Posts Tagged ‘ equipment ’

Making decals

22 September 2016
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Making decals

One thing I’ve spent time working on with my LEGO collection is to make my own decals.  Initially the problem I had was that I wanted to do printing in white.  This causes a whole world of problems with most printers in that they do not have white ink.  If I printed on white sticker…

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DualHead2Go

1 November 2011
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DualHead2Go

The DualHead2Go is a graphics expansion box from Matrox. What does it do? It allows someone to have dual (or triple) monitors attached to a laptop. It does this by mapping the monitors to look like one large monitor to the laptop.  When running /usr/sbin/system_profiler SPDisplaysDataType on my MacBook Pro 15″, it returns this info:…

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Trek Project One Bike

7 February 2010
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Trek Project One Bike

As I mentioned in a previous post, I ordered a Trek Equinox TTX 9.5 Time Trial bike.  I used the Project One Web site to configure the order, which means it had a custom paint job as well as some component options.  Last Saturday, I finally picked it up from the local bike shop (LBS). …

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Selle SMP Strike Composit

11 August 2009
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Selle SMP Strike Composit

After my troubles with the Selle San Marco ASPide Composite, I have been riding the Selle SMP Strike Composit saddle for four months now.  I just finished up the MS ride NH Seashore Escape, a 60 mile ride around New Hampshire and Maine.  The short answer is, I like this seat more than the ASPide…

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Crank Length

19 July 2009
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I currently own a 2003 Trek 2300 bicycle, which has Shimano Ultegra 9 speed components.  Almost all of the drive train is original but, in the 6+ years I’ve owned the bike, I have put over 20K miles on it.  The components are starting to show their age.  Time for a replacement.  Since the 9…

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Nokia 5140i and Opera Mini

14 June 2009
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The Nokia 5140i is a ruggedized phone released back in early 2005.  It has Internet access as well as a quirky list of features.  See Cnet’s review for a full description.  I purchased my phone back in May 2005. I am pretty hard on cell phones.  When I was working in LA, I had a…

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Rock and Roll Trainer

10 May 2009
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Rock and Roll Trainer

Kinetic by Kurt Rock and Roll trainer is one of the most unusual bike trainers you will find on the market.  Its claim to fame is that it will force you to use your core muscles to keep your balance.  It does this by having polyurethane bushings sandwiched between metal plates, all kept together with…

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ASPide Composite

7 April 2009
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ASPide Composite

The Selle San Marco ASPide Composite seat is one of the lighest bicycle seats you can buy at 100g.  I became interested in this seat in the summer of 2006 after my second Selle San Marco ASPide saddle wore out after about 8 months.  I did have over 4K miles on that saddle, but purchasing…

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