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02-23-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By bryce_atx

They rock. They charge really fast (at least...

They rock. They charge really fast (at least with this charger (http://www.batteryjunction.com/wf-139-.html)). If they malfunction they can catch on fire. They lose little capacity when stored. ...
02-20-09, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By bryce_atx

MapMyRide has a function on their site to...

MapMyRide has a function on their site to retrieve files directly from the 305. Plug it in, log into the site, click the button, and it happens automatically.

I use TrainingPeaks.com, which...
02-16-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,399
Posted By bryce_atx

It'll be interesting to see what turns up. I...

It'll be interesting to see what turns up. I have a NiteRider Trail Rat 10W that works fine for now, but I hate the 9-hour charge time for 2:20 hours of burn time, and even then it's half as bright...
Forum: Southeast
02-07-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By bryce_atx

Yeah, I found all of that as well, but since it...

Yeah, I found all of that as well, but since it all seemed really outdated I thought I'd check around here. I'm not holding my breath.
Forum: Southeast
02-07-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By bryce_atx

Shreveport Riders?

Is there any bike culture at all left in Shreveport, Louisiana? I'll be in town next weekend and I'll be bummin' around on my bike. Just wondering if there's anyone else out there that knows of...
02-07-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By bryce_atx

I have one. It rocks. What do you want to know...

I have one. It rocks. What do you want to know specifically?
02-05-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By bryce_atx

I'd definitely go with a dyno over batteries. ...

I'd definitely go with a dyno over batteries. Maybe a small light with rechargeables for backup. If you want USB charging, look at the NiteRider MiniNewt. It charges via USB. A guy I ride with...
01-29-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,861
Posted By bryce_atx

settings-->general-->display-->backlight...

settings-->general-->display-->backlight timeout-->stays on
01-29-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,861
Posted By bryce_atx

The 305 doesn't have maps like the 705 does, but...

The 305 doesn't have maps like the 705 does, but you can map out a ride on a site like mapmyride.com and then load it into the 305. You'll then have a path to follow so it'll be obvious if you...
Forum: Southwest
01-26-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By bryce_atx

Oklahoma Cycling Website?

I travel to Durant, OK a few times a year to visit inlaws. I heard there's a group of South Eastern students who have started traveling to the track in Frisco. I'd like to contact someone in this...
01-24-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,512
Posted By bryce_atx

You can do this now with a cheap Boost phone and...

You can do this now with a cheap Boost phone and instamapper.com, but it won't fit in a tube (but in a saddle bag would be perfect). I'd definitely be interested in a solution that would fit down...
01-21-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 51,683
Posted By bryce_atx

The lights change mode because the battery is...

The lights change mode because the battery is rattling around, causing the electrical circuit to momentarily break. This is the same as momentarily pushing the on/off switch, which is how you change...
01-16-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 51,683
Posted By bryce_atx

Most people, myself included, report about a 3...

Most people, myself included, report about a 3 week delivery time. It showed up on USPS's website after about 15 days for me.
01-15-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bryce_atx

Just an update for anyone searching on this...

Just an update for anyone searching on this model: the Soshine SC-S1(min) will not charge 18650 cells. They're just too long. Too bad, because it seems like a decent charger otherwise (4 cells at a...
01-14-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,569
Posted By bryce_atx

I'd say if run time is a factor then carry extra...

I'd say if run time is a factor then carry extra batteries. I think a 2x18650 light is going to be a little long. With that said, this is the light I'm using:
...
01-13-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 51,683
Posted By bryce_atx

I ordered charger X from DealExtreme but received...

I ordered charger X from DealExtreme but received charger Y. They also asked me to take a picture of the product to prove it wasn't what I requested.

They told me to mail the incorrect item to...
01-12-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By bryce_atx

I think a problem with bicycle turn indicators is...

I think a problem with bicycle turn indicators is that the lights are too close together to easily determine which way the cyclists intends to turn. Also, I think the headlight would drown out the...
01-11-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By bryce_atx

Here's a LockBlock holding a flashlight to my...

Here's a LockBlock holding a flashlight to my bars, as seen from the side:

http://i39.tinypic.com/1zgqgzk.jpg

And from the top:

http://i39.tinypic.com/311weu9.jpg
01-09-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,982
Posted By bryce_atx

Please let me know how your return experience...

Please let me know how your return experience with DX goes. I ordered a charger on 12/7, it arrived on 12/31. I can live with that, especially during the holidays.

The problem is that I received...
01-09-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By bryce_atx

I bought a 3-pack of TwoFish LockBlocks from...

I bought a 3-pack of TwoFish LockBlocks from JensonUSA.com and they work well. One is holding a light to my bars and one is holding a superflash to my chain stay. I've got a 3rd that's holding a...
01-08-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By bryce_atx

Recommend a good charger for 18650s?

I'm in the market for a charger for 18650 batteries. I'm looking for the following features:

Automatic cutoff so i don't have to babysit it
Charge cells relatively quickly (in the neighborhood...
01-02-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By bryce_atx

The P7 refers to the actual LED emitter. It's...

The P7 refers to the actual LED emitter. It's the designation for the specific emitter made by the company Seoul Semiconductors (SSC). There are a lot of different brands of flashlights that use...
01-01-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By bryce_atx

I wouldn't hold your breath for a new battery. ...

I wouldn't hold your breath for a new battery. Most of the P7 flashlights use 18650 batteries, usually 1 but occasionally 2. With this you generally get 0:45-1:30 of run time (on high). The cells...
01-01-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By bryce_atx

Ok, this seems great. I've got a BlackBerry 8330...

Ok, this seems great. I've got a BlackBerry 8330 on Sprint, and instamapper.com works so far. In 2 minutes I had it up and running, and when I logged in to their site, their Google map interface...
01-01-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By bryce_atx

Two minutes of googling has turned up dozens of...

Two minutes of googling has turned up dozens of these services. Buddyway.com seems to be another one.
01-01-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By bryce_atx

You could try Mologogo...

You could try Mologogo (http://www.mologogo.com/). I've never used it, but it seems like it would work for what you're doing.

Edit: from reading their wiki, it seems like it's restricted to...
12-30-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bryce_atx

Is your charger for 18560 batteries? Which one...

Is your charger for 18560 batteries? Which one did you get? I'm looking for one that will charge 4 x 18650.
12-30-08, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bryce_atx

DealExtreme Complaint and Soshine Charger Question

I need a charger for 18650 batteries, so I ordered this charger from DealExtreme: http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15608.

This is the one I received: ...
12-30-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By bryce_atx

Cree -- A manufacturer of LEDs. They have...

Cree -- A manufacturer of LEDs. They have several models of varying brightness and color. One of the popular ones they make is the Q5 model, which is in a lot of flashlights and bike lights.
...
12-18-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By bryce_atx

So I don't know why you can't say the name of the...

So I don't know why you can't say the name of the forum I was referring to, but it's t a r c b i k e dot com.
12-18-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By bryce_atx

I've never seen that light, but the folks at...

I've never seen that light, but the folks at *********.com ****ing hate it. A few of them jumped on that "deal" when it came out and just about everyone's broke. If the mount didn't break off, it...
12-10-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 51,683
Posted By bryce_atx

It's odd that they sell condoms. It's even more...

It's odd that they sell condoms. It's even more odd that they have pics measuring them with those digital calipers.

Anyway, I ordered a P7 (sku 12060), 4 batteries, and a charger on Sunday and...
09-15-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By bryce_atx

I'd recommend the CXP 33 or Open Pro rim laced to...

I'd recommend the CXP 33 or Open Pro rim laced to an Ultegra or Dura Ace hub, 32 hole. If you want something even stronger, call John at Neuvation and ask for the "Big Mark Special". Those are...
09-15-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By bryce_atx

KoolStop Salmon all the way.

KoolStop Salmon all the way.
09-14-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By bryce_atx

I think the pawls in the Ultegra hubs disengage...

I think the pawls in the Ultegra hubs disengage when you're coasting, so they're quieter. Don't worry about the noise at all. The Phil Wood hubs sound like a billion bees behind you, and they're...
09-13-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By bryce_atx

I'd say that if you can't feel it by running a...

I'd say that if you can't feel it by running a ball point pen around it, don't replace it yet, but since you've got that big glob of whatever on the right side of the pic, and you say you can feel...
09-13-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By bryce_atx

If you get it connected your lights will actually...

If you get it connected your lights will actually be a little brighter than with the NiteRider battery, since you're running 7.4V instead of 6.0V.

I'm pretty sure the connector isn't compatible,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By bryce_atx

False. I'm riding with a 305 and speed/cadence...

False. I'm riding with a 305 and speed/cadence sensor. I don't have a magnet on my wheel; I just have a magnet on my crank. My 305 records cadence just fine without getting a signal from the...
08-18-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,017
Posted By bryce_atx

Cable Guide Bolt (Under Bottom Bracket)

You know those plastic cable guides that bolt to the underside of your bottom bracket shell? Anyone know what size bolt those things take, and if I can find it at Home Depot?

I've got a 2005...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By bryce_atx

You've been at this for a week, doing an activity...

You've been at this for a week, doing an activity your body has never done before. You're going to be sore for a while. I got my bike 4 years ago when I was 26.

Your ass is going to hurt at...
08-18-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By bryce_atx

The Garmin Forerunner 305 can calculate speed...

The Garmin Forerunner 305 can calculate speed either by GPS or by using a magnet on the wheel. I don't know about the other GPS devices for biking.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By bryce_atx

I switched to CO2 when I lost my frame pump about...

I switched to CO2 when I lost my frame pump about 5 years ago, and I now wish I had gotten another frame pump. I think I'm eventually going to get the Road Morph again. I like the idea of not...
08-10-08, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By bryce_atx

The Cateye Astrale 8 does this, as the previous...

The Cateye Astrale 8 does this, as the previous poster said, and the Garmin Forerunner 305 will do this as well, but that might be more than you're willing to spend. There are plenty of places...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By bryce_atx

Everyone's given sound advice so far. The good...

Everyone's given sound advice so far. The good news is that the more you do it, the easier it gets. The bad news is that means multiple rides in 100+ heat. We've had something like 41+ days over...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By bryce_atx

Thirded. Either the Ultra Gatorskins or the...

Thirded. Either the Ultra Gatorskins or the Specialized Armadillo. They both come in 23c and are pretty freaking tough. I've used both and prefer the Contis, but if I found the Armadillos on sale...
08-06-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By bryce_atx

Enjoy it. It's probably the best training aid...

Enjoy it. It's probably the best training aid you can purchase, other than a coach. I'd love one, but it's too expensive for me right now. I've ridden with a friend who has one and they're perfect...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By bryce_atx

Wow. It looks like whatever you hit had a...

Wow. It looks like whatever you hit had a serious hate on for you. I don't think any other road tire would have really prevented it. Sometimes you're gonna just get a flat, no matter what you do...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By bryce_atx

I have nothing but good things to say about the...

I have nothing but good things to say about the Wike brand (http://www.wicycle.com/) of trailers.

http://www.wicycle.com/
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By bryce_atx

FWIW, I've had goatheads puncture both Gatorskins...

FWIW, I've had goatheads puncture both Gatorskins and Armadillos. The nice thing is that the holes they make are always small enough that no boot is required for the tire, just a new/patched tube.
07-25-08, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By bryce_atx

I use floola (http://floola.com)instead of...

I use floola (http://floola.com)instead of iTunes and it's been working just great. Try 'em all.
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