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Old 11-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #18001
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Some trail in the Frederick watershed from my trip in June.

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #18002
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Ok, it looks like the bottom bracket needs to be 35-50 NM, the plastic cap is .7-1.5 NM and the allen bolts are 12-15NM
That's for checking. What's the difference between 'Normal Type' (Band / Bracket) & Chain Case?

I'm gonna guess I would go with the Normal Band Type.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #18003
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Riding wasn't bad,I like riding at night. The Little light is good for a nice spot of light about 20' in front of the bike,nice and peaceful, maybe too peaceful. When I got away from the streetlights. It was peaceful and DARK. Then I started thinking the cars see me, so that's not a problem......DEER Hell it's Mating season. So I started thinking: I'm riding along and scare a doe or two, The doe is gonna run in front of me,followed closely the Buck. My Luck he'd think I was threat,and gore me. And I'm gonna see em 5' before I hit em or they hit me. This little senario went through my mind for about 6 miles. until I got to streetlights again. Gotta get a brighter light then I'll see 25' before I hit em I'm probaby just stick to neighbohood next time.
I did kinda the same thing the other night. I strapped the NiteRider MiNewt USB (the old style) that I got at a bike swap a few weeks back onto my helmet and went for a MTB ride on a local trail. It was way cool, the light on the helmet is waaayyyy better than just a light on the bars. But like Gummee said, judging the height/depth of trail obstacles is tough w/out both. I got launched unexpectedly off a few whoops that didn't look as tall as they were! Anyhoo, it was all very quiet and peaceful and (outside of the throw of the light) DARK! I started thinking about all the critters that I might come across/suprise/run over. Possums turned to racoons turned to deer turned to black bear, etc. I turned around when every manzanita bush started to look like a mountain lion.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:21 AM   #18004
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Its also hard to judge how wide trees are

From back in the days when HID and LED lights didn't exist.

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:33 AM   #18005
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I've ridden on nite rides with others where my light died partway thru the ride. I've gotten pretty good at riding fairly close behind someone and using their light to ride by. NOT recommended, but hey! ya gotta do whatcha gotta do.

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:34 AM   #18006
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That's for checking. What's the difference between 'Normal Type' (Band / Bracket) & Chain Case?

I'm gonna guess I would go with the Normal Band Type.
I think you might be referring to the front derailuer. In that case you have a normal. The other type is a e-type, that uses the bottom bracket as it's mounting point.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:12 AM   #18007
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I'm running the Nite rider Mynewt 150, not sure its cheap, but its comfy on a night gravel ride.

+1 this is what I use for commuting and night rides. Very bright !
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:33 AM   #18008
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+1 this is what I use for commuting and night rides. Very bright !
I bought these:
Though mine are the older, less powerful models. the new ones are 700 lumens

not cheap, but they light up the wildlife along the river trail. No way would I be up the hill on dirt. I've seen the big cat prints and bobcats too, I don't need to be darting around in the dark like a catnip-filled mouse with a yarn tail.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:34 AM   #18009
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2.5 miles. I am stoked. My legs are jello, but it is a big jump for me. I would like to get to 10 miles by next summer (semi-flat, paved). Is that an unreasonable goal?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:38 AM   #18010
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I think you might be referring to the front derailuer. In that case you have a normal. The other type is a e-type, that uses the bottom bracket as it's mounting point.
Ok, that makes sense. It was on the instructions I found on Shimano's site. It doesn't really way what it was about. I was guessing the derailleur but wasn't really sure.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:05 AM   #18011
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2.5 miles. I am stoked. My legs are jello, but it is a big jump for me. I would like to get to 10 miles by next summer (semi-flat, paved). Is that an unreasonable goal?
should be quite reasonable if you ride regularly. i was riding 8 to 15 mile days when i started this spring. we rode 138 miles on a Sunday about 4 weeks ago.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:50 AM   #18012
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138???? Ouch, that will be a while for me.

Question about training. I am riding 5 days a week. Should I lay off a couple of days in between? I ride every morning Monday through Friday. MWF I do a shorter distance then lift weights back at home. TTh I ride a longer distance like today.

Am I doing myself an injustice by riding 5 days straight?
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:05 PM   #18013
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I would say let your body answer that. If your knees start barking or other leg soreness take a day off. If no discomfort keep on keeping on.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #18014
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:12 PM   #18015
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Great pics GG!

Looks like good fun. Genesee beer, never had one....Good?
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