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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Mar
10
awarded  Constituent
Mar
10
awarded  Caucus
Jan
22
comment Do we really need another bike size?
@DanielRHicks No, not at all: 27.5" is 650B, ISO 584 see sheldonbrown.com/650b.html . 650C is ISO 571, a different size used by our triathlete and time trial friends.
Jan
22
comment Do we really need another bike size?
@DanielRHicks there's already a 650C: sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#french
Jan
21
comment Do we really need another bike size?
Sheldon's case for refurbing an 80s road bike that's too "sporty" to be a utility/tourer with 650Bs is more "make do and mend" than manufacturing. Put it this way: if I found my perfect OTS with braze ons from the 70s, I'd put 700Cs on it; if I found my perfect OTS with braze ons from the 80s, I'd put 650Bs on it. Regarding contemporary mountain bike manufacturers: its specious product differentiation to expand the market.
Jan
21
answered Do we really need another bike size?
Jan
20
awarded  Commentator
Jan
20
comment How can I tell if my wheels need replacing due to rim wear?
I went through alignment a bunch of times before watching the distortion when I pumped it up.
Jan
20
answered How can I tell if my wheels need replacing due to rim wear?
Dec
27
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
9
comment Do merino wool base layers need to be skin tight?
Rain jackets commonly keep rain out and sweat in.
Dec
3
comment Are there Dynamo powered, rear flashing lights?
I concur with the questions unhappy verdict that German law prevents flashing rear dynamo powered lights, Peter White is stronger peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.asp with his "No."
Dec
3
comment Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
Thanks Moz. I just tested "gapping" the batteries by pushing down the springs while the light was on, and the blinkie failed to restart. That's a good proxy for an extreme shock and I'll try adding some conductive spacers to get a tighter fit. I agree entirely regarding blinkies and I tend to treat them as disposable parts. I guess it is now time to add the rear dynamo light to my bike.
Dec
3
revised Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
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Dec
3
comment Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
@Johnny I agree: I'd strongly suggest kiloseven find or ask a question on safe bicycle lighting and submit bits of this answer there. Its a good answer to a different question.
Dec
3
awarded  Critic
Dec
3
comment Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
I'll try some more advanced shock testing if you've got some advice on how to replicate intense shocks?
Dec
3
comment Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
While I ride with multiple lights from different manufacturers for safety reasons, without knowing the mode of failure I can't feel secure with multiple lights. Additionally "overseas" varies. The major competitor to Chinese battery lights, German hub driven lights, are also "overseas" and SON don't appear to be driving the Chinese out of the Australian market.
Dec
2
comment Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
Standard Chinese mass production QC for foreign markets under a brand ( myshopping.com.au/… )
Dec
2
asked Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride