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07-28-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By bikebikebike

There is an old surgial maxim, " If you find...

There is an old surgial maxim,
" If you find more than one approach to a problem being used, it means that nothing is working.
It means everyone still has it wrong."

If you find the right...
07-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By bikebikebike

The wonderful thing about Standards, is that...

The wonderful thing about Standards, is that there are so many to choose from.
07-28-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks to all. You helped me clarify the...

Thanks to all.
You helped me clarify the question I need to ask of cable and device makers/vendors.
The Wikipedia page on USB Hardware, in the section on charging has the details alluded to above....
07-28-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,466
Posted By bikebikebike

The Handicapped Parking people figured that one...

The Handicapped Parking people figured that one out a long time ago.
Similar enforcement isn't rocket science, but like rockets, you have to launch it to get any use out of it.
07-26-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,191
Posted By bikebikebike

I wonder what proportion use them. The...

I wonder what proportion use them.
The sideloading sounds nifty, but hasn't been compelling and I imagine a VOIP cell could work.
Again ,even without the need to coordinate updates, It would be...
07-25-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 833
Posted By bikebikebike

My heavier '99 Trek 2100 has a 3x8 and works well...

My heavier '99 Trek 2100 has a 3x8 and works well for trailers and hills.
Same for my heavier trikes, going to 30 gear inch lows.
My much lighter bike a Giant TCR does surprisingly well on hills...
07-25-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By bikebikebike

Problems with external device power

Is there a problem with device operation that makes adding external power problematic?
Some devices, eg: phones, Varia lights, allow for this , yet many will not operate when a charging port is...
07-25-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,191
Posted By bikebikebike

Pretty much on target. other than ANT+...

Pretty much on target. other than ANT+ connectivity.
Phones are more costly and easier to damage in the bike environment, especially when they need to be frequently dismounted to carry from a parked...
07-25-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By bikebikebike

I used a similar system, that got me text...

I used a similar system, that got me text notification,
but then my pigeon flew off.

If you see him, he still has my GoPro
07-25-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By bikebikebike

I got my Moto mechanic a T-shirt that says ...

I got my Moto mechanic a T-shirt that says
"They All Do That"



I really think that all the devices need a Consumer Reports like chart of reliability.
Irate Folks seem to switch brands like my...
07-18-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,038
Posted By bikebikebike

Sorry to necro this, but it's tidier than a new...

Sorry to necro this, but it's tidier than a new thread.
5.5 yrs of use on my Urban 350. Perfect for commute/MUP or as a helmet light.
Bat failed at 5.5 years
YT guides for the 18650 replacement on...
07-18-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By bikebikebike

Propel Bikes in NYC carry the Bosch motored bikes...

Propel Bikes in NYC carry the Bosch motored bikes and might be a good resource.
Bosch uses the COBI in some version, looks like they tried to integrate it with their display unit.
It sounds like a...
07-17-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By bikebikebike

I think OP passed out

Or fell asleep, or tried what he was thinking of and something predictable happened after the first post.
Maybe looking for an alibi.
7 years on the forum and he still gots sum larnin' to do .
...
07-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,466
Posted By bikebikebike

It ain't geris, heart patients and the legless...

It ain't geris, heart patients and the legless vets , causing the problem.
It's jerk narcissists with little self control and mommy's credit card, being careless callous bullies on streets and...
07-10-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By bikebikebike

Iride01 I build and collect. Short of being like...

Iride01 I build and collect. Short of being like DCRainmaker, but still have to configure cadence sensors lights and head unit s between Foldies , commuter, roady, mtb, ebike and trike for different...
07-10-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,199
Posted By bikebikebike

I've had stuff get into spokes. Always do a pre...

I've had stuff get into spokes. Always do a pre flight, use electricians tape a lot, to secure stuff.
Remember Breaking Away.
In Texas summer a camel back is useful, and easy to sip from.
07-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,910
Posted By bikebikebike

Maybe you could in the past. Much harder now. ...

Maybe you could in the past. Much harder now.

Fake / paid / manufactured reviews are a big problem.
Plus many of the "Ask a Question" comments are from totally unknowledgeable sources,
along the...
07-05-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By bikebikebike

Stem leaks are not uncommon and may only be...

Stem leaks are not uncommon and may only be conspicuous under pressure.
I see them more on older tubes, but certainly anything can fail anytime.
cracks in Schraeders, cuts, and seals to metal in...
07-05-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,910
Posted By bikebikebike

Needed a replacement Shimano Acera 9spd RD. I use...

Needed a replacement Shimano Acera 9spd RD. I use Amazon to scan the market.
Hit by an AVALANCHE of BS. ˜50-60 weirdly labeled "Shimano" and " Acera" hits within AMZ.
Some priced ridiculously high,...
07-01-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By bikebikebike

Good thread. I thought the pinched and sealed...

Good thread. I thought the pinched and sealed version of these things were no longer available, but at $12 ( not the 20-5 I had seen) these look like a deal.
I would not try the "salvage and patch...
06-30-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By bikebikebike

I love this "Burning Fat" narative. What do you...

I love this "Burning Fat" narative.
What do you think you are? an oil lamp?
You want to lose weight , eat less, control your cravings
Hard to do? Yeah
Riding probably redirects your energy,...
06-30-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 25,200
Posted By bikebikebike

There is an old surgical maxim on futile repair,"...

There is an old surgical maxim on futile repair," You can't sew snot."

I have acquired a "low mileage" Cannondale Quick 9 speed with a Shimano Acera RD with less play than the above vid, but BIG...
06-20-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By bikebikebike

If you are eating gummi bears to ride you need...

If you are eating gummi bears to ride you need better advice, and prolly a dentist.
Waiting to bonk, is like using the guard rails to find the lane.
Your body has a meter for hydration, most people...
06-16-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,617
Posted By bikebikebike

We call it ATGATT All the gear , all the time ...

We call it ATGATT
All the gear , all the time
It's a hallmark of an experienced MSF trained rider.
Good training creates the social reinforcement of thinking safety.
Bad riding does the same for...
06-16-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,459
Posted By bikebikebike

I get the WoD a lot , and since here in Texas we...

I get the WoD a lot , and since here in Texas we have heavily tinted windshields, it is almost an invisible gesture, or at least ambiguous.
Nicehole is sort of appropriate name for it, since it...
06-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,466
Posted By bikebikebike

When cars showed up 125 years ago, there was the...

When cars showed up 125 years ago, there was the same problem. We used to kill 56,278 people a year on the road. (1972)
"The population motor-vehicle death rate reached its peak in 1937 with 30.8...
06-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By bikebikebike

Good to hear you did well. Belly pain is a...

Good to hear you did well.
Belly pain is a medical challenge. Most often not a big deal ,but can conceal a catastrophe.
The inguinal ring , and other spots where hernias can occur, is complex an...
06-07-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By bikebikebike

First: Good bike maintenance. Chain, brakes, ...

First: Good bike maintenance. Chain, brakes, torque on fasteners lube
Then maybe some grease inside every year or so.

OP Re: your sig line
Ride like you are James Bond, and everyone in the...
06-07-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,992
Posted By bikebikebike

Lots of poorly built, overpowered, unlicensced,...

Lots of poorly built, overpowered, unlicensced, uninsurable, DIY motorcycles out there, trying to masquerade as ebikes.
Ask your insurance agent rather than your legislature if it is an insurable ...
06-07-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By bikebikebike

I hope you are still alive. Asking for online...

I hope you are still alive.
Asking for online help for belly pain is not wise.
Should I assume it wasn't appendicitis or diverticulitis, a kidney stone, or a bowel infarction or perforation that...
06-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,359
Posted By bikebikebike

There are a lot of ways to Ride Your Own Ride. ...

There are a lot of ways to Ride Your Own Ride.
Focus is good.
06-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,909
Posted By bikebikebike

There is quick fuel and slow fuel. You ran out...

There is quick fuel and slow fuel. You ran out of quick fuel. Fat is slow fuel.
Without knowing you age, size, health, meds etc, it's hard to say anything certain, or even not dangerous.
long gaps...
06-07-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks Irideo1. For the ones I ride regularly,...

Thanks Irideo1.
For the ones I ride regularly, good mounts rock. Still, I have to constantly reconfigure, and the Orings become a consumable.
I have a roadie, a "touring" setup for trailering...
06-06-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks for the help. My most vulnerable Orings...

Thanks for the help.
My most vulnerable Orings are ones that get nicked when being swapped between rides, or are holding pedal cadence sensors in place where a shoe can bump them.

I imagine...
Forum: Texas
06-06-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks, guys. I checked out the Strava trail I...

Thanks, guys.
I checked out the Strava trail I found and it is way too mucky for anything without 2.5 inch tires, especially during the Monsoon.
Dallas streets mandate big tires and the "Sharrow"...
Forum: Texas
06-04-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By bikebikebike

It's SUCH a burden to ride under 75. At least...

It's SUCH a burden to ride under 75.
At least the homeless will have more shelter.
Really has gotten scary around 75 from the creek North

I got attacked on the SOPAC, last year in Vickery...
06-04-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By bikebikebike

I was going to say the same thing. Buy 2. Of...

I was going to say the same thing. Buy 2. Of course that cost more than my bike.

That said I am not impressed by the security of the charging port for external charging.

An electronics...
05-28-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,361
Posted By bikebikebike

I still like the Karoo more than the others and...

I still like the Karoo more than the others and am a booster for this small player in a big field.
The frequency of the changes both gives both responsiveness to needs, and exposure to new issues....
05-19-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks

Well, the Philly post office ate the replacement, so I just started a drill out.
They Loctited (Blue) the pad bolt in,
(note the snap when the tech in the Tektro video pops the bolt loose @...
05-18-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By bikebikebike

Stripped Tektro disc brake pad bolt/axle Question

I have a Tektro Auriga HD-M290 Disc Brake caliper with a disc pad bolt/axle with a stripped hex head.
Thin walled head on bolt was stripped by PO.
I can't get a grip on it to turn , too small to...
05-18-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By bikebikebike

You guys are either living large or suffering...

You guys are either living large or suffering from inflation.
05-18-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,199
Posted By bikebikebike

I have a front bag that had its strap get loose...

I have a front bag that had its strap get loose and almost kill me.
endo into steet
do a pre flight
Not funny
Don't die

That said , have you ever seen what can be done by a frame pump?
04-23-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By bikebikebike

Good heads up

Apparently in places like SF, where the street folks do a brisk business in bikes, batteries from scooters were a quick pinch as there was a strong used market to fence into.
The cell locator in the...
04-15-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,361
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead exports to strava and Golden Cheetah...

Hammerhead exports to strava and Golden Cheetah as*.Fit files and a lot is available there, If you don't need it live.
Best is a function of your needs.
04-13-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead has the best screen. Big phone worth...

Hammerhead has the best screen.
Big phone worth a look, you'll have it anyway, but no ANT+.
Simple is good
04-13-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,068
Posted By bikebikebike

Hammerhead has the best screen. Big phone worth a...

Hammerhead has the best screen. Big phone worth a look, you'll have it anyway.
As pdlamb sez, map it on a laptop and download to get best performance .
everything else is a work around. small maps,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,406
Posted By bikebikebike

Sealing can be an issue. The ebikes.ca sealing...

Sealing can be an issue. The ebikes.ca sealing discussion is on cooling fluids inside,
but has the same challenges,esp since they are in Vancouver, where it has been known to rain.
There are lots...
03-30-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,355
Posted By bikebikebike

Thanks Found :...

Thanks
Found : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_chain and they had a good chart. Perzactly the right thing.
Strangely, Sheldon had nothing but the Park Tool and wiki had it. plus info on chain...
03-29-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,355
Posted By bikebikebike

OP returning to this thread. Never got an...

OP returning to this thread.
Never got an answer and have had Masterlinks that did not fit, failing to span the inner link and fit into their groove.
Trying to measure my chains has not been easy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,023
Posted By bikebikebike

About as well as the Curve, which is not to...

About as well as the Curve,
which is not to say, well. Wheels are not parallel so you need to tilt one up.
Totally doable but you have to wrestle with it a bit.

That's why I use the hand cart...
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