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05-03-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By J.C. Koto

I can say although I love the B&M IQ Cyo Premium...

I can say although I love the B&M IQ Cyo Premium I have now I would definitely NOT recommend it for any kind of twisty riding, singletrack or otherwise. The problem with this headlamp is the sharp...
04-26-17, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By J.C. Koto

Nice! Did you win that in one of their many...

Nice! Did you win that in one of their many promotional drawings?
Forum: Touring
02-10-17, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By J.C. Koto

Yeah, I have experience working out a return with...

Yeah, I have experience working out a return with starbike and although they were very courteous and professional it took several days of back-and-forth communication just to arrange the return due...
01-20-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,498
Posted By J.C. Koto

Thanks for pointing that out, but I just checked...

Thanks for pointing that out, but I just checked and the cable is fine IRL so it's just an artifact of the way the light hit the cable in the image believe it or not. Weird though because it does...
01-20-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,498
Posted By J.C. Koto

Due to the way the fork crown and canti brakes on...

Due to the way the fork crown and canti brakes on my LHT are situated I had to bend the B&M-supplied mount until it was closer to 90-degrees then turn in upside-down and fit it under the canti line...
01-15-17, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By J.C. Koto

I wanted to hear more about the handlebar-mounted...

I wanted to hear more about the handlebar-mounted laser beams @ 2:11.
Forum: Touring
11-16-16, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,778
Posted By J.C. Koto

Cheap clear safety glasses.

Cheap clear safety glasses.
10-09-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,005
Posted By J.C. Koto

Yeah, the Shimano connector has a grey plastic...

Yeah, the Shimano connector has a grey plastic inner piece and a black outer piece but the SP is all black so it's less obvious it's supposed to separate.
10-03-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,005
Posted By J.C. Koto

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding, it sounds...

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding, it sounds like you're doing it wrong. The part the wires are inserted into is a removable plug/connector. You should only have to insert the wires once then...
10-02-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By J.C. Koto

I really wish all bike computers had some sort of...

I really wish all bike computers had some sort of backlight, but a headlamp or helmet-mounted light works in addition to providing other necessary illumination.
10-01-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,005
Posted By J.C. Koto

Are you removing just the wires or the whole...

Are you removing just the wires or the whole connector?
09-01-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By J.C. Koto

Also, place the magnet and sensor closer to the...

Also, place the magnet and sensor closer to the hub rather than the rim if it's not already. If they're too close to the rim the magnet can pass the sensor too quickly to register.
06-19-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By J.C. Koto

I also have a B&M Toplight Line Brake Plus and...

I also have a B&M Toplight Line Brake Plus and the connectors for the standlight supercap failed recently so I had to take apart the housing to fix it and I'll say, the physical construction of the...
Forum: Touring
06-06-16, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By J.C. Koto

I like 'em! They have that classic utilitarian...

I like 'em! They have that classic utilitarian quality which I find very appealing.
06-05-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By J.C. Koto

These kinds of clicks are really frustrating to...

These kinds of clicks are really frustrating to track down. Before you take anything apart I suggest carefully examining the frame all around the BB shell looking for any small cracks.
05-18-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,887
Posted By J.C. Koto

Yeah, usually it's probably gone but sometimes...

Yeah, usually it's probably gone but sometimes one gets lucky. I had a nice HardRock stolen from my garage in 1994, filed a police report and all that, then got a call in 1998 that they found my...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,898
Posted By J.C. Koto

So is it made from first cold-pressed,...

So is it made from first cold-pressed, extra-virgin sheep or what?
05-15-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,057
Posted By J.C. Koto

FYI, as of this moment your link is going to a...

FYI, as of this moment your link is going to a "UFOs, Conspiracy Theorists, Lunatic Fringe" forum, not even a particular post, just the list of threads. I don't know if that was your intention or if...
05-11-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,057
Posted By J.C. Koto

I think you're generally right but there was an...

I think you're generally right but there was an old thread here on the ELG subforum where someone posted about a specific external battery that provided output while being charged, IIRC this battery...
Forum: Touring
05-09-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,617
Posted By J.C. Koto

Still worth adjusting it yourself for three...

Still worth adjusting it yourself for three reasons: 1. the shop didn't likely ride the bike after adjusting the pads so what works on the stand is not necessarily what works in the real world, 2....
Forum: Commuting
05-01-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,554
Posted By J.C. Koto

We had one locally on one of my normal routes. I...

We had one locally on one of my normal routes. I went to check it out and all the tools were stolen or broken as a result of vandalism. Your structure looks pretty secure though so I don't imagine...
Forum: Touring
04-25-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,869
Posted By J.C. Koto

Sorta. If you click the "review" link for any of...

Sorta. If you click the "review" link for any of the tires there's a detailed report of how the tire scored. They don't give specifics on how the "puncture test" score is derived other to note that...
04-22-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,544
Posted By J.C. Koto

Is this a suggestion? If so I like the way you...

Is this a suggestion? If so I like the way you think :thumb:

edit: so apparently this is actually a thing.. Seems I've found a new raison d'Ítre
Forum: Touring
04-22-16, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,130
Posted By J.C. Koto

Congrats on your new LHT! I hope it gives you...

Congrats on your new LHT! I hope it gives you many thousands of miles of joy.

I don't know if it's the same Kalloy SP-342 seatpost as used on my 2008 LHT but there are two minor problems with...
04-19-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,371
Posted By J.C. Koto

this is awesome! thanks for posting, OP

this is awesome! thanks for posting, OP
04-19-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,374
Posted By J.C. Koto

A little bit of soreness is normal in the...

A little bit of soreness is normal in the beginning, it takes a bit of time for one's meat cushions right under the sitbones to become conditioned to the saddle.
04-17-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,739
Posted By J.C. Koto

Aw man, they totally missed the opportunity to...

Aw man, they totally missed the opportunity to make it look like one of these bad boys:

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Forum: Touring
04-17-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,783
Posted By J.C. Koto

The M520 (or M520L) are pretty well-known as a...

The M520 (or M520L) are pretty well-known as a good value SPD pedal. I have them and have had no problems with binding, etc.

As for shoes, can't speak for the MT-34s in particular but I have a...
Forum: Touring
04-15-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By J.C. Koto

I prefer companions who have an exoskeleton like...

I prefer companions who have an exoskeleton like the myriad of beetles and such who always tend to hitch a ride on my brightly-colored shirts. Although they make fine little friends I feel bad that,...
04-14-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,636
Posted By J.C. Koto

I want that thing and I want a theremin attached...

I want that thing and I want a theremin attached so the antennae protrude from the top so I can make neat spaceman sounds while I ride and freak out all the earthlings.
04-13-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,636
Posted By J.C. Koto

Does it have to be a shield or have you...

Does it have to be a shield or have you considered fit-over sunglasses? I wear prescription spectacles and love my solar shields...
04-10-16, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,930
Posted By J.C. Koto

This thing reminded me of the skate bike (AKA...

This thing reminded me of the skate bike (AKA unicycle with training wheels) my friend had back in 1989:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Pe7Q5sFfw
04-05-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,812
Posted By J.C. Koto

A lot of the fancier ones (i.e. more expensive)...

A lot of the fancier ones (i.e. more expensive) are USB rechargeable with an internal battery. This goes for pretty much all of the GPS units. Lezyne, Cateye, Sigma, Garmin are some brands that carry...
04-04-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,632
Posted By J.C. Koto

All I know is any man who doesn't wear a proper...

All I know is any man who doesn't wear a proper set of breeches and matching codpiece is not a gentleman but a scoundrel.
Forum: Touring
04-04-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By J.C. Koto

When I, as a semi-standard USA-ian, hear "toque",...

When I, as a semi-standard USA-ian, hear "toque", I think either one of those tall, pleated chefs-hats or what we around here normally call a ski-hat with one of those poof-balls on top and a side...
04-04-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,608
Posted By J.C. Koto

I agree. Assuming one either knows how to...

I agree.

Assuming one either knows how to build a wheel or wishes to learn: it's one thing if the Deore or DT hub has the same flange diameter and spoke-count as the OEM hubs because then one...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By J.C. Koto

I kinda looked into this a bit recently before...

I kinda looked into this a bit recently before going clipless a couple of weeks ago but I didn't exactly didn't do an exhaustive search...

There are several platform adapters for clipless pedals...
04-02-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,762
Posted By J.C. Koto

Bikefurums member Redhatter posted his setup on...

Bikefurums member Redhatter posted his setup on the electronics subforum which makes for a good read:...
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By J.C. Koto

Since the freehub used in the M770 XT hubs was...

Since the freehub used in the M770 XT hubs was designed to be compatible with the standard line of Shimano casettes, the outer diameter of the freehub body is the same size but since the axle is...
Forum: Touring
04-01-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By J.C. Koto

Yeah, I had one of the bad M770 XT hubs. Shimano...

Yeah, I had one of the bad M770 XT hubs. Shimano has almost certainly fixed their design/manufacturing by now since, AFAICT, there haven't been many, if any, recent reports of these freehub failures...
03-30-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,796
Posted By J.C. Koto

Great job and thanks! Sounds incredibly tedious.

Great job and thanks! Sounds incredibly tedious.
03-30-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,460
Posted By J.C. Koto

Aye, I get classic migraines too with the aura...

Aye, I get classic migraines too with the aura and nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, etc. I also sometimes get headaches on the bike, sometimes really bad ones, but, in my case they are...
03-30-16, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By J.C. Koto

Specialized light recall: Specialized Flux and Stix Sport and Comp...

Originally posted a few days ago on the news & feedback/recall subforum here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/recall-announcements/1054065-specialized-recalls-bicycle-headlights-taillights.html
...
03-29-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,001
Posted By J.C. Koto

Well they sure got on board with the whole "slam...

Well they sure got on board with the whole "slam that stem" movement.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By J.C. Koto

I agree with the above, although some of the...

I agree with the above, although some of the finish has worn off, the tooth profile looks like a design feature rather than wear-and-tear. Is the chain slipping or anything?
03-27-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,155
Posted By J.C. Koto

Semi-related thing I discovered just last night,...

Semi-related thing I discovered just last night, I've found it's not the best idea to keep a presta-schrader valve adapter in the patch kit as it can rattle around and cause the tube of cement to...
03-26-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,768
Posted By J.C. Koto

According to the Trek website...

According to the Trek website (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/adventure-touring-bikes/520/520/p/1432000-2016), the current 520 comes standard with a Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head,...
Forum: Touring
03-21-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By J.C. Koto

Once I built a wheel with a dynamo hub I wished I...

Once I built a wheel with a dynamo hub I wished I had one all along. No regrets. Possibly the second best purchase I've made (that is the total dynamo system including lights, etc.), second only to...
03-21-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,357
Posted By J.C. Koto

9 x 1/4-inch ball bearings per side sounds right...

9 x 1/4-inch ball bearings per side sounds right for a normal rear hub. It's not supposed to be a tight fit so a gap is normal.

Also, Sheldon Brown's site (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/) is an...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By J.C. Koto

Yeah assuming they fit, are in good mechanical...

Yeah assuming they fit, are in good mechanical condition and you're willing to pay that price. Early-mid '90s mountain bikes are pretty nice for commuting, IMO.

That Specialized probably has...
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