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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-13-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By shurin
My semi-DIY bike light

Out of curiosity I bought a ~13.50 cheap Chinese 3-mode flashlight with CREE XR-E Q3 LED (claimed 120 lm). I found it quite bright, but runtime of ~1.2 hours on 3 AAA 1000 mAh NiMH cells is not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-13, 02:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,241
Posted By shurin
Depends. When I'm out on a fitness ride, doing...

Depends. When I'm out on a fitness ride, doing 50+ km/h at descents with 18-wheelers buzzing past, I have it on (a helmet doesn't help an iota when I'm hit by an 18-wheeler, but it may help if I...
Forum: Commuting 07-03-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,593
Posted By shurin
Like: 1. Uphill time trial to the work. 2....

Like:
1. Uphill time trial to the work.
2. Downhill all-out sprint back home.
-With occasional traffic light drag race vs. some boy-racer in his old VW Golf (wish I have a camera when these ...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-13, 10:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,643
Posted By shurin
If it's warm and raining, I just get wet. I wear...

If it's warm and raining, I just get wet. I wear cycling jersey when commuting and it still is comfortable and warm when wet, and dries in a few hours. My shorts are generic cotton ones but these do...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-22-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,480
Posted By shurin
That's why I said probably - there's no sure cure...

That's why I said probably - there's no sure cure for anything, but you can reduce probability. There has been heart diseases in my family, so I might have the "bad genes", but if I live healthily...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-22-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,480
Posted By shurin
That's actually exactly what I meant with...

That's actually exactly what I meant with "parking problem":) Every time some guy on the Net laments about cyclists hogging the road I would like to tell him that he's lucky I don't take his parking...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-22-13, 03:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,480
Posted By shurin
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/06/21/wor...

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/06/21/world/amsterdam1/amsterdam1-articleLarge.jpg
Just imagine the parking problem if every one of these bikes was replaced by a car, even a compact one!
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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-18-13, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By shurin
Awesome! Very expensive, though. As for...

Awesome! Very expensive, though.

As for mounting a light to fork, I made my own:
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A piece of aluminum tube cut from a broken frame pump, hose clamp and a vine cork. very...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 06-14-13, 03:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,890
Posted By shurin
No. Cyclists should not be licensed. But it...

No. Cyclists should not be licensed.

But it would be great if manufacturers built a RFID chip in the frame so that removing it would also ruin the frame - with carbon fiber frames it's a trivial...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-13-13, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4,123
Views: 420,893
Posted By shurin
323043 Didn't have time to examine closer,...

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Didn't have time to examine closer, but it looks like a long time ago it was a good racing machine - dual pivot brakes, aero levers, nice stem; probably early-to-mid 90s... Not your average...
Forum: Living Car Free 06-12-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,525
Posted By shurin
Today's peeve - there was that one nice bike...

Today's peeve - there was that one nice bike parking rack near the shopping center's entrance that was protected from rain. A month ago they moved it 20 meters out under the sky. As someone who's...
Forum: Touring 05-15-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,600,616
Posted By shurin
Thanks! This is the 1. day route:...

Thanks! This is the 1. day route: http://app.strava.com/activities/53453329 In the evening my battery died so no complete log.
Forum: Touring 05-14-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,792
Views: 1,600,616
Posted By shurin
316799 My road bike set up for a light weekend...

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My road bike set up for a light weekend tour - bolted on the rack from my commuter, a cheap pannier on the left, sleeping bag wrapped in a waterproof bike cover wrapped in a plastic bag on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-14-13, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6,532
Views: 537,236
Posted By shurin
Saku Express, or, weekend tour to Lake Peipus ...

Saku Express, or, weekend tour to Lake Peipus
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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-08-13, 04:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,185
Posted By shurin
I think Google Glasses are great. I really dream...

I think Google Glasses are great. I really dream about cycling glasses with HUD that displays my current speed, distance, cadence, heart rate, inclination, shows my navigation aids in an augmented...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-05-13, 03:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,451
Posted By shurin
Yer good olde left-turners... Last summer I was...

Yer good olde left-turners... Last summer I was coming down a slight descent on my usual way back home from a ride, doing a good 40 km/25 mph, as usually. There's a T-junction in the bottom. And then...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-04-13, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,292
Posted By shurin
I tried MapMyRide again for a few weeks - first...

I tried MapMyRide again for a few weeks - first it transformed my 30 km ride to a 300 km one (the route on the map is right, but distance is very wrong), then it cut out in the middle of a 50 km...
Forum: Charity Events 04-30-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By shurin
Hi Marta, I read that you're planning to...

Hi Marta,

I read that you're planning to visit Estonia this year and I got some ideas. I live here, in Tartu (a university city) and have friends who organize all kind of alternative and (social)...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-30-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,189
Posted By shurin
Bells are actually mandatory here, but it's...

Bells are actually mandatory here, but it's rarely, if ever, enforced. I don't have any because: 1) no room for them on my drop bars 2) I could install one on stem, but that requires me to take off...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-28-13, 04:31 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,746
Posted By shurin
When I picked up cycling 6 years or so ago I...

When I picked up cycling 6 years or so ago I swore I'd never put my wheels on these big, scary, busy, fast main roads of the city. Just too scary. I used the segregated bike lane. When I got more...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-26-13, 04:04 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 4,746
Posted By shurin
I tend to agree with the article. But let there...

I tend to agree with the article. But let there be bike lanes and MUP-s and whatnots for those who are out for a leasurely ride on their 15 kg/30 lbs cruisers, city bikes and knobby-tired BSO-s. Just...
Forum: Commuting 04-24-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,798
Posted By shurin
Great video and music, too! Have lots of fun...

Great video and music, too! Have lots of fun :thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-24-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,532
Views: 537,236
Posted By shurin
Setting up a Pro-Ject Debut turntable at work....

Setting up a Pro-Ject Debut turntable at work. Carbon invasion:)

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Forum: Commuting 04-22-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,676,105
Posted By shurin
Not THAT mad - only 48/18 (71,4 gear inches/5,7...

Not THAT mad - only 48/18 (71,4 gear inches/5,7 meters development). Not fixed gear, just single-speed. Seems about right, that is, not very good for climbing, not very good at descents, just fine on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By shurin
Today I made me a work stand.

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A speaker stand, table leg, on-wall bike holder, a piece of wooden shelf...

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Drill some holes, put it all together with some nuts and bolts...

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Slide it onto...
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