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    Strangest thing about goatheads: When I moved...

    Strangest thing about goatheads: When I moved here 20 years ago, I flatted all four tires on my two bikes in the first two weeks, and it was all road-riding.

    Right now I can't remember the last...
  2. Probably the Vivax-Assist (formerly known as...

    Probably the Vivax-Assist (formerly known as Gruber-Assist): vivax Assist, Gruber Assist E-Bikes (Fahrradantriebe, Elektrorad )
    It has been around for years.
  3. Thread: Power Banks

    by Shimagnolo
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    I've been using this for auxiliary power to a...

    I've been using this for auxiliary power to a small camera which does not have battery capacity to last a 2+ hour ride: https://www.anker.com/products/A1214011

    Anker sells direct on eBay: Anker...
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    I use the cheap disposable vinyl gloves from the...

    I use the cheap disposable vinyl gloves from the local grocery;
    Cheaper than nitrile, and they get the job done.
  5. Looking over their site, I find the stuff is a...

    Looking over their site, I find the stuff is a zinc alloy.
    So I figured it must be a variant of brazing or soldering, and that got me curious what the difference is.
    Some googling, and all I can...
  6. Some of the most nerve-wracking flying I've ever...

    Some of the most nerve-wracking flying I've ever done is piloting a glider behind a towplane.
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    Don't be silly; The KGB was replaced by the...

    Don't be silly;
    The KGB was replaced by the FSB.:p
  8. BTW The update from PayPal to eBay when you print...

    BTW The update from PayPal to eBay when you print a label, is not foolproof.
    A couple weeks ago, the day after shipping something, I noticed the eBay listing was showing no shipment info, so I had...
  9. Note the first entry (at the bottom) is when I...

    Note the first entry (at the bottom) is when I created a label.
    The entry just above it is when USPS actually scanned it.
    I created the label on PayPal (which automatically updated eBay), and took...
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    I've never used spoke prep, but use a q-tip to...

    I've never used spoke prep, but use a q-tip to put Tri-Flow on the threads and the contact area of the rim, just to make adjustment easier. I've never had a rim lose adjustment.

    However, on the...
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    I don't put anything *in* it, but I put...

    I don't put anything *in* it, but I put blueberries on top of it, followed by some plain Greek yogurt.
  12. Now keep in mind this was a sender in Idaho, and...

    Now keep in mind this was a sender in Idaho, and a recipient in Canada: https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input?qtc_tLabels1=LZ844638990US
    I was not involved with this.
  13. Dayum! This is fascinating! I might have some...

    Dayum!
    This is fascinating!
    I might have some projects in the future where this could be used.:thumb:
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    A video on the making of the video:...

    A video on the making of the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6FAstEZzmM
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    Snowboarding NYC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRv7G7WpOoU
    :lol:
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    Tossed out by the CO Supreme Court: Colorado...

    Tossed out by the CO Supreme Court: Colorado Supreme Court overturns Black Hawk's ban on bikes in city - The Denver Post
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    IIRC, it was a ban on riding a bicycle anywhere...

    IIRC, it was a ban on riding a bicycle anywhere within the city limits.
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    The icing on the cake was that the speed limits...

    The icing on the cake was that the speed limits in Black Hawk are 15mph, and there has never been a recorded case in Black Hawk of a cyclist being involved in a collision with a motor...
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    +1:thumb:

    +1:thumb:
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    The biggest thing I've found that affects reading...

    The biggest thing I've found that affects reading plates it the Angle-Of-View (usually listed as Field-Of-View).
    Small portable cameras are usually afflicted with crazy-wide lenses, often as wide as...
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    Odd. I would not expect shuddering from a...

    Odd.
    I would not expect shuddering from a Shimano road brake.
    I have Kool Stop salmons with Ultegra brakes on one bike, and I can do hard braking coming down a 14% grade with a rider+bike weight a...
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    Cantilever brakes?

    Cantilever brakes?
  23. Many years ago when I was experimenting with...

    Many years ago when I was experimenting with lubes, I tried the 90W gear lube I used in my Jeep's differentials.
    It was absolutely the quietest lube I ever used.:thumb:
    But trust me, you don't want...
  24. Thread: Ice

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    When I was living in the Chicago 'burbs, I got up...

    When I was living in the Chicago 'burbs, I got up to go to work one morning, looked out the window:
    "Oh, just a little wet on the ground."

    I stepped out side, made it about 3'...BAM!!! Flat on my...
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    Trail Ridge Road?

    Trail Ridge Road?
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