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    One thing to note about aerogel insoles is that...

    One thing to note about aerogel insoles is that they are "trim to fit" and the trimming section around the perimeter contains no aerogel, which for the toes happens to be where you need it most. The...
  2. Thread: Cateye sucks ***

    by gecho
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    Lithium in general doesn't do very well in the...

    Lithium in general doesn't do very well in the cold, which is why I picked a light with huge rated runtime. This week I got less than 2 hours from my XML-3 on low which is rated at 10 hours.

    At...
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    Yes your rides will be part of the global...

    Yes your rides will be part of the global heatmap. So far there was only the initial release of it and one update about a year later (late October / Early November). I see a few features on the...
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    Hard to tell if there would be enough clearance...

    Hard to tell if there would be enough clearance between the rack to accommodate the back of the camera housing on the vertical rack mount plate. For someone using the PBSF mount on a seatpost the...
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    Something like that , though due to the limited...

    Something like that , though due to the limited pivot range of the housing I'd probably rotate the camera connector upward 90 degrees and extended it to the rear if I didn't want to use extra plastic...
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    One thing I thought would be handy is a gopro...

    One thing I thought would be handy is a gopro mount that plugs into a Planet Bike Super Flash mount since I have one attached to the rear rack on every one of my bikes. Though I'm not sure how...
  7. I should caveat my advice with the fact my HR is...

    I should caveat my advice with the fact my HR is 160+ during a lot of my winter riding, particularly if I'm on my fat bike which is like climbing a never ending hill. I'm always baffled when I hear...
  8. Temperatures right around freezing are tricky, I...

    Temperatures right around freezing are tricky, I had 2 weeks of that stuff leading up to Christmas. The humidity tends to hover around 85% or greater, and with the air approaching saturation, water...
  9. How do you save 2-3 lbs per wheel when a Surly...

    How do you save 2-3 lbs per wheel when a Surly fat bike tube is about 1 pound?
  10. Probably not enough fat bikers in this forum to...

    Probably not enough fat bikers in this forum to get many replies concerning niche fat bike topics. Mtbr has endless topics on the subject, though if you started a new thread they'd just telling you...
  11. Thread: Fogged Goggles

    by gecho
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    My last few rides have been between -20C and...

    My last few rides have been between -20C and -30C. In my recent experience one of the biggest factors for fogged glasses and goggles is an overheated forehead (since I've been using a respirator to...
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    Try asking in this thread ... that you started:...

    Try asking in this thread ... that you started: http://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/984139-tubes-your-fat-bike.html

    :lol:
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    The 500 has a nice screen, better contrast than...

    The 500 has a nice screen, better contrast than the 800.
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    As I suspected the progress in this case is...

    As I suspected the progress in this case is moving at the speed molasses does this time of year. Last I could find on the case was from a few months back, the officer involved getting promoted, and...
  15. Thread: Tire width

    by gecho
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    I like having a lot of options in winter. My...

    I like having a lot of options in winter. My Moonlander is great for its extreme stability when the roads are a mess. But its slow, which can be an issue in the cold when I have a long way to go. ...
  16. The tired battery in my old nuvi lasts less than...

    The tired battery in my old nuvi lasts less than 10 minutes before going dead.
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    My stomach gets cold after cold weather rides,...

    My stomach gets cold after cold weather rides, the skin can get ice cold and numb. I think its due to blood flow being diverted from digestive processes during exercise, and its that flow that keeps...
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    The only rides that don't start from home are...

    The only rides that don't start from home are mountain bike trail rides since none of the trails are close (one 20km and the other 80km away). Now and then I ride to the one 20 km away (gravel roads...
  19. When given the opportunity, motorists will take...

    When given the opportunity, motorists will take the racing line to increase the speed at which they can turn. All the time I seem drivers cutting across the wrong lane when making a left.

    Another...
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    I don't carry one anymore. A patch kit should be...

    I don't carry one anymore. A patch kit should be good enough for summer and in winter I wouldn't even bother trying to fix a flat.
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    Self driving cars will probably be the safest...

    Self driving cars will probably be the safest vehicles on the road. They will be only vehicles in 100% compliance with traffic regulations. The roof mounted sensors will have a better view of...
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    The snow we get here gets packed into a form...

    The snow we get here gets packed into a form nearly as slick as ice. When I first got my fat bike I had to give up commuting on it until I got studs for it. Dillinger studded tires just came out...
  23. Thread: Today, I Wore...

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    Sticky: I think what was missing from my cold weather...

    I think what was missing from my cold weather clothing selection was just snow. The extra exertion from snow on the ground generates more heat, plus going slower reduces overall wind speed. Just...
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    My lips usually tell me right away if I'm...

    My lips usually tell me right away if I'm dehydrated. In addition to trying to stay hydrated I use compression shorts after a ride or before bed if my quads are feeling sore. The pair I have don't...
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    In very loose snow, the kind that hasn't been...

    In very loose snow, the kind that hasn't been packed and doesn't bind to itself I'll run 3-4 psi on my Moonlander. When I had 3.8" tires on a narrower rim that would be 4-5 psi for the same sort of...
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