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07-20-12, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,743
Posted By CaptainCool

I had this happen on a Soma hub with a Milwaukee...

I had this happen on a Soma hub with a Milwaukee cog and lockring. I could only get 1.5-2 rotations on the lockring. I replaced it with a Surly lockring -- the Surly has a lip that reaches inside the...
07-12-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By CaptainCool

Based on the fact that I have found one person...

Based on the fact that I have found one person (http://slickdeals.net/f/4342072-Opinions-on-bicyclefocus-com) claiming to have purchased and never received -- and no one claiming a good experience --...
07-12-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By CaptainCool

What caused the flat? Was there anything stuck in...

What caused the flat? Was there anything stuck in your tire? Loose rocks and small bumps don't cause flats.


It is a fast tire but it does not resist punctures very well. I never knew my commute...
07-12-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By CaptainCool

Telephone number puts them in China. So it's not...

Telephone number puts them in China. So it's not the usual Indonesian scam. But it does look like a scam: http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12848731
07-10-12, 10:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,728
Posted By CaptainCool

My last SS had a terrible headset and I could...

My last SS had a terrible headset and I could never ride without hands for more than a few seconds. And something about the geometry on my cargo bike makes it impossible. But on every other bike I've...
07-09-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,022
Posted By CaptainCool

I went 26.0 on my two road bikes, and I would...

I went 26.0 on my two road bikes, and I would recommend going 31.8. You can get road, MTB, and BMX stems and bars in that size.
07-09-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By CaptainCool

Then don't worry about weight. Dollars per gram,...

Then don't worry about weight. Dollars per gram, your best buy may be a new bike. How much does your bike weigh now?
07-09-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,528
Posted By CaptainCool

A thread asking about cities where you can ride...

A thread asking about cities where you can ride SS, in a forum for SS riders. I must post "My city!"
07-06-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,558
Posted By CaptainCool

If you're using high-powered LEDs directly in the...

If you're using high-powered LEDs directly in the bridge, you need twice as many as you would expect, since half of them are off half the time (and the other half is off the other half of the time)....
07-04-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By CaptainCool

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_de...

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=12529&category=160
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=27598&category=167
07-01-12, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By CaptainCool

It depends what number your computer wants. ...

It depends what number your computer wants.

http://sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputer-calibration.html
06-29-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By CaptainCool

Check the spindle too -- see if the chainring...

Check the spindle too -- see if the chainring wobbles left to right at all when you spin the crank. My old bike had a slightly bent spindle, and the chain went from overtight to a bit too slack in...
06-26-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,887
Posted By CaptainCool

What the heck? When did this happen:

What the heck? When did this happen:
06-22-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By CaptainCool

Specialized was the only demo I paid for. Sports...

Specialized was the only demo I paid for. Sports Basement and the others just took my credit card info and told me they'd charge the price of the saddle if I didn't bring it back in a week.

I...
06-20-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By CaptainCool

I went through this two years ago. Sports...

I went through this two years ago.
Sports Basement has WTB, Terry, and Fizik
La Dolce Velo has Fizik and Selle Italia and a few random others
Calmar Cycle, and probably others, have some...
06-18-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,887
Posted By CaptainCool

Vehicular manslaughter charges recommended:...

Vehicular manslaughter charges recommended: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_20806444/concord-police-recommend-vehicular-manslaughter-charges-teen-who
06-17-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,188
Posted By CaptainCool

What do you mean it doesn't fit? If the chain is...

What do you mean it doesn't fit? If the chain is too long, you need a chain breaker. If it doesn't mesh well with the teeth of a gear either something is hilariously worn or it's not a 1/8" chain.
06-15-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By CaptainCool

Bikes aren't equal to cars; bike riders are equal...

Bikes aren't equal to cars; bike riders are equal to drivers. Semantics, but important if you're bringing up the phrasing of the law.


I doubt this is true for very many bike owners in the US.
06-13-12, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By CaptainCool

Any thoughts on Specialized's fitting process?...

Any thoughts on Specialized's fitting process? Not the whole BG fit, but the pedal/saddle/bar position fit.
06-13-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,581
Posted By CaptainCool

Probably not a good solution on the Big Dummy...

Probably not a good solution on the Big Dummy either. The kickstand bolt plate is several inches off center.

oh, this thread is older than I thought
05-25-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By CaptainCool

The article says the driver swerved right, and...

The article says the driver swerved right, and wound up flipping his car.
05-24-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,406
Posted By CaptainCool

You're right. I knew mass canceled in the...

You're right. I knew mass canceled in the friction-limited case, and thought that would also apply to the balance-limited case.
05-23-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,406
Posted By CaptainCool

Last time I checked, I only found a law that said...

Last time I checked, I only found a law that said a yellow light means "prepare for red." There are intersections on my commute with a five-second yellow and zero all-red time that take more than...
05-20-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,270
Posted By CaptainCool

Thanks for this. That looks like the dealextreme...

Thanks for this. That looks like the dealextreme charger I've been using for the last few years. I'm going to inspect the insides before I plug it in again.
05-18-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By CaptainCool

This is a hub designed for a multi-speed...

This is a hub designed for a multi-speed freewheel, and I think those might have fewer threads than a the free side of a flip-flop hub.

(edit: on the other hand, it will probably be steel, so the...
05-09-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,236
Posted By CaptainCool

Even then I don't know how that could happen...

Even then I don't know how that could happen without the bike falling apart. The chainring is held in place by the chain. The cranks are bolted to the chainring, and even loose chainring bolts would...
05-01-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By CaptainCool

http://sbflashlights.com/ ...

http://sbflashlights.com/
http://www.fenix-store.com/
and the only light-related item on dealextreme that I can recommend http://www.dealextreme.com/p/universal-bicycle-mount-8274?item=1
04-13-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,887
Posted By CaptainCool

Wow. The cyclists weren't even on the street. If...

Wow. The cyclists weren't even on the street. If they were on foot they still would have been hit.
04-11-12, 06:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,887
Posted By CaptainCool

A proper justice system is not rushed. He hasn't...

A proper justice system is not rushed. He hasn't yet been charged. Besides, if this is what it looks like, it's pretty much the definition of vehicular manslaughter, like the initial arrest charge.
04-09-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,907
Posted By CaptainCool

For a while, at least. I went this route a...

For a while, at least.

I went this route a couple of years ago. After a few months, the flashlight stopped working consistently. There have been a few threads on this forum telling me I am not...
02-22-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,348
Posted By CaptainCool

Similar and cheaper:...

Similar and cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Origin8-CargoUnit-25-4mm-Silver/dp/B004TMZZPK
02-14-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By CaptainCool

If you remove the rubber sleeve, you can fit a...

If you remove the rubber sleeve, you can fit a hollow bolt and nut into that space. There are no threads, but when you have it set up, you can unscrew the nut a bit to increase tension. Ask at a shop...
02-13-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By CaptainCool

Why does transporting a bike require removing the...

Why does transporting a bike require removing the computer sensor? Do you also remove the brakes every time? Can you run the sensor to the rear wheel instead?
02-08-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,494
Posted By CaptainCool

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3110.html Just...

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3110.html

Just don't abuse it; Planet Bike makes good stuff but it sounds like they might not make anything on small parts sales.
02-02-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By CaptainCool

I found these brands as test ride saddles one...

I found these brands as test ride saddles one summer after finding my Brooks wasn't working for me on the road:
WTB
Specialized (charged $10, purchase discounted)
Selle Italia (I think)
Selle San...
02-01-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By CaptainCool

Saddles are a fit thing. No recommendation will...

Saddles are a fit thing. No recommendation will work for everyone. Go to a few bike shops and see who has loaner saddles you can try.

Why do you think you need new wheels and pedals?
02-01-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,829
Posted By CaptainCool

Alma is crazy, I wouldn't take that anywhere near...

Alma is crazy, I wouldn't take that anywhere near rush hour. Alma turns into Central east of San Antonio, where it has wide shoulders with just a few narrower squeezes on overpasses.
01-30-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,829
Posted By CaptainCool

For half a dozen stoplights on an eight-mile...

For half a dozen stoplights on an eight-mile commute. Also smoother pavement.
01-28-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By CaptainCool

You're making yourself confused. If you really...

You're making yourself confused. If you really want a specific non-steady mode, take some AAAs and a screwdriver into a bike shop and ask to test one out.

zzz = fade in, fade out
zzz pop = fade...
01-28-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By CaptainCool

I bought mine around two years ago, and I...

I bought mine around two years ago, and I remember the modes described on the website (and possibly the box) as "zzz," "zzz pop," and steady.
01-27-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,699
Posted By CaptainCool

"zzz pop" flashes, "zzz" does not...

"zzz pop" flashes, "zzz" does not flash.
01-23-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By CaptainCool

There's one on the left just after you pass the...

There's one on the left just after you pass the main park entrance on your way up. There's a trailhead with a small parking lot, a portapotty, and a bare fountain, all close to the road.
01-23-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,109
Posted By CaptainCool

I use two of these to hold my 18650 lights:...

I use two of these to hold my 18650 lights: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/universal-bicycle-mount-8274

The light I bought from dealextreme only lasted a few months, but these are still holding up...
01-20-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,939
Posted By CaptainCool

Pic10s, in quantity from Digikey, cost less than...

Pic10s, in quantity from Digikey, cost less than $0.50, and are much smaller than a tilt sensor.


I can't think of a single company using the former approach that did better than their competitor...
01-13-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By CaptainCool

Reflective tape on pedal spindle and crank arm....

Reflective tape on pedal spindle and crank arm. Scotchlite black reflective tape is pretty good if you have black cranks.
01-05-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By CaptainCool

Is there a switch out there that will work at...

Is there a switch out there that will work at 8.4v and break at 12v? If your main power switch can't deal with a little bit of ripple or a couple of extra volts, you have a pretty terribly designed...
01-04-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By CaptainCool

You should be fine using a Y-cable. The posters...

You should be fine using a Y-cable. The posters above only mention problems when charging with the light on, which is kind of a dumb use case. Mechanical vs electronic switch also shouldn't matter;...
12-22-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,330
Posted By CaptainCool

I was looking at all of those same models when I...

I was looking at all of those same models when I built up my bike this spring. I got the Airwing so I could use a TT lever. The bar is pretty long from the flats to the ends, but it's a good curve to...
12-16-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By CaptainCool

Check out Minoura's accessories...

Check out Minoura's accessories (http://www.minourausa.com/english/accessory-e.html). There are a number of quick releases, and many of them are bolted together in a way that you should be able to...
12-11-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,278
Posted By CaptainCool

If there's any reasonable way to modify the...

If there's any reasonable way to modify the device to affect its results between calibration and use, the other side will tear you apart in court. Even the fact that you're the manufacturer,...
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