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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-10-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By A10K
I have the same thing. I thankfully haven't had...

I have the same thing. I thankfully haven't had to do a teardown yet, but I recall reading that most Sachs hubs were carried over unchanged into the SRAM era. The Sachs Torpedo 3 became the SRAM T3....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-02-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By A10K
For the record, there was a newspaper interview...

For the record, there was a newspaper interview back in December about the ordinance, and the police rep. interviewed basically said: Since we can't actually enforce this ordinance, we're counting on...
Forum: Commuting 12-17-14, 12:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,571
Posted By A10K
Added a 90mm SA drum-dynamo as a supplementary...

Added a 90mm SA drum-dynamo as a supplementary brake to my rim-brake only tandem a few months ago. Like others have pointed out, best way to describe it is "smooth". Always stops quietly. Always...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-14-14, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By A10K
Except for bike dynamos (actually generators)...

Except for bike dynamos (actually generators) which are A/C devices and have no polarity. The polarity issue is dealt with inside the device attached.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-13-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By A10K
If you have Shimamo downtube shifters now, these...

If you have Shimamo downtube shifters now, these will allow you to reuse them on your new bars: Thumbies from Paul Component Engineering (http://www.paulcomp.com/thumbies.html)
Those shifters are...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-19-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By A10K
If the OP is unable to slap non-original,...

If the OP is unable to slap non-original, non-period correct decals written in a generic Orientalist font onto his West Cost Cycle-imported frame, American culture as we know it will collapse. It is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-19-14, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,073
Posted By A10K
To add fuel to the off-topic fire, the most well...

To add fuel to the off-topic fire, the most well known "American Classic" makes high end wheels:

PRODUCTS (http://www.amclassic.com/en/products)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-03-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By A10K
OEM can also be wholesale. Example: shop I work...

OEM can also be wholesale. Example: shop I work at can buy tubes in individual cardboard box packaging, or bulk, which means the tubes come in a large cardboard box and are just individually rolled...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-26-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,644
Posted By A10K
What is your plan for reassembling it?

What is your plan for reassembling it?
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-29-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By A10K
Sounds like you're going to go through with...

Sounds like you're going to go through with this. Let us know how it goes. If you're interested in getting some hard numbers and good feedback on your design you should find a way to wire in a cheap...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-28-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By A10K
Why not simplify and get more light at the same...

Why not simplify and get more light at the same time?

408955

Red LEDs (http://www.ledsupply.com/leds/cree-xlamp-xpe2-high-power-led) that can take 500mA (or more) are easily available nowadays....
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-27-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By A10K
The implicit corollary to WheresWaldo's post is...

The implicit corollary to WheresWaldo's post is that doing a direct-drop replacement from the existing LED to whatever is the latest model won't net you a big increase (600% as per your post) without...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-22-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By A10K
Two words: Rhyno Lite That's what is on my...

Two words: Rhyno Lite

That's what is on my tandem, in 48 hole version. Probably overkill for you, but the 36/32 hole ones are a bargain for how strong they are. I've also heard great things about...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-22-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By A10K
I "upgraded" to M530 pedals from a pair of 520...

I "upgraded" to M530 pedals from a pair of 520 type pedals for my commuter bike. I frankly can't tell the advantage of the extra platform body whether I'm clipped in or in street shoes. With street...
Forum: Texas 08-29-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By A10K
If you can make it on Saturday, Austin's Yellow...

If you can make it on Saturday, Austin's Yellow Bike project has a revolving selection of older bikes, either ready-to-ride or unfinished. Just don't expect to find replica bikes, their mission is to...
Forum: Texas 02-10-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By A10K
Come to think of that I've actually been to a...

Come to think of that I've actually been to a Mellow Swap a few years back, got some good stuff there too (factory seconds pannier) Thanks for reminding me!
Forum: Texas 01-02-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By A10K
Nor will most transportational cyclists. ...

Nor will most transportational cyclists.

There's a few new ones that have opened on the East side, to add to AusTexMurf's list:
Windmill Bicycles: They've got a few Fairdale bikes and similar...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-29-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By A10K
If you're worried about anything on the RD...

If you're worried about anything on the RD wearing out, put some threadlock on the bolt that holds the jockey wheel to the cage. That's the only time I've ever had an issue with a jockey wheel (when...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-27-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By A10K
I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR...

I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR SP2. The Nitecore is neat if you are still using a mix of NiMH and LiIon batteries, but its charging current drops to 350ma if you try to charge more...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 12-07-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By A10K
If you're going to want to generate stationary...

If you're going to want to generate stationary power, drive a generator directly from the trainer.
Here's instructions on re-purposing a washing machine motor for the task:...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-27-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,158
Posted By A10K
Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion...

Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion here. I'll get the ball rolling:
1. Bikes are lighter than cars. Apples to oranges. Bikes can endo, cars can't. Bigger front brake? Go nuts!
2. Same...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-25-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By A10K
Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications;...

Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications; they hold capacity better over multiple charge cycles such that after a hundred or so cycles they have better capacity than batteries that advertise...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-03-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,745
Posted By A10K
This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are...

This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are in no way comparable to Detroit Bikes. The only manufacturer I can think of to compare is Worksman.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-27-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By A10K
zona, thanks for the informative post. I had...

zona, thanks for the informative post. I had suspected the rear was short, but my stoker seems to be getting settled in fairly well. I'm a fan of Mini V's and would like to have them, but I've got to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-22-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 648
Posted By A10K
Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There...

Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There are parts of I10 in West Texas and new Mexico that are parts of bike routes. Check with your local authorities.
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