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Old 02-21-07, 05:40 PM   #1901
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Wireless speeds are rated in letters... A, B, G, N just go for the highest letter available but make sure that it is backwards compatible.

Is the laptop a 15.4 inch display? I have a Toshiba that looks almost identical.
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Old 02-21-07, 05:43 PM   #1902
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yes.... it's a 15 something.... he was looking at 17's but decided to go with 15 for portability (and the 15 had better stuff!)

he was looking mainly at toshibas and HP's... the HP won out (obviously)

it has N wireless, i believe.... if i remember correctly (and it listed b and g, too)

so i guess i need to look into N routers and a card for my computer (do they make combo ones that i can plug my desktop in and use the laptop and xbox as wireless? or is that a dumb thought to even ask about?)
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Old 02-21-07, 05:47 PM   #1903
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oops..... no N!

Wireless Protocol: 802.11a
802.11b
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Old 02-21-07, 05:48 PM   #1904
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yes.... it's a 15 something.... he was looking at 17's but decided to go with 15 for portability (and the 15 had better stuff!)

he was looking mainly at toshibas and HP's... the HP won out (obviously)

it has N wireless, i believe.... if i remember correctly (and it listed b and g, too)

so i guess i need to look into N routers and a card for my computer (do they make combo ones that i can plug my desktop in and use the laptop and xbox as wireless? or is that a dumb thought to even ask about?)
I don't know about the xbox, but it's simple to get your desktop wireless. But assuming you'll have your wireless router where your current one is, there's no benefit.
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I don't like wireless...The connection is awful and if you try to do something that requires constant bandwith it always seems to pause at the worst moments
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Make sure you secure your wireless connection also.
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meh I just wait for people to connect and then I print from their prints...fun times
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so i guess i need to look into N routers and a card for my computer (do they make combo ones that i can plug my desktop in and use the laptop and xbox as wireless? or is that a dumb thought to even ask about?)
You can buy a standard wireless router and it will generally have 4 wired ports and the wireless capability. Put the router into the room with the desktop computer and the modem (cable or DSL). then the XBOX and the laptop can connect to the router wirelessly (or wired if you want)
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Old 02-21-07, 06:25 PM   #1909
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Wireless speeds are rated in letters... A, B, G, N just go for the highest letter available but make sure that it is backwards compatible.

Is the laptop a 15.4 inch display? I have a Toshiba that looks almost identical.
A is faster than B, and N has compatibility issues between the different flavors.


Isn't N still draft?
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Old 02-21-07, 06:43 PM   #1910
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Just go with G, it's faster than anything you'll ever need.
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Just go with G, it's faster than anything you'll ever need.
Is that like the 10MB hard drive which, in 1987, was "bigger than anything I would ever need"?
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Old 02-21-07, 07:10 PM   #1912
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which should i get first: DA-7801 53-39 Crankset or Easton EC90 SLX Fork??? i can get either one for about the same price... ~$250
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Old 02-21-07, 08:21 PM   #1913
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which should i get first: DA-7801 53-39 Crankset or Easton EC90 SLX Fork??? i can get either one for about the same price... ~$250
Crankset, no question assuming you have the stock Roleur. You might actually notice smoother shifting and better stiffness. Not sure the fork would improve things that much. Besides the DA crankset has more bling
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Old 02-22-07, 12:04 AM   #1914
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Crankset, no question assuming you have the stock Roleur. You might actually notice smoother shifting and better stiffness. Not sure the fork would improve things that much. Besides the DA crankset has more bling
yeah i have the Truvativ Roleur. ive been leaning towards the crankset for a more overall performance gain. but the Easton fork looks freakin sweet too. its only 290g!
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Old 02-22-07, 12:31 AM   #1915
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yeah i have the Truvativ Roleur. ive been leaning towards the crankset for a more overall performance gain. but the Easton fork looks freakin sweet too. its only 290g!
...which saves you what? 60 grams? Switching to the DA crankset saves almost that much. Which means you get to eat one more cookie.
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Old 02-22-07, 10:28 AM   #1916
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Picked these up Monday...

PI Vertex Bibshorts.


You should have held out for these:

Pearl Izumi has just introduced bike shorts that are Bluetooth compatible and have an integrated Mp3 player with 16 hours of storage. The Vertex MP3 Bib Short sells for $500, and if you can afford that you can probably afford the hospital bill. Just think -- drivers will no longer be the only people on the road distracted by a cell phone in one ear and music in the other. Sounds risky to us. Pearl says $100 from each pair of shorts sold will benefit the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's research. We say forget the shorts and send that C-note to Davis via http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.com
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Old 02-22-07, 10:38 AM   #1917
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I thought those were kind of interesting, but cost too much and aren't iPod compatible. Besides, my shuffle works great for my rides.

I agree, though, send the money to the Phinney Foundation instead.
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I thought those were kind of interesting, but cost too much and aren't iPod compatible. Besides, my shuffle works great for my rides.

I agree, though, send the money to the Phinney Foundation instead.

Yeah...too much going on there...I have got to get me a shuffle...
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Old 02-22-07, 11:48 AM   #1919
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Yeah...too much going on there...I have got to get me a shuffle...
I use my shuffle way for than my video iPod. The simplicity works for me, especially when I'm riding.
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Old 02-22-07, 02:18 PM   #1921
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I use my shuffle way for than my video iPod. The simplicity works for me, especially when I'm riding.
The back of the video ipod also doubles as a mirror...for us self absorbed women who need to even check ourselves while riding
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The back of the video ipod also doubles as a mirror...for us self absorbed women who need to even check ourselves while riding
Just get a little helmet mirror and mount it in the middle so you can look at yourself while you ride...

Or, get one of these: http://www2.oregonscientific.com/sho...cid=77&pid=709

Then you can look at yourself later, as well.
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Just get a little helmet mirror and mount it in the middle so you can look at yourself while you ride...

Or, get one of these: http://www2.oregonscientific.com/sho...cid=77&pid=709

Then you can look at yourself later, as well.
Not a bad idea -- but then others are gonna want to borrow it But I do like the fact that it's waterproof and can handle ACTION
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Speaking of mirrors. Does anyone know where to get the small bar-end mirrors? They are of the small type and don't really seem to allow much adjustability but I like the fact that it is out of the way and looks somewhat secured to the bar end. These are not to be confused with some of the larger bar-end mirrors that are about the circumference of a soda can.
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