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bio website moz.geek.nz/mozbike
location Sydney, Australia
age 31
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seen Dec 21 at 5:42

Delphi geek, prone to automating builds, testing and swearing.


Dec
7
comment What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?
@jonc, that was my conclusion. The cameras I've tested have all been "better than nothing" or "way too expensive"... or both. I don't use one because it was more hassle than it was worth, I never seemed to get usable footage of the incidents I cared about. But lots of nice readable plates on parked cars and cars that overtook me at a decent distance.
Dec
5
comment What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?
IME the 4 times out of 10 that you can't read the plate almost always includes the times when the motorist has done something to endanger you. If you've got time to pause, think "hold head still, point camera at plate while the car is still close"... you're probably not in much danger.
Dec
5
comment What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?
@Trengot that does not appear to be attached to a bike or rider's helmet. All I found when searching was tips like "you probably won't be able to read the plate".
Dec
4
comment What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?
@Trengot unless you have video online showing it, I'm going to go with my actual experience over your being sure.
Dec
4
comment What bike/helmet camera resolution is needed in order to read licence plates?
Not with anything I'd want on my helmet. I've used a 1900x1080p60 camera and that was ok for cars that were closer than about 5m, if there was good daylight or the road was smooth. At 1080p30 I needed more light, but that camera dies in the velomobile ice hockey challenge and I haven't replaced it. With a proper video camera - big aperture, mechanical stabilisation - I could get plates out to about 20m in most lighting conditions. But that weighed over 1kg. I'll be watching this question and the footage people upload with considerable interest.
Dec
4
revised Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?
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Dec
3
revised Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?
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Dec
3
answered Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?
Dec
3
revised Replace solid axle with quick release on Fixed Gear
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Dec
3
comment The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?
@NhânLê Darn, you're already doing the obvious things :) My solution for the problem you have was a custom bike, and because it's a commuting bike I could just scale it down and put smaller wheels etc on it. With mountain biking you can't really do that, so losing weight will cost more money.
Dec
3
revised The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?
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Dec
3
comment The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?
What else does she carry? It might be cheaper and easier to strip her existing bike of the lights (during the day), pump, toolkit, spare drink bottle and anything else that you can carry instead. Around town I often swap panniers with my gf because she carries 10kg+ in her pannier and I often have ~2kg including the pannier.
Dec
1
comment Are single-sided forks a gimmick?
Mounting is actually easier since the axle doesn't have to be removable the way the axle on a conventional fork does. And fixing punctures is a breeze. Not that I'm a C'dale fan, but this particular idea is a good one - it must be, Mike Burrows had it first!
Nov
28
comment Continuing to use damaged cones in rear hub?
It would work, but you'd have to be very careful that the axle did not rotate at all in the frame. You'd probably want to mark the end of it to make sure. And check it regularly. But you'd save nearly $10. So it might make sense if $10 is a significant amount of money to you.
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
As with all useful tools, it's possible to do the wrong thing with front brakes. If this class of argument had any merit we would have banned cars a long time ago, because while useful they are extremely dangerous.
Nov
27
comment Detailed resources for planning backcountry/primitive tours?
@bgutt3r yeah, trouble is that the planning is quite different depending on where you are - the gap between "across Tibet" and "through the Black Forest" is huge. Even between "Rainbow Road" and "Canning Stock Route" is pretty significant (they're both short, on-road routes if you're generous with what you call a road).
Nov
26
comment Detailed resources for planning backcountry/primitive tours?
We really need a set of continent tags if not country ones for questions like this. Everything so far is useless if the OP is in New Zealand or China, for example.
Nov
25
revised Is the Specialized Sectour Double 2014 a men's bike. Can a women ride a men's bike?
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Nov
24
answered What (kind of?) brake lever is this?
Nov
24
comment Why are brake lights not common?
@Aron: Two 5W LEDS is $5.60 from that seller... you also need a case, battery, controller, waterproof microswitch plus cable harness.