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Forum: Commuting
05-16-18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,537
Posted By ItsJustMe

I rode a $300 Giant hybrid for about the first 12...

I rode a $300 Giant hybrid for about the first 12 years of commuting, for a total of about 38,000 miles, before giving it away and buying two other bikes to replace it with.
05-16-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By ItsJustMe

WHAT? A TON of laws get made strictly for a...

WHAT? A TON of laws get made strictly for a minority few. The key is that the minority has to be either A) noisy and without noisy opposition, or B) rich.
05-14-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By ItsJustMe

Pretty sure ALL of those fail the 'no smartphone'...

Pretty sure ALL of those fail the 'no smartphone' requirement stated.

If you do use a smartphone then there are probably hundreds of devices that match all that starting at $20.

Without a...
05-14-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,572
Posted By ItsJustMe

Two abreast is legal in more states than it's...

Two abreast is legal in more states than it's illegal in, I believe.
05-14-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,633
Posted By ItsJustMe

Sure are a lot of people on this thread...

Sure are a lot of people on this thread re-inventing the flash flag.
05-14-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By ItsJustMe

Resolution is NO guarantee that you will get the...

Resolution is NO guarantee that you will get the license plate. You also need a very high bitrate.
If a car is passing you at 60 MPH, you almost certainly will NOT get the license plate unless...
05-03-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By ItsJustMe

On any camera, dashcam, whatever, that's set on...

On any camera, dashcam, whatever, that's set on loop recording, I think it's a good idea to format the card periodically.
05-02-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By ItsJustMe

Tech support at Cycliq is very good.

Tech support at Cycliq is very good.
04-27-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By ItsJustMe

Battery life is always the problem; practically...

Battery life is always the problem; practically no camera has a 5 or even 4 hour battery life. I'm just about at the point of making one myself. An 18650 coupled with a Mobius should last quite a...
04-27-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,053
Posted By ItsJustMe

I run front and rear cameras on both my car and...

I run front and rear cameras on both my car and my bike, both for myself and in case I can provide evidence to anyone else involved in an incident.

Of course the odds of the camera preventing any...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By ItsJustMe

I bought a pair, wore then once and tossed them...

I bought a pair, wore then once and tossed them on the "never use" bin. Sure they didn't get wet from the outside, but I was able to pour a LOT of sweat out of them. My hands came out all pruny. They...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,771
Posted By ItsJustMe

This is going to depend a LOT on your individual...

This is going to depend a LOT on your individual cycling environment. I ride long distances in the country on my way to work, going as much as 10 miles with no stop signs. Someone else might have to...
04-24-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,788
Posted By ItsJustMe

184 spots gone - if there are >= 184 cyclists...

184 spots gone - if there are >= 184 cyclists parked in the urban center at any given time, then it's a net gain.
04-02-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By ItsJustMe

Wouldn't that be "one point twenty ONE...

Wouldn't that be "one point twenty ONE JIGGAbytes"?
04-02-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By ItsJustMe

If it does 64, it will almost certainly do 128...

If it does 64, it will almost certainly do 128 and higher.
To do 64 it has to support the SDXC standard, which will take you to 2TB cards. If they say 64G that probably just means that's all they've...
03-29-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,378
Posted By ItsJustMe

One thing that I discovered when hooking up a car...

One thing that I discovered when hooking up a car horn in a stage prop - car horns are ridiculously electrically noisy. They are basically spark gap transmitters and they shove a huge amount of hash...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,280
Posted By ItsJustMe

On VLC, pause then use the E key to single step....

On VLC, pause then use the E key to single step. Look in the help and menus, there are a lot of controls.
03-27-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 23,751
Posted By ItsJustMe

There's no reason at all that a normal taillight...

There's no reason at all that a normal taillight can't modulate a digital signal for this purpose. Taillights already are modulated, that's how they are dimmed. putting a pattern into the modulation...
03-26-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 23,751
Posted By ItsJustMe

I don't see it as any different than running...

I don't see it as any different than running taillights day and night. A "detection beacon" could actually be fully passive, like a corner reflector, but I'd be down with putting on a beacon too....
03-23-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,641
Posted By ItsJustMe

:lol::lol::lol::roflmao::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::roflmao::lol::lol:
03-22-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By ItsJustMe

Sure, if you value novelty over safety. Aoogah...

Sure, if you value novelty over safety. Aoogah horns aren't as loud as a standard horn, and they're heavier.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,289
Posted By ItsJustMe

I've got 9 on my commuter, and am kind of...

I've got 9 on my commuter, and am kind of thinking about moving it to 8, though that will take some changes. There are gear changes on the 9 where I can't really tell that anything changed, so...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By ItsJustMe

My work moved from 11 miles from my house to 25....

My work moved from 11 miles from my house to 25. I still ride but not often anymore. When it as 11 miles I rode quite often, including one stretch where I didn't drive to work for over a year.

At...
03-14-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By ItsJustMe

This time of year in southeast Michigan? "I'd...

This time of year in southeast Michigan? "I'd like to report that every single road in the area is a mass of potholes." "Yeah we know. We have six bucks in the budget this year."
03-14-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By ItsJustMe

I haven't ridden at all this winter due to a...

I haven't ridden at all this winter due to a newly lengthened commute (25 miles one way) and extended hours at work (running 12 to 14 hours now) - but when I had a 10 mile commute and saner hours, I...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,605
Posted By ItsJustMe

I've been riding out winters on studded tires for...

I've been riding out winters on studded tires for years now, but now that fat bikes are becoming common and affordable I'm considering switching.

I'm what you might call a fair winter weather...
03-11-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,660
Posted By ItsJustMe

Thankfully bike theft around here is essentially...

Thankfully bike theft around here is essentially zero. I just leave my bike outside near the rack without locking it, no problems so far.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,605
Posted By ItsJustMe

Lights on day and night, 365 days a year. I've...

Lights on day and night, 365 days a year. I've seen it makes a HUGE difference in how a bicycle gets treated. It's very common in this college town to see people riding with lights in the daytime.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By ItsJustMe

Primary lights should be mounted to hard points,...

Primary lights should be mounted to hard points, IMO. It's fine to put a light on a fabric mount if it's a secondary light, like on a backpack to give a high point light or a backup light. I wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,694
Posted By ItsJustMe

I really wasn't interested when my ride was 12...

I really wasn't interested when my ride was 12 miles one way, but I'm starting to become interested now that it's 25 miles one way. I'm probably going to have to pony up for a proper conversion soon,...
03-08-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,038
Posted By ItsJustMe

Whenever I am talking to someone who complains...

Whenever I am talking to someone who complains about cyclists riding two abreast, and explain both the law regarding that being legal and the law regarding sufficient passing space, and point out...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-18, 08:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,077
Posted By ItsJustMe

I think derailleur systems are pushed by...

I think derailleur systems are pushed by manufacturers because they're cheap to make and they can get a higher margin. You can almost stamp out chainrings, and derailleurs are far from precision...
02-27-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,378
Posted By ItsJustMe

Car horn, 14.4 volt RC car battery, button and a...

Car horn, 14.4 volt RC car battery, button and a horn relay and you're done.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,280
Posted By ItsJustMe

Fly6 is good on the back. Up front, no perfect...

Fly6 is good on the back. Up front, no perfect cameras currently as far as I know, but I haven't been looking for a while. The Contour Roam was good when they were available. Now it seems like none...
02-20-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,236
Posted By ItsJustMe

I had a DS500 and sold it. It's just ridiculous...

I had a DS500 and sold it. It's just ridiculous overkill IMO, you can't even use the brightest mode except in direct sunlight or you'll blind people. Also a separate battery is just irritating and...
02-20-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,641
Posted By ItsJustMe

No camera is as good as a mirror.

No camera is as good as a mirror.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,216
Posted By ItsJustMe

Current production Bessey clamps are worse than...

Current production Bessey clamps are worse than Harbor Freight clamps. Bessey was good 40 years ago.

You want a good one to compare to, try Yost or Wilton.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By ItsJustMe

If the front is still in good shape, I'd leave...

If the front is still in good shape, I'd leave it. I typically replace the rear twice for every front I replace.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,280
Posted By ItsJustMe

My absolute minimum requirements are: 3+ hour...

My absolute minimum requirements are: 3+ hour battery life, loop recording, and able to turn it on with at most two button/switch presses with gloves on.
02-20-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,936
Posted By ItsJustMe

In general at the same speed, modern cars can...

In general at the same speed, modern cars can stop faster than bikes can. Also factor in your reaction time; they're already braking at the beginning of your reaction time.
10-02-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By ItsJustMe

I find helmet mirrors the best for me. I've never...

I find helmet mirrors the best for me. I've never found a bike mounted mirror that worked for me even a little tiny bit. They're just useless. If convex then even a big truck is the size of an ant,...
09-27-17, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,314
Posted By ItsJustMe

Oh heck I'd be happy to lobby for inspections, at...

Oh heck I'd be happy to lobby for inspections, at least maybe every 2 years? It just needs to be a staged roll in. Like, if they enact it this year, it only applies to vehicles sold new this year...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By ItsJustMe

Heck I expect the light I'm running (Cygolite...

Heck I expect the light I'm running (Cygolite Metro 550) could be dragged 10 miles down the road and still work just fine. That one looks tough too. I sure as heck wouldn't waste any space in a...
09-27-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,189
Posted By ItsJustMe

Yikes, holy ****, that sounds crazy dangerous....

Yikes, holy ****, that sounds crazy dangerous. Get in the turn lane if you're turning.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,638
Posted By ItsJustMe

I have owned Marathon Winters in the past. ...

I have owned Marathon Winters in the past.

IMO they are good for ice. OK on snow if your roads are fairly flat (side to side) and you take corners slowly.

My problem with them was that they...
09-27-17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,314
Posted By ItsJustMe

In Michigan I think you could be driving a pickup...

In Michigan I think you could be driving a pickup truck with a burning pile of garbage in the bed and they'd allow it. There are so many vehicles that are clearly running exhaust systems that have...
09-27-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,001
Posted By ItsJustMe

Daytime, a 1 to 2 hz fast flash, like 50ms on,...

Daytime, a 1 to 2 hz fast flash, like 50ms on, 500 to 900 ms off would be my choice. NOT a seizure mode. just bop,bop,bop. Very short.

Nighttime I like the Cygolite with 500 lumens constant, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-17, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By ItsJustMe

I have not ridden a single mile that wasn't to...

I have not ridden a single mile that wasn't to get somewhere I needed to be in probably 30 years. About 40,000 miles going to work and back in the last 15 though.
09-22-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,419
Posted By ItsJustMe

Assault means that you fear for your safety. I'd...

Assault means that you fear for your safety. I'd say that when someone gets out of the car yelling, yes, I would fear for my safety.

As soon as they touch you, it's battery.
09-22-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,430
Posted By ItsJustMe

In my area at least, concerns about traffic are,...

In my area at least, concerns about traffic are, IMO, completely overblown. I've been riding for about 14 years now, some years daily and others 1-3 times a week, typically 100 miles a week, and I...
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