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06-09-12, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Powerarranger

Here are the pictures - 'click to embiggen' as...

Here are the pictures - 'click to embiggen' as Rivendell says. Hope this helps.

I'm using the twist grip shifter on trekking bars - this works really well for me. I haven't had any issues with the...
06-08-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Powerarranger

I'll speak to the IGH part of your question... ...

I'll speak to the IGH part of your question...

That frame looks to be a good candidate for an IGH. I put a Shimano Nexus Red Band 8-speed on my '94 Trek 730 last fall. That hub is one of the best...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,381
Posted By Powerarranger

This reminds me of an old joke: Two...

This reminds me of an old joke:

Two psychiatrists pass each other in the hallway. The first psychiatrist says, "Hello!" The second psychiatrist thinks, "Hmmm, I wonder what he meant by that?"
...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By Powerarranger

Here are pictures of my helmet with the...

Here are pictures of my helmet with the Take-A-Look mirror attached. I'm using the side of the visor near where it clips in to the helmet body.
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The blue rubber band is for extra...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-12, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,141
Posted By Powerarranger

Take-A-Look is the best mirror I've ever used. I...

Take-A-Look is the best mirror I've ever used. I clip it to the side of the visor and secure it with a rubber band. You'll want to extend the arm farther outboard in order to get a good view past...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,740
Posted By Powerarranger

I had a similar issue earlier this year. Wasn't...

I had a similar issue earlier this year. Wasn't really tired, but had no energy to ride the bike. What sent me to the doc was a two-hour commute that normally takes 30-40 minutes. I could barely turn...
12-10-11, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Powerarranger

Ha, those clips are great! Wish someone could...

Ha, those clips are great! Wish someone could infiltrate the networks with ads like these, kind of like the old Max Headroom stunt of a few years ago. Better yet, start forcing car manufacturers to...
12-08-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Powerarranger

An SUV ad that tells the TRUTH!

Many apologies if this has been posted before.

Just saw this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oNedC3j0e4&feature=player_embedded) on YouTube...

A while back, Chevrolet introduced an ad...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,060
Posted By Powerarranger

"Bell broken, watch for finger"

"Bell broken, watch for finger"
09-27-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,867
Posted By Powerarranger

PCS-10 just arrived for me as well. Very robust...

PCS-10 just arrived for me as well. Very robust and stable, easy to set up and folds down to a manageable storage size. I took my frame off the stand and laid it on the floor in order to remove a...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,442
Posted By Powerarranger

I've found that saying "Ding ding," in a loud...

I've found that saying "Ding ding," in a loud stentorian voice works pretty well. Started doing that after I broke my bell, which I still need to replace. The bell is better, though - people don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 08:29 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 40,083
Posted By Powerarranger

You arrive home from work covered in welts from...

You arrive home from work covered in welts from the thunderstorm you rode through with ice-cube sized hailstones...yep, it hurt like hell, but it was freaking amazing!
02-14-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,310
Posted By Powerarranger

I keep the temp around 55-58F in the winter. My...

I keep the temp around 55-58F in the winter. My office is warmer due to the computers and other electronics running when I'm working. The office is a very small bedroom that warms up quickly and only...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-11, 05:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,042
Posted By Powerarranger

I just started using a BlueAnt T1. It has noise...

I just started using a BlueAnt T1. It has noise cancellation rated to 22MPH, according to the literature. In my experience it works really well. Callers were able to hear me clearly as I was riding....
12-08-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,619
Posted By Powerarranger

This might be a little high and outside, but hey,...

This might be a little high and outside, but hey, it's worth a shot.

If you have a friend who is a brass player, ask them for an empty valve oil bottle. I've found that the tip is perfect for...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,190
Posted By Powerarranger

Target has a square-cut boxer-brief (other cuts...

Target has a square-cut boxer-brief (other cuts also) that contains, among other synthetics, 5% Spandex. I wear these all the time when commuting and I like them a lot. Easy wash & dry. I had...
10-03-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,922
Posted By Powerarranger

I run a symmetrical Supernova E3 Pro and will...

I run a symmetrical Supernova E3 Pro and will agree with tacreamer that there is significant spill to the sides. I aim the light so that the core of the beam falls roughly 15 feet in front of the...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,227
Posted By Powerarranger

No showers in our locker rooms either. I use a...

No showers in our locker rooms either. I use a spritzer that I found on this wonderful forum, to wit:

In a spray bottle, mix equal parts wintergreen rubbing alcohol and witch hazel.
Carefully add...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,695
Posted By Powerarranger

This reminds me of an incident that occurred late...

This reminds me of an incident that occurred late last winter. I was on the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail after dark around 7:30pm. As I passed the Marley Station mall (a well-lit area), two detectives...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,933
Posted By Powerarranger

There's a product called Folex which is amazing...

There's a product called Folex which is amazing at getting stains out of carpet. I've never used it for oil stains, but it might surprise you.
Forum: Touring
06-04-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Powerarranger

@ badamsjr: Did you notice any tearing or...

@ badamsjr: Did you notice any tearing or distortion along the edges of the cutout? It looks as if the lacing is there for structural support. Did you add it later?

@ flavio: Good luck with the...
Forum: Touring
05-30-10, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Powerarranger

I wonder how it would work if you started the...

I wonder how it would work if you started the hole with a smaller drill bit and then finished with the punch at one size larger? It's an extra step, but it might be easier and cleaner overall.
Forum: Touring
05-30-10, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Powerarranger

Just playing around with the saddle in my hands,...

Just playing around with the saddle in my hands, it seems that squeezing the sides (lacing) firms up the area under your sit bones. Tightening the tension nut firms up the entire saddle, especially...
Forum: Touring
05-29-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Powerarranger

Thanks for the replies! The Flyer feels...

Thanks for the replies!

The Flyer feels 'tighter' and I have more support under my sit bones and less pressure on the 'taint. It's a new saddle, barely has 2K on it and was developing a nasty...
Forum: Touring
05-29-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Powerarranger

Lacing a Brooks...how I did it (pics)

I laced up my sagging Brooks Flyer in preparation for my next tour. It turned out so well, I documented the surgery on my B17. You can get the materials and tools at any hobby store and it takes...
03-25-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,041
Posted By Powerarranger

I have the Velo Orange brass bell that mounts on...

I have the Velo Orange brass bell that mounts on its own headset spacer. Easy to reach, and loud!
Forum: Commuting
02-06-10, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,128
Posted By Powerarranger

You want pictures? :) We got 29.5 inches in...

You want pictures? :)

We got 29.5 inches in Glen Burnie, MD as of 12PM. It stopped snowing around 4PM. :eek:

If someone wants to clue me in on some HTML, I'll try to fix the formatting a...
02-02-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,975
Posted By Powerarranger

Thank you! This will be my weekend project!:thumb:

Thank you! This will be my weekend project!:thumb:
02-02-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By Powerarranger

That looks really nifty! I imagine one could make...

That looks really nifty! I imagine one could make those with an old microfiber fleece hat or some other material.

Are you willing to share the pattern with us? :)
01-30-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By Powerarranger

It's not just the wind noise, either. Add cars...

It's not just the wind noise, either. Add cars whooshing past, especially the 'muscle cars' that have to gun it as they pass you, trucks, etc. The combination of the tire and engine noise, plus the...
01-30-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By Powerarranger

I'm in the Baltimore area, so it doesn't get...

I'm in the Baltimore area, so it doesn't get extremely cold. We've had early mornings in the mid 'teens and I've been experimenting with layers to find that sweet spot. Trouble is, my hands appear to...
01-29-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By Powerarranger

Ha! If I had the time... I'm open to...

Ha! If I had the time...

I'm open to suggestions for a design!
01-27-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,352
Posted By Powerarranger

Poor Man's Pogies

Actually, I call them 'hand fairings.'

In my quest for warmer hands, I decided my gloves need a little help when it gets cold. I really wanted to buy some Moose Mitts or something of that ilk, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-10, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Powerarranger

I hook mine in the neck of my shirt or jersey -...

I hook mine in the neck of my shirt or jersey - no problems with fogging and they're close to hand.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,667
Posted By Powerarranger

I have a green Trek. Does that count? :) ...

I have a green Trek. Does that count? :)

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Forum: Touring
01-19-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By Powerarranger

What's up with that horn? How does it work? Looks...

What's up with that horn? How does it work? Looks loud! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,291
Posted By Powerarranger

When I bought my '09 LHT last summer, I had the...

When I bought my '09 LHT last summer, I had the LBS switch out the stock brakes for Deore V-brakes with Cane Creek levers. Much gooder. Also came with Conti Contact tires - I wasn't too sure about...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,006
Posted By Powerarranger

Woops - sorry about that, ItsJust Me. It was...

Woops - sorry about that, ItsJust Me. It was early. Hadn't had my coffee yet... :o
Forum: Commuting
01-08-10, 05:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,006
Posted By Powerarranger

No!!!!!

Seems that car manufacturers, specifically Ford in this case, are more interested in the bottom line than people's safety:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ces-ford8-2010jan08,0,4905917.story...
Forum: Touring
12-25-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,644
Posted By Powerarranger

My 1st was from DC to Hancock on the C&O towpath...

My 1st was from DC to Hancock on the C&O towpath on my trusty old Trek 730. :thumb: I had planned to make it to Cumberland, but I forgot I had a gig and had to cut the trip short. I was out for...
12-25-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,982
Posted By Powerarranger

What he said. Take it apart and do it over. It's...

What he said. Take it apart and do it over. It's part of the learning curve. Anything worth doing is worth doing right - plus you'll have peace of mind knowing that you built a tight, solid wheel....
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By Powerarranger

Wow - looks cold! And fun! :thumb:

Wow - looks cold! And fun! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-21-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,865
Posted By Powerarranger

Doesn't the Trek Ride + already do this? It has...

Doesn't the Trek Ride + already do this? It has electric assist and regen braking all controlled from a console on the handebars:

Trek Ride+ (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/rideplus/technology/)
Forum: Commuting
12-21-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Powerarranger

What's amazing is that this woman was old enough...

What's amazing is that this woman was old enough to know better (early 60's?). And she didn't (or wouldn't) comprehend that she was a danger or why I was so upset with her. :(

Ghetto - I've been...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Powerarranger

Porthole Drivers

As I was returning home today (in my car) I saw an SUV approaching from the opposite direction - completely covered with the two feet of snow that had fallen the day before. The driver, an older...
12-15-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By Powerarranger

Jot down the odometer readings from each bike....

Jot down the odometer readings from each bike. That way, if any batteries go kaput over the winter, you can re-enter the numbers when you replace the batteries in the spring.

I've not seen a...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Powerarranger

Overcast, darn it! Hope the rest of you got to...

Overcast, darn it! Hope the rest of you got to see the show!
Forum: Commuting
12-13-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Powerarranger

Thanks for the hot tip! Fog is in the forecast,...

Thanks for the hot tip! Fog is in the forecast, but I'll keep an eye out.
12-08-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 141,904
Posted By Powerarranger

Conditions 39*F, clear and calm, after dark ...

Conditions
39*F, clear and calm, after dark

Head
Microfleece cap to cover head and ears

Torso
Kirkland merino wool sweater under light nylon windbreaker

Hands
11-22-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,029
Posted By Powerarranger

Pictures

Here's some pictures - hope they help a little...

Here's the fork assembly:
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RH Spring:
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LH bore with broken spring:
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