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10-31-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By KnhoJ

Which involve capacitors that this light doesn't...

Which involve capacitors that this light doesn't seem to have. I'd love to see the inside of one. 3 led's and a rectifier?
10-31-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By KnhoJ

BTDT, have the Q2's to show for my laziness when...

BTDT, have the Q2's to show for my laziness when I plugged them into the hub without a capacitor. Remarkable thermal events are the usual culprit, but noise exceeding safe thresholds will nibble on...
10-31-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By KnhoJ

That's America's Vancouver, according to Uncle...

That's America's Vancouver, according to Uncle Royce! :D I'm a westside resident, but I've been known to turn up at a two-bridge-loop or two, or hpv events.
10-31-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By KnhoJ

If this is true, they're not using 3 single...

If this is true, they're not using 3 single emitters. The XP-G R5's (most efficient currently available single emitter led) are good for a dynamo-limited 500ma output of 190-some lumens each. The...
10-31-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,288
Posted By KnhoJ

I don't know about the rotational speed... But I...

I don't know about the rotational speed... But I have built my own dynamo-powered led light. The dynamos self-limit to a specific current around 500ma, which is absolutely perfect for the recent led...
02-01-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,811
Posted By KnhoJ

Cyclaholic's got it right: I've used a homemade...

Cyclaholic's got it right: I've used a homemade cargo trailer with a rattly hitch and some play in various places in the design, and I had to load it keeping in mind to put more weight on the front...
01-17-09, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,532
Posted By KnhoJ

They rattle a little. Even if they didn't fold I...

They rattle a little. Even if they didn't fold I wouldn't care about a little rattle, though.

But since they do fold flat, I can shove my bike into a packed bike rack at the grocery store and...
11-01-08, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,433
Posted By KnhoJ

Yep. College > car. The schedule's the...

Yep. College > car.



The schedule's the biggest change. You can get anywhere on a bike if you have the time!
11-01-08, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By KnhoJ

Doesn't look like this was in North Korea or...

Doesn't look like this was in North Korea or Iran... Maybe I was mistaken?
10-26-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 349,269
Posted By KnhoJ

Rattle can primer and a rusty chain? The flat...

Rattle can primer and a rusty chain? The flat rear tire is my favorite. $5 says there's another flat: filed into the bottom bracket shell where the serial number used to be. But hey, it's made in...
10-25-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,445
Posted By KnhoJ

I've been doing the inner tube bar tape thing for...

I've been doing the inner tube bar tape thing for a couple years. But I normally use the tube without splitting it, just snip out the valve and wind it on! Overlap it just right and it's not lumpy. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,249
Posted By KnhoJ

BTDT... Don't go for the kickbike. I've got...

BTDT...
Don't go for the kickbike. I've got one, a lot of your push comes from the leg you're not kicking with! IE, bend that leg down and rotate your entire body into the kick, then rotate back up...
10-04-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,419
Posted By KnhoJ

Fireman? Yeah, they do wind up seeing people at...

Fireman? Yeah, they do wind up seeing people at their worst. Doesn't make them traffic experts.

I've only had a few of these conversations; you can't win this argument when a driver's loony...
09-29-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,435
Posted By KnhoJ

I'd like to see them take on the generally...

I'd like to see them take on the generally accepted bike brake legal standard; being able to skid both tires on dry, clean pavement.
09-28-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,325
Posted By KnhoJ

If you look at demographics, less than half of...

If you look at demographics, less than half of Americans contribute to federal taxes applicable to this bailout. Make that roughly $5,000 per taxpayer.

But we're in deeper trouble than that. The...
09-20-08, 12:32 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 14,542
Posted By KnhoJ

Maybe not so much. The vast majority of...

Maybe not so much. The vast majority of Portland's cyclists ride on side streets in the city or through neighborhoods, where bike lanes and so forth are not available. Cars aren't exactly a burden...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,356
Posted By KnhoJ

At least they're not doing this while driving! ...

At least they're not doing this while driving!

So, it seems this is a contrast between training (and enforcing, training's no good without followup) every pedestrian to a standard level of...
02-15-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,651
Posted By KnhoJ

I've got one. Slower and more work than a bike on...

I've got one. Slower and more work than a bike on flat ground or especially uphill, faster downhill if you sit on your heels (scaaaary). Faster than a unicycle, although about as practical. One hell...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,727
Posted By KnhoJ

Many, many (many) years ago, when I was about a...

Many, many (many) years ago, when I was about a foot shorter than I am today, I had a bmx style bike. I would ride it up and down the long gravel driveway between the neighbor's houses to our house,...
02-13-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By KnhoJ

I've been oiling my bike locks. They say it's not...

I've been oiling my bike locks. They say it's not good to use actual oil on locks, but my bike locks see a ton of rain. Oil's the only way to keep them from rusting, eventually galling on the rust...
02-11-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,777
Posted By KnhoJ

Don't forget the rest of that quote: Whoops,...

Don't forget the rest of that quote:

Whoops, microbes don't eat plastic and old tires. In fact, nothing currently does. Unless they've somehow found something new or convinced existing microbes to...
02-10-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,855
Posted By KnhoJ

I'm not even close to being qualified for that...

I'm not even close to being qualified for that job! But I don't think it would be tough, even the rednecks don't like him after he spent millions "revitalizing" downtown. It's a beautiful place, but...
02-10-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,855
Posted By KnhoJ

For a guy who's not remotely familiar with...

For a guy who's not remotely familiar with Vancouver (not BC), Washington (not DC) you've absolutely nailed the situation! Really, hit us square on the head.

The Esther Short Neighborhood...
02-10-08, 03:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,855
Posted By KnhoJ

We'd love to, if anyone else wanted the job....

We'd love to, if anyone else wanted the job. Royce Pollard has run basically unopposed for a long time. He's an outspoken "advocate" of transit and cycling. He's also 86'd every light rail proposal...
02-04-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By KnhoJ

The world's a little better place to ride a...

The world's a little better place to ride a bicycle thanks to Sheldon Brown. He'll be appreciated for a long time to come.
02-03-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,301
Posted By KnhoJ

I bet he doesn't have a monocle, though. ...

I bet he doesn't have a monocle, though.

http://www.handlebarclub.co.uk/images/michaeltierney.jpg
02-03-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,560
Posted By KnhoJ

That's a good question! Maybe successfully...

That's a good question! Maybe successfully questioning the social conception of the necessity of driving everywhere just gets people to questioning other necessities as well! I think stepping out of...
02-03-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,560
Posted By KnhoJ

Yep. Technically, that amount is your liability....

Yep. Technically, that amount is your liability. You pay the bill in the event your insurance does not provide payment. Your health care provider should go after you for the unpaid amount if they go...
02-03-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,560
Posted By KnhoJ

The trouble we've got here in the US is that a...

The trouble we've got here in the US is that a vast number of patients have had insurance for a long time, and with this customer base insurance providers have been able to negotiate lower rates for...
01-27-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,859
Posted By KnhoJ

Join the pool!...

Join the pool! (http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/2008/01/sea_ice_betting_summary.php) It takes a real man to bet against experts specialized in the subject of the wager! But, keep in mind, you'll be...
01-27-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By KnhoJ

Not quite, the one amp is as measured at the led...

Not quite, the one amp is as measured at the led itself. In other words, at 85% efficiency for the controller, you'd see: 1 amp .85 = 1.176 amp prior to a one amp controller. Doesn't factor into...
01-23-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,828
Posted By KnhoJ

Burning food as fuel, inside out production...

Burning food as fuel, inside out production efficiency, and limited produceability aside... I was just reading something a few weeks ago, about how the subsidies for ethanol crops have convinced many...
01-13-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,859
Posted By KnhoJ

Actually, we do. And direct measurement from...

Actually, we do. And direct measurement from satellites. And direct measurement from probes and observation platforms in various points throughout the solar system. And direct measurement from ground...
01-13-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,766
Posted By KnhoJ

If that's what the business people are like...

If that's what the business people are like there, the bad neighborhoods must be apocalyptic! :D
01-10-08, 12:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,648
Posted By KnhoJ

That's assuming the transit service doesn't care...

That's assuming the transit service doesn't care if a route runs significantly ahead of schedule. A late bus is far less troublesome for transit providers and users alike, than a bus that "never came...
01-07-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By KnhoJ

I'm familiar with the name, ("black cat", to be...

I'm familiar with the name, ("black cat", to be specific) but never tried the coffee. I don't think they sell green coffee... checking... Nope. Real live single origin lots, though. But it's...
01-06-08, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By KnhoJ

Eighty bucks... I'd start with adding up what you...

Eighty bucks... I'd start with adding up what you need and shopping from there.

IMO, three of the newer Crees or SSC's running at 500ma would be the minimum if you're planning on riding at higher...
01-05-08, 11:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,648
Posted By KnhoJ

I don't depend on bus racks, but I've used them....

I don't depend on bus racks, but I've used them. The buses are air conditioned when I'm overheated and feeling dehydrated. Warm and dry when I'm soaked to the bone and freezing. Cheapest tow in town...
01-05-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,393
Posted By KnhoJ

Stumptown, on 45th and Division. The baristas...

Stumptown, on 45th and Division. The baristas there are excellent and they know more about espresso than a shameless coffee hedon like me. I've never been in another shop where the baristas will...
01-02-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,110
Posted By KnhoJ

BC wheels...

BC wheels (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=828) have been around for a while now. But I've never seen one with a training wheel before! With the footboards as far below the axle as...
01-02-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By KnhoJ

That video doesn't do titanium justice! You'll...

That video doesn't do titanium justice! You'll never call anything else white again once you've seen titanium grinding sparks.

But... There is another way... (also on popsci, coincidentally)
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01-01-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By KnhoJ

Millions! One third of Americans don't hold...

Millions! One third of Americans don't hold drivers licenses, and over one third of those are eligible to obtain one. It's a little different, that's all. Not driving means you'd need to figure...
12-30-07, 03:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,458
Posted By KnhoJ

The forklift I wouldn't worry about so much. In...

The forklift I wouldn't worry about so much. In my own experience, I'm safer in a warehouse full of forklift drivers with revoked driving licenses than out on the street. Maybe it's something to do...
12-26-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,438
Posted By KnhoJ

The generic catalytic convertors generally run...

The generic catalytic convertors generally run around $60-90, depending on where you get it. They are heat shielded, and a decent exhaust shop won't have any trouble finding a place for it in the car...
12-25-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,438
Posted By KnhoJ

On one hand, vintage Britmobiles do have a...

On one hand, vintage Britmobiles do have a reputation for not burning gasoline during a significant portion of their lives... They're perfect for someone who really likes working on cars as a hobby...
12-25-07, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By KnhoJ

I've got the B67 on a touring bike. It's like a...

I've got the B67 on a touring bike. It's like a B66, but with one set of rails instead of two so it'll stick to standard seatposts. Not as boingy as you might expect! There's some boing to take the...
12-24-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By KnhoJ

1: Bad neck. I have a choice between A: don't...

1: Bad neck. I have a choice between A: don't drive, or B: have a friendly surgeon dissect the front of my neck, install donor bone and metal in my spine so it's fused up solid, and hopefully all the...
12-21-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 26,215
Posted By KnhoJ

Don't forget "Three Men on the Bummel" by Jerome...

Don't forget "Three Men on the Bummel" by Jerome K. Jerome! "Three Men on a Boat" is good too, maybe even better, but not bicycle oriented...

Also, Carl Sagan has always been one of my favorite...
12-21-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,780
Posted By KnhoJ

Same here, the wife and I each had a card which...

Same here, the wife and I each had a card which we'd never used; neither one had any kind of fees so there was never a balance. Turns out we're sporting one heck of a credit rating as a result. It's...
12-09-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By KnhoJ

Could be worse, it took 6 months for me to get my...

Could be worse, it took 6 months for me to get my in-stock order from Cutter. Only ten days to get to me once they could be bothered to stick it in the mail. Oops! Such is life.

Something you can...
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