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Archive for January, 2006

Hacked Camcorder Complete

I’ve made my first cycling video with the hacked, formerly One-Time-Use CVS Camcorder. With the modifications, it’s now useable as much as I want, and connects to my PC – no need to bring it back to CVS. Next, I’m going to increase the memory and resolution. There are hacks for everything.   Here is the Camera Hacking How-to  [...]

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I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!!!

Check out the following excerpt from IMBA: An injured mountain biker is suing the non-profit Oklahoma Earthbike Fellowship (OEF) claiming the biking club failed to properly maintain a trail bridge. The case appears to be a classic example of the type of lawsuit feared by land managers and mountain biking organizations worldwide. In September, 2004 [...]

CVS Camcorder Hack is done – It’s on baby!

Many of my greatest accomplishments happened at 3:00 AM. I just finished applying the hacks to my formerly “one-time use” camcorder from CVS. Now, instead of returning my $30.00 camcorder to CVS and have them put the video on CD, and have them KEEP my camcorder; I’ll be keeping the camcorder, and uploading/downloading my videos [...]

Fezzari Abajo Peak Pro Build Up

As you may remember, the Wiki Peak Comp suffered a small fracture to the bottom bracket. The folks from Fezzari were cool enough to send us an upgraded replacement frame. I began the build up about two days ago by removing the old parts, cleaning them and then installing them onto the Abajo Peak.   Here’s [...]

Wal-Mart Bike Lawsuit

Here’s another reason why NOT to buy bicycles from the big box merchandisers: FEBRUARY 16, 2005 — MARIN, CA (BRAIN)–A lawsuit filed in Marin Superior Court Monday leveled a charge of conspiring to sell defective, dangerous bicycles against Dynacraft Industries and Wal-Mart Stores. The suit was filed on behalf of nine U.S. children who were [...]