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Old 04-03-06, 02:13 PM
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Skid patches widget

For all the mac lovers:
A friend of mine has programmed a widget that will calculate the number of skid patches for a given cog/chainring combination:



You can download it here

If you like it, give him some feedback.

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Old 04-03-06, 02:16 PM
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now make it for YahoO!
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ooh tight. up there with the bart simpson widget.
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Awesome! It couldn't be too much trouble to add a gear inch calculator to that, would it?
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Originally Posted by chicagoamdream
Awesome! It couldn't be too much trouble to add a gear inch calculator to that, would it?
My friend has too much time on his hands:



You can download it here.
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Old 04-03-06, 02:23 PM
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http://www.basementfreaks.com/member...ring/index.php <-- make it do everything that does and I might use it. heh.

wait. is that thing in gear METERS?

crazy europeans.
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Originally Posted by No_Minkah
now make it for YahoO!
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Your friend is today's MVP.
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Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
wait. is that thing in gear METERS?

crazy europeans.
We can't help it, can we!

Actually you can select if you want the output in meters or inches. But it does NOT calculated the gear inches, but how many meters/inches you will move forward with one rotation of your crank.
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Old 04-03-06, 02:43 PM
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The proper term for that is meters of development, which is a common european measurement.

And thanks, onetwentyeight.
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from the looks of your first shot the widget assumes ambidextrous skidding, I think. Not sure how accurate that is.
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sooo sick
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how do i make it work on my comp?
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Originally Posted by r-dub
from the looks of your first shot the widget assumes ambidextrous skidding, I think. Not sure how accurate that is.
It should be completely accurate.
Keep practicing
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I need a widget that'll calculate how much tire money I'll blow every month. Anyone?
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go metric now.
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go metric now.
queerpunk!! where are you?? the metric system is EVIL!! EVIL i tell you!!!! soulless and EVIL!!!!
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Originally Posted by hyperRevue
It should be completely accurate.
Keep practicing
Eh, well my bikes all have one long skid patch that runs the circumference of the tire, but the vast majority of folks I've seen riding skid on one dominant foot. The folks that are good enough/experienced enough to go with both feet don't need a computer program to tell them how many skid patches they have...
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Originally Posted by slopvehicle
I need a widget that'll calculate how much tire money I'll blow every month. Anyone?
None if you scout out the LBS dumpster for lightly used swap outs!
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Did anyone else have problems with downloading this?

oh and 12XU all they would need to do is ad an input field for how often you skid (with options for if you do it switch) multiplied by the type of ground you skid on all cross-referenced with an invetory of all types of tires and their current selling prices (plus shipping and handling if you need to mail order)
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I believe you need to be rocking a mac to get widgets to work, but maybe I'm not up on the computer game as much as I used to be.
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widgets work on PC.

and i never thought i'd say this: Thank You Britney Spears!
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er, Konfabulator widgets do. These aparently only work with OSX
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maybe i'm old fashioned (or maybe my computer is) but i just use the table...
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