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Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

Well, I am now using a 6v, 5ah SLA battery that I...

Well, I am now using a 6v, 5ah SLA battery that I had laying around the office for use with a datalogger. The Niterider battery "says" that it is 6v, 6ah, but I am not sure if I believe it. The...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By 520commuter

They worked good for me, but didn't always come...

They worked good for me, but didn't always come on on smooth pavement if riding a slow-medium speed. If they made some that could be manually turned on and off, I would use them in a second. They...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

The charger is the one from Niterider, but I...

The charger is the one from Niterider, but I don't think it is that smart. ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

According to a friend of mine, half of the...

According to a friend of mine, half of the battery is dead (thus the 2.8 volts), probably due to a connection between cells broken from vibrations. He also said that a halogen bulb would not light...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

Thanks for the reply. Well, last night I used my...

Thanks for the reply. Well, last night I used my light with my wife's battery (identical setup to mine), and the light worked! Ok, so it is definitely the battery now.

I charged the battery over...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-04, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

I liked it, especially the price. 10W is just at...

I liked it, especially the price. 10W is just at the edge of enough in town, and plenty on dark streets. I also thought it would be nice to have something simple that I could fix instead of...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-04, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

Ok, so I checked the three "pronged" plug from...

Ok, so I checked the three "pronged" plug from the battery. It has current too, but the light still won't come on... :mad: Atleast I'm narrowing it down.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-04, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By 520commuter

Hey guys. My Niterider Road Rat quit working...

Hey guys.

My Niterider Road Rat quit working yesterday, and I rode home with no front or rear lighting. From now on I will atleast carry a back up blinky.

Anyway, from what I can tell the...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By 520commuter

I just use Arkel panniers with raincovers. Their...

I just use Arkel panniers with raincovers. Their quality is outstanding.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By 520commuter

I plan on taking a picture of my computer later...

I plan on taking a picture of my computer later this week with 5,000 miles on it! This isn't over just this season though...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,293
Posted By 520commuter

Better yet, I am a republican that rides his bike...

Better yet, I am a republican that rides his bike to work!! :eek:
My wife and I are a strange breed of right-wing hippies.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-04, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,908
Posted By 520commuter

10 miles each way, 5 days a week...

10 miles each way, 5 days a week...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-04, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By 520commuter

I figure I probably break even. Sure I save on...

I figure I probably break even. Sure I save on gas, but I also have to resupply myself with an extra 1000 calories a day! So what I save in gas is spent in higher food costs (not complaining). ...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-04, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By 520commuter

I've been pushing to see if this cyclocomputer...

I've been pushing to see if this cyclocomputer *really* goes up to 180 MPH

My wife has an open centrifuge for test tubes at work. The next time I buy a computer I should put a magnet in a tube...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-04, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,201
Posted By 520commuter

I lost a tire fly once that I later found before...

I lost a tire fly once that I later found before I even knew it was missing. I was driving my truck after dark and noticed a small flashing light near the curb that would blink when cars ran over...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-04, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By 520commuter

The roadrat is great on dark roads, but it is a...

The roadrat is great on dark roads, but it is a little less noticeable when there are streetlamps, other cars, etc. I'd say it is fine at about 17 mph in town, maybe 20 mph in total darkness. I've...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-04, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By 520commuter

I use the Niterider Roadrat. Cheap (about $50),...

I use the Niterider Roadrat. Cheap (about $50), rechargeable Lead Acid. 10W. I spent quite a bit on an expensive light a few years ago, but I am hard on my batteries. Now I don't have to worry as...
10-28-04, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,894
Posted By 520commuter

What is REALLY funny is a BUSINESS SELLING anti...

What is REALLY funny is a BUSINESS SELLING anti capitolism stickers!!!!!

Sort of in the realm of PETA supporters wearing leather shoes I guess. Some of those stickers are so far in left field...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By 520commuter

I just get wet if it is warm enough.

I just get wet if it is warm enough.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-04, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,181
Posted By 520commuter

I usually don't eat breakfast, but I do snack or...

I usually don't eat breakfast, but I do snack or atleast something when I get to work. For some reason 10 miles on an empty stomach is easy in the morning, but if I don't have food in the afternoon...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-04, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By 520commuter

They are fun, but I took mine off. Too much crap...

They are fun, but I took mine off. Too much crap on my bike. I just use my lungs now. I have never had any trouble with the airzound though... Hmm, maybe I'll put it back on. The look you get...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-04, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By 520commuter

I really like the ones that mount on sunglasses...

I really like the ones that mount on sunglasses...
10-25-04, 10:20 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,421
Posted By 520commuter

Why is it that Europeans get 5-6 weeks vacation...

Why is it that Europeans get 5-6 weeks vacation and we're lucky if we get 2?

They also have twice our unemployment too. Higher costs to the employer (a lot of vacation days) means that they have...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-04, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,135
Posted By 520commuter

wmButler--- Thanks for that link. I don't...

wmButler---

Thanks for that link. I don't ride road much (other than a 20 miles rt commute), but some of those rides look pretty good!

PS: I did do Mt Lemmon once, pulling a trailer all the...
10-22-04, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By 520commuter

I like the inverted U design. There a lot of...

I like the inverted U design. There a lot of them at the university here. They work real well.
10-22-04, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,390
Posted By 520commuter

riding on a trainer at 25 mph is even easier than...

riding on a trainer at 25 mph is even easier than riding on the road at 25 mph with a 25 mph tailwind. That would effectively elimate the wind resitance factor. But the friction with the road is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-04, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By 520commuter

I bought the blue nashbar pump a few years ago on...

I bought the blue nashbar pump a few years ago on sale for $16, with the built in pressure guage. I use it atleast twice a week, it's doing great, and I would buy it again in a second. I think it...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-04, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,135
Posted By 520commuter

I found this one for arizona. It was too big to...

I found this one for arizona. It was too big to post. Just scroll down and look for "Arizona Bicycle Routes Map". Boy, these would be quite a resource if we could find many states...
...
10-22-04, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,502
Posted By 520commuter

I am going to try to get by on just knee warmers...

I am going to try to get by on just knee warmers this year, but I wore tights probably 25 times last year in the mornings.
10-22-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By 520commuter

My bike is covered by renters insurance. I...

My bike is covered by renters insurance. I ruined a $2300 mountain bike a couple of years ago with a carport accident, and Alllstate cut me a check a week later (minus a $100 deductible). They did...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-04, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 27,562
Posted By 520commuter

I've never tried gator skinds, but my armadillos...

I've never tried gator skinds, but my armadillos (25s) seem to work real well, although I got one flat right after I got them (shard of glass). None since. The recommended pressure is 115-125 psi. ...
10-20-04, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,414
Posted By 520commuter

My workplace is good for bike commuting. There...

My workplace is good for bike commuting. There is only 5 of us in the office, so it makes for a very informal setting. Jeans and T-shirt are generally fine, still no shorts though. I park my bike...
10-19-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By 520commuter

I like the solder idea.

I like the solder idea.
10-18-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,852
Posted By 520commuter

I still don't see why anyone so concerned about...

I still don't see why anyone so concerned about safety would use a mouthpiece, but no gloves.

Well, a couple busted teeth the day before a global summit meeting wouldn't be the best thing in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-04, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By 520commuter

You could always buy the pre-slimed presta...

You could always buy the pre-slimed presta tubes...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,618
Posted By 520commuter

I don't wear a vest, but I really like the Hi-Viz...

I don't wear a vest, but I really like the Hi-Viz yellow and orange jerseys I got from performance a while back. They are just as bright as a vest, just no reflective material. I have plenty of...
10-15-04, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,852
Posted By 520commuter

Bush sounds like me when I first started mountain...

Bush sounds like me when I first started mountain biking (minus the $3,000 bike). In no time he will have clipless pedals and more reflectors off that thing. Did you think the secret service fixes...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-04, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,391
Posted By 520commuter

Zip ties work great, atleast if you don't plan on...

Zip ties work great, atleast if you don't plan on removing the panniers often. For increased security all also have two minilocks to lock the zippers together so that they can't be opened without a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-04, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,871
Posted By 520commuter

I was riding my cruiser to school one day wearing...

I was riding my cruiser to school one day wearing birkenstocks. The chain was a little old, and it slipped when I put a lot of torque on it while turning left across traffic, flinging off one of my...
10-13-04, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,642
Posted By 520commuter

I think he is talking into a stick. "Hey...

I think he is talking into a stick. "Hey Terresa, can you buy me another bike? I think this one has a tire that is losing air.."
10-13-04, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,852
Posted By 520commuter

Kerry's hair's still not out of place. Maybe...

Kerry's hair's still not out of place.

Maybe his hair offers enough protection to not need a helmet?
10-13-04, 09:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,852
Posted By 520commuter

I think bicycle magazine did an article on this. ...

I think bicycle magazine did an article on this. Atleast they both ride! Well, there do always seem to be cameras around...

If I had the dough Kerry does I would be riding the lightest bike ever...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-04, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By 520commuter

I had a driver actually stop at a light and...

I had a driver actually stop at a light and apologize to me today, thinking he had pulled out in front of me. It actually wasn't even close (even though I was going 35 mph at the time), but I...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-04, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,181
Posted By 520commuter

I thought that the per mile rate is $0.375/mile? ...

I thought that the per mile rate is $0.375/mile? Atleast that's what I get at work... I just drove 300 miles yesterday - that is about $90 worth of bike stuff after gas! So I guess in a way (for...
10-06-04, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By 520commuter

I got a Cateye Mity 3 on sale for like $6 from...

I got a Cateye Mity 3 on sale for like $6 from Nashbar over a year ago. Currently 5,000 miles on it and not a hiccup. I have had only good experiences with Cateye. Avocet and Sigma are a different...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-04, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By 520commuter

I carry less then most, simply because I don't...

I carry less then most, simply because I don't need to lock up at work (bring the bike in my office). I do take:

---Tool kit (minitool, SRAM powerlink, zip ties, patch kit, tire boot, etc.)...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-04, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By 520commuter

Probably 3,000 miles with no flats, chain breaks,...

Probably 3,000 miles with no flats, chain breaks, or anything, on stock Trek 520 tires. A day after I put Armadillos on, I got a flat from a piece of glass! No problems since though, currently near...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-04, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By 520commuter

No need for a long sleeve jersey, atleast for me....

No need for a long sleeve jersey, atleast for me. Ok, I am in Arizona. In winter I wear a shortsleeve jersey with arm warmers, knee warmers, thin gloves and a band over my ears. By the time I get...
10-01-04, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By 520commuter

:( I wish I could run these lights, but I have...

:( I wish I could run these lights, but I have barend shifters...
09-30-04, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,270
Posted By 520commuter

Is polycarbonate the name of the plastic they...

Is polycarbonate the name of the plastic they use? I have SKS plastic fenders and would like to try painting them too. I have kind of afraid since plastic stretches and changes hardness with...
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