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Old 01-18-12, 05:57 PM
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Old 01-18-12, 10:26 PM
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Old 01-18-12, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Where did you buy this from? Have you tried it out yet? Please let me know how the image stabilization is. Nothing is GREAT but some are better than others. How much did you pay for it? Very interested.
I just got it yesterday. $270 for the whole kit. I usually see it for $300, but I got it 10% off. It's shorter but thicker than 18650 powered flashlights. I tried it last night in the dark and today in daylight. The battery life isn't that great. They advertise 122min, but I got 80min today before the battery discharged. I changed the bitrate setting to high, so I don't know if that drains it faster or not.

So far I've only recorded in 720p at 60fps. I want to play with it more before I upload any videos. Anyway I took some snapshots of the video during playback. I don't like how the sky becomes white in one shot but oh well. I guess that's because I'm under a tree and how it handles lighting. I'm not a photographer. At night, the signs aren't readable until you get close. I had the exposure setting on 0 and saturation at 75. I probably need to fiddle with the settings. I'm going to try moving the headlight closer to the camera to see if that helps.

Day
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Old 01-18-12, 11:07 PM
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Just got my first set of shoes and clipless pedals... Bontrager shoes with 105 pedals. First thing I did was fall over in my living room...
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You can't be clipped in gong nowhere (ie living room) Congrats on the purchase those 105 pedals are Fantastic for the money.

Rimmer: Those daytime shots are nice. Please upload a short video clip if and when you can. That is pretty short battery life. Can you bring along spares or no?
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Old 01-19-12, 12:25 AM
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Finally picked up some wheels for my caad9/Record 11 build. $1310 shipped w/ mounted Corsa Evo CX tires. I couldn't pass on the deal.

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i scored a pair of these on close out for 55 bucks!! sweet. should be a good spring training shoe.

shimano r086.

https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...shoes-09-34220
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Old 01-19-12, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Rimmer: Those daytime shots are nice. Please upload a short video clip if and when you can. That is pretty short battery life. Can you bring along spares or no?
I'll test it again to see how long it lasts to make sure. I've turned it on and off quite a few times, because I was taking public transportation. I'm guessing one non-stop recording without turning off would've lasted longer. Unfortunately, the internal battery isn't replaceable. It does come with a car, USB, and wall charger. I read somewhere (not an official source) that they're going to release an external battery solution in the future. I guess some third party external battery could work.

I'll try exposure setting of 2 next time at night followed by 4. I had it on 0, and it goes from -4 to +4. You can't change settings on the go except for resolution and fps. I guess carrying two microSD cards for different settings would work optimal for day and night.

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Old 01-19-12, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Rimmer
I'll test it again to see how long it lasts to make sure. I've turned it on and off quite a few times, because I was taking public transportation. I'm guessing one non-stop recording without turning off would've lasted longer. Unfortunately, the internal battery isn't replaceable. It does come with a car, USB, and wall charger. I read somewhere (not an official source) that they're going to release an external battery solution in the future. I guess some third party external battery could work.

I'll try exposure setting of 2 next time at night followed by 4. I had it on 0, and it goes from -4 to +4. You can't change settings on the go except for resolution and fps. I guess carrying two microSD cards for different settings would work optimal for day and night.
Really, the settings go with the SD cards? I would think there is a CMos on the camera itself. Either way, looks like a great camera. Hope you have lots of fun with it. I still want to see some video result to see how well it handles stabilization.
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Old 01-19-12, 12:50 PM
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I usually ride in MTB shoes as sometimes I like to get off my bike and explore the trails and forest. However, my daughter and I are now doing indoor cycling classes during our 0 and below tempertures, and because my MTB shoes are really heavy, I decided it was time to buy some road shoes - Shimano R077. So far I like them. The fun part is going to be watching my daughter do clipless the first few times.....................
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Old 01-19-12, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider
Really, the settings go with the SD cards? I would think there is a CMos on the camera itself. Either way, looks like a great camera. Hope you have lots of fun with it. I still want to see some video result to see how well it handles stabilization.
Yes to a text file: https://replayxd.com/replay-xd1080-advanced/

I wish clarity was better for license plates. You can see them in broad daylight, and it depends on the distance. Today I rode roughly 30min before sunset (around the time where some motorists have headlights on and some don't) on the main roads under a bunch of trees with shading, and I had a harder time making out the plates of passing motorists with some cases being unreadable. I'll have to try 1080 at 30fps. There are some videos in this thread. I don't know which settings they used or if there was any compression involved when they uploaded them.
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Old 01-19-12, 11:22 PM
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Wife's trainer mauled my old rear skewer pretty good (8 year old old Ascent), so I bought these.

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Old 01-20-12, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by pdxtex
i scored a pair of these on close out for 55 bucks!! sweet. should be a good spring training shoe.

shimano r086.

https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...shoes-09-34220
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Old 01-20-12, 12:04 AM
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Scattante Mestres. On sale at Performance for $30. LOVE them!






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Old 01-20-12, 01:16 AM
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Nice shades dude.
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Old 01-20-12, 03:01 AM
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A new Lezyne pedal wrench.



A late Christmas/early birthday gift from my wife.

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Old 01-20-12, 05:52 AM
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Yesterday my friend gave me this...



And a few weeks ago I got these...
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Old 01-20-12, 07:07 AM
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Old 01-20-12, 07:25 AM
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Yesterday my friend gave me this...



And a few weeks ago I got these...

Beautiful!!! but how in the world do you install them? they look like they're somehow rivited in?
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Old 01-20-12, 07:49 AM
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Going the upgrade path with this bike I just bought two weeks ago.
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Old 01-20-12, 09:09 AM
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Picked this up last night...


Specialized Romin EVO Comp Gel - 155mm

Have to give it a test ride to see how my posterior likes it...doesn't seem as wide as my previous saddle but definitely has a bit more contour to it
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Old 01-20-12, 11:46 AM
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Nice romin seat, i tested the evo and it was pretty stiff.
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Old 01-20-12, 01:11 PM
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took it for a quick ride out in the sub 30F temps - I like it better than the Velo saddle that came with the bike - I have to take advantage of a warmer day and try it out for 10+ miles to see how it does
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Originally Posted by rangerdavid
Beautiful!!! but how in the world do you install them? they look like they're somehow rivited in?
All it takes is an allen wrench and some time.

My most recent purchase was a Campagnolo Chorus cassette on ebay this morning. Lame, I know. I also just ordered a set of Sram Apex cranks for my Cross check along with two thomson seatpost clamps(bling bling!)
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Old 01-20-12, 01:27 PM
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Got a new Shimano 10s chain tool to replace the one that broke the other day. The new one looks like the old one but encased in a thick layer of black plastic. The working guts seem like they are the same. The new one cost more.
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