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Forum: Introductions
04-01-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
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: 2,870
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: 2,870
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: 351
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: 16,786
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: 16,786
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: 1,065
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: 1,065
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: 1,497
Views: 545,919
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: 6,514
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...
05-01-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,116
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: 6,514
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: 6,514
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: 6,514
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: 6,514
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: 6,514
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: 6,514
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...
03-28-05, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
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...
03-28-05, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,173
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...
03-28-05, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
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...
03-28-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,173
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: 1,497
Views: 545,919
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: 6,514
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:
03-02-05, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,251
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: 1,086
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-05, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 545,919
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Hi velogirl: "...short days bike (Metro home)...

Hi velogirl: "...short days bike (Metro home) with ice: Dahon Matrix with Nokian tires"...
Smart planning.

I thought I could wait until December 2005 to get Nokian Hakkapelitta TR1110 tires to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-05, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 545,919
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Koffee, how about some 2005 Xfolders for your...

Koffee, how about some 2005 Xfolders for your next trip to die Schweiz?

"Would you like cream with that?". "No, Baileys will be fine."

http://www.winterxbike.com/photo_gall/photos.htm
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-05, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Check out the 2004 Dahon Matrix from Ahoy...

Check out the 2004 Dahon Matrix from Ahoy Captain. http://www.ahoycaptain.com/

Do not try to purchase this folder or any Dahon products from http://store.yahoo.com/momovelo/

:roflmao: ...
02-26-05, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,069
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

hooligan, Padraig Hooligan your "ancestor" would...

hooligan, Padraig Hooligan your "ancestor" would have taken that drop with several drops from a flask of uisce beatha in his left hand ;-)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-05, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

I had suggested that all members of BikeForums...

I had suggested that all members of BikeForums who have been ripped off by Momovelo/Kai Matsuda report their experiences to NFIC.

Don't waste your time! I sent to the National Fraud Information...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-24-05, 10:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Now it's "official". Matsuda says "adieu!"....

Now it's "official". Matsuda says "adieu!". http://www.momovelo.com/

But is this really Matsuda's "sayoonara"? As a Yahoo store, Momovelo continues to "sell" 20 Dahon models. You can order...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-05, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

You won't go wrong if you follow velogirl and get...

You won't go wrong if you follow velogirl and get a Jamis Coda! And for your second bike, follow her advice again and get a Dahon Matrix!

http://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/05_codasport.html
...
02-24-05, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,359
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

In Boston, we throw roses at SUVs that pass us...

In Boston, we throw roses at SUVs that pass us within inches;-)

Last week, in a close encounter of the turd kind with an SUV, I lost a Bell convex mirror mounted on a Cane Creek Ergo II bar-end....
02-22-05, 11:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,587
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

IchbinJay, I know where you're coming...

IchbinJay, I know where you're coming from....Although I have seven bikes (and if I worked in an LBS, I would have 17 bikes ;-) what I commute with in all weather and frequently at night is a tough...
02-21-05, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,251
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

I'm amazed at all you glorious Colorado riders!...

I'm amazed at all you glorious Colorado riders! Just as I was amazed at the athleticism on display at the Pepsi Center last night.

But I do have something in common with AI the MVP. We both have...
02-17-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,181
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

On three bikes, I have installed a parabolic...

On three bikes, I have installed a parabolic variant of Bell's (flexible) Kids' Mirror (sold by REI) http://www.rei.com/product/12117558.htm?vcat=REI_SEARCH
onto Cane Creek Control Ergo II bar ends...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

I have reported the Momovelo fraud described in...

I have reported the Momovelo fraud described in this thread to the National Fraud Information Center.

I suggest that all members of BikeForums who have been ripped off by Momovelo/Kai Matsuda...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-05, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Just froogled Momovelo and found four additional ...

Just froogled Momovelo and found four additional Dahon folders Matsuda is "selling" on Yahoo: Boardwalk D1, Helios XL 2003, Piccolo D3, and Helios P8.

:roflmao: :roflmao:
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-05, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

The info I have is that Matsuda now runs (behind...

The info I have is that Matsuda now runs (behind bars) the "Peach Unicycle Boutique" on the U Beserkeley campus. (Just kidding ;-)

Here's a post by meat-toothpaste, Dec 12, 2004.

"And about...
02-09-05, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,709
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Cane Creek produces a 34mm x 580 mm Thudbuster...

Cane Creek produces a 34mm x 580 mm Thudbuster seatpost for Dahon folders. Just think, your project will have exotic suspension as well as the longest seatpost ;-)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-05, 10:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

No, I am not saying that. I have no information...

No, I am not saying that. I have no information about Matsuda 's selling grey-market knockoffs of Dahon products. I'm just reporting that he is not a legitimate reseller of Dahon products.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-05, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Yes. If you order a Dahon product, Matsuda will...

Yes. If you order a Dahon product, Matsuda will bill your credit card for the full amount of your purchase plus a shipping charge on the same day that he receives the order. Then he will not ship it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,514
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

MomoVelo, the former eye-candy SS/Fixie shop in...

MomoVelo, the former eye-candy SS/Fixie shop in Berkeley is now an online shop on Yahoo.

Dahon stopped shipping folders to MomoVelo's owner, Kai Matsuda in the summer of 2004. Yet Matsuda...
Forum: Foo
02-07-05, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 849
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

As Epirus said 2,800 years ago, another victory...

As Epirus said 2,800 years ago, another victory like this and I'll never have enough saved to get a Santa Cruz Superlite ;-)

I live in ground zero- Northeastern U campus. If Charleston, SC ranks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-05, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,058
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

I ride a 26-inch 2004 Dahon Matrix and a 20-inch...

I ride a 26-inch 2004 Dahon Matrix and a 20-inch 2003 Dahon Vitesse. The Matrix has a more familiar fork and geomety feel and so feels more secure. But my Matrix has a lot of upgrades. So it's like...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 787
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

You never have too many bikes ;-) My favorite...

You never have too many bikes ;-) My favorite commute bike is a 1984 Raleigh Technium Tri-Lite (Triathlon) bike converted to single speed. SS will make your Mission Bay (?) commute awesome! Check...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-29-05, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,065
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Osamu, takusan no henna folders ga arimasu! Just...

Osamu, takusan no henna folders ga arimasu! Just like your beautifully strange cars that will never ride down Sunset Blvd. You have some wonderful stange folders. Sugoi. ...
01-24-05, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 30,251
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

Plan to enjoy some riding in the Boulder area...

Plan to enjoy some riding in the Boulder area during Spring Break (March 5-13). I'd like to test a 2004 Dahon Matrix with Hutchison Python tires (reportedly very good on hard packed trails, very bad...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-05, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

2manybikes (VT or NH?)- Thanks for the warning! ...

2manybikes (VT or NH?)- Thanks for the warning! Also enjoyed your slide show! Makes me think of moving to Burlington or Durham ;-)

You gave me a good idea. I too have too many bikes, so one of...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-05, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By Leo C. Driscoll

So far this winter, I've found that Tioga...

So far this winter, I've found that Tioga Bloodhounds (XC) have been amazing, secure rides (traction, sureknobbyness, etc.) when commuting on rutted, icy slush, slushy snow, ice. ...
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