I got my hands on a GPS accessory recently that I’m quite impressed with. Rec-Mounts is a Japanese company that makes TONS of mounting accessories for lots of applications. They sell some of their products on Amazon, thankfully, because it looks like ordering through their website directly could be difficult.
Their products are top notch.
I started out with their Type 10 stem spacer mount. Couple things I like about the products this company makes. Namely, their modularity. They use a number of fairly standard mounting systems so a lot of their stuff is interchangeable. The Type 10 mount has a GoPro adapter as the adjustable pivot. So I can pull the 1/4 turn adapter off and put something else there to mount a different computer.
Rec-Mounts Stem Spacer Computer Mount full post
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I ordered a Paul Components Stem Cap Light Mount to use on my On-One Pompetamine commuter bike, and it arrived via USPS today.
Paul Components Stem Cap Light Mount Review full post
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I got this thing about a year ago and I figured it’s time for a long-term report on it. You might have read my first post about the scale.
After a year of using it and saving data, I’ve noticed a few things about it.
This graph illustrates a few things I’d like to point out about the scale.
It looks like I gained about 20lb between August 15th and 16th, right? That would be wrong.
Tanita BC-1000 ANT+ body fat monitor full post
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Yeah, I’m not new to the game here. This GPS has been reviewed all over the internet already.
But, I decided that the Edge 705 wasn’t really for me. Here’s why:
- I hated the little joystick on the etrex series, and I didn’t like it any better on the Edge.
- I only used the heart rate monitor a couple of times, and never when riding the trails.
- I never really made much use of the speed/cadence sensor. I only ever used it on the trainer. Never on the trail.
Garmin Oregon 450 full post
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I combined my REI dividend and 20% off coupon to grab a new pack. I really didn’t have a GOOD daypack for hiking, and I needed something I could mountain bike in for longer days. What I have works for short rides, but can’t carry enough gear well for an exploratory day.
The Osprey Talon 22 looked like it would fit for my needs. The M/L size is about 1300 cubic inches, which compares well to my Camelbak MULE at 600 cubic inches and my REI Lookout (more of a long day/light weekend pack) at 2700 cubic inches.
Osprey Talon 22 Initial Review full post
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Wow, I’ve gotta say this thing looks WAY cool. I was doing some searching online for some kind of mp3 player that has enough storage to fit my whole music collection. I know the iPod classic has a big storage option, but I don’t like Apple, especially the iPod/iPhone. I wanted something else. Enter Archos 5 Internet Tablet. With up to 500GB of storage, it certainly fits the primary need I had.
Archos 5 Internet Tablet full post
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