touring 03-05-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By mplee
my secret is to always park next to a more...

my secret is to always park next to a more expensive bike. :-)
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 02-17-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By mplee
Tex-- i'm in a somewhat similar position. i'm...

Tex--
i'm in a somewhat similar position. i'm 50 also and have given up on the road racing idea for long distances. a good bike is key, of course, but also is attitude. i get the impression...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-31-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By mplee
My New Year's Eve Bike Ride

It's not the usual long bike ride that's discussed here but tonight's ride is special to me. My job is three miles from my home so most days I commute by bike. Even today, despite the threat of snow...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-27-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By mplee
the chart at the bottom of the products page...

the chart at the bottom of the products page (http://www.dinottelighting.com/Products.htm) says you can get 8 hrs on high for their 4-cell endurance set-up.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-24-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By mplee
how depressing. this sounds like a glass...

how depressing. this sounds like a glass half-empty crowd.

here's to happy migrations for everyone in the new year.
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-23-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By mplee
i can think of three immediate lessons we could...

i can think of three immediate lessons we could learn for our own randonées. i imagine that flying in such a large flock reduces the amount of air resistance and offers her the opportunity to glide...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-26-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By mplee
kmac-- i think you'll find the cyclists...

kmac--
i think you'll find the cyclists training bible an excellent guide. you'll also find that training involves lots of slow riding to build base miles. it's not at all about going hard all the...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 07-07-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By mplee
Don't make the mistake of overestimating the...

Don't make the mistake of overestimating the comfort of an upright hybrid. Although it may seem initially more comfortable I will be willing to bet that after too many miles you'll be longing to...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-16-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,719
Posted By mplee
great topic. i said this in another thread but i...

great topic. i said this in another thread but i have been considering listening to tunes while i bike on longer rides. that said, though, i sincerely do enjoy hearing the sounds of biking around...
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