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04-23-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By bikebikebike

Good heads up

Apparently in places like SF, where the street folks do a brisk business in bikes, batteries from scooters were a quick pinch as there was a strong used market to fence into.
The cell locator in the...
04-15-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead exports to strava and Golden Cheetah...

Hammerhead exports to strava and Golden Cheetah as*.Fit files and a lot is available there, If you don't need it live.
Best is a function of your needs.
04-13-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead has the best screen. Big phone worth...

Hammerhead has the best screen.
Big phone worth a look, you'll have it anyway, but no ANT+.
Simple is good
04-13-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead has the best screen. Big phone worth a...

Hammerhead has the best screen. Big phone worth a look, you'll have it anyway.
As pdlamb sez, map it on a laptop and download to get best performance .
everything else is a work around. small maps,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By bikebikebike

Sealing can be an issue. The ebikes.ca sealing...

Sealing can be an issue. The ebikes.ca sealing discussion is on cooling fluids inside,
but has the same challenges,esp since they are in Vancouver, where it has been known to rain.
There are lots...
03-30-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,035
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks Found :...

Thanks
Found : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_chain and they had a good chart. Perzactly the right thing.
Strangely, Sheldon had nothing but the Park Tool and wiki had it. plus info on chain...
03-29-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,035
Posted By bikebikebike

OP returning to this thread. Never got an...

OP returning to this thread.
Never got an answer and have had Masterlinks that did not fit, failing to span the inner link and fit into their groove.
Trying to measure my chains has not been easy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,297
Posted By bikebikebike

About as well as the Curve, which is not to...

About as well as the Curve,
which is not to say, well. Wheels are not parallel so you need to tilt one up.
Totally doable but you have to wrestle with it a bit.

That's why I use the hand cart...
03-21-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By bikebikebike

The Garmin Quarter Turn mounts were designed for...

The Garmin Quarter Turn mounts were designed for watch sized bike computers. They have issues with anything bigger.
The Varia is not big or heavy.
. I have a 515 and its biggest problem in the...
03-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By bikebikebike

What ever happened to COBI.bike?

Anyone using this?
Bought by Bosch and used somewhat on their ebikes. May have just been a typical IT pump and flip.
? bike head unit nav computer/ GPS PAN controller using cellphone.
Nobody is...
03-17-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,173
Posted By bikebikebike

"Whenever you see multiple approaches to a...

"Whenever you see multiple approaches to a problem , it means nothing is working."
Surgical maxim
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By bikebikebike

Interesting about the front fork. I have a Dahon...

Interesting about the front fork. I have a Dahon Matrix, that took a 1- 1/8 fork without the broughhaha, but will keep that in mind for my next big foldy project.
Good looking, but hard bike to...
03-07-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By bikebikebike

Other than in "peloton mode" it is hard to get...

Other than in "peloton mode" it is hard to get feedback on how bright to be.
Just no way to give feedback. That said, I think a lot of folks are afraid of lights being too dim.
I was amazed at how...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By bikebikebike

Need to look at roll ability. My Montague...

Need to look at roll ability.
My Montague Paratrooper is really more luggable/stashable and rolling it is not graceful , as the wheels are not parallel.
I have a Dahon Matrix as well with same...
02-27-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By bikebikebike

The Monkeylectric guys still have their sign up...

The Monkeylectric guys still have their sign up over the Berkeley shop, and are listed as in the waterproofing electronics biz.

They and Revolights have not, um, fulfilled their potential, though...
02-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By bikebikebike

MonkeyLight connector ID help

I inherited fooferdoggies Monkeylights and was trying to ID their connector.
...
02-27-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By bikebikebike

Ebay has some of their stuff and there are a lot...

Ebay has some of their stuff and there are a lot of chinese "spin offs"
Cheap enough to play with.
Sad to see their project languish, as I like kinetic light art.
02-07-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By bikebikebike

Much thanks. missed that spot , and thanks for...

Much thanks. missed that spot , and thanks for the correction. Always helps to use the right name.
here is a pic
Looking thru old used bike sale ads, my best hunch is a FOX 32 Float RL that was an...
02-07-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By bikebikebike

Identifying old shocks, big and little help needed

I have several 26" bike shocks that I have acquired from rebuilds and cast offs and am trying to get a catalog of legacy shock models so I can see if they are rebuild-able.
Latest is a 32mm Fox...
02-06-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By bikebikebike

I am having the same display cut out that...

I am having the same display cut out that appears similar . I stop to see what's up, it is flagged as "Connected" but won't display and after a while restores. Sometimes shows up after I start....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,266
Posted By bikebikebike

Easier than a stem swap is the HaloAlber riser...

Easier than a stem swap is the HaloAlber riser and Joseph Kuosac bars.
Consider springing for the 3 speed rear hub, it's a bolt on upgrade to a 6spd
Shure is purdy
02-05-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By bikebikebike

Hell, where I live (TX) , they can't get bikers...

Hell, where I live (TX) , they can't get bikers to use lights and reflectors.
The last time I saw a somebody use a turn signal, I thought they had a bad brake light.

Loud horns save lives

Have...
02-05-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,529
Posted By bikebikebike

Facebook is great for exchanging selfies and ride...

Facebook is great for exchanging selfies and ride chat.

Poor for tech support and discussions in depth. Same for Hammerhead's Zendesk support "group"/ Forum.

FB's politics are abominable , but...
01-31-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 61,774
Posted By bikebikebike

geeping, I haven't seen many (rare as heck)...

geeping, I haven't seen many (rare as heck) trailers with independent suspension, but there are a few.
It's a weighty matter.
Similarly they tend to mount low, on the axle.
That said my Travoy...
01-29-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By bikebikebike

Information overload is a thing. Distracting. ...

Information overload is a thing. Distracting.
As a grin I count buttons on controllers. My TV stack had 354.
Years ago I rented a Tahoe that had 154 buttons, that I counted after the heated folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,581
Posted By bikebikebike

The first 30 are the hardest. took 20 just to get...

The first 30 are the hardest. took 20 just to get oriented. looking forward to the next 30.
It wasn't clear, do you want the weight down to get it up 3 floors or to ride?
1) For hauling the $250...
01-26-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,809
Posted By bikebikebike

Do you really feel you're younger as a result of...

Do you really feel you're younger as a result of Bicycling?

Not as much as I used to.
01-24-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By bikebikebike

3alarmer good call I remeasured the post at...

3alarmer good call
I remeasured the post at several spots to look again for patterns in the variation, and it is not distorted,
but varies in that range and on a lot closer inspection goes up to...
01-23-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By bikebikebike

Found some Peugeot 25's on German ebay Will...

Found some Peugeot 25's on German ebay
Will chase some more in US
That or get a booster seat
01-23-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,184
Posted By bikebikebike

AS of Jan 2021, our German eBay bud will not ship...

AS of Jan 2021, our German eBay bud will not ship to US.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/111606732311#shpCntId
Alu Patent Sattelstütze 24 mm Diamant DDR MIFA 350 mm Länge Seat Post
Must of been something...
01-23-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead Karoo1 vs K2

The V1 Hammerhead Karoo has the biggest brightest screen in the business.
With the new model there are a lot of them to be had competing against the $120 trade in Hammerhead offers to some on the...
01-23-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By bikebikebike

Looking for seat post options : French '70s 2

I inherited an old Champion Du Monde from the early 70's
good condition but with a seat post of 24.6-9, call it 25mm that is only 5"
Sheldon's French pages not much help, unfortunately
22" frame...
Replies: 17
Views: 7,739
Posted By bikebikebike

Champion Du Monde

Had one given to me . in good shape decals on fra,me and fork like the yellow one above
My first bike was a French CNC from a factory in StDenis that was much like this one.
Not as springy as CNC,...
01-16-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,920
Posted By bikebikebike

Counterfeiting electronics is a big deal,...

Counterfeiting electronics is a big deal, especially when safety is concerned. Teardowns sometime show VERY sophisticated imitations.
Batteries are a big problem here
I grew up with a family of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-13-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 40,479
Posted By bikebikebike

Had to have one I collect foldies now have to...

Had to have one
I collect foldies
now have to get rid of it
Lots of stuff does what it does better. It was a pioneer.
No complaints just the cost of education.
01-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,523
Posted By bikebikebike

Multiple configurations are best handled with...

Multiple configurations are best handled with heavy drinking , and experience in programming, and more drinking.
Nobody does either well.

Resign yourself to several minutes setting up and...
01-13-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By bikebikebike

Um Phones are now the PAN (personal area...

Um
Phones are now the PAN (personal area network) that consolidate the other devices in your world
like it or not
they do the job
BT sensors, and a cell phone do everything you had done by other...
01-13-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,938
Posted By bikebikebike

I sing to myself, and whether or or not I can...

I sing to myself, and whether or or not I can carry a tune is left to the audience to decide.
Failing that (cough*) I use an old MP3 player or my phone.




*Non Covid, tested
01-12-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,920
Posted By bikebikebike

ebikers (with any sense) consider lithium...

ebikers (with any sense) consider lithium batteries firebombs that can store electricity.
What could possibly go wrong?
Uh, Sony? Uh ,Samsung?
Get name brand bats from someplace that can vet for...
01-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By bikebikebike

I suspect the Garmin GroupTrack is just there to...

I suspect the Garmin GroupTrack is just there to help you find your buddies after you pulled over to fiddle with the device.
I use data for fitness training, but 95% of the data is just noise and...
01-11-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By bikebikebike

Please don't remind me I could have had a Brooks...

Please don't remind me I could have had a Brooks and those pedals for what I paid for my bike computer.

Two Brooks

and the Schwinn thrown in.
01-11-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By bikebikebike

The EndlessSphere guys live this topic. Check...

The EndlessSphere guys live this topic. Check them out.
01-11-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,920
Posted By bikebikebike

OP: go to https://batteryuniversity.com/ good...

OP:
go to https://batteryuniversity.com/
good intro
you have much to learn ,Grasshopper.
This is a huge topic
there is also a great flashlight forum, and the ES ebikers live the battery topic
01-11-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,206
Posted By bikebikebike

Best screen , hands down, is the Hammerhead Karoo...

Best screen , hands down, is the Hammerhead Karoo 1.
close second is the Karoo2, both Android phone computer fusions. Good mapping .
Breathtaking brightness and clarity. see DCR reviews.
...
12-28-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By bikebikebike

Have Betablockers made a difference in your riding?

A lot of variables here I know, but since I started Metoprolol and lowered my resting HR to ˜60, I can't use Max HR for anything.
even with 48 hr "washout"for stress testing, they have had to use...
12-28-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 43,376
Posted By bikebikebike

Should you get a Varia or a HRM?

While it's very good to share, about 20% in the above advice is scary bad.
It's damn hard to find a physician who is worth anything, but you guys spend more time fiddling with a Garmin than looking...
12-27-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By bikebikebike

CL where I am has a profusion of used fluid...

CL where I am has a profusion of used fluid trainers for˜$100
add a couple of Mangene sensors and a HRM and you can still get the whole enchilada for under ˜$150-200 using your phone as a head unit....
12-17-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By bikebikebike

It seems contentedness correlates strongly with...

It seems contentedness correlates strongly with having one bike and configuration.
As I have added stuff , Powermeter, Varia and used for indoor sensors with classic trainer
things began to require...
12-11-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By bikebikebike

Bike Computer Personality Test

What is your bike computer's personality ?

New puppy that has its personality born in, and will get real big, want to be the alpha dog and chew up your furniture. Frequently runs off.

Sweet...
12-11-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By bikebikebike

This whole thread is re-volting.

This whole thread is re-volting.
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