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Old 09-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #31021
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If he wants to look stupid, he can buy a recumbent.

Now see... I wasn't going to go there. Better you said it than me.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #31022
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What the hell did I just watch?

Perhaps a lower seat position would help this fellow out.
Brilliant innovations are always ridiculed at first. I predict that in coming years, they'll be standard equipment on all bikes.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #31023
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From the bike show



Since I have always been a fan of the Dutch Panasonic team (And Phil Anderson) this beauty made my heart beat out of my chest. My first real racing bike was Panasonic Professional at the tender age of 14. Sometime in the 90's when Phil was riding for Motorola I had him autograph a Panasonic jersey for me.


Speedplay will have a new "Zero Pave" pedal.



They said it will be stainless or titanium and wickedly expensive.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #31024
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Brilliant innovations are always ridiculed at first. I predict that in coming years, they'll be standard equipment on all bikes.
Easy. Easy. You'll lose 'em. Just wiggle the tip until it's time to set the hook.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:25 PM   #31025
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I'm at 4,516 bicycle commuting miles since January 1st, figure I should be able to hit 6,000 by the end of the year. Every so often I take the wee strom to work instead, and am reminded every time how Atlanta traffic really sucks the fun out of that. On days I want to have fun, I grab the road bike instead of the slick-tired MTB with bags and put the pedal on the floor to see whether my lungs or my legs give up first.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:46 PM   #31026
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So I was heading up the home stretch climb today, feeling strong and looking forward to finishing off a 29 mile ride with a 18.4 mph average. About a third of the way up, the road was blocked by cop cars, heavy duty tow trucks, and electric utility trucks. Some jack leg had apparently forgotten to lower his boom on his bucket truck and pulled a power pole down while driving away. Of course, the road was completely blocked due to the downed power lines, so the only option was to backtrack down the hill, refill the water bottle, and do the steep climb alternate loop home: 36 miles at a pathetic 17.8 average.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:06 PM   #31027
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So I was heading up the home stretch climb today, feeling strong and looking forward to finishing off a 29 mile ride with a 18.4 mph average. About a third of the way up, the road was blocked by cop cars, heavy duty tow trucks, and electric utility trucks. Some jack leg had apparently forgotten to lower his boom on his bucket truck and pulled a power pole down while driving away. Of course, the road was completely blocked due to the downed power lines, so the only option was to backtrack down the hill, refill the water bottle, and do the steep climb alternate loop home: 36 miles at a pathetic 17.8 average.
Whoops! That's gonna be some bill...

I'm headed to the first Wed night CX practice out in The Plains. We'll see how it goes on the freshly built (as of 20min ago) Fuji Altamira CX 1.0 with a Red mix on it. Still no bar tape because I gotta choose between orange, blue, and white.

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:19 PM   #31028
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Now see... I wasn't going to go there. Better you said it than me.
I figured I'd get a laugh out of it but in all seriousness, I'm to the point where I really don't give a shit anymore. I'm tired of justifying what I ride to someone else who, in all likelihood, couldn't finish an event over 300-km.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #31029
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the Planet Bike Superflash is remarkably effective, uses standard batteries, and is fairly economical; the Turbo version has a random blinking pattern that might induce seizures, and manages to have something lit nearly continuously so that once the *BLINK* has gotten your attention there's a nice solid light for an observer to get a bearing on.
http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3070.html




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I realized on my 6:30 ride this morning that I really should get some lights - or a rear light at least. It wasn't super dark so I don't really need a front to be able to see with (but I will get one eventually) but I would feel a lot more comfortable with a rear light.

So....any recommendations

My first thought was something that either used regular batteries that I could re-charge OR something like a light I can re-charge with a USB cable ? My mate has one but it used one of those button type batteries and I'd rather not get into dealing with something like that if I can help it.

I have an under the seat bag so mounting it shouldn't be an issue.

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Old 09-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #31030
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ditto.

(well, possibly less miles on that particular bike, but more years,... )


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Well over 10,000 miles in 2 years on my Speedplay Zero S/S pedals with almost zero preventative maintenance performed or necessary. Also on the same set of original cleats that came with the pedals and they still clip in/out without fail. YMMV...
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:31 PM   #31031
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I use a Cateye 5 LED uses 2 AAA batteries.Bright ,battery last a long time.
http://www.jensonusa.com/Rear-Lights...d-5-Tail-Light
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the Planet Bike Superflash is remarkably effective, uses standard batteries, and is fairly economical; the Turbo version has a random blinking pattern that might induce seizures, and manages to have something lit nearly continuously so that once the *BLINK* has gotten your attention there's a nice solid light for an observer to get a bearing on.
http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3070.html




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Old 09-11-2013, 04:18 PM   #31032
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Still no bar tape because I gotta choose between orange, blue, and white.

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #31033
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the Planet Bike Superflash is remarkably effective, uses standard batteries, and is fairly economical; the Turbo version has a random blinking pattern that might induce seizures, and manages to have something lit nearly continuously so that once the *BLINK* has gotten your attention there's a nice solid light for an observer to get a bearing on.

cheers!
I've got one of those. Truly seizure-inducing.

I run the Turbo low and left and another blinky on my seatpost. My Blackburn Fleas (both front and rear) finally gave up the ghost after three years of abuse, so I replaced them with these CatEye three-way things.

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #31034
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I'm at 4,516 bicycle commuting miles since January 1st, figure I should be able to hit 6,000 by the end of the year. Every so often I take the wee strom to work instead, and am reminded every time how Atlanta traffic really sucks the fun out of that. On days I want to have fun, I grab the road bike instead of the slick-tired MTB with bags and put the pedal on the floor to see whether my lungs or my legs give up first.
Sounds like your commute is a bit longer than mine Agree with you on traffic though - I think time to work between the bicycle and my motorcycle is a wash. Any time I make up in speed on the motorcycle is lost waiting in traffic.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #31035
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Re: lights

It is that time of year...
I needed to replace my little "get home" cateye and also wanted something that could give actual illumination.
I picked up a Light & Motion Urban 400 from a LBS last week.
Gave it its first real try-out this evening and I'm really pleased with it.

Started out just after dusk, and put it in flash mode. It was strobing road signs and other reflectors that were a quarter to a half mile away, and the reflective illumination was showing even with car headlights on the signs. I'm sure it was annoying as heck to the cars
Very wild to see the license plates on the cars strobing as they went up the road!

When it got dark I switched to the steady mode and it gives better near illumination (20-30 feet) than any other light I've had. I've not tried a side-by-side comparison but I think my halogen nite rider may have a slight edge in distance illumination, but it would only be slight.
It uses a built-in rechargable battery, and has a USB charging port.
There are three steady on modes and one blink mode.
It seems well made, has a no-tool mount and goes on in maybe 10 seconds, and the size is just barely larger than a Cat-eye Uno which is a little single-AA visibility light.
Runs 100 $'s + or -

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I realized on my 6:30 ride this morning that I really should get some lights - or a rear light at least. It wasn't super dark so I don't really need a front to be able to see with (but I will get one eventually) but I would feel a lot more comfortable with a rear light.

So....any recommendations

My first thought was something that either used regular batteries that I could re-charge OR something like a light I can re-charge with a USB cable ? My mate has one but it used one of those button type batteries and I'd rather not get into dealing with something like that if I can help it.

I have an under the seat bag so mounting it shouldn't be an issue.

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