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Forum: Commuting
03-01-07, 03:53 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,005
Posted By Becca

I've noticed this, too. When I'm riding to or...

I've noticed this, too. When I'm riding to or from work, on the right side of the road and riding a straight line, drivers *still* tend to move into the next lane over to pass me - even if the next...
09-26-06, 01:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By Becca

I just took my bike in for a full tuneup as well....

I just took my bike in for a full tuneup as well. As my bike is my only transportation, I try to take very good care of it.

Although, it feels funny spending almost as much on the tuneup as the...
09-26-06, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

*DING* Now, why the heck didn't *I* think of...

*DING* Now, why the heck didn't *I* think of that??? That's a teriffic idea!!
08-08-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

I used four two-inch LED marker lights, and then...

I used four two-inch LED marker lights, and then used a commercial LED turn signal flasher to make them work. Then hooked all that up to a marine-grade switch. Voila! Turn signals!
Forum: Commuting
06-17-06, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By Becca

Gee. I use turn signals to indicate my turns,...

Gee. I use turn signals to indicate my turns, and my hands never leave the handlebars. I haven't used my hands to signal a turn in ages. Besides; the cages don't seem to know what they mean...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-06, 04:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Becca

I bow to your superior quip, good sir! Yours has...

I bow to your superior quip, good sir! Yours has to be the best in the thread!
Forum: Commuting
05-25-06, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Becca

Point and yell, "Glass! Sticks! Rocks!" ...

Point and yell, "Glass! Sticks! Rocks!" Because that's where all the road trash accumulates. That's also part of why I am opposed to and refuse to use bike lanes.
04-23-06, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Hey, Jeff-o - I forgot to mention a couple of...

Hey, Jeff-o - I forgot to mention a couple of things. I'm using Minoura Swing Grips (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=1184&sku=12832&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=) to...
04-23-06, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Your link isn't working. Just tell us the item...

Your link isn't working. Just tell us the item number, and we can cut-n-paste. :)
04-21-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Sure, Jeff! I went to eBay and bought this...

Sure, Jeff! I went to eBay and bought this tail/brake light (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8020455861&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT). Plus four of these clearance...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-06, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By Becca

I got one of these tail/brake lights...

I got one of these tail/brake lights (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1,1&item=8020455861&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT) on eBay. It's great on my bicycle.

Then I got...
04-20-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

I've redone my lights again. Go my bicycle's web...

I've redone my lights again. Go my bicycle's web page (http://www.llantup.com/schwinn-sierra-700.html) and scroll to the bottom to see pictures and a 18 second movie (3mb file size) of Becca's...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-05, 03:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,730
Posted By Becca

I'm 46, will be 47 in September. Damn, where did...

I'm 46, will be 47 in September. Damn, where did the year go?
08-18-05, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Okay, as promised: here is a couple of photos of...

Okay, as promised: here is a couple of photos of my new light setup using a Luxeon V star emitter:

Parts is parts: these parts are from my light! (http://www.llantup.com/bicycle-light-parts.jpg) ...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-05, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,831
Posted By Becca

Where did you get your helmet cover? Performance...

Where did you get your helmet cover? Performance didn't have any yesterday. I saw one listing at REI but don't know if it'll fit.[/QUOTE]

Do the Sheldon Brown thing: clear packing tape
Forum: Commuting
07-16-05, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,143
Posted By Becca

Paul, come to the "Total Geekiness" thread. ...

Paul, come to the "Total Geekiness" thread. You'll find some ideas there. :)
07-15-05, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

How do I isolate the substrate? I don't have any...

How do I isolate the substrate? I don't have any wires soldered to it. Is it connected electrically to either pole? I haven't seen any of the documentation that says much about that.

I'm using...
07-14-05, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Okay, how about this tailpiece...

Okay, how about this tailpiece (http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51-284-drain-metal-tailpieces/chrome-sink-tailpiece-612559.aspx)? Then I used thermal cement to attach three turns of 3/16" copper...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-05, 12:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,430
Posted By Becca

Count me in, too! -30C is -22F. I've handled...

Count me in, too! -30C is -22F. I've handled that easily as a wind chill factor. I think I can handle it as the regular temperature, too!
Forum: Commuting
07-06-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By Becca

Actually, my experience is exactly opposite of...

Actually, my experience is exactly opposite of your theory. I have brake lights on my bike, and as soon as the drivers behind me realize this, they start treating me more like another vehicle and...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-05, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,143
Posted By Becca

THREE LEDs for your tail light? I currently have...

THREE LEDs for your tail light? I currently have six red ultra-bright LEDs in my taillight, plus four amber ones for each turn signal. I'm in the process of re-doing my lights, and taking the...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-05, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,143
Posted By Becca

I tried doing an LED light once. While the newer...

I tried doing an LED light once. While the newer ones are brighter than the older, I would suggest staying away from the LED headlights unless you go with one that has a Luxeon LED in it. Beyond...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-05, 10:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By Becca

I've got turn signals, and in the newest...

I've got turn signals, and in the newest incarnation of my lighting system, will have integrated turn/marker lights fore and aft. Tail/brake light in back. Go to the Total Geekiness thread to see...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-05, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,333
Posted By Becca

You might try the Total Geekiness...

You might try the Total Geekiness (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=42629) thread. We talk about all kinds of lights we've geeked up. For a brake light, mine uses these switches...
07-05-05, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Those are interesting points; I've already got...

Those are interesting points; I've already got the Luxeon ordered and it's on its way. I am concerned about heat-sinking it; I'm going to experiment with that.
07-05-05, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

I'm in the process of re-doing my bike's lighting...

I'm in the process of re-doing my bike's lighting system. It'll be the third time I've done it. I'm using a Luxeon 5W bulb for the headlight. As I get the parts in and start working on it, I'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-05, 03:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,397
Posted By Becca

Oh! Fenders! Your post mentioning rain made me...

Oh! Fenders! Your post mentioning rain made me think of it. I didn't have fenders until last fall, and always hated that wet stripe I'd get up my back. Now I have fenders, and ride through...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-05, 03:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,397
Posted By Becca

Lights, lights, lights. If you commute at *all*...

Lights, lights, lights. If you commute at *all* in twilight hours, lights. Reflectorized tape is a must, too! Rule Number One is that cars don't see things smaller than a car very well. Rule...
06-01-05, 09:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,011
Posted By Becca

Bike Nashbar Rant

Recently I attempted to buy a CO2 inflator and cartridges. During the ordering process, they have a box for special instructions. Since they don't have a way to specify how to ship, I wrote in...
05-26-05, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Not too shabby, but when it comes to electronics,...

Not too shabby, but when it comes to electronics, and batteries specifically, I get kinda leery of eBay. I've had good experiences and one or two pretty bad experiences. This time, I'm going to go...
05-26-05, 03:52 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Excellent! I'll check them out further after I...

Excellent! I'll check them out further after I get up this afternoon. :) Thanks!
05-24-05, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

I wondered about that battery pack of yours,...

I wondered about that battery pack of yours, after seeing it in the pictures. It really looks great! But, I want to go with 12v. I've been on 6v since I put my system together, because I have a...
05-24-05, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a 12v...

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a 12v battery that can handle a Luxeon headlight with multiple LEDs in the tail light and turn signals, and give runtimes of at least two hours? (Three to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-05, 04:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,390
Posted By Becca

Okay, Mr. Stubborn, here's your wake up call. ...

Okay, Mr. Stubborn, here's your wake up call.

My father started having chest pains on a Wednesday. By Saturday he finally admitted to being uncomfortable, and was then finally talked into going...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-05, 03:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,659
Posted By Becca

My bike is female. Her name is Gizelle. :)

My bike is female. Her name is Gizelle. :)
Forum: Commuting
04-20-05, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By Becca

You say "dorky" like it's a *bad* thing! ;) I've...

You say "dorky" like it's a *bad* thing! ;) I've outfitted my bike (http://www.llantup.com/schwinn-sierra-700.html) with fenders, a rear rack, head- and tail-lights, turn signals, plus a working...
04-20-05, 06:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By Becca

I went car-free at the end of 1999 because I got...

I went car-free at the end of 1999 because I got behind in my payments. It took me about two months to adjust to being without car. I got my bike in June of 2000, and loved it - although that first...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 03:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,863
Posted By Becca

I voted "Yes, something else" because I have both...

I voted "Yes, something else" because I have both bar-mount AND helmet-mount rear view mirrors. When I ride in traffic, I can't have enough windows showing me what's coming from behind!
03-17-05, 03:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,811
Posted By Becca

So far both www.Charlotte.com and www.wcnc.com...

So far both www.Charlotte.com and www.wcnc.com have been mum about it... not a clue what's happened.
03-12-05, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,811
Posted By Becca

Road Rage attack on bicyclist

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stories/031205cccawcncbeating.12e7b3b56.html

Warrant issued for mom in alleged road rage beating

08:52 AM EST on Saturday, March 12, 2005

By 6News Staff

A...
02-28-05, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 900
Posted By Becca

...although *some* of us are, but that has...

...although *some* of us are, but that has nothing to do with us being on a bicycle. ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-26-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Becca

Get an oxygen tank! :D

Get an oxygen tank! :D
Forum: Commuting
02-15-05, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,575
Posted By Becca

What everyone else said: pop ONE aspirin. Go to...

What everyone else said: pop ONE aspirin. Go to hospital. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Oh, and do come back when you can and tell us what happened and how you are!
02-15-05, 12:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,273
Posted By Becca

Your best bet is to geek up some lights yourself....

Your best bet is to geek up some lights yourself. Go look at my taillights/turnsignals (http://home.carolina.rr.com/rputman/gizelle-taillights.avi) to see what I did. I used LED lights in...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-05, 12:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By Becca

You're forgetting the seven days off: I get a...

You're forgetting the seven days off: I get a vacation every other week. :D
Forum: Commuting
01-24-05, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,175
Posted By Becca

Define "insane"... :roflmao: I work seven...

Define "insane"... :roflmao:

I work seven days on, seven days off. During my seven days on, I'm working 12 1/2 hours a day: 6:45pm to 7:15am. During my seven days on, I'm either working,...
01-24-05, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Minor quibble: the saying is either "to add...

Minor quibble: the saying is either "to add insult to injury" or "rub salt in a wound". You're metaphore-bashing! ;)
01-24-05, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 544,491
Posted By Becca

Nope, mine is the NiteHawk Raptor - the 10W...

Nope, mine is the NiteHawk Raptor - the 10W single-bulb setup.

As for expense - I'm a cheapskate at heart! :D I look for cheap deals, and put things together that way.
01-22-05, 11:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,248
Posted By Becca

I bought a pair of ScottUSA Goggles. I can't...

I bought a pair of ScottUSA Goggles. I can't recall where I bought them, but Boscov's...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-05, 10:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,648
Posted By Becca

True, many women are afraid. The biggest reason...

True, many women are afraid. The biggest reason for that is the men who think women are second-class citizens at best.

Frankly, if someone were to attempt attacking me, they would be in a world...
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