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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-14-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By hilltowner
Haven't used it yet, but just pulling on the...

Haven't used it yet, but just pulling on the female (outer part) it seems to disconnect quite easily. Perhaps surprisingly too easy to overcome the slight detent (if that is the correct term in this...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-14-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,691
Posted By hilltowner
For comparison's sake, and it's not a one-to-one...

For comparison's sake, and it's not a one-to-one correspondence so it's hard to generalize, but the superior court in the next county north of the one where the Amherst case was tried, put a 20 year...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-14-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By hilltowner
This ought to make wheel removal easier as well...

This ought to make wheel removal easier as well if I understand this procedure correctly. If I'm wrong in assuming that please let me know.

Thanks
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-13-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By hilltowner
Thanks for all the advice. I'm unlikely to go...

Thanks for all the advice. I'm unlikely to go with a rack-mount for the tail light at this point since I have the fender mount already and am planning to run the bike with fenders most of the time....
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-13-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By hilltowner
Any advice I can get on wiring a light for the first time?

I'm installing a B&M Cyo T which doesn't come with a lot of installation instructions. It's my first foray into the world of dyno hub powered lights. I am also installing a fender mounted B&M tail...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,691
Posted By hilltowner
Guilty plea in cyclist death nets no jail time

Guilty plea in 2014 accident that killed UMass senior (http://www.gazettenet.com/Cape-Cod-woman-pleads-guilty-in-accident-that-killed-UMass-senior-in-2014-3377608)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-10-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By hilltowner
Here are some U.S. statistics: Transportation...

Here are some U.S. statistics: Transportation safety over time: Cars, planes, trains, walking, cycling | Journalist's Resource...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By hilltowner
I'm not sure about this, since Compass/GB doesn't...

I'm not sure about this, since Compass/GB doesn't recommend running them tubeless but here is one way to keep the supple tires on and still avoid flats:...
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By hilltowner
He saves $150 that way. If what he wants is a...

He saves $150 that way. If what he wants is a smoother ride he won't get that just by spending $300 on a different bike.
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By hilltowner
Believe it or not there is proof of that:...

Believe it or not there is proof of that: https://janheine.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/science-and-bicycles-1-tires-and-pressure/
Forum: Commuting 07-08-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By hilltowner
My advice is keep the Walmart bike but put the...

My advice is keep the Walmart bike but put the widest set of these tires on it that will fit: Compass Tires (https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/). You will be very...
Forum: Touring 07-07-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By hilltowner
There is a long one in Newfoundland: Newfoundland...

There is a long one in Newfoundland: Newfoundland T'Railways (http://www.trailway.ca/) 883 km or 548 miles
Forum: Commuting 07-03-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By hilltowner
"Bullet proof" may not equal fast. Here is an...

"Bullet proof" may not equal fast. Here is an article dealing with rough surfaces, tire pressures and width. It's very appropriate to this discussion:...
Forum: Touring 06-28-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By hilltowner
I have a Tara and use Deuter bags with it. Though...

I have a Tara and use Deuter bags with it. Though Deuter closed out the line of bike bags they used Ortlieb quick release hooks for the top attachment point and a facsimile of the "door handle" style...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By hilltowner
I've started running 42 mm Compass tires on a new...

I've started running 42 mm Compass tires on a new Soma. It's my first experience with them. I am very impressed with dampening of road vibration with supple tires. You might like to look at these: 35...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By hilltowner
There was a break down with the spam filter.

There was a break down with the spam filter.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By hilltowner
Anyone have experience with the Swedish Nymanbolagen bicycle?

My father had a vintage Nymanbolagen when I was young. He can't tell me much about it but I was put in mind of it when I looked at my new Soma Grand Randonneur with its 650b wheels with 42 mm Grand...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-13-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By hilltowner
Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm still on...

Thanks everyone for the comments. I'm still on the steep side of the learning curve for city riding. This is all good advice.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-12-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By hilltowner
Not a city rider so not sure what I did wrong but could use some feedback

I live and ride in a fairly rural part of Mass. so don't get much practice riding on busy streets but for a week recently I was in Cincy and blessed with the loan of a sweet Trek 720. I was putting...
Forum: Touring 06-07-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,410
Posted By hilltowner
Not sure what "lack of privacy" means but I use a...

Not sure what "lack of privacy" means but I use a hammock with tarp and if I'm around other campers (usually stealth camp) I can change clothes using this: sport kilt...
Forum: Touring 05-31-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,262
Posted By hilltowner
The can of Eco-Sheep Everyday arrived today. It's...

The can of Eco-Sheep Everyday arrived today. It's a medium weight lube as you can well imagine. It seemed about the same viscosity as Pedro's Synlube which I have used in the past and a bit heavier...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,111
Posted By hilltowner
For those familiar with Jan Heine and his...

For those familiar with Jan Heine and his theories this won't be a surprise but it's interesting to learn that perhaps higher pressures don't necessarily equal lower rolling resistance. See here:...
Forum: Touring 05-26-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,262
Posted By hilltowner
Consider me the guinea pig. I've got a can of the...

Consider me the guinea pig. I've got a can of the "Everyday" weight lube on order. Brand new chain and drivetrain. I'll let you know what I think.
Forum: Touring 05-23-16, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By hilltowner
+1 on Meat Cove campground. I left my brother...

+1 on Meat Cove campground. I left my brother there who was on an extended tour of the Maritimes. I met him in North Sydney. He had cycled up there after taking the Portland/Yarmouth ferry. I had...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 755
Posted By hilltowner
+1 Any equally sized objects will work

+1 Any equally sized objects will work
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