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Forum: Touring
10-19-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By n4zou

Tarp shelter designs here. ...

Tarp shelter designs here.
http://www.equipped.org/tarp-shelters.htm
10-07-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By n4zou

Batteries are not required; no need to worry...

Batteries are not required; no need to worry about recharging them, purchasing new batteries when your old ones are worn out, and it's better for the environment.
Drag is not very much even when...
09-26-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By n4zou

Reflectors used for incandescent bulbs are not...

Reflectors used for incandescent bulbs are not suitable for use with LED's. It would be better to purchase a new LED light. 100 Lumen is not very bright in comparison to the new LED lights. You may...
09-16-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By n4zou

Martin has dynamo LED circuits and information. ...

Martin has dynamo LED circuits and information.
http://pilom.com/BicycleElectronics/BicycleElectronics.htm
Forum: Touring
09-03-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By n4zou

All AA Ni-MH batteries are 1.2 volts dc. The...

All AA Ni-MH batteries are 1.2 volts dc. The batteries internal impedance will place an increasing load on the dynamo as voltage exceeds 4.8 volts dc with 4 batteries connected in series. This...
Forum: Touring
09-02-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By n4zou

If you can DIY electronics here is a combination...

If you can DIY electronics here is a combination USB charging circuit as used in the product above and an LED headlight if desired. The switch selects the headlight circuit, off, and USB charging....
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,383
Posted By n4zou

My brother has an MB-3. We set it up for touring...

My brother has an MB-3. We set it up for touring by putting racks, a Nashbar Trekking bar and Continental touring tires on it. He had no trouble with it at all.
Forum: Touring
08-07-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By n4zou

The Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga rail trails are...

The Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga rail trails are what your looking for. No motor vehicles allowed and they are paved. Combined both are 95 miles in length.
...
Forum: Touring
07-30-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By n4zou

Drive your VW to the west coast and sell it...

Drive your VW to the west coast and sell it there. It's worth a lot more money out west than you could ever sell it for in Georgia.
Then do your cross country tour.
Forum: Touring
07-29-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,179
Posted By n4zou

I'll never buy a computer with Windows pre-loaded...

I'll never buy a computer with Windows pre-loaded again. Dell and others have started pre-loading Ubuntu on selected models.
http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/ubuntu?c=us&l=en&cs=19...
Forum: Touring
07-26-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,519
Posted By n4zou

I use hiking shoes and platform pedals. I use...

I use hiking shoes and platform pedals. I use strapless toe clips to prevent my foot from slipping off the pedal. I tried clipless but the shoes hurt my feet the same as you have found.
Forum: Touring
07-21-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By n4zou

Modern Bottle type dynamos do not suck as they...

Modern Bottle type dynamos do not suck as they did several years ago. Paired with tires with dynamo tracks molded in the sidewall provides reliable operation in wet conditions. Snow and Ice would...
Forum: Touring
07-18-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,387
Posted By n4zou

Specialized CrossRoads hybrid converted for...

Specialized CrossRoads hybrid converted for touring and commuting.
I added racks, fenders, and Nashbar Trekking bar. I retained the stock
7-speed thumb shifters . I put a new 14-32 7-speed cassette...
07-12-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,392
Posted By n4zou

U.S. Navy 1979-1985 GS1 E&M Gas Turbine Systems...

U.S. Navy 1979-1985 GS1 E&M Gas Turbine Systems Tech
http://www.bluejacket.com/usn/images/sp/df/ddg996_chandler.jpg
U.S. Army 1986-2006 Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic WG-5803-11 Inspector ...
07-12-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,097
Posted By n4zou

A couple of years ago 42/32/22 Bio Pace Rings...

A couple of years ago 42/32/22 Bio Pace Rings started selling for high prices on ebay. A professional rider swore by them. Soon others were scouring the country for Bio Pace Rings causing the high...
Forum: Touring
06-27-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By n4zou

It will have a French Bottom Bracket so getting a...

It will have a French Bottom Bracket so getting a replacement will require ordering it and waiting for it to arrive. This could ruin a tour if your BB craps out on you. This does not happen very...
06-24-09, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By n4zou

+1 Wireless units are subject to power-line...

+1
Wireless units are subject to power-line noise. This is the reason the wireless computers need to be reset. Just get a cheap wired computer and save yourself some money and headaches. Running...
06-20-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,791
Posted By n4zou

I purchased everything you have on your list. I...

I purchased everything you have on your list. I am very happy with everything! I've had the flashlight for quite a while now and use it on my bikes and everywhere else. I go nowhere without it. I...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By n4zou

Go to your local automotive parts store and...

Go to your local automotive parts store and purchase a tub of marine grade wheel bearing grease.
Here is an example of what to look for....
05-21-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By n4zou

This is the circuit I use to power a GPS or...

This is the circuit I use to power a GPS or recharge my phone.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/lights/DynamoUSB-2.jpg
The switch selects the LED headlight, off, and USB circuit....
Forum: Touring
05-03-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By n4zou

You don't need dropbars on a tourer. The easiest...

You don't need dropbars on a tourer. The easiest solution is trekking bars. You have a couple of extra hand positions and you can reuse your shifter and brake levers. You can order custom built...
Forum: Touring
04-20-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,001
Posted By n4zou

I tour with flat pedals and strapless toe clips....

I tour with flat pedals and strapless toe clips. I wear hiking shoes instead of dedicated cycling shoes. This is my preference. When I'm on my road bike I use clipless pedals and cycling shoes but...
Forum: Touring
04-20-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By n4zou

Rubber grips also do a nice job of soaking up...

Rubber grips also do a nice job of soaking up handlebar buzz.
I tried all tape once and hated it.
Forum: Touring
04-17-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,001
Posted By n4zou

Add Strapless toe clips to your platform pedals....

Add Strapless toe clips to your platform pedals. You never need worry about your foot slipping off the pedal and help keep your foot properly placed on the pedal. You feet are easily removed from the...
04-13-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By n4zou

I use one very similar and I'm very pleased with...

I use one very similar and I'm very pleased with it.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/lights/dsc00137.jpg
04-13-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By n4zou

Just order this clip for your flashlight. ...

Just order this clip for your flashlight.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15642
http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_15642_1.jpg
Cheap, easy, and works perfectly....
Forum: Touring
03-07-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By n4zou

It's not complicated at all as long as the device...

It's not complicated at all as long as the device is capable of being recharged via a USB port.
Here is the circuit.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/lights/DynamoUSB-2.jpg
The 4...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-09, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By n4zou

How about a scrolling message shirt? ...

How about a scrolling message shirt?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31GuQVj9QRL._SS500_.jpg
02-05-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By n4zou

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/ligh...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/lights/DynamoUSB-2.jpg
This circuit shows Martins single LED headlight circuit. Any of his circuits can be used in place of the single LED circuit...
01-29-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,562
Posted By n4zou

I don't bother powering a taillight with the...

I don't bother powering a taillight with the dynamo. A couple of AAA batteries last hundreds of hours and don't go out when you stop. You also don't need to run the wire to the rear. Battery operated...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By n4zou

I was just sent this information on an anti-theft...

I was just sent this information on an anti-theft RFID tag system in the UK.
Someone should start it here in the USA....
Forum: Commuting
01-25-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By n4zou

RFID tags are very small, so small they can be...

RFID tags are very small, so small they can be injected into pets. There also cheap costing just a few cents each when purchased in large bulk orders. They contain no batteries so they can be placed...
Forum: Touring
01-18-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,477
Posted By n4zou

Grip shifters will work just fine on trekking...

Grip shifters will work just fine on trekking bars.
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By n4zou

I've done that several times. Both the Chief...

I've done that several times. Both the Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet trails have been completed so there are no detours or traffic at all. The pavement between Jacksonville, AL and Piedmont, AL is...
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,477
Posted By n4zou

trekking bars do give you more places for your...

trekking bars do give you more places for your hands. I tried placing them so I could get a drop but it was not enough to do much good. I've tried bar-ends with a flat bar, trekking bars are much...
Forum: Touring
01-17-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By n4zou

Longest paved rail trail in the US. ...

Longest paved rail trail in the US.
http://www.chiefladiga.com/
Forum: Commuting
01-17-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By n4zou

From my days in the Navy while at the Great Lakes...

From my days in the Navy while at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/license.jpg
I purchased that bike new, still have it, and the required bicycle...
01-08-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By n4zou

Considering the low cost having automatic shutoff...

Considering the low cost having automatic shutoff is just a nice additional feature.
01-08-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By n4zou

The Cree MC-E LED has 4 Independently addressable...

The Cree MC-E LED has 4 Independently addressable dies, the P7 does not. you can chose to use only 1 die or a combination of 1 to all 4 making it very easy to select light output levels. The dies can...
01-08-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By n4zou

I have this one, it works very well. At $12.46...

I have this one, it works very well. At $12.46 with free shipping you can order 2.
http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_1251_1.jpg
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1251
01-08-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,826
Posted By n4zou

I just use a battery operated taillight. It...

I just use a battery operated taillight. It operates for well over a hundred hours on 2 AAA batteries and no wire to run between the dynamo and the rear of the bike.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,030
Posted By n4zou

You should have gone to the link before posting....

You should have gone to the link before posting. A single MC-E with it's 4 dies connected in series will produce 400 lumen with a standard 6 volt 3 watt dynamo. 6 LED's in series is about the limit,...
Forum: Touring
01-05-09, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By n4zou

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/ligh...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/lights/DynamoUSB.jpg
Show the above circuit diagram to a friend that knows simple electronics and can solder.
01-03-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,424
Posted By n4zou

You might want to adapt VeloAce software for it. ...

You might want to adapt VeloAce software for it.
http://www.engbedded.com/veloace
It's open source for the Palm PDA so you may be able to port it to the iphone. I use an old Palm IIIx with it. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,480
Posted By n4zou

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/ligh...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r154/n4zou/lights/dsc00137.jpg
Aurora AK-P7-5
My P7 setup. Low mode is good for 5+ hours and is enough light for the MUP.
Medium is good for road use in traffic....
01-01-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By n4zou

I really like protected 18650 batteries. I wish...

I really like protected 18650 batteries. I wish everything I had used them.
The P7 has crossed an important threshold. A P7 operating at full output exceeds DOT headlight limits by about 1/3. This...
Forum: Touring
12-31-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,680
Posted By n4zou

You can use one of these to extend your GPS unit...

You can use one of these to extend your GPS unit operation time.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3060
http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_3060_2.jpg
12-30-08, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By n4zou

Fenix Flashlights on DX

Dealextreme.com just posted several Fenix flashlights. Click the "New Arrivals" tab.
http://www1.dealextreme.com/productimages/sku_19194_7.jpg
Forum: Commuting
12-25-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,692
Posted By n4zou

Some bicycle manufactures are like that. It's how...

Some bicycle manufactures are like that. It's how they protect there dealers. The only thing I can suggest if you want a Trek bicycle really bad is flying into New York, purchase one in the box, and...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,656
Posted By n4zou

Ignore the "X" and enjoy the visit with the...

Ignore the "X" and enjoy the visit with the daughter. Everything will be fine. Make sure you bring the bike in the house with you!
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