Luxos U Warranty Chat

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drwelby
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I know that bike.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 20:27
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #1402)

drwelby wrote:
I know that bike.

Whoa. Looks cool

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:10
Rusty Piton
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Who has a bike like that built with cantis???
Also, are they running disk rims?

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:15
JUGE FREDD
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they're HED Belgiums that have a brake track

just not machined

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Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:26
Andrew_Squirrel
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I'm wondering if their IQ-X is a prototype model since it lacks the triple slits on the side that mine has. Hose clamp is a clever idea if you ever need to replace the plastic band.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:45
jdsmooth
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^ he's wmderosset on the instagrams; would probably tell you the story
Preemptively hoseclamping all b&m plastic mounts is not a bad idea. Especially for a bike like that.

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:00
drwelby
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(Reply to #1407)

Rusty Piton wrote:
Who has a bike like that built with cantis???

We tried to talk Will into discs for that bike but he was adamant about cantis. That's actually V.2 of that bike, the first was even more rando and after a bunch of crashes we convinced him to allow the next iteration to be a bit more progressive off-road.

I haven't talked to him yet but he broke the IQ-X mount bikepacking in the San Juans on I think either the Colorado Trail or Hermosa Creek Trail.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:46
drwelby
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I believe the whole mount is metal now:

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:49
Rusty Piton
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That dude is a righteous kook.
I approve of the cantis now.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:06
kmcdon
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Is the iq-x completely aluminum? I'm not gonna buy another luxos for the h/g because I had to warranty one already, and I don't think it could stand up to 10 foot drops at speed. It'll be mounted to the orcrack, so the stock bracket will likely be trashbinned.

It's either gonna be that or the cyo premium.

edit: I still don't really approve of the cantis, not on the CT. That dude is insane. (hopefully he'll be at the border patrol ride (hopefully I will too))

disclaimer: I like cantis.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 19:14
eric_ssucks
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(Reply to #1411)

Rusty Piton wrote:
That dude is a righteous kook.
I approve of the cantis now.

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 23:31
Rusty Piton
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I used to like cantis just fine until I rode hydro disks almost exclusively for some years and now when I ride my Boulder, I'm like "LOL good thing Chicago is flat!"
And yeah, the IQ-X is all aluminum and seems just better made in general than the Luxos. The mounting band is the obvious weak point and I don't expect mine to survive the coming winter.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:46
shane.rrr
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This has me brainstorming better mounting options for my light. I still wish there was a better solution to lights coming with crown oriented mounts and the mounting holes on the racks are oriented 90 degrees to that.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:18
schultzor
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the iq-x I used for commuting last winter is still working fine, I'm not the rowdiest rider, but it seems pretty well built.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:32
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #1415)

Rusty Piton wrote:
I used to like cantis just fine until I rode hydro disks almost exclusively for 3/4 a year and now when I ride my Stag, I'm like "Why am I not slowing down, ahhh, this hill is steeeep!"

FTFM

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:32
emor
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hopping on my canti-equipped tandem for the first time in 5 years was really eye opening. That thing just don't wanna stop, ever. And I remember riding down bumpy mountains, fully loaded with camping gear, at 55mph. Jesus fuck I was a madman.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:16
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I have cantis on my Fredsled, and whenever I get on it, I am amazed at how well they work.

Suck it, nerds.

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Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:38
emor
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The tandem is using some really shitty tektro levers and I feel like the have the wrong ratio or something. I distinctly recall having to pull the lever so goddamn hard that after 10 days my left hand was cramped and sore for weeks after the trip. Add in circa 2011 Doug’s moronic, incompetent ideas of how a cockpit should be set up and I’m glad I didn’t kill myself and my wife.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 01:47
Todd
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I am getting a dyno hub on my endpoint.
other than that I have no clue what to do to turn it into a light.
I was going to buy http://harriscyclery.net/product/busch-mller-eyc-led-headlight-4435.htm and a taillight.
What else do I need to buy to make it work?
I would really prefer it if I could just plug shit in so would pay more for wires and shit that dont require nerd level fuckery.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:55
NOVELTYNAME
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What hub? Maybe you need the Lego if it’s not included? B&m lights come with wires and connectors.

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:32
Todd
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Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:30
drwelby
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FRONT

mount headlight
run wire down leg, securing with zipties
cut to length
split and strip end of wire
take cover off lego connector
insert wire ends into lego connector and bend around in the grooves
put cover back on
clip excess wire
click connector onto hub
you have light

REAR (with mini-legos)

mount taillight somewhere
plug taillight wire into headlight
run wire to taillight whereever it makes sense
cut to length, split and strip ends
connect to taillight with mini-legos
you have backlight

REAR (without mini-legos)

mount taillight somewhere
plug taillight wire into headlight
run wire to taillight whereever it makes sense
cut to length, split and strip ends
slide little piece of heatshrink tubing over each wire
crimp spade connectors to the wire with pliers
slide heatshrink over connector and shrink
connect to taillight
you have backlight

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:38
drwelby
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Lego connector (used by both Shimano and SP):

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 13:39
Rusty Piton
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The SP and EYC won't require any nerd fuckery unless you're neurotic about your wires being perfect or invisible.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 14:50
Todd
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thanks dudes
Suggestion for mounting that light on the HG with a soma front rack and a wald basket?

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:00
Blakey
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If you can, I'd stump up a bit more for the iq cyo premium (exact model in the spreadsheet), it's a significantly better beam.

Shimano and sp both come with the Lego connector, tail light comes with wire and the mini spade connectors to hookup to the headlight.

Depending on your rack situation you might need extra brackets as it ships with one to mount to the fork crown. Centrepull brake arms, cut down chainrings, iso pm adaptors are all good options.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:09
Todd
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cool, that is not much more, I can spring for it.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 15:17
ergott
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I have 2 Son centerlock disc hubs I have to get rid of. One silver, one black. Both quick release. I went 15mm.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:12
NOVELTYNAME
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Stealth brag
How many holes?

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:16
ergott
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32

$120 net for silver (excellent condition).
$140 net for black (practically new).

OBO

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:26
NOVELTYNAME
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Wut

"Folks want options!"

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 17:37
ergott
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Too much?

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:29
NOVELTYNAME
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No, I really don’t need another set of 32h wheels

"Folks want options!"

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:17
Rusty Piton
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I might be in for the black one. How annoying are the spade connectors vs the lego?

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:23
ergott
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I like them better to be honest. A little shrink wrap around the connectors makes them very strong and gives you a nice spot to pull on the wire.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:29
Goddamnit Gunther
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(Reply to #1436)

drwelby wrote:
FRONT

mount headlight
run wire down leg, securing with zipties
cut to length
split and strip end of wire
take cover off lego connector
insert wire ends into lego connector and bend around in the grooves
put cover back on
clip excess wire
click connector onto hub
you have light

REAR (with mini-legos)

mount taillight somewhere
plug taillight wire into headlight
run wire to taillight whereever it makes sense
cut to length, split and strip ends
connect to taillight with mini-legos
you have backlight

REAR (without mini-legos)

mount taillight somewhere
plug taillight wire into headlight
run wire to taillight whereever it makes sense
cut to length, split and strip ends
slide little piece of heatshrink tubing over each wire
crimp spade connectors to the wire with pliers
slide heatshrink over connector and shrink
connect to taillight
you have backlight

You didn't mention a grounding wire?

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:43
drwelby
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he didn't want nerd fuckery

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:46
Goddamnit Gunther
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Ah yes. I do

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:47
kmcdon
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(Reply to #1439)

Wintage Townie wrote:
I have cantis on my Fredsled, and whenever I get on it, I am amazed at how well they work.

Suck it, nerds.

I'll always have a cantibike. It's all about getting the yoke angles right and you'll get the stopping power you need. And salmon pads, always salmon pads.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 22:58
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Check and check.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:15
Goddamnit Gunther
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I had forgotten how well the salmon pads worked. I just replaced the fork on my bike and put a v brake I had laying around with salmon pads on it and endo'd the first night out on it and got a cut on my leg from the basket which then got infected.

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 23:42
crowding
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Canti equipped tandem is where I devised this setup. It stops.

Actually all the bikes in the house have cantis come to think of it

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 00:47
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #1443)

crowding wrote:

Canti equipped tandem is where I devised this setup. It stops.

Actually all the bikes in the house have cantis come to think of it

How do those brakes function? I am having trouble figuring it out.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:35
johnasavoia
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Isn't it just a fucking v-brake at that point? Unless you're really dedicated to the levers you've got fuck it.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:45
emor
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(Reply to #1445)

shane.rrr wrote:
crowding wrote:

Canti equipped tandem is where I devised this setup. It stops.

Actually all the bikes in the house have cantis come to think of it

How do those brakes function? I am having trouble figuring it out.

Cable pulls NDS caliper, housing pushes what I think is a floating stop, which in turn pulls the DS caliper. At least that’s what it looks like to me.

I think it’s really awesome, but I’d personally just get some Vs and those hideous tektro v-ratio levers.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:56
lofarkas
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(Reply to #1446)

emor wrote:
I’d personally just get some Vs

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:16
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Wait, are you nerds shitting on those brakes? Because that shit right there is the spirit of Tarckbear.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:46
shane.rrr
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(Reply to #1448)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Wait, are you nerds shitting on those brakes? Because that shit right there is the spirit of Tarckbear.

Not shitting on at all. Just wanting to know how they work!

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:56
kmcdon
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They work by applying so much braking force that the rim collapses under the pressure and you're forced to stop :)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:01
emor
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(Reply to #1450)

Wintage Townie wrote:
Wait, are you nerds shitting on those brakes? Because that shit right there is the spirit of Tarckbear.

They are awesome and beautiful, but I'm a lazy, mostly poorly skilled bike mechanic, so I'd take the easy way out.

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:57

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