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Old February 14th 20, 01:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 2020-02-12 15:43, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?


Does mounting a 700c 25mm front tire count? :-)

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Old February 14th 20, 01:54 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:24:10 UTC-5, Roger Merriman wrote:
Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:28:33 UTC-5, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 2/12/2020 6:43 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Sort of. Yesterday I used my folding bike for a short ride. Turns out
the Cateye wireless cyclometer didn't register any speed or distance.
I'm hoping it's just that the sending unit's battery needs replaced.

This has been a frequent irritation in cold weather. The 20" wheels and
the tall stem make the distance from sender to display unit fairly
large, but still within the supposed range, according to the manual. But
for years I'd have problems with lost radio contact if the temperature
dropped below 40 F.

Last year or the year before, I decided it was because the handlebar
itself blocked the signal to some degree. I fabricated a plastic mount
to hold the display unit in front of the handlebar. It seemed to be
working until yesterday's ride, which was right about freezing. I'll
change the sender battery and see if it helps.

But I'm at an age where I no longer enjoy riding much below 40 F. Today
I'm fighting off a sore throat, which has been my usual punishment for a
cold weather ride. :-(


--
- Frank Krygowski


I'm really glad I'm comfortable riding when it's below freezing.
Otherwise I'd miss about 1/2 of the year riding here.

Batteries losing power when really cold is the main reason I'm staying
with an external battery pack headlight on my bikes.

Cheers


If anything surely a external should be more prone to cold since it’s
removed from most heat sources, though in practice the size of a external
should protect it, I have both systems and neither shows any effect which
is probably down to the size of the battery packs be they external or
internal.

The wee Garmin I use on the commute most definitely does get effected by
cold, as the temperature reduces to zero so the battery level drops, again
my older larger Garmin Touring is not noticeably effected by cold.

Roger Merriman


Nope. That's because with an external battery pack and the long cable I get with them, I can carry the battery pack inside my jacket where the battery stays nice and warm. I do t he same thing when I go into a store = take the battery with me. Then when I come out I just plug the battery back into the light and it works just like it does in warm weather.

Cheers
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Old February 14th 20, 05:46 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:20:04 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

Seems we could do with an entire thread on tracking down bike noises.
I've experienced many mysteries. Working on cars, a mechanic's
stethoscope has been handy, but it's useless on a bike.


My favorite story in that line is a mysterious clanking that started
while I was riding over a long, high bridge. It turned out that the
noise was coming from a bird flying beside me.

I swear, that bird was smirking.

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Old February 14th 20, 06:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:15:52 PM UTC-5, Tim McNamara wrote:


29 years later I bought a Suberu Impreza. Silly name, but the AWD in
that vehicle is light years ahead of the Bronco II's crude 4WD (with
manually locking hubs). The brakes are the best I have ever had in any
car. But it still doesn't stop better or turn better on ice.


A few winters ago, a guy I know was visiting our area from Florida.
(I can't really explained that.) He phoned me saying something
was wrong with his brakes. "When I put them on, I'm feeling this
weird vibration or pulsing in the brake pedal!!"

I asked if the street was covered with snow. He said it was. I said
"That's just your anti-skid system working. It pulses the brakes."

He said "But I've never felt that before!" I said "Dude, you live in
Florida!"

- Frank Krygowski
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Old February 14th 20, 06:21 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:11:00 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:

Or, that may not be your problem at all. Replacing both
batteries is often the solution, especially if they measure
below spec. A new CR2032 should show 3.25~3.3V.


I changed the battery today. The old one measured 3.1 Volts, which I'd have thought was close enough, but I changed it anyway.

We'll see - but the weather won't encourage testing for a while.

- Frank Krygowski

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Old February 14th 20, 07:50 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:15:58 -0800, Joerg
wrote:

On 2020-02-12 15:43, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?


Does mounting a 700c 25mm front tire count? :-)


Only if you install the wheel on the bicycle :-)
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Old February 14th 20, 07:52 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 13/02/2020 01:45, AMuzi wrote:
On 2/12/2020 5:43 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Cheers


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Old February 14th 20, 08:10 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 16:58:40 -0600, AMuzi wrote:

On 2/13/2020 4:15 PM, Tim McNamara wrote:
On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:07:50 -0500, Duane
wrote:

The texting idiots and then the SUV assholes that think their 4WD will
get them around the ice. Even when they do, pulling in front of
people without 4WD and forcing them into a slide is loads of fun. I
love when the SUV goes off the road without disturbing the ones
driving safely.


32 years ago, after a terrible winter in my old mini pickup, I bought a
Ford Bronco II and took delivery on Halloween, which it turned out was
appropriate for that vehicle. Never buying another Ford (the heads
cracked, the transmission bits and bobs disintegrated, etc.). First
time I drove it on icy conditions I came up to the corner, stepped on
the brake to turn and sailed right on through. That let me know that it
accelerated better but didn't stop or turn any better. Cost me a bent
rim since the opposite curb stopped me...

29 years later I bought a Suberu Impreza. Silly name, but the AWD in
that vehicle is light years ahead of the Bronco II's crude 4WD (with
manually locking hubs). The brakes are the best I have ever had in any
car. But it still doesn't stop better or turn better on ice. At least
I haven't had to learn it the hard way since then.

Here in Minnesota there is a tradition of really enlarging upon
opportunities for stupid driving in winter. Yes, she's going to drive
down this street at 50 mph on ice so I can run that yellow-oops-red
stoplight was the escapade I witnessed 30 minutes ago. And the guy
following me to the exit who had to pull out from behind me, accelerate
around, pull back into the exit lane with about two feet to spare
between my car and the car ahead of me- apparently because I was only
going 10 mph above the speed limit. Driving really reinforces my
cynicism and expectation that people will usually do the dumbest of the
available options most of the time.


applied Newtonian physics refresher course:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6pNqCUNffI


I had essentially the same thing happen to me.

Driving a company pickup along a pipeline right of way we had just
completed (in soil with a rather high clay content. All to the way to
the end... every thing looked good (we'll start laying pipe tomorrow
:-) and started back when a real torrential rain set in. By the time I
got to the "big hill" the "road" was ankle deep in water, but no sweat
I got 4 wheel drive. Started down the hill very cautiously and the
truck started sliding. Steer right and left and the damned truck
seems to have a mind of its own as it sure isn't paying any attention
to the steering wheel.
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Old February 14th 20, 08:18 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default OT. Anything BICYCLING related going on here? LOL

On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:54:18 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

On Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:15:52 UTC-5, Tim McNamara wrote:
On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:07:50 -0500, Duane
wrote:

The texting idiots and then the SUV assholes that think their 4WD will
get them around the ice. Even when they do, pulling in front of
people without 4WD and forcing them into a slide is loads of fun. I
love when the SUV goes off the road without disturbing the ones
driving safely.


32 years ago, after a terrible winter in my old mini pickup, I bought a
Ford Bronco II and took delivery on Halloween, which it turned out was
appropriate for that vehicle. Never buying another Ford (the heads
cracked, the transmission bits and bobs disintegrated, etc.). First
time I drove it on icy conditions I came up to the corner, stepped on
the brake to turn and sailed right on through. That let me know that it
accelerated better but didn't stop or turn any better. Cost me a bent
rim since the opposite curb stopped me...

29 years later I bought a Suberu Impreza. Silly name, but the AWD in
that vehicle is light years ahead of the Bronco II's crude 4WD (with
manually locking hubs). The brakes are the best I have ever had in any
car. But it still doesn't stop better or turn better on ice. At least
I haven't had to learn it the hard way since then.

Here in Minnesota there is a tradition of really enlarging upon
opportunities for stupid driving in winter. Yes, she's going to drive
down this street at 50 mph on ice so I can run that yellow-oops-red
stoplight was the escapade I witnessed 30 minutes ago. And the guy
following me to the exit who had to pull out from behind me, accelerate
around, pull back into the exit lane with about two feet to spare
between my car and the car ahead of me- apparently because I was only
going 10 mph above the speed limit. Driving really reinforces my
cynicism and expectation that people will usually do the dumbest of the
available options most of the time.


Ford = Fix Or Repair Dialy or Found On Road Dead.

LOL VBEG

CHeers


Yup. and the Ford F series pickup has sold some 40 million copies :-)
Out sold only by the Toyota Corolla (and then by only a paltry 3
million :-)
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John B.

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Old February 14th 20, 09:18 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Roger Merriman[_4_]
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Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Thursday, 13 February 2020 18:24:10 UTC-5, Roger Merriman wrote:
Sir Ridesalot wrote:
On Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:28:33 UTC-5, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 2/12/2020 6:43 PM, Sir Ridesalot wrote:
Anyone here doing anything BICYCLING related?

Sort of. Yesterday I used my folding bike for a short ride. Turns out
the Cateye wireless cyclometer didn't register any speed or distance.
I'm hoping it's just that the sending unit's battery needs replaced.

This has been a frequent irritation in cold weather. The 20" wheels and
the tall stem make the distance from sender to display unit fairly
large, but still within the supposed range, according to the manual. But
for years I'd have problems with lost radio contact if the temperature
dropped below 40 F.

Last year or the year before, I decided it was because the handlebar
itself blocked the signal to some degree. I fabricated a plastic mount
to hold the display unit in front of the handlebar. It seemed to be
working until yesterday's ride, which was right about freezing. I'll
change the sender battery and see if it helps.

But I'm at an age where I no longer enjoy riding much below 40 F. Today
I'm fighting off a sore throat, which has been my usual punishment for a
cold weather ride. :-(


--
- Frank Krygowski

I'm really glad I'm comfortable riding when it's below freezing.
Otherwise I'd miss about 1/2 of the year riding here.

Batteries losing power when really cold is the main reason I'm staying
with an external battery pack headlight on my bikes.

Cheers


If anything surely a external should be more prone to cold since it’s
removed from most heat sources, though in practice the size of a external
should protect it, I have both systems and neither shows any effect which
is probably down to the size of the battery packs be they external or
internal.

The wee Garmin I use on the commute most definitely does get effected by
cold, as the temperature reduces to zero so the battery level drops, again
my older larger Garmin Touring is not noticeably effected by cold.

Roger Merriman


Nope. That's because with an external battery pack and the long cable I
get with them, I can carry the battery pack inside my jacket where the
battery stays nice and warm. I do t he same thing when I go into a store
= take the battery with me. Then when I come out I just plug the battery
back into the light and it works just like it does in warm weather.

Cheers


Does that not annoy you having the cable attached to you, I can get it if
it’s a helmet light, but if it’s on the bike the potential for tangling
would do my head in.

But people have their ways personally I can’t stand anything in my
jacket/top.

Roger Merriman

 




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