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04-23-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By tatfiend

Not sure that the Worksman would work too well...

Not sure that the Worksman would work too well for the 100+ mile grocery runs and it certainly does not meet the 22 pounds criteria. In fact I am not sure that any 22 pound class bike can handle a...
02-23-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By tatfiend

I mounted mine to an aluminum plate, bolted to my...

I mounted mine to an aluminum plate, bolted to my Civia rack taillight mounting bracket. Screw threads in the Dinotte light are relatively shallow before the screws can start contacting the light...
02-15-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By tatfiend

downtube42; Actually most LED dynamo...

downtube42;

Actually most LED dynamo headlights are 2.4 watts nominal while dynamos sold in Europe are available in 2.4 and 3 watt versions. Typicaly only the 3 watt versions are offered here in...
02-13-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By tatfiend

Several European companies make dynamo taillights...

Several European companies make dynamo taillights designed to work with a dynamo front light. Take a look at the Peter White Cycles web site to see what is available that he imports. BTW none of...
02-13-11, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,181
Posted By tatfiend

Snell certified bicycle helmets are tested to...

Snell certified bicycle helmets are tested to standards higher than DOT standards but I am not sure how much more protection the Snell standards actually provide. Here in the USA the major brand...
02-08-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By tatfiend

A discussion going on now on the Yahoo Geared Hub...

A discussion going on now on the Yahoo Geared Hub Bikes group linked to below in my signature block. Check it out.
01-27-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By tatfiend

Ok I am wrong about the Orbit and stand corrected...

Ok I am wrong about the Orbit and stand corrected but so are you about hubs designed under SRAM. The only two IGH hubs which have been totally designed under SRAM I believe have 10mm axles, the iM3...
01-26-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By tatfiend

I note that the OP says thatthis is to fit a...

I note that the OP says thatthis is to fit a Sachs Orbit. That is old enough Sachs so the axle threading in question may well NOT be 10mm. Most older Sachs hubs and still SRAM T3, P5 and S7 hubs,...
01-25-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,569
Posted By tatfiend

Peter White Cycles offers dynamo lighting cable...

Peter White Cycles offers dynamo lighting cable and the european mini spade connectors frequently needed for dynamo light hookups. If you know the lengths needed then he can make up complete cables...
01-21-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By tatfiend

Not that I am aware of. The P60 style of...

Not that I am aware of. The P60 style of drop-ins are THE STANDARD that has been copied by everyone. Anything else is proprietary. Parts to make up drop-ins with larger reflectors using standard...
01-21-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By tatfiend

Solarforce Sales shipped the wrong red drop-ins,...

Solarforce Sales shipped the wrong red drop-ins, single mode versus the 5 modes ordered. They gave me a partial refund on their error but to get the problem fully corrected they wanted me to ship...
01-20-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By tatfiend

See the private message I sent you. The...

See the private message I sent you.

The light body you link to is definitely NOT P60 drop-in compatible. The P60 module includes a reflector that is much smaller than is used by the linked to...
01-20-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By tatfiend

Plutonix; No idea. I got my 18650 charger...

Plutonix;

No idea. I got my 18650 charger from Battery Junction, the common WF-139. The common recommendation on Candlepower Forums seems to be the Pila IBC charger as the best of the Li Ion...
01-19-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By tatfiend

P60 Flashlight Drop-ins

For those using flashlights that take the P60 drop-in LED modules as headlights or flashlights this may be of interest. Many flashlights from Solarforce, Surefire, Dereelight and other vendors take...
01-05-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By tatfiend

A full Xtracycle kit turns a normal wheelbase...

A full Xtracycle kit turns a normal wheelbase bike into a longtail as it includes a bolt on rear frame assembly. It fits most frames with 135mm dropout width.

Heavy front load bicycles are...
12-29-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,776
Posted By tatfiend

Solarforce-sales.com in Hong Kong has a 5 mode...

Solarforce-sales.com in Hong Kong has a 5 mode red P60 drop-in listed. In fact I have it on order and supposedly on the way. They charged $2.00 US for shipping of the order of two drop-ins and a...
12-29-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,286
Posted By tatfiend

Not a classic but my Big Dummy with front rack,...

Not a classic but my Big Dummy with front rack, steel fenders and other additions I have made is close to 60 pounds.
12-29-10, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,776
Posted By tatfiend

From the specifications IIRC not enough run time...

From the specifications IIRC not enough run time for continuous daytime use on a tour. The 400R with multiple large battery packs would be needed IMO if you want continuous daytime taillight...
12-28-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,443
Posted By tatfiend

IMO this should have been posted in the C&V forum...

IMO this should have been posted in the C&V forum as they are familiar with many early and wonderous bicycle designs.
12-27-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,449
Posted By tatfiend

Thumbs up New Civia Front Loader Cargo Bike

Per their web site Civia has announced a new steel frame front loader cargo bike, the Halsted. Classic small front wheel configuration like a lot of front loader bikes but with a load platform above...
12-27-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By tatfiend

Take a look at the Civia Bryant. I believe it...

Take a look at the Civia Bryant. I believe it meets all of your criteria for a lot less than the Co-Motion.

http://civiacycles.com/bikes/bryant/
12-27-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By tatfiend

socalrider; IMO any claim of Lumens rating...

socalrider;

IMO any claim of Lumens rating for a flashlight from many manufacturers should be taken with a large dose of skepticism unless it is clearly stated thet the rating is per ANSI test...
12-25-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,327
Posted By tatfiend

Another good source for 18650 and other sizes of...

Another good source for 18650 and other sizes of Lithium Ion rechargeable cells is Battery Junction. They are in Connecticut.
12-25-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By tatfiend

garyfloyd; Thanks. Most bicycle headlights...

garyfloyd;

Thanks. Most bicycle headlights sold in the USA use flashlight type reflectors and electronics unfortunately. The higher power ones are off road oriented rather than intended for...
12-25-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By tatfiend

The Solarforce unit is a flashlight body with no...

The Solarforce unit is a flashlight body with no guts. It accepts a "P60 drop in" which are available from multiple sources with many different LEDs and control circuits. P60 drop ins are also...
12-21-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By tatfiend

C&V Cycle Calendars

I just picked up two 2011 calendars featuring classic and vintage bicycling posters from Amazon. Actually from a reseller on Amazon. Just do a search on Amazon for Bicycle Calendar. Watch the...
12-21-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By tatfiend

Litespeedlouie; I would say go with the 7...

Litespeedlouie;

I would say go with the 7 Eneloops as the Eneloops reportedly have the lowest internal resistance of any NiMh AA battery out there, a consideration at high current draws. With...
12-19-10, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By tatfiend

Gareth; In the US I have never read of a...

Gareth;

In the US I have never read of a bicycle lock actually being picked. Maybe we have less talented bike thieves than in GB. The common techniques here rely on bad locks and brute force...
12-11-10, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By tatfiend

Plutonix; Per the technical specs PDF from...

Plutonix;

Per the technical specs PDF from Eveready their Lithium Iron cells drop to between 1.5 and 1.6V very quickly once placed under any real load.

One new technology rechargeable cell...
12-10-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,123
Posted By tatfiend

Unfortunately Shimano seems to have discontinued...

Unfortunately Shimano seems to have discontinued all shifters other than the twist shifters for all their 3 and 7 speed hubs, at least in world markets. There seem to be a number of items that...
12-10-10, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By tatfiend

here are two types of Lithium Iron cells...

here are two types of Lithium Iron cells apparently so be sure of what you are getting.

Common Lithium Iron cells are NOT the same as Lithium Ions. Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA and AAA cells...
12-09-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By tatfiend

Agreed! I will be trying it with a Olight M31...

Agreed! I will be trying it with a Olight M31 set up with two 18650 batteries. The light is long and relatively heavy plus expensive enough so I do not want to risk it coming off while riding. The...
12-09-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By tatfiend

I bought it from Battery Junction.

I bought it from Battery Junction.
12-09-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,529
Posted By tatfiend

SON hubs use sealed cartridge bearings and the...

SON hubs use sealed cartridge bearings and the importer has the tools and knowledge of how to replace the bearings if there is a failure or they need service.
12-08-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,640
Posted By tatfiend

In addition to component quality issues. already...

In addition to component quality issues. already thoroughly covered, there is the assembly/adjustment problem with department store bikes. They are put together by contract personnel usuallly who...
12-08-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By tatfiend

The Fenix mount arrived. As noted it is large...

The Fenix mount arrived. As noted it is large but it seems to be strong and well made. The biggest change from the older version so far as I can tell is that the new one will fit 31.8mm handlebars....
12-08-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By tatfiend

That is an extra 0.6 Watt, not volt. There are a...

That is an extra 0.6 Watt, not volt. There are a couple of dynamo headlights that can use the extra juice. The Light On and the Supernova E3 Triple for sure. Both actually use more than 3 watts as...
12-06-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By tatfiend

Thinking of trying it with my new Olight M31...

Thinking of trying it with my new Olight M31 which is on the way, running with the extension tube and dual 18650 batteries. 800 claimed lumens in high mode and 320 lumens in medium. I figure it...
12-06-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,962
Posted By tatfiend

Battery Junction sells 18650 battery packs with...

Battery Junction sells 18650 battery packs with safety circuitry installed including 7.2 volt 2, 4 and 6 battery packs. The latter should give increased burn time compared to any Magicshine pack. ...
12-06-10, 02:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By tatfiend

Question Fenix AF02 flashlight Mount Experience?

Has anyone tried this? I note that it looks pretty solid from the photos and fits a wide range of flashlight body sizes per the description, 18mm to 28mm diameters. That should cover most AA, CR123...
12-05-10, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By tatfiend

Per data sheets I have downloaded the Eveready...

Per data sheets I have downloaded the Eveready non-rechargeable lithium cells have the best cold weather performance. They are good all the way down to -40 (F and C). Bloody expensive though so...
12-03-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By tatfiend

Interesting. I have much of that space on my Big...

Interesting. I have much of that space on my Big Dummy taken up by a medium/large Acorn saddle bag however. It holds over a gallon, 4.5 quarts IIRC.
12-03-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By tatfiend

Niagara Cycle lists both 26" and 700C complete...

Niagara Cycle lists both 26" and 700C complete dynamo wheels for under $71 + shipping. Still a bargain even if you have to pay an LBS to true and properly tension on receiving them. This is a price...
12-03-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By tatfiend

colleen c; Per my understanding it is not...

colleen c;

Per my understanding it is not the LED which is regulated but the drive circuitry for the LED which will vary from light manufacturer to manufacturer. In general Fenix and Olight...
12-02-10, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By tatfiend

unterhausen; LH or RH has to do with the...

unterhausen;

LH or RH has to do with the direction the spring presses the dynamo against the tire. For safest mounting you want the dynamo to contact the tire ahead of the mounting point on the...
12-02-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,502
Posted By tatfiend

If there is one nearby try a police and security...

If there is one nearby try a police and security equipment supply store as a possibility. 18650 batteries are almost exclusively used in high intensity LED flashlights so far as I know. A gun store...
12-01-10, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,645
Posted By tatfiend

Tektro dual pivot brakes seem to be excellent,...

Tektro dual pivot brakes seem to be excellent, particularly considering the price compared to Shimano, Sram and Campy dual pivot brake sets. The only thing borderline are the pads which are best...
12-01-10, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By tatfiend

If they do not answer the email try a phone call....

If they do not answer the email try a phone call. Their phone number is listed on the web site "Contact Us" web page. I have found that companies are less inclined to think that a customer that...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,787
Posted By tatfiend

GriddleCakes; Take a look at Cantitoe Road...

GriddleCakes;

Take a look at Cantitoe Road using the link listed above by wahoonc. The AXA Defender lock has multiple mounting options available from them so does not need factory mounting tabs....
Replies: 57
Views: 45,298
Posted By tatfiend

I paid $60 for a 1990 Trek 950 MTB locally from...

I paid $60 for a 1990 Trek 950 MTB locally from Goodwill which now wears a NuVunci hub. I agree that the older pre suspension MTBs are the biggest bargains around as far as used bikes are concerned....
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