Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

New BSO long-term test!

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

New BSO long-term test!

Reply

Old 02-07-19, 09:09 AM
  #1276  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 36,501

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 387 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5043 Post(s)
Maybe a petroleum-based oil would work better by lasting longer.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-19, 09:27 AM
  #1277  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Maybe a petroleum-based oil would work better by lasting longer.
It's the first time I gave it a shot. I didn't oil it previously. I'll switch to something more proper, when I can find it, as I move my tools to the attic in preparation for the impending family expansion.

Smells good though, that oil does.
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-19, 09:53 AM
  #1278  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 36,501

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 387 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5043 Post(s)
What is the due date? Congratulations. My kids are 30 and 27 now.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-19, 09:54 AM
  #1279  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
What is the due date? Congratulations. My kids are 30 and 27 now.
Brexit day (neither of us is British, yet!)

I'm quite pumped to raise a daughter.
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-19, 04:02 PM
  #1280  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
I gotta say ... that oil worked it's way in over the day and the ride home was flawless.

Been at least a year since I oiled the drivetrain and it made a huge difference.

It's like a new bike ... 5 more years, here we come!
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-19, 09:29 AM
  #1281  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 36,501

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 387 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5043 Post(s)
Time to change the thread title.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-19, 10:32 AM
  #1282  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Time to change the thread title.
Why, is it not long-term enough yet?
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-19, 10:44 AM
  #1283  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 36,501

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 387 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5043 Post(s)
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Why, is it not long-term enough yet?
Long-term is a relative term, and so is new.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-19, 11:57 AM
  #1284  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Long-term is a relative term, and so is new.
That's true!
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 08:36 AM
  #1285  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
well, unfortunately, it seems that a new bike computer is in my future as the frame on this one is finished.

no contact this morning and the top two buttons have broken off.

also, the plastic frame has cracked on both side.

any suggestions for a cheap computer that takes CR2032 batteries? maybe under $10/€10/£10


acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 09:06 AM
  #1286  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 36,501

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 387 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5043 Post(s)
The Sunding computers you can get on ebay work flawlessly for me and my friends. They're about $3.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 11:15 AM
  #1287  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,299

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Cool, thanks for the reco! That bigger $12 one with the night-mode screen and wireless looks pretty cool too -- have you ever tried that model, any idea what the batter life is like from that night-mode?
RubeRad is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 11:25 AM
  #1288  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
The Sunding computers you can get on ebay work flawlessly for me and my friends. They're about $3.
Cool, I'll check out this one!

https://www.gearbest.com/bike-comput...63#goodsDetail
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 12:33 PM
  #1289  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Yup. I can get some intermittent reads, so I think it's done. A few crashes and being run over did it in. Only about 1000 snaps in and out though, so that's somewhat disappointing at a £20 price point.
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 04:10 PM
  #1290  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 36,501

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 387 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5043 Post(s)
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Compared with the units I've used, that looks downright fancy.

But if you want something very well-built, consider a Cateye and similar brands.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 04:25 PM
  #1291  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Compared with the units I've used, that looks downright fancy.

But if you want something very well-built, consider a Cateye and similar brands.
Nah, I had a CatEye Mity 3 on my bike in the US. Expensive and lasted.

Let's see how this runs:


Got a little screwed on the exchange rate, but I guess that's life.
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 04:31 PM
  #1292  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
should get the job done

acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 04:48 PM
  #1293  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,299

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
Nah, I had a CatEye Mity 3 on my bike in the US. Expensive and lasted..
I've put like 17K mi on a MITY 3 since 2011, it's been great. Only had to change the battery once. Picked up for $5 NIB off craigslist.
RubeRad is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 04:50 PM
  #1294  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I've put like 17K mi on a MITY 3 since 2011, it's been great. Only had to change the battery once. Picked up for $5 NIB off craigslist.
Cool. But my time is very limited and I'm not dealing with people any more than I do already to save a few dollars by trauling CL. Also, used stuff in GB is very used.
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 04:55 PM
  #1295  
RubeRad
Keepin it Wheel
 
RubeRad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,299

Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Moto Fantom29 ProSL hardtail

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
ya, my comment was descriptive, not prescriptive
RubeRad is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-19, 05:08 PM
  #1296  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
ya, my comment was descriptive, not prescriptive
Fair enough. No problem from this side.
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-19, 04:28 AM
  #1297  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
episode 477
5287km/3285mi/249.83h
£605.76/€679.05/$777.27 total
£2.425/€2.718/$3.111 per hour
£0.1146/€0.1284/$0.2366 per km/mi
£1.270/€1.424/$1.629per RT commute

seems that the computer isn't registering the full distance as the mount is somewhat broken. Have ordered a new one (as per above) and will get it on ASAP.


acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-19, 05:58 AM
  #1298  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
seems that the bike computer is bouncing around and not making full-time contact (still have used those values below) and I have one coming from China.

episode 480
5290km/3287mi/250.10h
£605.76/€679.05/$777.27 total
£2.422/€2.715/$3.108 per hour
£0.1145/€0.1284/$0.2365 per km/mi
£1.262/€1.415/$1.619per RT commute
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-19, 01:25 AM
  #1299  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
episode 486
5311km/3300mi/252.10h
£605.76/€679.05/$777.27 total
£2.403/€2.694/$3.083 per hour
£0.1141/€0.1279/$0.2334 per km/mi
£1.246/€1.397/$1.599per RT commute
__________________
acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-19, 05:02 AM
  #1300  
acidfast7
EU > USA
Thread Starter
 
acidfast7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: England / CPH
Posts: 8,237

Bikes: 2010 Cube Acid

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 903 Post(s)
episode 494
5360km/3330mi/254.75h
£605.76/€679.05/$777.27 total
£2.378/€2.666/$3.051 per hour
£0.1130/€0.1266/$0.2334 per km/mi
£1.226/€1.375/$1.573per RT commute

almost to 500

acidfast7 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service