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08-30-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

there's a big difference between burning...

there's a big difference between burning petroleum and using/reusing petroleum based resins.

how will animals and fish eat my plastic bags? I already told you I don't litter, the bags are rolled...
08-30-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

Polyethylene isn't toxic, unless you're talking...

Polyethylene isn't toxic, unless you're talking about micro particles that can fill an animal's digestive tract.

I don't see bags decomposing from uv or being eaten by animals in my pantry...
08-30-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

How is it so hard not to litter? My bags always...

How is it so hard not to litter? My bags always have something in them or are rolled into tight balls in my pantry.

I have enough trouble remembering to actually use coupons I take, much less the...
08-30-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

Those are gorgeous bikes. Worth investing in good...

Those are gorgeous bikes. Worth investing in good baskets.
08-30-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

1. Forgot them at home 2. Forgot them in the...

1. Forgot them at home
2. Forgot them in the car
3. Made an unplanned stop
4. Want bags to reuse
5. Empty plastic bags are lighter and more compact
6. No one had been able to explain the why...
08-29-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

I can't remember if I've actually done this or if...

I can't remember if I've actually done this or if it was a suggestion I heard but you can cut patches.

I guess the trick is to use good scissors and turn them so the patch is sliced diagonally,...
08-29-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

And that bike has a broken axle and a cracked...

And that bike has a broken axle and a cracked bearing cup in the right side of the rear flange! I recently started researching to buy a new one.

It sounds like tubeless tires will absolutely be...
08-29-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

I got sick of kits, and you can definitely build...

I got sick of kits, and you can definitely build your own.

If you search tire repair cement on Amazon you'll find cans for around $10. Auto parts stores, at least NAPA, carry the same size cans...
08-29-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

Yeah, last year I only rode right at sunset and...

Yeah, last year I only rode right at sunset and after. This summer I've been getting up at 5 or 6 am to get home before the wind and heat ruin the ride.
08-29-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

I've always re-used or recycled them. I was...

I've always re-used or recycled them. I was mainly pissed about the ban because I had to buy trash bags in addition to the ****** paper bags they overcharged me for, per local statute. I still don't...
08-29-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

I think you're talking about mywindsock.com . ...

I think you're talking about mywindsock.com . Looked like a great site but I couldn't get it to work, and at least for me, once the ride's over I have a hard time caring.

The chaotic wind you...
08-29-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

Wow, neat looking site. I'll definitely explore...

Wow, neat looking site. I'll definitely explore the features when I compare wind data sites. Thank you.

This morning I confirmed something I had observed and been confused by previously. If I'm...
08-29-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

I've seen those folding baskets and I agree,...

I've seen those folding baskets and I agree, they're really nice.

The bags in the photo are from dollar general and the family market. Those are the only places to buy groceries in this county. ...
08-29-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

I installed liners last night and am about to...

I installed liners last night and am about to ride. Hopefully they're centered, I can never tell.

Unfortunately the tires I inflated to 70psi shortly before midnight read 50psi and 23psi just now...
08-28-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

After patching the 7 flats I noticed the front...

After patching the 7 flats I noticed the front was flat again too. I only found one hole, but when I went back and tested the patched tubes I found another one. The back tube that had three punctures...
08-28-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

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State Line Ditch road, technically in Nebraska. Gatorskins at lower...
08-28-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

I took a video but you can barely hear me talking...

I took a video but you can barely hear me talking at all over the wind, and I can't figure out how to post it anyway. My phone sucks, it took 8 shots to get a 360, but here they are. This is where I...
08-28-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,155
Posted By tessellahedron

Why don't you lick it? When I'm patching indoors...

Why don't you lick it? When I'm patching indoors and find the hole with my ear or cheek, I touch the very tip of my tongue to the hole. It makes an oval of saliva that will dry from center out if...
08-28-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

that's not a picture of the test, just the setup...

that's not a picture of the test, just the setup (seriously?). I took it 8 blocks. You are correct about the bags, the white ones are much thicker and stronger than yellow.

I once got an entire...
08-28-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

the picture was taken prior to testing. Those are...

the picture was taken prior to testing. Those are used bags. The point is to push the limit and none failed so I apparently under loaded them (but in reality it's just not that serious).

I know...
08-28-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

bags do have to be loaded correctly or double...

bags do have to be loaded correctly or double bagged. The bags I tested were loaded pretty heavy to exceed real world use. I did this for years on a mountain bike with the bags on my shoulders, arms...
08-27-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By tessellahedron

Since you're using vials too what's your...

Since you're using vials too what's your applicator?

1ml is more than enough for one patch right?
08-27-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By tessellahedron

finally someone else who thinks analytically! ...

finally someone else who thinks analytically!

I see what you're saying about the size of the opening, but that's with the top off. I've been looking at drying rate as function of the ratio of...
08-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

I did exactly that today! But I bought too much...

I did exactly that today! But I bought too much canned food and it all fit in the backpack (I spend the same dollar amount each week), leaving me nothing to test with.

I filled some test bags at...
08-27-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 445
Posted By tessellahedron

I ordered some tiny vials (2ml I think) with...

I ordered some tiny vials (2ml I think) with orifice reducers. I considered the roller ball or eye dropper vials (they make them that small!) But the minimum order was 25 and I only wanted 5 or 6....
08-27-22, 02:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

I have like 10 of those bags. They give them away...

I have like 10 of those bags. They give them away at promotional events for universities and local governments, bike fairs, stuff like that. They're excellent bags for their purpose. The strings and...
08-26-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

finally another useful suggestion, thank you! ...

finally another useful suggestion, thank you!

my hearing sucks but with practice maybe I could do it. I will try.

so far all I've noticed is that when I'm going fast and it's really calm...
08-26-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

you must also know why I learned that in college...

you must also know why I learned that in college less than 20 years ago then. Care to share?
08-26-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

sure but the power would be hella negative, just...

sure but the power would be hella negative, just like coasting down the road they built on Everest. I have no idea what the actual power meter would show you. Non military GPS systems are slightly...
08-26-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

For those invisible hills you're absolutely right!

For those invisible hills you're absolutely right!
08-26-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By tessellahedron

the more I research this the more convinced I am...

the more I research this the more convinced I am that those directions are atypical. It's the only place I've seen tire prep buffing fluid or a formal stitching tool used on a bicycle inner tube....
08-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

Oh it does fit, I'm just really lazy and feel...

Oh it does fit, I'm just really lazy and feel like a dummy every time I spend time watching the cashier load my bags, to go outside and reload them in my backpack, to get home and unload it. Plus I...
08-26-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By tessellahedron

good point! I find those on the road once or...

good point! I find those on the road once or twice a year. The last one had a ratchet on it.

but what about a couple co2 cylinders? I assumed they were too round but if a socket works then maybe...
08-26-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

there is no bucket on the drops. It's too hard to...

there is no bucket on the drops. It's too hard to ride.
this bike is my only transportation.
the bags do swing but for less than a mile from the store to my apartment I can handle it, as long as...
08-25-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,175
Posted By tessellahedron

The old mountain bike had a rack with panniers,...

The old mountain bike had a rack with panniers, so when I got groceries I'd fill those and then put a few bags on the handlebars. Tricky steering but no problems.

now my teen speed is set up the...
08-25-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

This is really flat, open country on the edge of...

This is really flat, open country on the edge of the great plains. I've noticed those effects in town but as soon as I leave it's more predictable.
the direction forecast is very likely to be...
08-25-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

I checked and any type of power meter is going to...

I checked and any type of power meter is going to be over the budget I'd picked for an anemometer.

the average mobile phone contains enough sensors to build a basic missile guidance system. Maybe...
08-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

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08-25-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

On mywindsock.com they talk about virtual...

On mywindsock.com they talk about virtual mountains. That's exactly what I mean.
08-25-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

https://notio.ai/products/notio-ride-tracker ...

https://notio.ai/products/notio-ride-tracker
https://velocomp.com/collections/power-meters
https://cdacrr.blogspot.com/
https://www.instructables.com/Biking-Headwind-Monitor/

now you know as...
08-25-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

you're taking about a different type of power...

you're taking about a different type of power meter. I only researched handlebar mounted devices because the others clearly wouldn't have a wind reading. The only crank based one I saw was a really...
08-25-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

exactly my point. For $299 (up to $600) the...

exactly my point. For $299 (up to $600) the consumer should have access to everything, but that doesn't mean they do. I don't have $299 for it anyway. Power pods has a competitor in the same price...
08-25-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

in the 80s... from what I read anyway. now...

in the 80s... from what I read anyway.

now they use gps, accelerometers, a pitot tube, temperature sensor, barometer, e.t.c.
08-25-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

mostly to have a quantitative indicator....

mostly to have a quantitative indicator. Otherwise I just wonder if I'm more tired than usual or just feeling lazy.
08-25-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

There's a station north of Ovid on road 29 and I...

There's a station north of Ovid on road 29 and I wanted the data from it but didn't know where to look. Unfortunately it's not on sailflow either.

maybe it's private? It's all farms around here.
08-25-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

Holy cow that sailflow site may just solve my...

Holy cow that sailflow site may just solve my problem.

unless it's crank based I think your power meter has to have a wind reading. Maybe not user accessible.

Kinda like your power training,...
08-25-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

it's usually not too bad at my apartment but then...

it's usually not too bad at my apartment but then anywhere from 1/4 mile to 8 miles away it can kick in hard. The forecasts are all I have, and they're valid for wind direction only.

I'm 1.1...
08-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

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Weighted vane. Need to redesign for appropriate range and readability.
08-25-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,455
Posted By tessellahedron

Real-Time On-Bike Headwind Indicator

I live in an area with high winds and very unreliable forecasts. I can't stand going out on a ride with supposedly 6mph winds and finding the wind so strong that it ruins the ride. I thought maybe it...
08-24-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By tessellahedron

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my new frame alignment tools. They may still need some...
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