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    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...
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    Poll: 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...
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    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 ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    323043 Didn't have time to examine closer, but...

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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...
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    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...
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    Sticky: 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.
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    Sticky: 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...
  14. Thread: Every Day Pics

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    Saku Express, or, weekend tour to Lake Peipus...

    Saku Express, or, weekend tour to Lake Peipus
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  18. Hi Marta, I read that you're planning to visit...

    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)...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Great video and music, too! Have lots of fun...

    Great video and music, too! Have lots of fun :thumb:
  23. Thread: Every Day Pics

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    Setting up a Pro-Ject Debut turntable at work....

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

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    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...
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    Today I made me a work stand.

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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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