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01-01-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,461
Posted By duppie

Thank you all for responding. I am not...

Thank you all for responding.

I am not *that* powerful or fast of a rider, so it seems like I may not be able to consistently get full brightness out of both lights, which would sorta negate...
01-01-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,461
Posted By duppie

I use double wire all the way. Peter White sells...

I use double wire all the way. Peter White sells very skinny wire that I am able to get to the weeping hole in my fork. I don't ground it to the frame anywhere
12-30-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,461
Posted By duppie

Two front dynamo headlights plus rear light?

I have multiple bikes with dynamo head lights.

I was wondering if modern dynamos can provide enough output to power two headlights and a rear light.

Specifically, this is the setup I was...
10-07-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By duppie

Looking for dynamohub, black, bolt on axle, 32h

Looking for a dynamohub in 32h, black, with bolt-on axle, that is not a Schmidt.
I remember seeing a Shimano DH-S501 referenced, but I did not find that specific version on-line.
Does anyone know...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-10, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By duppie

Not really a new model. It's a lower end version...

Not really a new model. It's a lower end version of the existing Civia Bryant.
09-22-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By duppie

That's the one I use. Sample of the pulse...

That's the one I use. Sample of the pulse frequency:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVpprtF52K8
09-16-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,977
Posted By duppie

140R = 120 Lumens. 400R = 240 Lumens...

140R = 120 Lumens.
400R = 240 Lumens (http://www.dinottelighting.com/manuals/400L_INST_A.pdf).

With the 300R "in between the 140R and 400R" it should give you a good indication about it's...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By duppie

The Schwalbes on our Dyad are 35mm and hold up...

The Schwalbes on our Dyad are 35mm and hold up nicely.
So nicely in fact, that I am about to take delivery of a handbuilt Dyad wheel with the same tire for my single speed. It replaces the stock...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,635
Posted By duppie

I am an occasional salmon. When I take the LFP...

I am an occasional salmon. When I take the LFP downtown, I ride against traffic for one block, since it is the only place I can cross a busy 4 lane road with traffic lights.
I don't care whether you...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 629
Posted By duppie

Velocity Dyad: 24mm wide, available in...

Velocity Dyad: 24mm wide, available in 32-36-40-44-48 spoke count. It's a very common rim on touring bikes
We ride 'em with Schwalbe Marathon Supremes on our tandem. We are no lightweights either,...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,119
Posted By duppie

I can only speak about the Office bag. I have had...

I can only speak about the Office bag. I have had one for nearly 3 years and during that time used it about 4 days a week, year round.
The quality is outstanding. While looking a little worn, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,786
Posted By duppie

I commute to downtown Chicago, and cannot avoid...

I commute to downtown Chicago, and cannot avoid the steel grated bridges. It's a very unnerving feeling having your rear wheel slip left and right uncontrollably. Countless are the stories about...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,208
Posted By duppie

Keep in mind. 2 miles walking at a brisk pace is...

Keep in mind. 2 miles walking at a brisk pace is at least 30 minutes. 2 miles riding is 10 minutes tops at an easy pace.

Unless you like walking better or have to much time on your hands I'd stick...
04-26-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,543
Posted By duppie

Great review. I generally agree on your comments....

Great review. I generally agree on your comments. One thing to add is that all Dinotte lights have almost the same UI. meaning they have the same lighting patterns; the same buttons to push; and the...
04-19-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By duppie

That's what I just did. Painless. Sometimes I...

That's what I just did. Painless. Sometimes I forget what great customer service Co-Mo has.....

Thanks for reminding me.
Duppie
04-18-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By duppie

Replacing a barrel adjuster on a Co-Motion

This may be a dumb question, but...

One of the barrel adjuster on the derailleur cable broke. It's a Co-Motion where the the cablestops are brazed on the sides of the headtube. I'd like to replace...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-05-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By duppie

Chicago - Bike Winter Swap Meet and Urban Bicycle Expo - February 6th

All,
A little last minute, but tomorrow, February 6th, is the first Bike Winter Swap Meet and Urban Bicycle Expo in Chicago. It's conveniently located in downtown Chicago.
Look here for the event...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,771
Posted By duppie

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes all the way. I have...

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes all the way.
I have a few thousand (2-3k; I don't track it with a cyclocomputer) on my winter commuter (26x2.0) and about 1000 miles on our tandem (f:700x32; r:700x35)....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By duppie

Your Ortlieb panniers should have come with...

Your Ortlieb panniers should have come with inserts to offset various tubesizes. I have 5 Ortlieb panniers and they all came with 2 sets for two different rack tubing sizes. It works for all racks...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-09, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By duppie

No need to re-invent the wheel. There is an...

No need to re-invent the wheel. There is an extensive discussion about this subject at the lighting forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=435347
10-19-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By duppie

I have one on our tandem. It works very well on...

I have one on our tandem. It works very well on that bike since I cannot look down to see which gear I am in. Our tandem, which we bought secondhand, came with the harness already installed, so I...
10-19-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By duppie

Yeah, in DIY maybe. But this appears to be the...

Yeah, in DIY maybe. But this appears to be the first production (albeit small scale) that exceeds 2000 claimed lumens and does not break the bank at a little over $300
10-18-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By duppie

Nice. The first light I've seen that comes with...

Nice. The first light I've seen that comes with an Obscene mode instead of High!:lol:
10-12-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By duppie

How about a helmet with a visor? Only when it...

How about a helmet with a visor? Only when it rains really hard, my glasses will get wet after awhile.
A light and steady rain is no problem for a helmet with a visor
Forum: Great Lakes
10-10-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,152
Posted By duppie

The registration booklet has a map on page 5 with...

The registration booklet has a map on page 5 with a specific route from the Bloomington hotels to the start
10-09-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By duppie

Maybe you could try "Hey! You're blinding me,...

Maybe you could try "Hey! You're blinding me, buddy" instead of profanities and (thoughts of) physical assault? I doubt that most people are aware they are blinding others. I am one of them and I...
10-08-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By duppie

I recently got a Dinotte 800L. Sofar I had only...

I recently got a Dinotte 800L. Sofar I had only used it at dusk and dawn. Earlier this week I used it later at night when it was dark outside. I turn it on and get ready to leave when one guy walks...
10-06-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,342
Posted By duppie

That is exactly why a number of European...

That is exactly why a number of European countries have established standards for lighting. Light manufacturers need to test that their light adhere to that standard and then are allowed to mark...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By duppie

The first One-Way (2007) was in black. You are...

The first One-Way (2007) was in black. You are likely referring to the 2008 model, which was the second year for that model afaik.
Duppie
10-05-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 19,026
Posted By duppie

Good question First, the 400L puts out 240...

Good question
First, the 400L puts out 240 lumen, twice the 120 lumen of the 140L (yeah, Dinotte's product naming leaves to be desired here). 240 lumen in a taillight is bright.

Second, my light...
10-05-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 19,026
Posted By duppie

Believe me, I'd like to think of myself as a...

Believe me, I'd like to think of myself as a safety-conscious bicyclist. If there is truth to the "moth effect" I will be the first one to incorporate that knowledge into my approach to safe...
10-04-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By duppie

I tried this. I took off the brakes and greased...

I tried this. I took off the brakes and greased the mounts. While I was at it, I removed the smudge from the brake pads with alcohol and then roughed them up a bit with sand paper.
If anything it...
10-04-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 19,026
Posted By duppie

I've heard those stories too (mainly on BF)....

I've heard those stories too (mainly on BF). Until somebody provides some references (stats, studies, or otherwise) I have to file this under Urban Legends.
Duppie
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,995
Posted By duppie

Maybe that is part of the problem. A lot of...

Maybe that is part of the problem. A lot of people have this perception of Dinotte that prices are through the stratosphere. However, I paid %35 less than your estimate...

Could I have gotten the...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,995
Posted By duppie

I decided to celebrate Xmas early this year and...

I decided to celebrate Xmas early this year and order a complete Dinotte set:
- 800L mounted on the handlebar.
- 400L helmet mounted
- 400R taillight

So far, I am impressed. The lights come...
09-29-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By duppie

Did you email the Blackburn helpdesk? I'm sure...

Did you email the Blackburn helpdesk? I'm sure they can answer your question
helpdesk@blackburndesign.com
Duppie
09-28-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By duppie

I may try your suggestions next. I have an...

I may try your suggestions next. I have an unopened pair of kool stop salmon/black pads that I may install to see what happens. I haven't taken the brakes off yet, since we'only had it for 8 months...
09-28-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By duppie

Squeal!

Ok, I know this has come up before, but I'd appreciate any advice you may have. Our front brakes squeal like there is no tomorrow.

Here is our setup:
- 2005 Co-Motion Speedster with standard...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By duppie

Take a look at Sheldon Brown's page ...

Take a look at Sheldon Brown's page (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width)on width considerations to figure out whether it is too narrow.

On your second question: I think width by...
09-25-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
Posted By duppie

I just ordered a Dinotte 400L. I don't have it...

I just ordered a Dinotte 400L. I don't have it yet, but I did spend considerable time reading up on all kinds of lights. So consider me an armchair expert
The Dinotte has a longer runtime thatn...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By duppie

Nope. The problem is that you try to assign...

Nope. The problem is that you try to assign statistical significance to a ridiculously small sample on a poll that is totally unscientific to begin with.

I have a 2007 One-Way (the black one) that...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-12-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By duppie

Look at this...

Look at this (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3182532) route. It's main feature is Berwyn. A low traffic one-way street all the way from Sheridan to the North Shore Channel trail. when you hit the...
09-12-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,401
Posted By duppie

taken at MTR 2009. I like it, because it...

taken at MTR 2009.
I like it, because it implies speed, something we usually lack :)
Duppie
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jm8Vwc9ea5Q/SqvLOhV1mZI/AAAAAAAAAvM/_uZFIltSBMI/s1152/MW1_7404.JPG
09-02-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By duppie

It'll be our first year too. When my stoker read...

It'll be our first year too. When my stoker read that there will be an ice cream social on Friday she was sold.
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,264
Posted By duppie

Ooooohhhh! That is pretty! Me likey! Before I...

Ooooohhhh! That is pretty! Me likey!
Before I get too excited, let's remember the Gary Fisher Simple City, also from Trek. The first models (in late '07) were steel with an intricately detailed...
08-16-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 461,401
Posted By duppie

We are about to take offfor our 4 day, 250 mile...

We are about to take offfor our 4 day, 250 mile trip in Northern Michigan. Our first self supported (except food) tour on our tandem. We decided last minute to buy a Bob trailer (for running errands...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By duppie

My experience tells me something different. I...

My experience tells me something different. I ride Schwalbe Marathon Supremes 26x2.0 all winter long over the Halsted bridges or the Kinzie street bridges. They are expensive ($60+ per tire) but they...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,508
Posted By duppie

Nice detailed review, as usual. Did you get the...

Nice detailed review, as usual. Did you get the bike for free as per plan? If so I would edit your original review with a disclosure statement that GMC send you this bike free of charge with the...
07-16-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,900
Posted By duppie

How about this one? ...

How about this one?
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1267477352.html

A few observations:
We looked at KHS tandems earlier this spring. I don't believe anyone in Chicago will have them in...
07-06-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By duppie

Time for a new LBS maybe? Websterbikeman...

Time for a new LBS maybe?
Websterbikeman mentions a few good site. We bought a Tubus Tara recently from Wayne at TheTouringStore and are quite happy with the rack. Wayne can answer any questions you...
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