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Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,435
Posted By bicycleflyer

I liked my Timbuk2 when I commuted. I had a large...

I liked my Timbuk2 when I commuted. I had a large one with the extra reflective material sewn in. I still have it and it looks brand new.
10-28-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,468
Posted By bicycleflyer

My stand is not a Park brand, but I use a...

My stand is not a Park brand, but I use a magnetic parts tray that I bought from Harbor freight. Attaches to the stand anywhere that is made of steel. Also any parts or tools that are made of steel...
10-13-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By bicycleflyer

Nice Job, As you can see, I did something...

Nice Job,

As you can see, I did something similar for my Dinotte 140R


http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u11/bicycleflyer/My%20Projects/002-1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
10-12-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By bicycleflyer

I have the EOS-bike on my helmet. It's a great...

I have the EOS-bike on my helmet. It's a great lamp as a supplement to your bar mounted headlight. Looking into corners, fixing flats, reading road signs and cue sheets. If the bar mounted light...
10-11-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By bicycleflyer

I've had both the AA powered models and the...

I've had both the AA powered models and the Li-Ion system. I recommend the Li-Ion over the AA. For me at least, I got longer run-times, and easier battery maintenance. I am currently using the 400L...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,387
Posted By bicycleflyer

I have Velo-O alum fenders. Took some time to set...

I have Velo-O alum fenders. Took some time to set up but they look and work great.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u11/bicycleflyer/0012.jpg
10-11-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By bicycleflyer

I'll second the road morph....Probably cost the...

I'll second the road morph....Probably cost the same as you would spend to enable use of that 12 volt compressor and would be a lot quicker and easier.

When your budget allows, get yourself a...
10-09-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By bicycleflyer

With over 3300 posts I am assuming you are no...

With over 3300 posts I am assuming you are no novice. But I am going to ask the obvious anyway...have you tightened the screws? do the tighten, or does one or both of them spin around and never get...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By bicycleflyer

I'm curious, how far down do your mud-flaps hang?...

I'm curious, how far down do your mud-flaps hang? Mine stop about a inch and a half above the surface and are very effective. I get almost no road grime/spray on my shoes or bottom bracket area. I...
10-08-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By bicycleflyer

I use power grips on my folding bike. That way I...

I use power grips on my folding bike. That way I don't have to pack biking shoes when I travel. I'm quite fond of them.

My suggestion is to take a punch awl and make a hole in the strap. Get a...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,772
Posted By bicycleflyer

you can fit fenders to almost anything. Just do a...

you can fit fenders to almost anything. Just do a Google search and you will see some clever ideas.

Personally I use aluminum fenders from Velo Orange on my Rivendell. complete with mud flaps....
Forum: Commuting
10-07-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By bicycleflyer

Large fenders will not hurt anything and may even...

Large fenders will not hurt anything and may even provide more protection. The only downside will be aerodynamic drag. Believe me, I know that from experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,452
Posted By bicycleflyer

I'll third or fourth Bag balm

I'll third or fourth Bag balm
10-03-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,469
Posted By bicycleflyer

There are a couple of other ways besides the...

There are a couple of other ways besides the two-fish blocks too.

The cheapest and easiest is just interlock two hose clamps...cheap and secure

Fenix, a company that makes good flashlights also...
09-18-12, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By bicycleflyer

This is how I mounted a Dinotte and a cateye...

This is how I mounted a Dinotte and a cateye LD1100 to my rear rack when I commuted....

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u11/bicycleflyer/My%20Projects/0033.jpg

On my Rambouilette road bike,...
02-03-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,986
Posted By bicycleflyer

I once tested both simultaneously on a ride. The...

I once tested both simultaneously on a ride. The GPS was a Garmin Forerunner and the computer was a cateye. There were some minor differences in speed and distance, but they are so insignificant in...
01-24-12, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By bicycleflyer

AHHHHH, now it all makes sense. That is...

AHHHHH, now it all makes sense. That is interesting looking.
01-24-12, 03:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By bicycleflyer

@Socalrider That looks like a clone of the...

@Socalrider

That looks like a clone of the old PT "Aurora" which was a good headlamp and available in a bike version as well. I'm not even sure if that model is still available. Maybe on #bay. I...
01-23-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By bicycleflyer

The Remix is the lighter of the two, but the EOS...

The Remix is the lighter of the two, but the EOS is the most waterproof. Not that the EOS is really that heavy. If you read the candlepower forums, the EOS is highly regarded.
01-23-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,035
Posted By bicycleflyer

Any headlamp can be attached to a helmet. just...

Any headlamp can be attached to a helmet. just slide the headband out (there are slots for this) and replace with double-sided Velcro. Run that through the vents and your set.

I don't have the...
11-27-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By bicycleflyer

Not as much as you may think.. First, the AC that...

Not as much as you may think.. First, the AC that dynamos create is converted to DC. Gentleman cyclist states that these can be used in flashlights too, so that tells me the drop ins are DC...
11-26-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By bicycleflyer

I did something similar to what your asking, Not...

I did something similar to what your asking, Not sure if the following info will be useful to you or not.

I tried an "everled" in a Bisy once. The Bisy is a close (and cheaper) cousin to the...
11-25-11, 06:29 PM
11-23-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By bicycleflyer

Like the above poster said...it depends on where...

Like the above poster said...it depends on where you ride and park the bike. I have to agree with Sheldon Brown, locking is a strategy. You should check out his article on Locking a bike.
...
11-23-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By bicycleflyer

Add another to the list, I've been using a helmet...

Add another to the list, I've been using a helmet mirror for almost 15 years.
11-19-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By bicycleflyer

Yes, I have done it. Use solder and heat shrink....

Yes, I have done it. Use solder and heat shrink. I actually soldered in a plug, and six extra inches to make my folding bike quicker to pack and un-pack.

Here is a pic of my work...
...
11-14-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By bicycleflyer

I'll second or third the EOS. I've been using the...

I'll second or third the EOS. I've been using the "bike" version ever since I read Kent Peterson's review of it on both his blog and amazon. Awesome helmet lamp.
10-30-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By bicycleflyer

Hey dorkeypants....I'm a fellow BF owner. I...

Hey dorkeypants....I'm a fellow BF owner. I personally don't use a cadence sensor on my BF. My philosophy is "the less you install on the bike...The less you have to remove/install each time you...
10-25-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By bicycleflyer

I have the old QR niterider mount that worked...

I have the old QR niterider mount that worked with my road-rat. When I sold the light on ebay, I only sold it with the stock screw on mount and kept the QR. I was thinking of putting it on ebay. It...
10-24-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By bicycleflyer

You got all of that for 5 bucks, then you did...

You got all of that for 5 bucks, then you did good. Niterider products are usually quite expensive. The trail rat, and it's sibling the road rat were simple entry level lights. As I recall, I paid...
10-23-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,553
Posted By bicycleflyer

A space bar is one idea. A lot of folks don't...

A space bar is one idea. A lot of folks don't seem to think of it, but the space bar can be pointed either straight up, or down.

Another idea is to fork mount it. I made my own mount several...
10-23-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By bicycleflyer

I use a Princeton Tec "EOS-Bike" on my helmet....

I use a Princeton Tec "EOS-Bike" on my helmet. That is in addition to my primary handle-bar mounted lights. The helmet lamp serves several purposes. First, it can serve as a back up to my bar mounted...
10-20-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By bicycleflyer

The pictures you posted are of the newest models....

The pictures you posted are of the newest models. The closest thing I have to what you show is the ultraflate next to the seat-pack. yes, I used it with 12G BB gun style carts. In addition I have...
10-19-11, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By bicycleflyer

how old fashioned do you want to get? This...

how old fashioned do you want to get?

This light is on display at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI.
...
10-19-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By bicycleflyer

I don't think it makes any difference. I looked...

I don't think it makes any difference. I looked at GI's website at the green and black one. It seems the nozzle is made of brass too, just colored black. the rest is probably covered up in the nylon...
10-15-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By bicycleflyer

As others say, CO2 does leak out a little faster...

As others say, CO2 does leak out a little faster than air. But I think this gets overplayed. I've read past posts on this and another forum that make it sound like you better run home as soon as you...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,655
Posted By bicycleflyer

Yes, keep the screw head inside and the nut on...

Yes, keep the screw head inside and the nut on the outside. Less rubbing on tires that way.



Same here...they work great.
10-14-11, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 25,214
Posted By bicycleflyer

Soldering, heat-shrink, and end caps all work....

Soldering, heat-shrink, and end caps all work. Another method I will add here is pop rivets. Take the center pin out and crimp the rivet in place.
10-14-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By bicycleflyer

It seems you have nothing to lose by opening the...

It seems you have nothing to lose by opening the battery case and seeing what kind of battery is in there. It is possible to but replacement battery packs and install them in PT's battery case. You...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,508
Posted By bicycleflyer

I agree with others, if you are going to buy a...

I agree with others, if you are going to buy a new bike, why not plan for fenders. Look for bikes that have the clearances and the braze-on required.



However, that being said...you can fit...
10-11-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,741
Posted By bicycleflyer

Bottle opener??!!!.....I got to have one of...

Bottle opener??!!!.....I got to have one of those!!

Now I just need a fixed gear to justify buying the tool ... :)
10-08-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,741
Posted By bicycleflyer

Is this for your home tool kit, or on-the-bike...

Is this for your home tool kit, or on-the-bike carry?

If it is for on-bike carry.....

The topeak alien is a favorite of many.

I came up with my own little tool kit to carry...I posted the...
10-06-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By bicycleflyer

There are several ideas here.... ...

There are several ideas here....

http://nordicgroup.us/s78/flashlights.html
10-05-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By bicycleflyer

Yes, BB gun 12g will work just fine. But I much...

Yes, BB gun 12g will work just fine. But I much prefer the 16g carts, they are worth the extra money to me. I get so few flats that it's not really a huge financial burden.
10-05-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By bicycleflyer

When that PITA two-piece clamp finally broke, I...

When that PITA two-piece clamp finally broke, I contacted Topeak and they sent me the zip-tie version. I then contacted them asking if a bottle cage version was available and they sent me one of...
10-05-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,320
Posted By bicycleflyer

There is some good reading on dynamo lighting on...

There is some good reading on dynamo lighting on This (http://www.blayleys.com/) website.
10-04-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Posted By bicycleflyer

Either morph will serve you well. I have several...

Either morph will serve you well. I have several pumps in my collection. The morph and it's competitor, the lezyne micro floor drive HP/HPG are among the best I have used....

My only warning about...
10-02-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,192
Posted By bicycleflyer

how about this..... ...

how about this.....
...
10-01-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By bicycleflyer

As for your not crowding your bars, have you...

As for your not crowding your bars, have you considered mounting a "space-bar" and aiming it straight down.

Or you could do this....
...
10-01-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By bicycleflyer

You don't necessarily need a dyno hub. There are...

You don't necessarily need a dyno hub. There are some other dyno options such as a bottom bracket mounted dyno or one of those units that clamps onto your fork and has the light built in. Take a...
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