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Forum: Commuting
06-01-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,468
Posted By itsthewoo

I have a Cygolite MityCross 300 (i.e. 300 lumens)...

I have a Cygolite MityCross 300 (i.e. 300 lumens) that I got for about $100. It's practically bulletproof and plenty bright. It seems that the standard MityCross model is now up to 800 lumens, if...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,137
Posted By itsthewoo

Of course I have a front light; it's just not...

Of course I have a front light; it's just not attached :P.

The saddle is actually an Origin 8 leather saddle. I'm not sure about the quality difference between that in a Brooks, but it feels and...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,137
Posted By itsthewoo

Precisely.

Precisely.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15,292
Views: 11,042,137
Posted By itsthewoo

I don't think I ever took a photo of it, so...

I don't think I ever took a photo of it, so here's my N=1 bike:

http://i.imgur.com/3cdbY1T.jpg

Sorry for the flare, my tablet camera isn't as good as the 5D I used to have...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,496
Posted By itsthewoo

Same here. A spare tire isn't necessary, though,...

Same here. A spare tire isn't necessary, though, unless you're touring or something similar. A folded dollar bill is more than enough to McGuyver your tire into working condition until you get home...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,074
Posted By itsthewoo

Any half-assed attempt at fairing will likely...

Any half-assed attempt at fairing will likely increase drag. If you truly want to use fairings to reduce drag, you'll need something that, at the very least, nearly meets your body. Ideally the...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,074
Posted By itsthewoo

Just imagine the upward portion of an exponential...

Just imagine the upward portion of an exponential graph. The calculation for air resistance is proportional to the square of the relative air speed. The speed at which it "matters" all depends on...
05-28-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By itsthewoo

I also broke a set of Pedro's levers (the ones...

I also broke a set of Pedro's levers (the ones that came on the multi-tool). After breaking another one from a Topeak multitool, I no longer trust any plastic-based tire levers.

I just bought...
05-28-13, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By itsthewoo

The Portland Design Works Danger Zone has two 0.5...

The Portland Design Works Danger Zone has two 0.5 watt LEDs and can operate in an alternating pulsing mode. It's what I use and prefer. Seizure-inducing mode is also included if you still want that...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-13, 02:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,074
Posted By itsthewoo

The only time that I really care about...

The only time that I really care about aerodynamics while commuting is on windy days.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,162
Posted By itsthewoo

That tube should be fine.

That tube should be fine.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 01:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,507
Posted By itsthewoo

I use this: ...

I use this:
http://www.amazon.com/Banjo-Brothers-Canvas-Grocery-Pannier/dp/B003D4ITTE/ref=sr_1_10?s=cycling&ie=UTF8&qid=1369294004&sr=1-10&keywords=grocery+pannier

with a large reusable bag.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-13, 01:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,162
Posted By itsthewoo

Put a tube in it and fill 'er with air. It'll...

Put a tube in it and fill 'er with air. It'll regain its shape pretty quickly.
05-23-13, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,965
Posted By itsthewoo

Serfas survivors and cheap bike shop tubes have...

Serfas survivors and cheap bike shop tubes have had me puncture-free for more than a thousand miles.
12-03-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By itsthewoo

A third wheel is that much more weight to expend...

A third wheel is that much more weight to expend energy in order to accelerate it rotationally.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,165
Posted By itsthewoo

I prefer a laptop pannier over carrying the...

I prefer a laptop pannier over carrying the laptop in my bag. Makes my bag much lighter, which relieves a lot of shoulder ache.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,399
Posted By itsthewoo

This is difficult when you have a loaded pannier...

This is difficult when you have a loaded pannier on your rack.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By itsthewoo

The only time I've ever had the problem of my...

The only time I've ever had the problem of my foot getting stuck in my pedal during an accident was when I was using strap-on clips. In all my accidents with clipless pedals, I've always been...
10-06-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,281
Posted By itsthewoo

Righto. It sounds like our bikes are nearly twins...

Righto. It sounds like our bikes are nearly twins :P (though 28 mm tires are edging a little close to "narrow").
10-06-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,281
Posted By itsthewoo

I guess you guys are being nostalgic, but this is...

I guess you guys are being nostalgic, but this is crap.

With all the new tech, everybody can get a bike that fits their needs and riding style.
10-05-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By itsthewoo

Stiffer soles will definitely help. The numbness...

Stiffer soles will definitely help. The numbness is due to the uneven pressure on your feet, and a stiff sole will distribute the pressure much better. You may also want to consider loosening your...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By itsthewoo

Most of the time when journalists write stories...

Most of the time when journalists write stories about research, they get most of their information from interviews. They'll add in a little bit from their own research, but that research is mainly...
10-03-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By itsthewoo

Gladly. Bring it on over here.

Gladly. Bring it on over here.
10-01-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By itsthewoo

Way to make sweeping assumptions about their...

Way to make sweeping assumptions about their situation and relationship dynamic.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By itsthewoo

Not true. You just have to use a rectifier as...

Not true. You just have to use a rectifier as mentioned by colleen.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By itsthewoo

Hm... is that right? I was going with 3W = 3 J/s....

Hm... is that right? I was going with 3W = 3 J/s. Pedaling with 3 J/s loads the battery with 3000 Joules in about 1000 seconds (assuming 100% efficiency). 3000 Joules is enough energy to provide 1 kW...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By itsthewoo

Theoretically you could, but it would take a lot...

Theoretically you could, but it would take a lot of time as you would need to charge the battery with enough energy to output a killowatt. Basically, you'll need to be on the bike for about 15-30...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,266
Posted By itsthewoo

20 minutes or less depending on lights....

20 minutes or less depending on lights. Cyclocomputer gives a total ride time of around 14-16 minutes for ~4.4 miles, 0.2 miles of that being on campus.
09-26-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By itsthewoo

I tend to get in a zone while cycling. I only...

I tend to get in a zone while cycling. I only really chat when I'm forced to go slow in our local bike co-op's group ride, and even then I can get silent at times.
09-23-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 821
Posted By itsthewoo

Same here. The only instance in which I would use...

Same here. The only instance in which I would use a trainer is if I was watching a tv show or movie while doing so.
09-20-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By itsthewoo

Screw the haters. Ride safe and true.

Screw the haters. Ride safe and true.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By itsthewoo

Yes, a backpack will distribute weight better on...

Yes, a backpack will distribute weight better on your shoulders, but any great amount of weight over each of your shoulders will cause pain over time. I'm wondering if anyone makes panniers that can...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By itsthewoo

Friction shifters ++

Friction shifters ++
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By itsthewoo

In reference to the shoulder issues, I would...

In reference to the shoulder issues, I would probably be able to ride a fairly long distance even with a heavily loaded mess bag. The design of most mess bags has most of the weight on your back when...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,799
Posted By itsthewoo

I have those as well. The only thing I don't like...

I have those as well. The only thing I don't like about them is that the hoods aren't as comfortable to ride in as other (specifically the more pricey) options, such as the mid- to high-tier brifters.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By itsthewoo

I don't, but I'd like to. I'll probably do it...

I don't, but I'd like to. I'll probably do it when I have money. It's a nice, fast way to change out tires and rim types for different purposes.
Forum: Commuting
09-07-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,148
Posted By itsthewoo

I'm running Time Roc Atac Mountain pedals, and...

I'm running Time Roc Atac Mountain pedals, and they work great. I like the extra platform area as they also allow for better pedaling when I'm just trying to make a quick trip in sandals.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,581
Posted By itsthewoo

I slow down when coming up to lights so I don't...

I slow down when coming up to lights so I don't have to worry about this sort of thing.
09-04-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By itsthewoo

I wouldn't be surprised if it was a combination...

I wouldn't be surprised if it was a combination of wet polyester and wet leather.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,799
Posted By itsthewoo

For the setup you describe, travel agents or...

For the setup you describe, travel agents or v-brake road levers are your answer.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,126
Posted By itsthewoo

I have a 300 lumen Cygolite model, and I...

I have a 300 lumen Cygolite model, and I absolutely love it. It's survived downpours and such and is very well-made.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,654
Posted By itsthewoo

I wear a jersey and shorts on my 4.5 mile commute...

I wear a jersey and shorts on my 4.5 mile commute simply because I tend to ride hard and I don't like sweating through the clothes I will be working in.
08-29-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,281
Posted By itsthewoo

He's pointing out that correlation is not...

He's pointing out that correlation is not causation.
08-29-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,015
Posted By itsthewoo

I hate rants that devolve into recommendations...

I hate rants that devolve into recommendations for some sort of violent vigilante justice.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By itsthewoo

The saddle will conform to how you sit on the...

The saddle will conform to how you sit on the saddle. Don't worry yourself about too much.
08-28-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,281
Posted By itsthewoo

A more concisely written logical statement would...

A more concisely written logical statement would be:
Racers wear helmets because they go fast
Therefore, if you go fast, you should wear a helmet.
08-25-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,281
Posted By itsthewoo

Difference is that the infrastructure is more...

Difference is that the infrastructure is more more friendly to bikes there. Stateside, we have to deal with cars that already don't want us on the road.

However, the primary reason that I wear a...
08-22-11, 11:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,703
Posted By itsthewoo

I will almost always stop to help if they look...

I will almost always stop to help if they look like they need it.
08-13-11, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By itsthewoo

- Realistic resistance changes - Having to...

- Realistic resistance changes
- Having to change gears (unless fixed/SS)
- Wind
- Rain
- Having to deal with people/cars/animals rather than stare at a screen while listening to your iPod
-...
08-06-11, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By itsthewoo

The primary difference between running tights and...

The primary difference between running tights and cycling tights is the padding.
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