Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    I'm feeling the love... :lol3
  2. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    A bunch of local guys have these and are really happy with them, and they are comparing them to halogens, HID's, and other LED's.

    They are so happy we have stopped development of our own lighting products..... NO way we could compete. If the batteries crap out early, I will probably offer a battery replacement service.:huh Other than that, China wins again.
  3. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    this one, the battery is 4 18650's shrunkwrap. I figure if they crap out, I hit up Battery Junction, and get 4 more chinee 18650s, and rebuild the pack. catch-22, those batteries cost nearly as much as the light :huh

    p.s. 9:42, and its STILL running, so thats 3.5 hours so far. I think I'll shut this down and give the batteries a break

    so, when it goes to blue, you've got at least 2.5 hours left
    when it flashes and goes to red, you've got at least 1:45 left
    when it flashes again and the red starts blinking, you've got at least a half hour left on high. !!!
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Not quite 3hrs on primarily gravel roads just now. Ooof but my legs are tired. No hockey for me tonite!

    So we were riding along about an hour in to the ride when my buddy sez 'you should have told me about these rides. I would have ridden my Epic...' so I kicked him in his shin. I'd been trying to get him to go on the gravel rides with myself and another buddy for MONTHS. He didn't want to ride his Tarmac 'cause he didn't want to potentially do anything to it and didn't want to ride his Epic 'cause he was afraid he wouldn't be able to keep up. :2cry

    He's digging the gravel road riding. He didn't know how much he was missing till he got a cross bike and came out, but yet he refuses to think about cross racing. We've been trying to tell him how much fun it is... Ya think that if THIS is as much fun as we've been saying that maybe, just maybe racing cross is fun too?! :norton

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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Still no light, but its getting closer!

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  6. CatfishRacing

    CatfishRacing Just a rider.

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    I ordered from Action LED yesterday and FedEx says it should be here tomorrow.
    Spent a little more but I'm OK with that.
  7. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    so, if you have the cheap ebay magicshine /clone/ lamp (NOT the 'real' magicshine), and you get the actionLED spreader lens, as action tells you, the lens on the clone lamp is thicker than the spreader lens. I hit up the hardware store and poked around at o-rings. I found a 1-9/16ths" OD 3/32" thick O-ring is the right outside diameter exactly, but its about 1/32nd too thick. I think the perfect o-ring to replace the one on the clone lamp would be 1-9/16ths OD and 1/16th thick, or 39mm OD and 1.5mm thick. o-rings are often sold by their ID, so that would be 1-7/16" or 36mm.

    your mileage may vary. the spreader lens looks awesome in my livingroom, the beam is nice and wide now.
  8. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    I picked up that spreader, so I'll keep an eye out for the right o-ring. My light is still somewhere in China.

    Thanks for doing the legwork. :D
  9. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I got a fat bike!
    I got a fat bike!
    My wife rocks!!!!!
    My wife picked up a 12' (last years) mukluk for me for my 40th.... WOOHOO!:clap

    Picks to follow after I pick it up tomorrow.
  10. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    You suck.

    My wife bought me a GPS and a nice bottle of Scotch for my 40th:lol3
  11. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    so I took it outside on the low setting instead of high. it just rained, and its nice and dark in my back yard, stars were coming out behind the storm clouds.

    on low with the spreader lens, this thing is awesome. it lit the whole couple acre field standing in a corner of it, and the trees beyond. the spread beam is at least 30 degrees wide, maybe more like 45, and the bright area is quite narrow top to bottom. the spill circle around the bright area is actually as bright as most of my other lights spots. I think even on low, you would either want to aim this thing way down, or have a not-so-bright 2nd lamp or blinkies for riding in urban traffic. but, out on a dark road or trail, its freekin awesome.

    frankly, I wish it had an even dimmer mode, and maybe a fast strobe, the blink mode it has is full brightness ON OFF ON OFF about twice/second.

    its been on low for 1/2 hour now and its just warm. on high, it was almost too hot to touch. I bet I get 5-6 hours at least on low. serious commuters, travelers light.

    2:15 on low and its still green. and still just warm, not hot.

    ah, at 2:39, its finally turned blue some time in the last few minutes (it was still green 5 minutes ago)
    and coming up on 4 hours, its STILL blue.

    at 4:48 it blinked and went red. its midnigth (I started this at 7pm), not sure I wanna wait around fo rhte 2nd round of blink when the red starts to blink, thats probably ANOTHER 4 hours. hahahahahahaha.
  12. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    Getting better at spinning and figuring out what gears to change up/ down to to maintain my cadence. Did my 30 mile ride in 2:09 yesterday for a 2nd best ever time and average speed. Took 2:34 the last time I rode when I just didn't have the legs, lungs or willpower.

    Starting to suck at mashing though..... :lol3
  13. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    your bicycle will appreciate that. mashing is not only hell on your knees, its murder on the chain, sprockets, and the whole bike.
  14. Chillis

    Chillis Land Barge Pilot

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    And I love torque riding. Slow speed heavy pedaling. What I assume you call mashing.

    Maybe that is why my knee hurts on occasion.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Waah! Cry me a river!

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    who doesn't have either a loving wife OR a fatbike :bluduh
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Good. Mashing sucks.

    Spin to win bay-bee!

    I'm fixin to head over to a buddy's here in a bit to do a cross workout. 2 x 3-lap 'races.' Its his 3rd day in a row going hard and my 2nd. We'll see who 'wins the workout.' :rolleyes

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  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    No fatbike. Live with a GF, but, not sure if I'd classify her as loving. :confused
  18. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Dude - send us her email - we'll ask her opinion on your behalf. :lol3
  19. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    She's, self-admittedly, less than stellar at emotions. Those who know her say the same. :deal

    And, they say I'm a bit :loco, for sticking around. But, this isn't a relationship thread, so..........:lol3
  20. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Well, I wish you the best. I was married for 13 years and spent 12 of them asking myself the same damn question. My second wife, a hot Brazilian, is the best thing that ever happened to me. She's a rare find of sexuality, brains, single-minded determination to improve herself professionally, volunteers a ton of hours at CASA to advocate for three kids in foster care and possesses a type-A personality with an iron hand wrapped in a velvet glove.

    The next 3 days are some of the most important days over the last year and where were her thoughts this morning? She called me at work just before she left home to tell me that she missed me. I'm a lucky man.

    To get this back on track - she also supports my hobbies and has never once, complained about cycling and the costs of my brevets.