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Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 06-24-17, 05:43 PM
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Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
I use Firefox and one of their banner blockers. ...

I use Firefox and one of their banner blockers. Blocks most pop-ups except the ones I give permission to. I've never seen the pop-up mentioned so I guess it works.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-24-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
...and then carry 4 good lithium cells along...

...and then carry 4 good lithium cells along waiting to be used. Notice that I said, "carry them along" and not , "put them in the charger. Don't put them in the charger till they are needed. ...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-21-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
There is a rear bike light that activates by...

There is a rear bike light that activates by sensing change of momentum. I forget who makes it but I agree with Cliff, I don't think it will make a big difference. Just have a bright flashing rear...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-19-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
First thing I'd do is take the battery out and...

First thing I'd do is take the battery out and take it to a battery store and have them test the battery. A battery store should be able to do this without charging you too much money. If the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-18-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Yeah you're probably right. Most people won't...

Yeah you're probably right. Most people won't say anything. I would though ;)...that is if it was just too over-powering. I'd be nice about it though.

I also have one of those cheap Amazon COB...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-18-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Been using the Hotshot for about three years. ...

Been using the Hotshot for about three years. Bought the 150 version last year. I have no complaints.

As for the bright flashing modes being too bright ( for group rides ), yep I used to think...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-17-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
I don't own one of these but I understand the...

I don't own one of these but I understand the problem. Hard shopping for something like this online. Even if you find a dealer near you that doesn't mean they will have what you want or offer the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-16-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
I remember Nanotechnology for Li-ion batteries...

I remember Nanotechnology for Li-ion batteries being talked about some years ago. This seems to be a big breakthrough that provides for super fast charging but there still remains room for...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-15-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Okay...you recover old cells from laptops. Fine....

Okay...you recover old cells from laptops. Fine. Been done by lots of people. Actually some chargers are rather small but whatever makes your day. In your post you didn't mention any of what you...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-15-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Right off hand the only thing I can think of is...

Right off hand the only thing I can think of is the ELF. Basically it's a hybrid bike / car of a sort. It has an electric motor, can be pedaled and also includes a solar array on the roof. There...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-15-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
My worries about installing a throttle is that I...

My worries about installing a throttle is that I already have lots of accessories on my bars that I use on a regular basis. I would not want to have to remove any of those or my grip / bar ends in...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-15-17, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
I would like to buy one of these...but.. I have...

I would like to buy one of these...but.. I have a lot of questions. The most important is; Is the throttle control compatible with my present ( all in one ) brake/shifter setup? Matter of fact I...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-14-17, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
That's a very interesting alternative. I love...

That's a very interesting alternative. I love the concept, I hate the color. If it came in this green > :cry:...I might go for it. Yeah, I could paint it myself but for over $1400 I would like to...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-14-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Anyone using the "Ridekick" e-trailer?

I've been considering buying one of the Ridekick (http://ridekick.com/) e-trailers for assisted road use. Looks like a nice system but not cheap. I like that it can be used with almost any bike. ...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-13-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Exactly. I was gonna say the same thing. You...

Exactly. I was gonna say the same thing. You can buy two cell ( series ) 18650 cells already built into a pack. The Velcro you can get almost anywhere. I have a two cell Gemini pack that I use...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-11-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Yeah but that's like comparing a single grape to...

Yeah but that's like comparing a single grape to an orange. Here in the US the price of a lithium cell is a little more than twice that of a typical brand Alkaline cell ( when bought in bulk ). ...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-10-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 683
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
I'm going to agree. I had a two AA cell power...

I'm going to agree. I had a two AA cell power bank and in most cases it wouldn't even give me a quarter charge ( my phone has a larger battery ). A 4-cell might be better but I'd go with a 6 or 8...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-06-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Capacity test on LG-MJ1 ( non-protected )

I just did my first cell capacity test on the 3500 mAh ( listed ) LG-MJ1's I bought from Orbtronic. After discharge the cell took a 3351 mAh charge ( @ 500ma charging rate ). This is pretty much...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-04-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Yes, indeed. Keep us updated. I'm kind'a...

Yes, indeed. Keep us updated. I'm kind'a following this thread because I want to see how Garmin responds. I've been considering buying one of the better Garmin units but I hesitate to buy one...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-01-17, 12:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,025
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
You might want to check out this video on...

You might want to check out this video on youtube. Then you might want to read this link (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?384600-Test-Review-of-UltraFire-TR18650-5000mAh-(Blue))...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-31-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Okay, I'll buy that. But the info on the link to...

Okay, I'll buy that. But the info on the link to Garmin stated that they ( Garmin ) reserved the right to do that only when necessary. BTW, I think the idea of just taking out and reinserting the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-30-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
I'm inclined to agree. If it's sent in for...

I'm inclined to agree. If it's sent in for repairs I'd tape a note to it telling the people that the issue sometimes happens on rough patches of roads. It may or may not have something to do with...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-30-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Angie, I know your post was about finding a good...

Angie, I know your post was about finding a good bike light but after looking at the photo of your bike I think it needs to be said that you really need to do something about the seat on your bike. ...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-29-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,095
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
The Cygolite Metro 500 would of been my second...

The Cygolite Metro 500 would of been my second choice for a self-contained handlebar lamp ( within the OP's price range ). It's too bad though that you don't get the , "easily exchangeable battery...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-29-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By 01 CAt Man Do
Likely the fact that it is a , "refurbished" unit...

Likely the fact that it is a , "refurbished" unit tells the whole story. Depends though on who was doing the selling. Likely if you had a warranty it was only for a number of months. More than...
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