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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,014
Posted By BetweenRides

I am glad to finally see someone widely read...

I am glad to finally see someone widely read comment about Garmin's instability and bugs. I have used Garmin products for many years in my car and on my bike. No longer use them for cars because...
01-16-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By BetweenRides

Oren, I rode a Lemond MJ for many years that was...

Oren, I rode a Lemond MJ for many years that was a re-badged Trek 5900. I had to return it to Trek twice for warranty repair on the BB shell due to separation. Both time they repainted and re-decaled...
01-16-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By BetweenRides

Spare wheels are a great time saver/convenience...

Spare wheels are a great time saver/convenience for travel rides and tours. I have a Seven Evergreen with HED Belgium wheels as the standard and bought a set of HED Ardennes as a second set. I...
01-16-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By BetweenRides

NOS Build: Trek 5000

I know a 2006 bike is not vintage but to me this is a classic bike, so forgive me if this post doesn't belong here. I was lucky enough to snag a highly discounted 2006 New Old Stock Trek 5000 frame...
01-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,493
Posted By BetweenRides

Of course. Been shopping at the lbs since 1995,...

Of course. Been shopping at the lbs since 1995, bought my first 'new' bike there. Now a coach in the Winter Performance center. I buy beers for the communal fridge all the time. Sometimes it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 03:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,198
Posted By BetweenRides

@ Scooper: Thanks for all that info on corrosion...

@ Scooper: Thanks for all that info on corrosion resistance. Sounds like a brushed SS finish would be best for low maintenance. Polished seems like it is more akin to paint?

@ Burnette: Ya, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,198
Posted By BetweenRides

Misterha, I think you are doing this for the...

Misterha, I think you are doing this for the right reasons. I rode a CF Lemond for many seasons and absolutely loved the bike. My current regularly ridden bikes are a Ti roady, Steel roady(crash...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 09:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,198
Posted By BetweenRides

Wow, step away from BF for 6 months and come back...

Wow, step away from BF for 6 months and come back to the same old, same old. Any sane discussion of frame choices and some pro wannabes start arguing about the performance superiority of Carbon...
07-02-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,129
Posted By BetweenRides

Here's another link for you:...

Here's another link for you: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2619

I have several UF cells, a few are ok, a few are total crap. It's not a question of if you will get a fake as much as when. Why...
04-21-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,986
Posted By BetweenRides

Depends. Different strokes for different folks,...

Depends. Different strokes for different folks, etc., etc.

I live in the Chicago area and night riding goes along with daylight changes, so Night riding is a 2 month or so dedicated activity and...
02-26-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,426
Posted By BetweenRides

"Tell me the size of the those two biggees at the...

"Tell me the size of the those two biggees at the bottom. I have a Keygos M12, so-call-rated at 1600 lum, and takes a 26650, it can work with a 18650 too. However, the diameter of this baby can't...
02-26-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,426
Posted By BetweenRides

Here's my bike flashlight collection and a few...

Here's my bike flashlight collection and a few mounts. The larger head lights go on the bars, smaller diameter ones go either on helmet or can be used on the bars....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,806
Posted By BetweenRides

S That and chili compound and different...

S

That and chili compound

and different sidewall graphics

Never really noticed any difference using them, so I suspect the real difference is marketing
02-14-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By BetweenRides

Callie's are a good choice - you can't go wrong.

Callie's are a good choice - you can't go wrong.
02-14-12, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 654
Posted By BetweenRides

For around the cost of a majicshine from GG, you...

For around the cost of a majicshine from GG, you could get set up with two very solid flashlights, charger, spare batteries and mounts. Flexible, bright, easy to mount and remove when needed, plus...
02-14-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By BetweenRides

Trustfire Protected cells ...

Trustfire Protected cells (http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/protected-trustfire-18650-37v-3000mah-rechargeable-batteries-2pcsset-p-7941)- these have been thoroughly tested and are good...
01-08-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,454
Posted By BetweenRides

I'm with you on this. I think your measurement...

I'm with you on this. I think your measurement criteria are right on. I now have a few nice ones for helmet use:

Shiningbeam P-Rocket...
01-08-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,454
Posted By BetweenRides

That mount only works with some lights - some...

That mount only works with some lights - some have parts too large to fit in it, some are too small a diameter to properly clamp down. On my flashlight orders from China suppliers, I will generally...
01-03-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,454
Posted By BetweenRides

socal: I did a quick search over at CPF...

socal:

I did a quick search over at CPF (nada) and BLF, found an older post on the 5 mode version, so I updated the thread (http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3088) and maybe someone will post later...
12-29-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,755
Posted By BetweenRides

In my experience, Duracell/Energizer...

In my experience, Duracell/Energizer rechargeables are crap as far as useful life goes. They do not live up to billing. Eneloops for me next time for around the house duty. I'm glad I've made the...
12-24-11, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By BetweenRides

Storing batteries in a fridge should be a mid- to...

Storing batteries in a fridge should be a mid- to long-term storage option, not for everyday use. I night ride in the fall and again for a short time in the early spring. The rest of the time my...
12-19-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By BetweenRides

Do a little googling on the subject: ...

Do a little googling on the subject:

"Putting batteries in the freezer or refrigerator doesn't necessarily prolong their life

Alkaline batteries stored at "room temperature" self discharge at a...
12-18-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By BetweenRides

I store battery packs in the fridge for extended...

I store battery packs in the fridge for extended periods, never the lights. They are double ziplock wrapped, with dessicant chips in the bag with the pack. As my flashlight collection has grown, I...
12-17-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By BetweenRides

I don't normally recommend this for lighting...

I don't normally recommend this for lighting needs, but go to Home Depot if you have one nearby. I recently went in looking for something else but spent a 1/2 hour perusing all the different pallets...
12-14-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By BetweenRides

I picked up a couple of Callie's - they are...

I picked up a couple of Callie's - they are expensive but do ship fast! Here's another good source (http://www.intl-outdoor.com/panasonic-ncr18650a-3100mah-liion-battery-p-213.html)for future...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By BetweenRides

+1 The answer is usually somewhere in the...

+1

The answer is usually somewhere in the middle....

Option 1 would be living in the poorhouse in Chicago or New York or living in a 1 bedroom with multiple roommates. If I could have made more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 8,697
Posted By BetweenRides

29,273 Miles as of yesterday. Dura-Ace 7800....

29,273 Miles as of yesterday.

Dura-Ace 7800. Looks and shifts like new, never had an issue, never had a warranty claim. You guys act like Campy and SRAM stuff is gold. Who gives a crap what you...
12-09-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By BetweenRides

That's an interesting light, Shadow is a pretty...

That's an interesting light, Shadow is a pretty good flashlight brand from what I've read. Have my doubts about the 6 hour claimed run time with two cell pack, but the XM-L LED is somewhat under...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-11, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By BetweenRides

If it's stamped with Camplango on it, definitely...

If it's stamped with Camplango on it, definitely sell it.....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,662
Posted By BetweenRides

More like a Baby Ruth

More like a Baby Ruth
12-06-11, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By BetweenRides

Have you ever done the math? A high quality 18650...

Have you ever done the math? A high quality 18650 battery can be had for $10-15 (Some go down to below $5, but quality is suspect). It can go through 400-500 charge/use cycles and you get...
12-01-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By BetweenRides

I do :-) But only during the dead of Winter...

I do :-)

But only during the dead of Winter and the road cycling season, when my night riding lights are not used for 6-7 months.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By BetweenRides

Bib tights are also usually expensive. You might...

Bib tights are also usually expensive. You might find Leg Warmers as a better option. They give you much more flexibility in types from cool to cold weather to wind proof, plus they can be removed...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,490
Posted By BetweenRides

Vaporware..... Plus, this is really old news...

Vaporware.....

Plus, this is really old news (http://forums.roadbikereview.com/shimano/shimano-11-speed-2012-a-161082.html).
11-29-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By BetweenRides

Will do. I got the P-Rocket based on the...

Will do. I got the P-Rocket based on the dimensions (.094 inch body) and a relatively small head diameter (1.33) vs what I've been using, which was a C8 (1.76 at the head). That and the fact that...
11-28-11, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By BetweenRides

Richard Cranium and socalrider: Since I ride...

Richard Cranium and socalrider:

Since I ride with pretty bright bar light (700 Lumen Strykr), I decided to go with a little brighter torch than the s-mini for the helmet to avoid washout, actually...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BetweenRides

Thanks, Clifton. The Michelin Trasworld Sprints...

Thanks, Clifton. The Michelin Trasworld Sprints look like they might be ideal for my type of terrain, plus Biketiresdirect has them on sale right now for $18.69. Any experience with Performance...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BetweenRides

Cyclocross/Trail Tires

Hi, All:

I'm not actually a commuter, but I figured you folks could recommend a good tire on my cross bike. I use it mostly for night riding in the fall/winter or light trail riding the rest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By BetweenRides

You really should do some quality research before...

You really should do some quality research before you make an uninformed decision like this.....

MS is the original lumen inflator - their 1000 lumen lights are probably 600-650 in reality. Their...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By BetweenRides

After 4 years of Fall/early Winter and sometimes...

After 4 years of Fall/early Winter and sometimes early Spring night riding, I have collected quite a set of lights. Night riding is mostly limestone trails with some low traffic roads mixed in on a...
11-18-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By BetweenRides

For the S-Mini, do you have any idea on run time?...

For the S-Mini, do you have any idea on run time? This looks like the perfect helmet light for my purposes.
11-18-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By BetweenRides

Nebo is a decent light, but not bright enough for...

Nebo is a decent light, but not bright enough for my eyes to ride by, so I just use it around the house. Advantage is you can carry spare AAA batteries with you or pick them up about anywhere....
11-15-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,399
Posted By BetweenRides

Mike and Ziemas: I fully understand...

Mike and Ziemas:

I fully understand scepticism related to claimed capacity on 18650 cells. This is a common complaint. I purchased these cells through Manafont.com. From research I have done...
11-14-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,399
Posted By BetweenRides

I have two different torches: Palight C8...

I have two different torches:

Palight C8 Cree R5 ($16 at Manafont.com (http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/palight-c8-q5-led-5mode-memory-led-flashlight-black-118650-p-5649))
UltraFire C8...
11-14-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,635
Posted By BetweenRides

Hi, TrailRider2. I'm also in the Chicagoland...

Hi, TrailRider2. I'm also in the Chicagoland area, located in the Fox Valley. I've been a Garmin user for about 4 years, 2 with the 305 (now discontinued, along with the 705) and 2 with the Edge 500....
11-14-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,399
Posted By BetweenRides

I understand this statement when comparing the...

I understand this statement when comparing the light to others like it, but how come I'm able to get 2.5 hours out of a single cell XM-L T6 flashlight with seemingly more lumens? What is causing the...
11-11-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 965
Posted By BetweenRides

http://www.serfas.com/product_details.asp?ID=667 ...

http://www.serfas.com/product_details.asp?ID=667

This is not a good light - does not last. Read the first customer review - at least two riding buddies purchased these and they won't last a season...
11-10-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,283
Posted By BetweenRides

Call Garmin tech support - they are great to work...

Call Garmin tech support - they are great to work with over the phone....

1-800-800-1020
11-10-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,530
Posted By BetweenRides

The XTAR WP2 II...

The XTAR WP2 II (http://www.sbflashlights.com/Xtar-Lights/Xtar-WP2-II-Li-Ion-Charger-p136.html) seems to get good reviews over at CPF and Budget Light Forums. I picked one up from sbflashlights.com...
11-10-11, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By BetweenRides

Colleen, re: The mount you linked to from Light...

Colleen, re: The mount you linked to from Light Junction - I would not recommend it. I had the chance to use this one on a night ride last week and was not impressed, as it is very hard to lock down...
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