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Forum: Commuting
11-27-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,647
Posted By Map tester

Try kayaking neoprene gloves...

Try kayaking neoprene gloves (http://www.rei.com/product/802453/nrs-maverick-paddling-gloves). Kinda work like a wet suit--a little water gets in, but soon your hands are fairly warm. I have yet to...
11-22-11, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,495
Posted By Map tester

Very interesting. I have a DangerZone--probably...

Very interesting. I have a DangerZone--probably bought it Summer of 2010. I was just recharging the batteries and mine defaults to on when inserting the batteries (their 'zZz' slow-blink mode). ...
11-10-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By Map tester

I bought a 48v 12 Ah pack from them about a month...

I bought a 48v 12 Ah pack from them about a month ago, as a replacement to a NiMh pack of the same capacity. So far it has worked fine. I bought it through their Amazon marketplace store, so I...
10-24-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By Map tester

Battery update

In September 2011, my wife noticed the voltage dropping into the 20s (48v NiMh battery pack) while going uphill. After discussing this with Justin at ebikes.ca, decided that the old battery pack (3...
Forum: Southeast
02-16-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 80,263
Posted By Map tester

Ignorance--they don't live here and they don't...

Ignorance--they don't live here and they don't where to ride.
02-15-11, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By Map tester

It has been almost 2 years since I finished the...

It has been almost 2 years since I finished the Townie for my wife. Here are a few of the changes since then:
...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-09-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Map tester

Seeking opinions about rear rack connections

I am building a rear rack for a Townie Electra with a front wheel electric assist ( link to original build (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?522723-eZeeing-an-Electra-Townie) ). I have...
Forum: Touring
06-07-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,332
Posted By Map tester

Here is a link to a tour someone took through...

Here is a link to a tour someone took through Savannah ( and much further ) last fall (Nov. 2009): http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=RrzKj&doc_id=6113&v=H9&term=savannah,%20ga&context=all
Forum: Touring
02-09-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,911
Posted By Map tester

I have this book and it might provide some...

I have this book and it might provide some answers to your questions: Bicycling the Natchez Trace: A Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway and Nearby Scenic Routes (Paperback)...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,842
Posted By Map tester

If you do call the police, make it a stolen...

If you do call the police, make it a stolen vehicle, not just a stolen bike. Word on the street is that you will get a better response. YMMV.
11-30-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By Map tester

I have the 1/2 watt PB Blaze helmet-mounted just...

I have the 1/2 watt PB Blaze helmet-mounted just for the 'see-me and please don't run over me' effect. I mostly use it when going through intersections or along busy streets; it is easy to turn off...
11-24-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 546,611
Posted By Map tester

I see that a blue light is legal on an authorized...

I see that a blue light is legal on an authorized vehicle: "(3) Blue lights. A vehicle may display blue lights as provided for by 75 Pa.C.S. 4572(a) (relating to visual signals on authorized...
11-23-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 546,611
Posted By Map tester

I would suggest you check your local DOT...

I would suggest you check your local DOT regulations on the use of blue lights on private vehicles; most states do not allow their use except for very specific reasons (i.e volunteer fire dept, etc)....
Forum: Touring
11-16-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,018
Posted By Map tester

I recently took a short camping trip with my 17...

I recently took a short camping trip with my 17 y.o. son. On the second night, we backpacked into a beautiful site with a great overlook. Unfortunately, camping during the late fall or winter means...
11-04-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 546,611
Posted By Map tester

It is definitely dimmer than the halogen, but...

It is definitely dimmer than the halogen, but since it only draws about 3 watts, you can 2+ hours run-time. It is fine for a to-be-seen light and for the few dark sections of my evening commute. ...
10-30-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 546,611
Posted By Map tester

I am using a very similar setup, and using the...

I am using a very similar setup, and using the aluminum frame for a ground works fine--just make sure you have a good connection to bare metal. I'm now using 2 grounds from the battery, in case one...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By Map tester

Searching da tubes work--try it sometime:...

Searching da tubes work--try it sometime: http://www.bikingbis.com/blog/_archives/2009/10/13/4350065.html
Forum: Touring
10-16-09, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,622
Posted By Map tester

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs117...

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs117.snc1/4718_1148834757735_1133576066_442229_5779949_n.jpg
Nice box turtle out for an early morning stroll on a new path here in Decatur, Ga. May 2009
Forum: Southeast
10-15-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 80,263
Posted By Map tester

Rehobeth Park is the playground of the old...

Rehobeth Park is the playground of the old Rehobeth Elementary School on Lawrenceville Hwy near Fraiser. Tolbert Dr. is the road behind the school, connects to Fraiser.

Here is a google map for...
10-09-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By Map tester

Is this what you are looking for:...

Is this what you are looking for: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/pedals.html#adaptors
Forum: Southeast
10-01-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Map tester

I tried the ones from Nashbar, and they leaked...

I tried the ones from Nashbar, and they leaked after a short ride. My shoe solution for cold/wet rides are a pair of short leather hiking boots (Rockports). I have waterproofed the boots to keep...
Forum: Foo
09-30-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 6,368
Posted By Map tester

Just use the night deposit box :innocent: --don't...

Just use the night deposit box :innocent: --don't need no card, don't need no ATM, don't need no PIN.
Forum: Foo
09-30-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 6,368
Posted By Map tester

You are warned:...

You are warned: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ATM%20Sex
Forum: Foo
09-22-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,540
Posted By Map tester

It all depends on who you are walking behind....

It all depends on who you are walking behind. :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,962
Posted By Map tester

I feel your pain. If I really don't want to take...

I feel your pain. If I really don't want to take their 'right-of-way offer', I will look at the sky or in the opposite direction until they move on. I have almost been run over by motorist behind...
08-23-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 978
Posted By Map tester

1. Did it happen at the same place on the rim...

1. Did it happen at the same place on the rim both times?
2. If it is opposite from the valve, is it where the rim is joined together?

I would re-check the bead of the rim--could it be worn or...
Forum: Foo
08-05-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By Map tester

I can't believe no one has linked to this:...

I can't believe no one has linked to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrllCZw8jiM
07-26-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,713
Posted By Map tester

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4018/hulkavl3.j...

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4018/hulkavl3.jpg
07-26-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,173
Posted By Map tester

This is the plastic sweatpants was referring to. ...

This is the plastic sweatpants was referring to.

Try using aircraft paint stripper (http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/klsqar777.html)--I found it at the local auto parts mart. Holds well to vertical...
Forum: Touring
06-23-09, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,979
Posted By Map tester

Nashbar Trekking Bars with Ergon grips, gel...

Nashbar Trekking Bars with Ergon grips, gel padding under the bar wrap. DeloreLX STI shifters with brake noodles to neatly curve the brake cable down.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,899
Posted By Map tester

Here is my Axiom Journey Rack...

Here is my Axiom Journey Rack (http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/rear-racks/journey-disc/) on my Giant OCR Touring. It can take a little work to get it to fit with the disc brake and...
05-26-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,905
Posted By Map tester

I have made patches from old inner tubes, just...

I have made patches from old inner tubes, just make sure you sand the powder off and rough up the surface before you glue it. Cut round or oval shapes for patches--they seem to hold better--no...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,062
Posted By Map tester

I can only speak for myself, but my boss does not...

I can only speak for myself, but my boss does not have my cellphone number. My phone, my time. The *very* few times I have gotten a call while driving a car, I either let my passenger answer the...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,062
Posted By Map tester

I agree that they are probably bad drivers...

I agree that they are probably bad drivers anyway. I try to remind myself that hundreds of motorists safely pass me everyday, but then I get that thought: 'it only takes one...':mad:

Just got...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,062
Posted By Map tester

That occurred to me, just too late to 'share'...

That occurred to me, just too late to 'share' with the motorist.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,062
Posted By Map tester

Yet another cell phone driver rant

<start rant>
Approaching 4-way stop on a 2 lane road, I started to take the lane (and I saw the car gaining on me from the rear). Usually they either hold back or pass. New one this morning--pass...
05-18-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Map tester

Try http://www.ebike.ca They have a Nine...

Try http://www.ebike.ca They have a Nine Continent Conversion Kit in a 20" wheel for $435.00 USD, plus battery ($300 to $550). I bought an eZee kit and highly recommend it (it is more than you want...
05-13-09, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Map tester

I have the eZee front hub and it has great...

I have the eZee front hub and it has great torque. Link to my thread on my build: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=522723&
Forum: Commuting
05-12-09, 07:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,598
Posted By Map tester

When a motorist does something stupid, unsafe, or...

When a motorist does something stupid, unsafe, or just discourteous, I make eye contact with them, then ride on slowly shaking my head like I am very disappointed in them.
Guilt is a great...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,170
Posted By Map tester

33 stop signs & lights in 11 miles. Ain't...

33 stop signs & lights in 11 miles.

Ain't that the truth.
05-08-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,663
Posted By Map tester

I was unhappy with the current state of my Party...

I was unhappy with the current state of my Party Bike Stereo, so I spent some time and made some changes. The amplifier is a old car stereo from the junk yard ($11) that has a front panel input...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By Map tester

I have been using the side-mounted flags for...

I have been using the side-mounted flags for years. The newer version has a stripped flag and ready draws your attention. Recommended.

Current link:...
Forum: Touring
04-28-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,274
Posted By Map tester

The OP is from South Carolina (no BLM land, and...

The OP is from South Carolina (no BLM land, and National Forest lands are few and far between). Living in Georgia, I face the same problems. I would like to hear from people who have stealth camped...
Forum: Touring
04-16-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,980
Posted By Map tester

My preferred order: Tent first, in case of...

My preferred order:

Tent first, in case of rain
unpack sleeping bag/mattress into tent
find/establish bathroom area :)
find/get water for dinner
fix dinner/clean up (easier before dark)...
Forum: Touring
04-08-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Map tester

I've been using a pair of red Lone Peak 500s...

I've been using a pair of red Lone Peak 500s (http://www.thetouringstore.com/LONE%20PEAK/LP%20PANNIERS/P500/P500%20Mount%20Superior%20Panniers%201.jpg) for about 4 years on my daily commute. Well...
04-08-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By Map tester

Thanks everyone for your kind words. :thumb: ...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. :thumb:

I added the new Pletscher Two-leg Kickstand and a new Avid Single Digit 7 Rear Linear Pull brake; both are welcome upgrades. I also added another MR16...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,659
Posted By Map tester

A thunderstorm is one of the very few weather...

A thunderstorm is one of the very few weather events I will stop and seek shelter during my commute. Here is a good site with Lightning Safety for Campers and Hikers....
Forum: Touring
04-07-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,409
Posted By Map tester

Should not be a problem--like you said "properly...

Should not be a problem--like you said "properly labeled" is important.
04-05-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By Map tester

Now is always a good time to return to bike...

Now is always a good time to return to bike riding. :thumb:

Concerning the Townie: I would suggest you search for threads with Townie in the title. There is a lot of pros and cons about...
04-05-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By Map tester

I'm using something like this...

I'm using something like this (http://www.haigh.com.au/images/ProductImages/305GT.jpg), but was wondering is 48v might be too much. Any advice?
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