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Dec
3
answered Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?
Dec
3
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
2
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
I'll put that into an answer shortly.
Dec
2
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
@PhilipKendall by the way, that Smart 700 is the equivalent to the new Planet Bike Blaze XLR 650.
Dec
2
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
@PhilipKendall how many LEDs in that light? Smart Lunar rebrands lights from other companies for sale in different markets, especially in Europe. They particularly sell a lot of Planet Bike and Portland Design Works lights under their brand. It looks like it's probably either the Planet Bike Beamer 5 or the Planet Bike Blaze 2w Micro. Interestingly, the Beamer 5 is claimed to put out 35 lumens... I wonder if when they rebranded it they just said "eh, lumens, lux, what's the diff" and called it a 35 lux light.
Dec
2
comment Is there any rule of thumb for comparing lights rated in lux and lumens?
Thanks for the support guys! There's also some info on the FAQ about lumens vs. lux and other measurements. That section is going to be getting a rewrite soon with a lot more detail.
Nov
24
comment Why are brake lights not common?
@Aron I'd be quite interested to see your proposed BOM for such a system.
Nov
18
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
14
comment How much light is enough for year round commuting?
@PeteH it's common for reviewers to receive free samples to review, however some reviewers may also have an advertising relationship with some of the companies. However, with larger organizations, the people doing the advertising agreements and the people doing the testing may be completely separate groups. To ensure no conflict of interest, some reviewers like myself accept no advertising, sponsorship, product placement, etc. from any company whose products they review.
Sep
29
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
@Batman I usually carry an allen wrench, a small adjustable wrench, small phillips and flathead screwdriver, and a pocket knife. That's about it. If there's a particular small tool that might be useful to carry for this sort of situation (that could be useful for other situations too) I could consider carrying it.
Sep
29
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
@PeteH that sounds like a possibly viable answer. Could you expand it into an answer with info about how one would go about breaking the chain, (presumably) putting it back together, ensuring it's lined up properly, etc?
Sep
29
asked If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
revised Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Added more details and changed name to TriMet, added back image from conflicting edit
Aug
22
revised Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Added more details and changed name to TriMet, added back image from conflicting edit
Jul
25
revised Please help me identify my bike
Removed emoticon from title, fixed typo in body
Jul
25
suggested approved edit on Please help me identify my bike
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
29
comment Does it make you safer to use lights during the day?
@andy256 right, due to seeing me sooner because of the light, they have more time to determine and execute a safe and appropriate response.