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Forum: Commuting
11-02-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,827
Posted By ultramagnetic

Bontrager Flare R, maybe? Maybe he misspoke or...

Bontrager Flare R, maybe? Maybe he misspoke or you misheard him? They are a little pricey with an MSRP of $60.

Anyways, I use a Cateye Rapid 1 for a helmet taillight. Small, lightweight, USB...
01-23-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,065
Posted By ultramagnetic

It's completely useless as light and a ridiculous...

It's completely useless as light and a ridiculous joke at a price of $50.
09-20-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,599
Posted By ultramagnetic

That's the definition of a left-hook collision. A...

That's the definition of a left-hook collision. A driver makes a left turn across the cyclist's path.
08-09-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By ultramagnetic

And LaBonte was driving while intoxicated. ...

And LaBonte was driving while intoxicated.

http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article/252656/3/Driver-charged-in-fatal-Biddeford-bicycle-crash

"The York County District Attorney's Office tells NEWS...
08-01-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,741
Posted By ultramagnetic

Unfortunately, pellet gun attacks on cyclists...

Unfortunately, pellet gun attacks on cyclists aren't going to be enough for the SD Sheriff to consider that good cause and issue CCW.
06-29-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 17,765
Posted By ultramagnetic

He does has many valid points and his bias is...

He does has many valid points and his bias is obvious. And that bias resulted in editing in some poor video choice to coincide with the narration. The guy in Davis on the road bike rides in lycra and...
04-18-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

I don't think I ever realized that Sunlite...

I don't think I ever realized that Sunlite offered components and parts. I thought it was just tools and accessories. So you have used those replacement cups with a Shimano UN-54?
04-18-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

I think I may have sorted this out. I think that...

I think I may have sorted this out. I think that the replacement cup that I was sold, and possibly what I've seen that is available online, is a 68mm cup to be used with E-type front derailleurs that...
04-18-13, 02:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

Yes, I know there are. The Bike Church is the...

Yes, I know there are. The Bike Church is the co-op that I went to and purchased the replacement cup that doesn't fit. And I bought the cup after sifting through their bottom bracket bin for a used...
04-17-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

The replacement cup sticks out over maybe 1.5-2mm...

The replacement cup sticks out over maybe 1.5-2mm with the cartridge full inserted.

I have measured the b.b. shell and it is 68mm.

Today, I went back to the shop that gave me the first...
04-17-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

The replacement cup threads completely into the...

The replacement cup threads completely into the shell. I checked that when I started having issues.

I know of the Problem Solvers cup but for the price I've seen them, I'd rather just buy a new...
04-16-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

Help with Shimano UN-54 non-drive side plastic cup

The plastic cup of my Shimano UN-54 bottom bracket has been cracked ever since I installed it about 2 1/2 years ago. There is now a constant clicking sound that corresponds with every pedal...
11-04-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,207
Posted By ultramagnetic

Is the Cygolite Steady Pulse flash pattern a worthwhile feature?

Now that the end of daylight savings time has snuck up on me once again, I'm considering adding an additional headlight. I'm deciding on one of the self contained, USB rechargeable lights that will...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-12, 02:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By ultramagnetic

Call the building supervisor? Or a Locksmith?...

Call the building supervisor? Or a Locksmith? Bust out the sledgehammer? Try a bit of C-4?
Forum: Commuting
03-28-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,720
Posted By ultramagnetic

Yeah, I saw that it wasn't in stock after I...

Yeah, I saw that it wasn't in stock after I posted. I had forgotten that LX had been replaced by the SLX group. So much for me getting one of those fronts for myself.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,720
Posted By ultramagnetic

He doesn't even need the custom wheelset builder....

He doesn't even need the custom wheelset builder. In the "built wheels ready to ship section", Universal has their hand built Deore LX laced to 36 hole XM 317 available individually, $98 for the...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Wow
Views: 675
Posted By ultramagnetic

Having to keep 9 AAA batteries charged in order...

Having to keep 9 AAA batteries charged in order to get 300 lumens? And it requires fashioning your own mounting system?

A single 2 AA with approximately the same or a single 18650 flashlight...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,770
Posted By ultramagnetic

Are there separate lights for cars and cyclists...

Are there separate lights for cars and cyclists at that intersection? Because if the larger signal is for cars and the smaller signal is for cyclists, the cyclist had a red while the car still had a...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,777
Posted By ultramagnetic

There are also Moose Mitts...

There are also Moose Mitts (http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/te_shirts/amfbikemits.htm). They have a drop bar version that covers the the flats, hoods and drops.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By ultramagnetic

Got off work and rode home a 3:30 last night. I...

Got off work and rode home a 3:30 last night. I had my concerns and of course there were more taxis and cars on the road than a normal Sat. night. Kept a close eye on the non-taxis that were still on...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,389
Posted By ultramagnetic

Hopefully, some guidance is all you'll need. I...

Hopefully, some guidance is all you'll need. I still haven't figured out what the 16/17mm bolt is for. I need to take a trip to the hardware store to get another bolt and nut for the chainstay bridge...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,389
Posted By ultramagnetic

I think I need some help mounting these as well....

I think I need some help mounting these as well. I bought two sets and one of the sets has one 16mm or 17mm bolt while the other set does not. There isn't any locknut for that bolt, either. As they...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,389
Posted By ultramagnetic

I was very surprised to see that my fenders had...

I was very surprised to see that my fenders had arrived today as well. The estimate was next Monday to Thursday and while they had already made it to San Francisco by this morning, I was fully...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,769
Posted By ultramagnetic

You can unbolt the rack from the fender and...

You can unbolt the rack from the fender and remove it, but the rack legs are also fender stays. It really looks like the fender and rack are designed to stabilize each other. So you would be left...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,769
Posted By ultramagnetic

It's looks to be pretty much a faux rack that is...

It's looks to be pretty much a faux rack that is more of an integrated fender and tail light mount. The fender is bolted to the top of the rack in two places and the legs of the rack serve their real...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-11, 02:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,632
Posted By ultramagnetic

Some of you guys actually think that paintball...

Some of you guys actually think that paintball vigilante video is real? How many camera angles can they have and how quickly can a police cruiser respond before you start to have doubts?
Forum: Commuting
07-14-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By ultramagnetic

My commuter/errand bike is a 1993 Montaña Pro...

My commuter/errand bike is a 1993 Montaña Pro FZ/Comp hybrid. A Comp was ordered but for some reason it shipped with the higher end frame and Comp components. It's now fitted with 1.5" Pasela TGs...
07-03-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,288
Posted By ultramagnetic

Enter strawman. :rolleyes:

Enter strawman. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
04-21-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By ultramagnetic

I much prefer my Take-A-Look mirror zip tied to...

I much prefer my Take-A-Look mirror zip tied to my visor than mounted on my sunglasses.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By ultramagnetic

In that case, as long as he doesn't ride it...

In that case, as long as he doesn't ride it during the week, he'll be fine.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 577
Posted By ultramagnetic

Probably beach rentals.

Probably beach rentals.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By ultramagnetic

You can ride to Midnight Sun for growler fills? ...

You can ride to Midnight Sun for growler fills?

Consider me jealous.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By ultramagnetic

I'll complete your survey if you take a picture...

I'll complete your survey if you take a picture of your bike with a piece of paper saying "Hello BikeForums, signed boi_commuter" and either post it here or post a link to the picture.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-09, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By ultramagnetic

It's an idea that sounds better on paper and...

It's an idea that sounds better on paper and looks better in photos than in practice. I don't remember it being too well received here after people took a good look at it.

Here's some prototype...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-09, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,986
Posted By ultramagnetic

If your looking for a way to use the basket and...

If your looking for a way to use the basket and panniers at the same time, then mounting the basket on the front or a new rear rack like a Tubus Cosmo looks to be like your only options. If you want...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By ultramagnetic

Too bad you didn't have a seizure-inducing high...

Too bad you didn't have a seizure-inducing high frequency strobe mode to switch to while you were behind her.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 02:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,747
Posted By ultramagnetic

Yes, I have. The bike was parked inside at work...

Yes, I have. The bike was parked inside at work in a very lightly used/traffic area. It was only a $30 light but I was still bothered by the fact is was taken where I assumed it would be safe,...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,896
Posted By ultramagnetic

What kind of bike do I get to ride in this...

What kind of bike do I get to ride in this theoretical world of "sleak" biometric scanner U-locks and cut-proof steel/kevlar belt locks?
10-26-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,878
Posted By ultramagnetic

The Blackburn Mars 4.0 has the side-facing amber...

The Blackburn Mars 4.0 has the side-facing amber LEDs.
10-21-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By ultramagnetic

Wow, the Sunlite is terrible. I wonder if every...

Wow, the Sunlite is terrible. I wonder if every unit is that bad.
10-10-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,659
Posted By ultramagnetic

The Mars does come with a rack mount adapter. But...

The Mars does come with a rack mount adapter. But it is for mounts with two vertical holes.

The SF flash pattern is certainly more noticeable while the Mars might be a tad brighter when on...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By ultramagnetic

The claim is that the tension the wheel is under...

The claim is that the tension the wheel is under would cause the rim to pinch the blade and make it difficult to cut with a hacksaw. I say find a sacrificial rear wheel mounted with a wire bead tire...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By ultramagnetic

Looks really cool. As it should for a system that...

Looks really cool. As it should for a system that cost $2k.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,567
Posted By ultramagnetic

Beer that's dark in color is like a "Type R"...

Beer that's dark in color is like a "Type R" sticker on a Civic. Instead of 10 more HP, it means the beer has 5% more alcohol than lighter colored beers.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,817
Posted By ultramagnetic

Every so often, I do think about the possibility...

Every so often, I do think about the possibility of having my face torn up by my Take-a-Look after reading about it happening to one of the posters here.

I wonder if some small diameter clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By ultramagnetic

Considering this as a first road bike - '98 KHS Aero Comp

I've been back on a bike for a couple of years now commuting and running errands around town. Now, I've been considering buying a new entry level bike for a few months now, in the $600-$850 range. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,300
Posted By ultramagnetic

You could take your own advice from the "Sunday's...

You could take your own advice from the "Sunday's incident" thread and chill out. Or not, and have a running argument with a driver that obviously doesn't respect your presence on the road. Sort of...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,091
Posted By ultramagnetic

I just read this story today. I hope that this...

I just read this story today. I hope that this woman gets charged the same as the driver in ryanwood's post. Absolutely inexcusable.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,428
Posted By ultramagnetic

Planet Bike doesn't charge shipping for small...

Planet Bike doesn't charge shipping for small parts like the SF rack mount. But that mount is much cooler than the official version.
04-06-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By ultramagnetic

I've been trying to come up with a system to...

I've been trying to come up with a system to mount a SF to my helmet, a Bell Venture, as well. Your helmet looks somewhat similar to mine.

One option that I've almost gotten around to is to...
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