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09-10-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By A10K

I have the same thing. I thankfully haven't had...

I have the same thing. I thankfully haven't had to do a teardown yet, but I recall reading that most Sachs hubs were carried over unchanged into the SRAM era. The Sachs Torpedo 3 became the SRAM T3....
01-02-15, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By A10K

For the record, there was a newspaper interview...

For the record, there was a newspaper interview back in December about the ordinance, and the police rep. interviewed basically said: Since we can't actually enforce this ordinance, we're counting on...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-14, 12:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,560
Posted By A10K

Added a 90mm SA drum-dynamo as a supplementary...

Added a 90mm SA drum-dynamo as a supplementary brake to my rim-brake only tandem a few months ago. Like others have pointed out, best way to describe it is "smooth". Always stops quietly. Always...
12-14-14, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By A10K

Except for bike dynamos (actually generators)...

Except for bike dynamos (actually generators) which are A/C devices and have no polarity. The polarity issue is dealt with inside the device attached.
12-13-14, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By A10K

If you have Shimamo downtube shifters now, these...

If you have Shimamo downtube shifters now, these will allow you to reuse them on your new bars: Thumbies from Paul Component Engineering (http://www.paulcomp.com/thumbies.html)
Those shifters are...
11-19-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By A10K

If the OP is unable to slap non-original,...

If the OP is unable to slap non-original, non-period correct decals written in a generic Orientalist font onto his West Cost Cycle-imported frame, American culture as we know it will collapse. It is...
11-19-14, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,481
Posted By A10K

To add fuel to the off-topic fire, the most well...

To add fuel to the off-topic fire, the most well known "American Classic" makes high end wheels:

PRODUCTS (http://www.amclassic.com/en/products)
11-03-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By A10K

OEM can also be wholesale. Example: shop I work...

OEM can also be wholesale. Example: shop I work at can buy tubes in individual cardboard box packaging, or bulk, which means the tubes come in a large cardboard box and are just individually rolled...
10-26-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,471
Posted By A10K

What is your plan for reassembling it?

What is your plan for reassembling it?
09-29-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,660
Posted By A10K

Sounds like you're going to go through with...

Sounds like you're going to go through with this. Let us know how it goes. If you're interested in getting some hard numbers and good feedback on your design you should find a way to wire in a cheap...
09-28-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,660
Posted By A10K

Why not simplify and get more light at the same...

Why not simplify and get more light at the same time?

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Red LEDs (http://www.ledsupply.com/leds/cree-xlamp-xpe2-high-power-led) that can take 500mA (or more) are easily available nowadays....
09-27-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By A10K

The implicit corollary to WheresWaldo's post is...

The implicit corollary to WheresWaldo's post is that doing a direct-drop replacement from the existing LED to whatever is the latest model won't net you a big increase (600% as per your post) without...
09-22-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By A10K

Two words: Rhyno Lite That's what is on my...

Two words: Rhyno Lite

That's what is on my tandem, in 48 hole version. Probably overkill for you, but the 36/32 hole ones are a bargain for how strong they are. I've also heard great things about...
09-22-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,024
Posted By A10K

I "upgraded" to M530 pedals from a pair of 520...

I "upgraded" to M530 pedals from a pair of 520 type pedals for my commuter bike. I frankly can't tell the advantage of the extra platform body whether I'm clipped in or in street shoes. With street...
Forum: Texas
08-29-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By A10K

If you can make it on Saturday, Austin's Yellow...

If you can make it on Saturday, Austin's Yellow Bike project has a revolving selection of older bikes, either ready-to-ride or unfinished. Just don't expect to find replica bikes, their mission is to...
Forum: Texas
02-10-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By A10K

Come to think of that I've actually been to a...

Come to think of that I've actually been to a Mellow Swap a few years back, got some good stuff there too (factory seconds pannier) Thanks for reminding me!
Forum: Texas
01-02-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By A10K

Nor will most transportational cyclists. ...

Nor will most transportational cyclists.

There's a few new ones that have opened on the East side, to add to AusTexMurf's list:
Windmill Bicycles: They've got a few Fairdale bikes and similar...
12-29-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By A10K

If you're worried about anything on the RD...

If you're worried about anything on the RD wearing out, put some threadlock on the bolt that holds the jockey wheel to the cage. That's the only time I've ever had an issue with a jockey wheel (when...
12-27-13, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By A10K

I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR...

I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR SP2. The Nitecore is neat if you are still using a mix of NiMH and LiIon batteries, but its charging current drops to 350ma if you try to charge more...
12-07-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,365
Posted By A10K

If you're going to want to generate stationary...

If you're going to want to generate stationary power, drive a generator directly from the trainer.
Here's instructions on re-purposing a washing machine motor for the task:...
11-27-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,118
Posted By A10K

Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion...

Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion here. I'll get the ball rolling:
1. Bikes are lighter than cars. Apples to oranges. Bikes can endo, cars can't. Bigger front brake? Go nuts!
2. Same...
11-25-13, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By A10K

Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications;...

Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications; they hold capacity better over multiple charge cycles such that after a hundred or so cycles they have better capacity than batteries that advertise...
11-03-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,317
Posted By A10K

This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are...

This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are in no way comparable to Detroit Bikes. The only manufacturer I can think of to compare is Worksman.
10-27-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By A10K

zona, thanks for the informative post. I had...

zona, thanks for the informative post. I had suspected the rear was short, but my stoker seems to be getting settled in fairly well. I'm a fan of Mini V's and would like to have them, but I've got to...
10-22-13, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 799
Posted By A10K

Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There...

Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There are parts of I10 in West Texas and new Mexico that are parts of bike routes. Check with your local authorities.
10-15-13, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By A10K

Rim brakes work fine with non-machined brake...

Rim brakes work fine with non-machined brake tracks. I have a Sun Rims CR18 laced up and it stops the best out of any wheel I've ever had (Shimano BR500 w/Kool Stop Salmons). Sqeals like crazy,...
10-15-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,098
Posted By A10K

What flashlights do you currently have? If they...

What flashlights do you currently have? If they are P60 compatible you may just be able to replace the "bulb" if that is the issue, plus you can have a wide choice of emitters and modes.
10-14-13, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,489
Posted By A10K

Do you have a volt meter? If you don't have time...

Do you have a volt meter? If you don't have time for a full charge you could at least make sure they are at 3.7V or more, then you'll know they're mostly good, then do a full charge to check cut-off...
10-14-13, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By A10K

You bring up a good point, I had assumed I...

You bring up a good point, I had assumed I couldn't shift the pads to a 700c rim, making this an either-or proposition. Next chance I get I'll put on one of my spare 700s.
10-14-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By A10K

Thank you, a real answer. I do use the...

Thank you, a real answer.

I do use the Salmons on all of my bikes, that's what's now on the front of this one. My experience with the Shimano ones is that they stop the bike by removing large...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By A10K

Upon reading this I switch my vote from the...

Upon reading this I switch my vote from the Torker to the "sylish" bicycle referenced in above member's post. Same caveats about buying from BD/online apply: know how to repack hubs.
Forum: Commuting
10-12-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By A10K

There are a few smaller bike manufacturers that...

There are a few smaller bike manufacturers that have commuter-oriented road bikes. I just happened to look up one and saw this:
http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/commute/2012-u-3-...
10-11-13, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By A10K

New to tandem riding, upgrades to old tandem--drum brakes?

My riding/living partner and I have wanted a tandem for a long time, and we finally managed to get a used white Schwinn DuoSport, late 80's model, 7 speed Suntour XCM-6000 drivetrain with indexed...
08-16-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,185
Posted By A10K

This is false. The 3 watt rating of a dynamo...

This is false. The 3 watt rating of a dynamo comes from the German rating system which assumes a fairly low cruising speed (8mph?). A dynamo measured at the speed with a standard load (200 ohm, iirc)...
03-18-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By A10K

More power to them! Nate, its highly unlikely...

More power to them!
Nate, its highly unlikely the tint is a sign of a long term problem. The LED simply was coated using a slightly different set of phosphors and will perform just as well as a...
03-15-13, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By A10K

Different LEDs come in different tints. This is...

Different LEDs come in different tints. This is an effect of deliberate manipulations in phosphor composition AND variations during the production process. I'm holding a light in my pocket right now...
02-08-13, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,930
Posted By A10K

The UltraFire batteries are notorious for...

The UltraFire batteries are notorious for overstating their runtime. By a lot. Tests on CPF have shown that their 2400mAh batteries often don't break the 4-digit barrier. Currently the best available...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,476
Posted By A10K

I've bent derailleurs from getting stuff sucked...

I've bent derailleurs from getting stuff sucked into them, but never from a crash. In many cases the geometry of a drop bar bike is such that either the bars or the pedal will often strike first in a...
10-02-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,570
Posted By A10K

Art, that's my point exactly. I was making it...

Art, that's my point exactly. I was making it with the aid of sarcasm.
10-02-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,570
Posted By A10K

Decades of back stock? Go to any bike shop,...

Decades of back stock? Go to any bike shop, commercial or volunteer, and you'll see crates and crates of old parts. People on local Craigslist still sell 80's and 70's bikes with their original...
10-02-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,570
Posted By A10K

Nice use of crossbows. Remember kids, rifles and...

Nice use of crossbows. Remember kids, rifles and gunsmithing postdate the invention of electricity and won't work in a post-apocalyptic world, especially because no police department in any major US...
10-01-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,109
Posted By A10K

You will save yourself a lot of time in the long...

You will save yourself a lot of time in the long run. The other route to go is to grow it out until only a truly biblical deluge could soak it all the way through.

Also, the reason why even cheap...
10-01-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By A10K

I keep meaning to get one of those because it...

I keep meaning to get one of those because it looks so awesome. I also have some disk tabs on my fork that I'm not using and I'm considering mounting a light to those. My only concern is that it...
08-20-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By A10K

It takes a special effort to make a product look...

It takes a special effort to make a product look underpowered in the designer's own publicity photos.
"The Halo runs on two CR2025 batteries"
You CANNOT make a bright light with this setup. They...
08-13-12, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,196
Posted By A10K

When considering the safety of a bicycle in a...

When considering the safety of a bicycle in a collision with a vehicle, I tend to think the potential energy between the height of the rider and ground level is far overshadowed by the kinetic energy...
08-05-12, 05:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,869
Posted By A10K

To be fair, the dearth of good bicycle statistics...

To be fair, the dearth of good bicycle statistics reinforces "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence".
07-31-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By A10K

WOW. They actually investigate stolen bikes...

WOW.

They actually investigate stolen bikes where you come from? Tell me, in your future do they also have flying cars and cloud cities?
07-30-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By A10K

My big issue with it was that this hunger rages...

My big issue with it was that this hunger rages whether the light is on or off. Short battery life due to high output is good. Short battery life due to parasitic drain means that you are NOT getting...
07-27-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,725
Posted By A10K

Mars 4.0--great side visibility, crippling...

Mars 4.0--great side visibility, crippling parasitic drain. Batteries need to be replaced every two weeks whether you use it or not. I had one before I moved to a Hotshot.
07-26-12, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By A10K

I have a similar vest I used for Search and...

I have a similar vest I used for Search and Rescue. That thing was hot even on a cold day. Also, no way in heck is an outfitted Molle vest smaller/lighter than a backpack. While its an efficient way...
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