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Forum: Foo
02-21-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By grapetonix

I was going to say about 1 volt peak to peak and...

I was going to say about 1 volt peak to peak and i nearly remembered right. (0.32Vrms = 900mV p-p)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_level
Forum: Foo
01-28-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By grapetonix

Hello. In my experience, do not count on the...

Hello.

In my experience, do not count on the markings of "appliance grade" AC-DC transformers at all. I study for an EE and often use those for the homebrew stuff i build as a hobby, so i have...
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By grapetonix

Never mind. I found it! Apparently he succeeded. ...

Never mind. I found it! Apparently he succeeded.

www.africabybike.org
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By grapetonix

The England - Cape Town guy?

They guy in his late twenties (possibly early thirties) who were going to ride from somewhere in England down to Cape Town (S. Africa), for charity i believe. What was his name and home page? Did he...
01-14-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By grapetonix

Sounds good, if outlets are hard to find, but are...

Sounds good, if outlets are hard to find, but are they that uncommon in China?
Anyone who uses their phone so much that the battery goes flat in a day uses it too much, imo.
Forum: Foo
10-30-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 576
Posted By grapetonix

Don't bother with it yet. The RC1 was slow on my...

Don't bother with it yet. The RC1 was slow on my Athlon X2 with a gigabyte of ram. Moreover, it was so paranoidally secure that it got nearly unusable for normal desktop management. "Windows needs...
10-03-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,430
Posted By grapetonix

As a European completely unfamiliar with the...

As a European completely unfamiliar with the term, I thought you were talking about 91+ kg bikes.
I even looked through this forum and started seeing some racing style bikes, came to the conclusion...
09-15-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,389
Posted By grapetonix

Only one time during my entire biking career...

Only one time during my entire biking career (which covers about 25000 km). It was during winter with spike tyres, i came at about 25 km/h and suddenly a huge spot of pure, wet ice came under me....
04-03-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By grapetonix

$2000 in a year??? Holy Mother Of God. I have now...

$2000 in a year??? Holy Mother Of God. I have now had my aluminium MTB ($300) for nearly 10000 km odo, four years or so, and the only replacements are brake rubbers (three or four times, can't...
04-03-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,540
Posted By grapetonix

$2000 in a year??? Holy Mother Of God. I have now...

$2000 in a year??? Holy Mother Of God. I have now had my aluminium MTB ($300) for nearly 10000 km odo, four years or so, and the only replacements are brake rubbers (three or four times, can't...
Forum: Foo
04-02-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By grapetonix

I use a lot of math in my electrical engineering...

I use a lot of math in my electrical engineering program, but the pure math courses i did was IMO a bit overkill and prestigeful for the purpose and just got me bitter. Now that most people aren't...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-06, 05:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,906
Posted By grapetonix

Might work, but why use such an exotic method? ...

Might work, but why use such an exotic method?
Fickling with the rear release lever sounds like it might take a minute. I don't know how hard you have yours tightened but mine is kind of hard to get...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-06, 05:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,364
Posted By grapetonix

1.75" x 26" Rubena Kevlar Antipuncture. Never had...

1.75" x 26" Rubena Kevlar Antipuncture. Never had a flat with them yet.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By grapetonix

I think you have misunderstood the concept...

I think you have misunderstood the concept greatly. Finding a well thought out geocache is NOT easy. For added fun, omit the maps. You know the straight line direction to the cache but actually...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By grapetonix

Paying $130 for a 3W LED system is really...

Paying $130 for a 3W LED system is really overkill. 3-watt Luxeon Stars cost less than $20 and have a Vf of like 3,4 volt (white). Can definitely be driven by 6V, even 4.5. Driving them is really...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By grapetonix

Yes. I happen to officially be the first...

Yes. I happen to officially be the first geocacher of the country i live in. I never thought it would grow big so pretty cool to see the domestic caches increase to 5000+ in a few years. The concept...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,679
Posted By grapetonix

For those of you that insist on using alkalines...

For those of you that insist on using alkalines it might be good to know that even those are re-usable like 2-5 times (depending on make and how discharged they got). I have seen such chargers on...
12-18-05, 05:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,126
Posted By grapetonix

I live in Sweden and just changed tires for the...

I live in Sweden and just changed tires for the winter season, yes, the Nokian Hakkapelitta 106 tires give a great grip on those ice slicks that might otherwise send you into the ground. Don't know...
Forum: Foo
12-16-05, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,115
Posted By grapetonix

A large bottle of my own homebrewn honey mead....

A large bottle of my own homebrewn honey mead. Yep, that's it....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-05, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,979
Posted By grapetonix

Holy God, is that handybike even stable enough on...

Holy God, is that handybike even stable enough on standard pavement to be classified a bicycle?
10-31-05, 05:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,692
Posted By grapetonix

I attended one once and didn't find it to be a...

I attended one once and didn't find it to be a positive sum up. People were just breaking too many traffic laws (running red, being generally disruptive; and with "disruptive" in this context I do...
10-23-05, 06:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,003
Posted By grapetonix

88 km, but it was on an MTB. And I have yet do do...

88 km, but it was on an MTB. And I have yet do do any touring...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-05, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,618
Posted By grapetonix

Haha! This is so great I was just listening to...

Haha! This is so great I was just listening to Cory Hart's tune "I Wear My Sunglasses At Night" and then see this thread....

I've also ridden with sunglasses at night. Not too bad, you see lights...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-05, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By grapetonix

Very true. IMO there is not a big point of...

Very true.

IMO there is not a big point of having a GPSr on the handlebars in case you're not interested strictly in navigational features. For speed a wireless cyclometer will do fine.

I also...
09-20-05, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By grapetonix

A creaking noise comes from between my pedals...

A creaking noise comes from between my pedals (most likely the bearings???) when I put much of a torque on the system. This is a cheap aluminium MTB, my main workhorse, and it has done about 5000km...
09-20-05, 02:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,830
Posted By grapetonix

Reminds me of something that happened to me a...

Reminds me of something that happened to me a couple of years ago. I was riding to highschool and had repaired a flat the day before. Unfortunately I was a bit too quick and sleazy about cramming the...
09-19-05, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By grapetonix

Other important things are keeping the bike...

Other important things are keeping the bike well-maintained (I remember seeing a statistic that like 40% of bike accidents over here were due to likely mechanical failure), not going faster than you...
09-11-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,892
Posted By grapetonix

I had bicycle ed during sixth grade or so......

I had bicycle ed during sixth grade or so... everyone here was given it.
Mandatory licensing is IMO an exceptionally bad idea however. I believe many people make a mental connection between bikes...
09-07-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By grapetonix

Do you sweat out junk and deposits?

I noticed something weird, when I started taking up biking again (after one year mostly free from any kind of exercise) this summer I did some pretty rough and fast 60-80km rides on my MTB. After...
Forum: Touring
09-05-05, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,701
Posted By grapetonix

Seems to be a lot of Legend Classic users here....

Seems to be a lot of Legend Classic users here. I'm also one of them :) Like it and recommend it, although the entire eTrex line has some quality problems with the rubber around them loosening up....
Forum: Commuting
09-05-05, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By grapetonix

My 18 mi round trip goes considerably faster in...

My 18 mi round trip goes considerably faster in the morning, due to the fact that I'm running straight thru a city and the traffic is way more swamped during evening hours (both bike lanes and car...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-05, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By grapetonix

I use a pair of Nokian Hakkapelittä steel...

I use a pair of Nokian Hakkapelittä steel studded. Expensive but grips icey roads nicely.
08-31-05, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By grapetonix

If it gets stolen or sabotaged - more expensive. ...

If it gets stolen or sabotaged - more expensive.
If you get to keep it unsabotaged and not stolen - less expensive.

The costs are normally not shocking if you get generic parts... I'd guess it'd...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,665
Posted By grapetonix

-I feel much more refreshed after having taken a...

-I feel much more refreshed after having taken a good ride a day, hence being able to keep up much better with my current life

-The local bus/train unlimited usage cards get much cheaper if you...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-05, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,122
Posted By grapetonix

I average between 20-25 km/h moving. Moving plus...

I average between 20-25 km/h moving. Moving plus stopped perhaps 18-20. But it's thru a city and on an MTB. About 13km.
07-24-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,600
Posted By grapetonix

I believe the concern most people have with H5N1...

I believe the concern most people have with H5N1 is the fact that it's airborne and hence easily spread to anyone (correct me if i'm wrong), in contrast to AIDS which requires sexual (or other close...
07-22-05, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By grapetonix

heh... That's true. But then maybe it would be...

heh... That's true. But then maybe it would be possible to construct an edible bomb. Or to make the spandex out of nitrocellulose

To be serious, I have also had minor thought about the tube terror...
07-21-05, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,643
Posted By grapetonix

I have 13 km's to my college. Through town. And,...

I have 13 km's to my college. Through town. And, it turns out the distance is FASTER to kill off by bike, than to go to the subway station and use it (provided there is little or no snow on the...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-05, 05:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,356
Posted By grapetonix

Don't know if the measurement scales are...

Don't know if the measurement scales are different, but 95 oct. is the lowest you can get here. Highest is 98.
07-18-05, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By grapetonix

Hear, hear! This is interesting thinking. I...

Hear, hear!

This is interesting thinking. I don't have the time to do the calculations right now, but it would not surprise me if you actually could go much longer on a bicycle in the time that...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,685
Posted By grapetonix

I keep an average speed of about 20km/h on my MTB...

I keep an average speed of about 20km/h on my MTB when commuting (planning to do constant 26km roundtrip commuting this fall). Safer, you rarely gain anything real by going faster in heavily...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,356
Posted By grapetonix

Stockholm, Sweden: Unleaded 95 octane ...

Stockholm, Sweden:

Unleaded 95 octane

11,69 SEK / L = 1.50 USD / L
1 US Gallon = 3.79 L

1.50 * 3.79 = $5.70 USD / US gallon

And I feel that's a pretty fair price, albeit still a bit too...
07-11-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By grapetonix

Apparently, it's both kevlar reinforcement and...

Apparently, it's both kevlar reinforcement and full steel radial "jacket".
They are called Rubena COBRA ANTIPUNCTURE.
07-11-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By grapetonix

Kevlar reinforced tires

I just went ahead and bought a couple of Kevlar Reinforced tires for my 26" MTB. They are said, according to the specification, to be "very rigid and efficient in preventing flats from happening in...
Forum: Foo
07-10-05, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By grapetonix

I've tried it. Very cool, especially that it...

I've tried it. Very cool, especially that it bumps up the terrain according to topo data.
07-09-05, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,961
Posted By grapetonix

If the biker clearly wasn't following traffic...

If the biker clearly wasn't following traffic laws then no need to feel guilty. You're in the green.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By grapetonix

Just how inefficient are they?

... compared, to, say, a cheap MTB. I know it must be very hard to generalize, but perhaps someone has an idea.

It in fact looks like this. I'm thinking of taking the train from Stockholm, Sweden...
Forum: Touring
06-28-05, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By grapetonix

Yeah, exactly. I also use a Legend with handlebar...

Yeah, exactly. I also use a Legend with handlebar mounts. Using a GPS for the sole purpose of keeping track of mileage is a COMPLETE waste of both battery power and potential. I cannot stress enough...
06-28-05, 05:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,185
Posted By grapetonix

The reason for me not liking cars very well is...

The reason for me not liking cars very well is the horrendous energy efficiency. No matter how effective an engine you make, one is still dealing with the fact that you are, in most cases, dragging...
Forum: Touring
06-27-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By grapetonix

If you just tell the emergency rescue center "I'm...

If you just tell the emergency rescue center "I'm at N XX degs, YY.YYY minutes, E AA degs, BB.BBB minutes, and the datum is WGS-84", there is no way in hell that can be misinterpreted.
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