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06-28-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By quester

VDO Z1 wireless works even in presence of generator hub and light.

Previous wireless computers would give me occasional random numbers, like 99 mph, which, while flattering, didn't help my training analysis much.

The Z1 has digital coded transmission, and in my...
12-14-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By quester

Talking That's a great price. I've had no problems...

That's a great price. I've had no problems charging, and keeping charged, my iphone 4 w/ this. I charged from 89% to 98% yesterday on my ride home, which is 4.5 miles uphill, so I wasn't going fast...
Forum: Touring
12-06-10, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,880
Posted By quester

I have the same pair of bikes. My experience...

I have the same pair of bikes. My experience ordering was very good: Andy Blance (the designer) handled mine himself and he was quite helpful and patient. This was important, as I'm in the states and...
12-05-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By quester

The "bottom" of the pattern is maybe seven or...

The "bottom" of the pattern is maybe seven or eight feet in front of me, and the rest goes out a goodly distance. It's nice and wide and nice and long. What's not to like? It's not as much light as...
10-09-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,586
Posted By quester

Biologic reecharge experience

I've had a reecharge for five or six weeks, paired w/ a SON-32 generator hub. I have not ridden that much during this time, maybe a few hundred miles. My experience has been mixed. In general I found...
Forum: Touring
08-27-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By quester

I think I'll re-schedule for May 14, when the...

I think I'll re-schedule for May 14, when the campgrounds open. Thanks!
08-26-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,051
Posted By quester

But nowhere does it say that the waterproof case...

But nowhere does it say that the waterproof case part fits into a RAM mount???
Forum: Touring
08-26-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By quester

Blue Ridge Parkway in middle of March?

I understand all the campgrounds, concessions, etc. are closed, but is the parkway itself open? Anyone done it then?
08-26-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,051
Posted By quester

I've seen the RAM mounts here...

I've seen the RAM mounts here (http://www.gpscity.com/cell-phone-mount/apple/iphone-4), but no water-resistant case. Which one are you talking about, and does it work w/ the RAM mount?
08-20-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,051
Posted By quester

After reading this thread (yes, I'm easy), I...

After reading this thread (yes, I'm easy), I cancelled my order for the reecharge mount and got Cyclemeter and the RAM mount. Re the mount, I have an iphone 4, anyway, which doesn't quite fit the...
08-19-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By quester

Even the cheapest come w/ nine or ten functions....

Even the cheapest come w/ nine or ten functions. I just ordered a couple of these (http://amzn.com/B001FCFK5C) (Bell F12), at less than $10 apiece, for my wife and daughter.
08-15-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,051
Posted By quester

+1 for cyclemeter. I also bought it as a result...

+1 for cyclemeter. I also bought it as a result of this thread, and though I've only used it for one ride, wow:

- very functional: fast, great stats, tracks for hours, speed graphs! elevation...
08-15-10, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By quester

Evidently the iPhone 4 doesn't quite fit in the...

Evidently the iPhone 4 doesn't quite fit in the biologic mount, though it's not clear if it just rattles around, or whether it's because the camera is obscured (evidently taking movies from the mount...
Forum: Touring
07-14-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,239
Posted By quester

I've had this problem w/ Plus's, and other...

I've had this problem w/ Plus's, and other Schwalbes. You *can* do it, just be very careful, only blow up to 30'ish lbs before checking again, and then go all the way up. It is maddening, but better...
07-13-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By quester

Aha! That makes lots of sense. The picture just...

Aha! That makes lots of sense. The picture just shows an unfortunate coincidence. Thanks.
07-13-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By quester

When to adjust eccentric bottom bracket?

The thorn bike manual says adjust when "T1-T2" is between 40 and 60mm. The picture:

http://kelehers.me/pics/t1-t2.png

seems to indicate that T1-T2 is just the difference in diameters of the...
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,604
Posted By quester

And: ...

And:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/health/nutrition/13Best.html
Forum: Touring
06-06-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By quester

A lot of us old farts run 44-32-22 w/ an 11-34 on...

A lot of us old farts run 44-32-22 w/ an 11-34 on the back. Except me, I swapped out the 22 for a 20.
06-06-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By quester

I have a VDO 1.0+ computer, does altitude by...

I have a VDO 1.0+ computer, does altitude by pressure changes. It's usually within 10% on the same ride repeated.

bikeroutetoaster gives me readings very near the VDO.
Forum: Touring
05-31-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,664
Posted By quester

On a slow ride up a mountain in Idaho last year,...

On a slow ride up a mountain in Idaho last year, a truck downshifted and farted a huge black plume of smoke on me, then went a quarter mile up the road and did the same to my buddy. Rare, but there...
Forum: Touring
05-30-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,453
Posted By quester

I finally got mine broken in (and by the way, I'm...

I finally got mine broken in (and by the way, I'm heavy), by accidentally leaving it uncovered one night on tour during a rainstorm. Voila, the next morning I had an entirely new (and more...
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,903
Posted By quester

How has the battery charging gone? Also,...

How has the battery charging gone?

Also, have you charged an iphone. I have the PedalPower+ (their universal cable that is supposed to work w/ the iphone 3gs) and I'm not too happy. The iphone...
Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By quester

In any case, congrats on the ride. It's getting...

In any case, congrats on the ride. It's getting out there on two wheels that is the most important, not mileage, or purity of touring form.
Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By quester

This is very useful stuff, thanks. Paul has...

This is very useful stuff, thanks. Paul has writeups of four trips he made on the parkway, plus cue sheets etc. he made for some of the rides.

The other most useful net resource I've found is:
...
Forum: Touring
05-26-10, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By quester

Blue Ridge Parkway Stops

Some friends and I are going to set out from DC in a few weeks, ending up in NC, all along skyline dr/BRP.

As many of you know, the BRP campgrounds are very inconveniently located for bikers, so...
Forum: Touring
05-24-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,080
Posted By quester

But you should! Shimano's (the open-toe version)...

But you should! Shimano's (the open-toe version) are very nice sandals.

I have candy's on my bikes, but just got a pair of mallet 1's. They still have eggbeater clips, but large platforms. I biked...
Forum: Touring
05-21-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,330
Posted By quester

I've seen this alluded to a couple times, but I...

I've seen this alluded to a couple times, but I don't get it. Why does the dropout angle matter?
Forum: Touring
05-20-10, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By quester

No experience there myself, but all I ever hear...

No experience there myself, but all I ever hear in Kansas is dust and headwinds.

No one mentions the Blue Ridge Parkway?
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By quester

I do like dry senses of humor.

I do like dry senses of humor.
Forum: Touring
05-18-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,932
Posted By quester

Hmm... Thorn doesn't do the actual drilling,...

Hmm... Thorn doesn't do the actual drilling, rohloff does it for them. Presumably they know what they are doing. Thanks for the tip, though, I'll deifnitely look into it.
Forum: Touring
05-18-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,932
Posted By quester

OP here. The deal is not totally done, but I had...

OP here. The deal is not totally done, but I had a good conversation w/ Andy at Thorn bikes today, and ended up putting down a deposit on a new nomad mk2. Andy certainly takes great pride in his...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,932
Posted By quester

Was just looking at the thorns. It appears to me...

Was just looking at the thorns. It appears to me that a thorn nomad MK2 (w/ S&S and rohloff!) looks to start around 2300 lbs, or less than $3500. Rohloff would be awesome.

Can anyone comment on...
Forum: Touring
05-16-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,932
Posted By quester

This would definitely be a problem; I usually...

This would definitely be a problem; I usually tour on 42-45 on the back. However, the Pangea comes stock w/ 2.1" tires (equiv of 52 cm), and probably would be a bit tougher than the americano, so...
Forum: Touring
05-16-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,932
Posted By quester

Yep, this is the one I keep coming back to, so...

Yep, this is the one I keep coming back to, so far.
Forum: Touring
05-16-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,932
Posted By quester

The Wife Hands Me $5k and says go buy a bike. What to get?

23rd wedding anniversary.

Note that I'm a big guy, 6'2", >250, and I plan on doing the Northern Tier on this bike (in the past I've done the west coast, Blue Ridge Parkway, etc.) My LHT is aging,...
03-31-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By quester

Pedalpower universal-i-cable

I just recently received the pedalpower+ universal-i-cable, which is a cable that purports to have circuitry allowing safe charging of all sorts of USB devices, including even the iPhone 3GS (a very...
Forum: Touring
03-12-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By quester

I spent a month touring in a Double Rainbow. It...

I spent a month touring in a Double Rainbow. It was cool, well-ventilated, light (40oz), small, and fast to set up and take down.

On the downside, it is not a warm tent. In order to avoid...
Forum: Touring
03-11-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By quester

Platform pedals down (up) the Blue Ridge?

I usually ride w/ crank bros candies, but recently put on platforms (yes, I know sheldon doesn't call them that) when I was going to be walking for a couple hours on pavement at the far end of a...
Forum: Touring
02-08-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By quester

And a really cheap way to go is to rent a one-way...

And a really cheap way to go is to rent a one-way budget truck. Tandem will fit fine, no breaking it down....
Forum: Touring
02-07-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,053
Posted By quester

Solio's web site has no such thing. Are you...

Solio's web site has no such thing. Are you talking about the Roksta H1000?
Forum: Touring
02-03-10, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By quester

+1 I've never actually locked it, but two...

+1

I've never actually locked it, but two different bike shops have called me up to ask how to remove it while they're working on the bike. It doesn't immediately pop off, they see the lock, and...
02-03-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,083
Posted By quester

The amazon reviews here...

The amazon reviews here (http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Nintendo-DS-Lite-Sony-PSP/dp/B001GM1OVK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1265211993&sr=8-2) raise some questions. 10,000 mAH for $38?


...
02-02-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,083
Posted By quester

I like that as well, but note that the battery is...

I like that as well, but note that the battery is NOT like pedalpower. The recharge battery (1600 mAH) is just there to buffer the power as you charge the phone while riding. The pedalpower is 5600...
01-31-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,024
Posted By quester

Nobody, and I can't imagine what Jobs was...

Nobody, and I can't imagine what Jobs was thinking. However, there *IS* a way to get pictures of a camera and onto this. There is not a way w/ the iphone, meaning if you are going to blog w/ just the...
01-31-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,024
Posted By quester

I'm not entirely happy with the iPad either, but...

I'm not entirely happy with the iPad either, but this is misinformation. They have dongles that give you USB access. Their photos app looks much more full-featured than anything on the phone. They...
01-26-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,083
Posted By quester

I did the west coast with a dynohub, a $10 ebay...

I did the west coast with a dynohub, a $10 ebay powerpack that accepts AAs, and my iphone. The dynohub charges the batteries through the busch&mueller ride&charge, connected to an ixon iq. The...
01-24-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,577
Posted By quester

Quick update, OP here. I finally got around to...

Quick update, OP here. I finally got around to replacing the i-light with a SON 28: no vibration, no noticeble effect at all for my five minute test ride (while charging batteries through the...
Forum: Touring
01-23-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,783
Posted By quester

I started in Sept, lots of fog and chilly nights...

I started in Sept, lots of fog and chilly nights in Wash/Oregon, then 90 degree heat by the time you get down to San Diego. Vacation (RV) traffic was probably much less than in June, though it will...
Forum: Touring
01-07-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,366
Posted By quester

I do too, but I also have a cheap (ebay, < $10)...

I do too, but I also have a cheap (ebay, < $10) 4-AA charger that will give me at least one complete iphone charge. Plus I use AA's in camera, rear tail light. Busch and Miller make an AA charger...
Forum: Touring
01-05-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By quester

This is under the assumption that you need the...

This is under the assumption that you need the bike with you on the plane. W/ a cardboard box you can fedex your bike anywhere in the US for $75 or so. This is as compared to the $50 you would be...
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