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Forum: Winter Cycling 01-13-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 89,256
Posted By overbyte
Military surplus Extreme Cold Weather Mittens

I bought a pair of unused genuine US military mittens with wool-nylon-blend liner gloves to try for cold winter riding but haven't had the occasion to try them yet. Price is good. You know the US...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-13-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 89,256
Posted By overbyte
Solving the problem of breath fog on your goggles during cold weather riding

A neck/face-warmer that protects your goggles from fogging up: the "North45 Scarf". Here's a review Review: North45 scarf keeps your goggles from fogging up...
Forum: Touring 10-14-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,709
Posted By overbyte
Yes, I looked into that bikeway route. I...

Yes, I looked into that bikeway route. I postponed my Oregon trip until 2015, but when I do it, I'm considering the Willamette Valley route if I can get at least 1 other person to join me. I'll...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-28-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,695
Posted By overbyte
Check that everything is adjusted properly, such...

Check that everything is adjusted properly, such as the spoke tension. Mine came with random, widely varying spoke tensions. Some spokes were very loose and others normally tight. Pluck the...
Forum: Touring 07-01-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,709
Posted By overbyte
The ride through Willamette Valley, Oregon, from...

The ride through Willamette Valley, Oregon, from Portland to Eugene has been postponed until July 2015. It is now a future event on a Meetup group:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By overbyte
Never before saw anyone using 2 straps like that...

Never before saw anyone using 2 straps like that to secure the tire into the well. Great idea. I ruined an expensive tire by using tire levers to muscle that last little bit of tire bead over the...
Forum: Recumbent 05-27-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By overbyte
I have posted the bike-camping trip that I...

I have posted the bike-camping trip that I created to wrap around and combine with the Easy Racers "Return To Freedom" ride. Here's the place to follow the details: ...
Forum: Recumbent 05-25-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,092
Posted By overbyte
Would non-recumbent bikes be welcome to do the...

Would non-recumbent bikes be welcome to do the ride and pay their registration fee?

I'm thinking about organizing a bike-camping ride that would combine with Return To Freedom and posting it as...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-13-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By overbyte
Today I braced the wood pole using a U-shaped...

Today I braced the wood pole using a U-shaped piece of steel tubing I had laying around, plus some rubber-coated support clamps from local hardware store, anchored to the rear rack of my folding...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-13-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,027
Posted By overbyte
Unhappy Uh, Oh. My Mobius has developed a rattle in the sound when it is shaken.

:( My Mobius makes noise like the microphone or circuit board is loose, which can't be heard with the naked ears outside of the case, but it's loud on the video recordings. It only happens when the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-12-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By overbyte
I removed the pole from the clamp and found that...

I removed the pole from the clamp and found that it is indented where the clamp gripped it. The plastic plug that I put into the end of the tube was too loose and too short to back up the thin...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-11-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By overbyte
Correct. I had that as my Plan B if the pole was...

Correct. I had that as my Plan B if the pole was too bouncy. I'm sure the pole itself is rigid but the whole assembly still bounces more than I'd like. I did some more test videos today, on 2...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By overbyte
They seem to be saying * push the tube into the...

They seem to be saying
* push the tube into the tire in the direction shown by the arrow;
* be sure the tube width matches the tire width;
* be sure the tire bead is seated under the bulge in the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-11-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By overbyte
3rd Person Point of View Videos with Mobius Action Camera

I've become interested in taking videos of my bike trips, including camping with my bike. The 3rd person point of view (POV) videos posted by "Collin M" on YouTube have inspired me to do what he did...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-11-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By overbyte
Dudes, If it's a bike tube, it's a torus,...

Dudes, If it's a bike tube, it's a torus, topologically speaking, not a Mobius strip.
The Mobius Band and Other Topological Surfaces (http://www.jcu.edu/math/vignettes/Mobius.htm)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-11-14, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By overbyte
You are correct that PVC would be too flexible. ...

You are correct that PVC would be too flexible. I tried it. It bounces too much. I posted my explanation here:...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-10-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,900
Posted By overbyte
I said (above): I tried the 3/4" PVC. Indeed,...

I said (above):
I tried the 3/4" PVC. Indeed, it is too flexible. The end bounces like a spring for a long time when I pluck it. I looked up the Young's modulus of various materials: Modulus of...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-10-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,900
Posted By overbyte
My Mobius camera arrived yesterday, so today I...

My Mobius camera arrived yesterday, so today I mounted it on my touring bike with a handlebar mount (designed by Arkon Resources, Inc., Arcadia, California; made in China; model CMP227) and took a...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-07-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,900
Posted By overbyte
I called a local musical instrument store and...

I called a local musical instrument store and asked. They had the drum bracket in stock, and they would match the online price, so I rode down there and got it. It weighs 1 lb 3.0 oz (540 grams) out...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-07-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,900
Posted By overbyte
Another way to mount a camera for a better point of view.

I've ordered a Mobius action camera to mount on my bike, so I've been watching a lot of videos about the different ways to mount cameras. The one I like the best is a pole mount behind the rider,...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-07-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,027
Posted By overbyte
There is a setup program that runs on Windows,...

There is a setup program that runs on Windows, which allows you to change the many settings of the camera. (There's also a way to do it with text file editing on an Apple or other operating system.) ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-07-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By overbyte
To paraphrase Forrest Gump, bicycles is as...

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, bicycles is as bicycles does. What makes that bike so enjoyable over other bikes?
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-07-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,100
Posted By overbyte
Cell phone coverage is like a sponge, full of...

Cell phone coverage is like a sponge, full of holes but from a distance looks solid.

Even those satellite communicators, like the DeLorme InReach, have problems because they need to have a view of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-07-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,100
Posted By overbyte
Were you wearing a helmet? I wonder how...

Were you wearing a helmet? I wonder how effective helmets are for protection against intracranial bleeding.
Forum: Recumbent 05-04-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,446
Posted By overbyte
Those products moved in the website. Here's the...

Those products moved in the website. Here's the Park Tool Chain Wear Indicator, Park Item CC-3.2. Search for it at Park Tool Co. Park Tool Co. (http://www.parktool.com), which explains it....
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