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    I also have a Seek 0, and if the hub goes at some...

    I also have a Seek 0, and if the hub goes at some point I'm going to really think about the Nuvinci. I find the gear jumps on the Alfine 8 to be too wide, sometimes I can never find the right gear.
  2. I was using the Philips batteries. Chemistry...

    I was using the Philips batteries. Chemistry wise it shouldn't matter - in fact Eneloop capacity is less than a normal NiMH, the only advantage AFAIK is that they hold their charge longer. In this...
  3. Thread: hurt my eyes

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    If the end game is that the US enacts laws...

    If the end game is that the US enacts laws requiring bike lights to be properly designed - full cutoff, etc, and we start getting good lighting designs, then even the more is better thing might work...
  4. Just using LiIon works well too. Even at -25*F,...

    Just using LiIon works well too. Even at -25*F, my LiIon light still has decent runtime. It's down, but only from 3 hours to about 2 hours, not 2 hours down to 1/3 hour as I saw with NiMH.
  5. It's no surprise that the batteries are spotty,...

    It's no surprise that the batteries are spotty, and probably won't last long. $16 is a reasonable price for 4 16550 cells, putting those 4 cells in a pack with protection and throwing in a light and...
  6. My complaints about AA is not physical...

    My complaints about AA is not physical inconvenience, but that NiMH chemistry doesn't do well in low temps. I returned a Philips earlier this year because at -5*F the battery life was 20 minutes,...
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    Snowing here, 17*F tonight. I guess I took the...

    Snowing here, 17*F tonight. I guess I took the studded tires off too soon.

    It was 75*F two days ago.
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    I think there are people on alpha centauri that...

    I think there are people on alpha centauri that have seen this video. Probably farther out than that given how long it's been around.
  9. I've ridden down to -25*F in Michigan. My LiIon...

    I've ridden down to -25*F in Michigan. My LiIon and Lithium primary driven stuff still works fine, the battery life is reduced but a bike comp only draws a few microamps, so it doesn't matter.
    ...
  10. I wear half fingered padded gloves above about...

    I wear half fingered padded gloves above about 45*F - I get them cheap from Chinese ebay vendors and they last well.

    At slightly colder temps down to 10*F or so, I wear mechanic's gloves. They're...
  11. It takes a good mechanical gauge to be accurate,...

    It takes a good mechanical gauge to be accurate, and even good ones can be thrown out of accuracy by being abused. Digital gauges, even the extremely cheap ones, are extremely accurate even if...
  12. I would HOPE that in a situation that is as tight...

    I would HOPE that in a situation that is as tight on power as this is, that they're using Schottky diodes. It would be inexcusably cheap to use a regular diode and throw away 0.6 volts.

    Unless...
  13. OK, then, the lights should take DC just fine. ...

    OK, then, the lights should take DC just fine. The DC will just pass through one leg of the bridge rectifier.
  14. That's where a horn is nice. Even though you were...

    That's where a horn is nice. Even though you were able to avoid, odds are that the driver never knew you were there before or after. With a horn at least he would know it and possibly realize that...
  15. LiIon packs cost $0 - I already have several,...

    LiIon packs cost $0 - I already have several, with chargers. Worst case, pay $20 for a cheap assed light with a LiIon pack and charger, throw away light head.

    I absolutely, positively, without...
  16. As someone who is ALWAYS the passenger when in...

    As someone who is ALWAYS the passenger when in the car with my family, I definitely don't want to be kept from using my phone. Nobody in my family (at least not when I'm in the car) ever uses the...
  17. That looks awesome. Pity it's still using AA...

    That looks awesome. Pity it's still using AA cells or I'd order one right this second.

    I'm thinking I'm going to have to order a dyno version and wire it up to LiIon cells myself.
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    My wake up call was switching from the 40 pound,...

    My wake up call was switching from the 40 pound, low pressure studded Nokian, internally geared heavy assed winter bike to the road bike.

    went from a 10.5 mile, 47+ minute commute to a 12 mile, 36...
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    Well, it's also about carrying something that big...

    Well, it's also about carrying something that big around that you'll use for 3 seconds a year.

    I like having a horn, but I've gone entire years without blowing mine, and to date I haven't hit a...
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    That thing is ginormous and fugly. Probably...

    That thing is ginormous and fugly. Probably pretty heavy too. Also it's been in "pre order" for over a year now.
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    It's a bit more money, but I have the...

    It's a bit more money, but I have the waterproof/breathable vented jacket from J&G:
    Waterproof Breathable Jackets from People Who Really Know Waterproof Breathable Jackets!

    I've had it for 5 or 6...
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    This was posted here a few days ago. Do the news...

    This was posted here a few days ago. Do the news stations pay people to find stuff on youtube and just republish it? I wonder if they ask permission.
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    Nothing that is reasonable to carry on a bicycle...

    Nothing that is reasonable to carry on a bicycle is close to an air zound.
  24. I never got in the habit. I do it ironically...

    I never got in the habit. I do it ironically during conversation (like, when talking about stuff that everyone hates), but I don't do it in anger. It just doesn't occur to me to do so.
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    I think there is. Garbage truck involved. If...

    I think there is. Garbage truck involved. If you haven't learned it already, the lesson is to stay the HELL away from garbage trucks. They are death machines to cyclists. I wouldn't take any...
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