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  1. In practice, my Frankenstein drive works quite...

    In practice, my Frankenstein drive works quite well, without over shifting or getting pulled down from off-center pulleys. Just a touch of the lever and it shifts, and I can shift the whole cog set...
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    I have last year's winner, the SJ1000, and it is...

    I have last year's winner, the SJ1000, and it is good enough for 99% of what you want. It too cost under $100, 80 I think is what I paid. The novelty of the camera wears off pretty quickly, and in...
  3. I said it earlier in this thread somewhere,...

    I said it earlier in this thread somewhere, oncoming bike headlights are barely noticeable to me when I'm driving. I only notice them when I look for them.
  4. If using friction, just about anything will work,...

    If using friction, just about anything will work, old, new, Shimano, Campy, Suntour, whatever. Trimming however is actually easier with more cogs. The spacing is so narrow that you are never...
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    For occasional home use the cheaper tool is fine....

    For occasional home use the cheaper tool is fine. I always buy the cheapest tool that will do the job as I know that all of my tool usage is very light. That is not to be confused with buying a...
  6. Thread: tire troubles

    by zacster
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    I'll also recommend the Gatorskins. I've...

    I'll also recommend the Gatorskins. I've commuted for a year on mine, and I won't say what didn't happen. It'll only jinx it.
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    A Shimano 9 speed chain will also work fine with...

    A Shimano 9 speed chain will also work fine with Campy 10. I'm using that combo on one of my bikes and it is completely silent and shifts perfectly, although I'm using it with friction downtube...
  8. I never had a pair of cutters until about 2 years...

    I never had a pair of cutters until about 2 years ago, and now I wonder why I didn't buy them sooner. It just makes the job so much easier. For light use such as my own, the Park tool is fine.
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    I was speaking in general, but one area of bike...

    I was speaking in general, but one area of bike lighting where polarity is important is in charging Li-ion batteries. Don't do that with reverse polarity.
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    You can build a wheel for a LOT less money than...

    You can build a wheel for a LOT less money than that. A Shimano hub is $80 or so on ebay, spokes are under a dollar, and I bought 2 rims for $50, Mavic XM317. Put it all together and it was maybe...
  11. Thread: GO Pro ideas

    by zacster
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    Spend as little as you can. I have a cheap one...

    Spend as little as you can. I have a cheap one myself, and beyond my first few rides with it last year I haven't used it. I'm glad I didn't go all out and buy a GoPro. The novelty of it wears off...
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    That's actually not a good idea. Many...

    That's actually not a good idea. Many electronics are sensitive to polarity and you could fry a device by applying it backwards.
  13. Or the Magnic light. Also not cheap, but doesn't...

    Or the Magnic light. Also not cheap, but doesn't require anything else. And also so far unavailable...
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    When I first used my Cyo premium, I still had my...

    When I first used my Cyo premium, I still had my battery light mounted on the bars, so I compared them. The Cyo was much brighter, in fact the Lezyne light barely lit anything in comparison and I...
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    They have way too many variations on the same...

    They have way too many variations on the same thing, aside from the names being unmemorable.

    Check out Arthur's tavern on Thursday nights, Grove right off Seventh. Good funk band, with big mama...
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    Love mine, so good luck with it.

    Love mine, so good luck with it.
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    That's what I thought when I read the Peter White...

    That's what I thought when I read the Peter White description. There was nothing on the B model that I didn't have on my Cyo Premium, and the Cyo is brighter too, 80 lux vs. 70. I expect a 100 lux...
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    The high end Luxos unit has a USB port, but...

    The high end Luxos unit has a USB port, but otherwise I don't really know.

    I checked the Peter White site and it has a few other doo-dads, such a dimming feature when speed drops, and a handlebar...
  19. He'd be better off if he would at least assemble...

    He'd be better off if he would at least assemble some units and start shipping, rather than waiting for a large number to be complete.
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    The B&M Cyo Premium is cheaper than the Luxos and...

    The B&M Cyo Premium is cheaper than the Luxos and puts out the same beam. And yes, once you see what a good shaped beam dynamo light will do you won't want to go back to cone shaped beam battery...
  21. I did eventually buy a rear Magnic light. It was...

    I did eventually buy a rear Magnic light. It was very bright for a rear even during the daytime. People would stop me all the time and ask about it. The problem was the mount though and I lost it....
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    I ordered my B&M light from Harris. It came in a...

    I ordered my B&M light from Harris. It came in a few days.
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    I put Gators on my 26" commuting bike at the...

    I put Gators on my 26" commuting bike at the start of the season after getting a lot of flats. Haven't had a single one since. My old 26x1.5 tires would get a lot more flats than even my GP4000s on...
  24. As a driver in a place full of bikes with all the...

    As a driver in a place full of bikes with all the various lights, including Citibike, I'll have to say I don't ever much notice bike lights. Every now and then I'll pass by someone in the bike lane...
  25. So why are we arguing? There are lights...

    So why are we arguing? There are lights available with a cutoff, albeit a little more expensive. I have one (German of course) and it has a sharp cutoff, spreads the light far and wide, and being...
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