25 hours of starvation ridge 2020

bluefxstc

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Boise, ID, United States
#62
Got my lights mounted and tested tonight. I had to go with 2 batteries as 1 battery couldn't handle the load of both lights, after about 5 minutes with 1 battery everything started flickering but with 1 battery per light everything seemed to work and I have redundancy. The lights are mounted to 3 inch ram arms so easily adjustable and if you tighten the arms down seem to be real firm. I need to go up in the foot hills on a night ride to test that out. Batteries are mounted in my tank bag so everything is padded and firmly mounted to the bike. The two bike mounted lights along with 2 helmet mounted lights that will point where I look it should be adequate for the dark nights we will face in the race. The fense in the picture is 300-400 ft away from the bike. The older I get the more light I want. I am kind of the opinion that the only time I have enough light is in full day light.

It's almost race time, anyone want to join us. We still have three spots open. :ricky:

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C5tor

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San Ramon, CA
#73
Anyone able to print up some AOF jersies real quick? Say 20 of them. Then 15 of us could buy one for ourselves while paying for the racers to get 5 for free. Sort of a feeble sponsorship idea but its the first one that came to mind....
I like it. Don’t even care if it takes a while. Would be a good Xmas present. At least if they are cool.
 
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Altoona, PA
#77
I'll just say that I removed the shrouds and just stuck on a piece of 1/2" thick Neoprene foam. It offers extra grip and it's not so soft it crushes to the aluminum frame. You can squeeze it really hard while your riding and it only crushes like 1/4". It feels great. You can see it in pictures:
Here or
here
Here is a link to the part on mcmaster:
1/2" Neoprene foam
I used a razor to cut chamfers around the edge. I ordered the "Soft", but I think you could probably go with UltraSoft and still not crush the foam to the frame.
 

bluefxstc

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Boise, ID, United States
#78
I'll just say that I removed the shrouds and just stuck on a piece of 1/2" thick Neoprene foam. It offers extra grip and it's not so soft it crushes to the aluminum frame. You can squeeze it really hard while your riding and it only crushes like 1/4". It feels great. You can see it in pictures:
Here or
here
Here is a link to the part on mcmaster:
1/2" Neoprene foam
I used a razor to cut chamfers around the edge. I ordered the "Soft", but I think you could probably go with UltraSoft and still not crush the foam to the frame.
I followed @privateer703 example. I bought my neoprene off of Amazon so not sure how it will hold up. I cleaned the frame with some rubbing alcohol and it seems to be sticking really well, but this weekend will be the test. I did find that scissors made a smoother cut than a razor blade, at least for me. I have some extra and will bring it with me if you want to try it.
 

C5tor

Chief Comedic Instigator
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San Ramon, CA
#79
I'll just say that I removed the shrouds and just stuck on a piece of 1/2" thick Neoprene foam. It offers extra grip and it's not so soft it crushes to the aluminum frame. You can squeeze it really hard while your riding and it only crushes like 1/4". It feels great. You can see it in pictures:
Here or
here
Here is a link to the part on mcmaster:
1/2" Neoprene foam
I used a razor to cut chamfers around the edge. I ordered the "Soft", but I think you could probably go with UltraSoft and still not crush the foam to the frame.
I see you also routed the left-hand rear-brake line through the frame. The standard routing would tend to flop around, and potentially rub under your right knee.
 

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