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 ====== Biking ====== ====== Biking ======
   * [[http://​www.activetrans.org/​tricks-tips|Great city biking tips from Chicago]].   * [[http://​www.activetrans.org/​tricks-tips|Great city biking tips from Chicago]].
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   * Promising DIY bicycle fenders: https://​bicycleobsession.wordpress.com/​2013/​03/​03/​turn-two-plastic-bottles-and-a-hanger-into-the-worlds-best-diy-bicycle-fenders/​   * Promising DIY bicycle fenders: https://​bicycleobsession.wordpress.com/​2013/​03/​03/​turn-two-plastic-bottles-and-a-hanger-into-the-worlds-best-diy-bicycle-fenders/​
     * Can probably make teeth in the insertion so they don't come out. Removes need for wire.     * Can probably make teeth in the insertion so they don't come out. Removes need for wire.
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 +===== 10? Uncommon Bicycle Things =====
 +10? "​advanced"​ bike things
 +  * Basics, helmet, maintenance,​ clothes planning, why.
 +  * 
 +  * No backpack
 +  * Expect people to not see you. For examples see my playlist or numerous other ones. It's much less fun to be in an accident and probably have your essential expenses covered than to ride a bike another day without pain.
 +  * People turning from right
 +    * Small headlight (even blinking) is not very visible from off angles
 +    * Reflectors are retro-reflective,​ not reflective at off angles.
 +  * When passing cars on the right that are waiting at an intersection and the light turns green, don't rush through! Assume people won't signal and won't look to their right before turning. I balance it. Stop accelerating and make sure to be very visible in front of a car but behind the next car as you proceed through the intersection . (maybe best to show in video)
 +  * Rain is great fun during the daytime, as long as you can take a shower at work! However, at night-time, standing water on ground can be very painful. Can't see potholes or debris in bike lane, even with motorcycle light. So just go slowly
 +  * Related, your brake pads matter! Bad pads on disc brakes can easily be worse than good rim brakes, all of this in rainy weather! Kool Stop salmon come highly recommended. See: https://​janheine.wordpress.com/​2018/​07/​12/​myth-12-disc-brakes-work-better-than-rim-brakes/​
 +  * Large obstacles on intersection corner make for huge blind spot for you and driver.
 +  * Action camera. While it's likely that the authorities will side in your favor, for biking and in a car it's cheap insurance. Guaranteed accurate testimony.
 +  * All the above tips won't save you from drivers looking at their phone/dash and in general not paying attention, so try to minimize the likelihood of being in that situation by:
 +    * Avoiding long straightaways (Neighborhood streets with lots of curves are great)
 +    * Lower collision speed
 +    * Only downside with neighborhood is more cross streets and more braking preparation
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 +===== Resins =====
 +Coloring a clear white, acrylic paint looks good: https://​www.resinobsession.com/​resin-resin-resin/​how-to-color-clear-epoxy-resin/​
 +===== Supple Tires =====
 +https://​janheine.wordpress.com/​2018/​01/​03/​12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/​
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 +(flexible tires sidewalls basically?) https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=kPzj9r2S270
  
  
 +  * What does TPI mean? Higher doesn'​t mean better: https://​janheine.wordpress.com/​2015/​01/​05/​tpi-and-tire-performance/​
 +  * What about panaracer instead? Not as good necessarily:​ https://​janheine.wordpress.com/​2018/​03/​06/​how-are-compass-tires-different-from-panaracers/​. But Paselas are pretty cheap too, and still supple.
 ===== Light Collimator ===== ===== Light Collimator =====
 Or Lens. On amazon for pretty cheap. Or Lens. On amazon for pretty cheap.
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 Wemos D1 Mini is awesome. $4 each, and you get wifi, 4mb of flash, free webserver, etc. Wow.  Wemos D1 Mini is awesome. $4 each, and you get wifi, 4mb of flash, free webserver, etc. Wow. 
 +  * Host its own wifi: https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Q0eUoFIXrWE
 +  * Create the app using App Inventor: https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=ZAqNKaX3LQ0
 +    * Should be simplified. What zone/area is the module in, what's the module, and what overall light plan do you want? 
 +  * Should I use MicroPython?​ Benefits include remote debugging, script editing, and an emulator (but normal arduino gets that too). Not sure about FastLED support, but might not be strictly necessary. ​
 +    * Upgrading to CircuitPython (Adafruit products only?) gets you a cool GUI with Mu https://​codewith.mu/​en/​ and usb drive support. But not necessary in general since user can edit with web browser.
  
 Also want to use FastLED. They do dithering and lots of cool patterns. Don't support RGBW, unfortunately :-( Also want to use FastLED. They do dithering and lots of cool patterns. Don't support RGBW, unfortunately :-(
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 ==== Mr. Domes ==== ==== Mr. Domes ====
-Should you even do it?+Should you even bike?
  
   * As people get older, their pupils are not as able to let in light (dilate). Equivalent to a young person wearing a pair of sunglasses! Also get glazed over from cataracts.   * As people get older, their pupils are not as able to let in light (dilate). Equivalent to a young person wearing a pair of sunglasses! Also get glazed over from cataracts.
   * There are idiots! People are lost and look at their phones, or drive drunk. Or just don't look around, or don't care about hitting you.   * There are idiots! People are lost and look at their phones, or drive drunk. Or just don't look around, or don't care about hitting you.
 +    * This can even happen when they'​re behind you in the bike lane too and can otherwise see you (swerving to side)
   * Especially when it's raining and dark, it's really difficult to see stuff on the road. One poorly placed pinecone on your skinny road tires could be enough to tip you over and cause $15K easy just for screwing your elbow back together again! Of course insurance will probably cover it, but not sure if they'​ll raise your rates. That'​ll pay for a lot of public transit or Uber rides.   * Especially when it's raining and dark, it's really difficult to see stuff on the road. One poorly placed pinecone on your skinny road tires could be enough to tip you over and cause $15K easy just for screwing your elbow back together again! Of course insurance will probably cover it, but not sure if they'​ll raise your rates. That'​ll pay for a lot of public transit or Uber rides.
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     * Unicorn     * Unicorn
     * Other crazy stuff: {{:​everyday:​img_20190419_104517.jpg?​600|}}     * Other crazy stuff: {{:​everyday:​img_20190419_104517.jpg?​600|}}
 +    * Heart beat heart or V on back
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     * Kinda like the middle one, but it's almost too anime.     * Kinda like the middle one, but it's almost too anime.
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     * Huboptic makes good diffuse light masks, but pretty sure they'​re all with EL panels (somehow addressable!,​ probably with lots of small wires). Nice work, but too dark for my needs. But they do have some LED ones too....     * Huboptic makes good diffuse light masks, but pretty sure they'​re all with EL panels (somehow addressable!,​ probably with lots of small wires). Nice work, but too dark for my needs. But they do have some LED ones too....
     * {{youtube>​F-mzh7kvARo?​medium}}     * {{youtube>​F-mzh7kvARo?​medium}}
 +  * I **really** like InstaMorph, better diffusion when really thin. Hard but flexible. Moldable by hand. Maybe use hair dryer / heat gun to make outside smooth of fingerprints. Same as water for clay. Only downside is that potentially in a hot car it could lose shape. But I think for now for prototypes and showing to others and allowing creativity it's great.  
 +    * Make initial part of gear tooth, then put aluminum foil? around it. Then make flat sheets of instamorph with iron and baking paper and then form on top of part. Can make multiple that way and then stitch together. 
 +    * DIY Injection Molding for scaling up: CNC Mold ($400, https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=ZYFoWP-3MYE),​ Casted aluminum mold (https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=5LhHUBz9uL0).  
 +      * Not sure I want to do this, especially if it's limited to 
 +        * 2.5 mm minimum thickness for hand crank pressure 
 +        * Need to undo bolts by hand. 
 +        * But might be worth it!
  
 === Solutions === === Solutions ===
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 Is 3M tape better? As long as it's somewhat easily removable. Probably a lot less frustration for end user over buying a hotter hot glue gun. Is 3M tape better? As long as it's somewhat easily removable. Probably a lot less frustration for end user over buying a hotter hot glue gun.
 == Straws Glow / Reflection ? == == Straws Glow / Reflection ? ==
 +I'm leaning towards much larger (1"?), lightweight tubing that I wrap/glue with outdoor fluorescent yellow flagging tape. Good source for cheap ($1.50 + $3.50 shipping). http://​smithsafetysupply.com/​fluorescent-glo-flagging-ribbons/​
 +  * Doubles as a cape/flag too...
 +  * Another source, local. Hillsboro! Acme Tool. https://​acmetool.com/​index.jsp?​path=product&​part=604&​ds=dept&​process=search&​qdx=0&​ID=%2CBarrier.Flagging.and.Underground.Tapes%2Cdept-2BY
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 +{{:​everyday:​pasted:​20190614-222540.png?​200}}
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 +Hard to find tubing that is outdoor proof and not transparent and cheap. Flagging tape it is!
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 +
 +
 += Straws =
 +Found food fluorescent straws from Cash and Carry, but they faded over time and aren't that wide.
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 Clear or white/​multicolored straws? Clear or white/​multicolored straws?
  
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 Need to really try the bike out.  Need to really try the bike out. 
-==== Competitive bicyclist calcaultor ​====+==== Sizing ​==== 
 +Competitive bicyclist calcaultor:
 https://​www.competitivecyclist.com/​Store/​catalog/​fitCalculatorBike.jsp#​measures https://​www.competitivecyclist.com/​Store/​catalog/​fitCalculatorBike.jsp#​measures
  
 ^ Name ^ Value ^ ^ Name ^ Value ^
-| Actual Inseam | 32.75" |+| Actual Inseam ​(against pubic bone) | 32.75"​-32.875" | 
 + 
 +Aggressive bikes force you to bend flat to use them. 
  
 ===== Cost of Biking vs car driving ===== ===== Cost of Biking vs car driving =====
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