2020 Image Archive
 

2020 Image Archive

Thistledown

2020-09-12 11:24

Kymlinge
Stockholm, Sweden

Kymlinge

A summary of my biking to Husby Gård. See the map below for the exact route. It was all filed using the GhettoPro Zero, and the only correction I've don is to straighten the video as the camera ended up tilted on my helmet. The total size of the source video was 6.1 GB. Since I used a small memory card the first ten minutes or so were automatically deleted by the camera to make space for later video.► 3:46

A summary of my biking to Husby Gård. See the map below for the exact route. It was all filed using the GhettoPro Zero, and the only correction I've don is to straighten the video as the camera ended up tilted on my helmet. The total size of the source video was 6.1 GB. Since I used a small memory card the first ten minutes or so were automatically deleted by the camera to make space for later video.

The music track is "City Flight"[a] from the album Ambient Pills Update[b] by Zeropage[c]. The track, and this movie, is released under the CC-BY-3.0[d] license.

GhettoPro Zero

Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden

diy, GhettoPro

Vattugatan 15, Video

The final additions to the bike as of now are two bags that hook on to the rear carrier and that I use when shopping groceries or having to transport other heavy things.

The final additions to the bike as of now are two bags that hook on to the rear carrier[e] and that I use when shopping groceries or having to transport other heavy things.

These past few months of regular biking have both re-ignited my joy of biking and taught me a lot about how customizable a bike is.

Looking forward to another sixteen years!

16 Year Old Bike

2020-08-16 21:18

Husby Gård
Stockholm, Sweden
Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby Gård, Vattugatan 15

When covid-19 hit in 2020 public transport went from routine to something to avoid, and the bike stepped up. It was now that I really started using it regularly, and to go longer distances. As a result, I did some comfort upgrades. First I replaced the seat post with a dampened one, and added a padded seat. Together these made the biking shorts I had previously worn unnecessary.

When covid-19 hit in 2020 public transport went from routine to something to avoid, and the bike stepped up. It was now that I really started using it regularly, and to go longer distances. As a result, I did some comfort upgrades. First I replaced the seat post with a dampened one[f], and added a padded seat[g]. Together these made the biking shorts I had previously worn unnecessary.

Then I did the most complex operation so far: I replaced the front fork with one with shock absorbers. This took a lot of measuring and guessing, as mountainbikes had gone from the threaded forks and quill stems of '04 to the threadless forks and Ahead/threadless-stems of today[h]. Unlike the first fork replacement, I had to replace part of the top headset bearing and the steering stem. The measuring and guessing worked out in the end, though, and after a couple of failed attempts I was the proud owner of a hardtail bike with front shock absorbers[i].

This change really made a difference to the ride comfort. Biking over roots, rocks, and bike path curbs suddenly felt very smooth where before I'd feel the bump in my hands.

I also bought a new chain lock that I could easily transport (unlike my old u-lock that I had to carry in a backpack), so I could lock the bike while out and about.

16 Year Old Bike

2020-07-11 09:05

Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden
Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden

Vattugatan 15, Vattugatan 15

By 2019 the bike was showing its age. The gear shifters didn't work well - the front gear could not go above the middle chainring and the rear not below the fifth. Expecting that the whole groupset (gear shifters, sprockets, the whole lot) would have to be replaced, I decided to turn the bike in for maintenance. If I could get it fixed for less than 3000 SEK, that'd be worth it. I found a nearby bike repair shop - Cykloteket Service Store - booked a time for maintenance online, and when the day came I rode the bike over there and turned it in.

By 2019 the bike was showing its age. The gear shifters didn't work well - the front gear could not go above the middle chainring and the rear not below the fifth. Expecting that the whole groupset[j] (gear shifters, sprockets, the whole lot) would have to be replaced, I decided to turn the bike in for maintenance. If I could get it fixed for less than 3000 SEK, that'd be worth it. I found a nearby bike repair shop - Cykloteket Service Store[k] - booked a time for maintenance online, and when the day came I rode the bike over there and turned it in.

One day and 1200 SEK later, I had what was basically a new bike. That's less than $10 / year in maintenance!

I was very impressed by the service. For example, I expected the gear shifters to need a complete replacement. In reality, they just needed a bit of cleaning and some oil. Cykloteket could have replaced them, charged me for it, and I would have been none the wiser. But they did right by me.

16 Year Old Bike

2019-10-09 14:21

Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden
Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden

Vattugatan 15, Vattugatan 15

Then I replaced the by now very worn tires with a pair of Continental Contact Travel 37-622, trading some off-road ability for greater speed on-road.

Then I replaced the by now very worn tires with a pair of Continental Contact Travel 37-622[l], trading some off-road ability for greater speed on-road.

16 Year Old Bike

2017-06-26 19:19

Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden
Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden

Vattugatan 15, Vattugatan 15

I had first thought about buying one with front and rear suspension, but based on my intended use, willingness to pay, and the quality of rear suspension in 2004, I settled for a hardtail with a rigid fork: a Peak Cycle Port Douglas 2004.

I had first thought about buying one with front and rear suspension, but based on my intended use, willingness to pay, and the quality of rear suspension in 2004, I settled for a hardtail with a rigid fork: a Peak Cycle Port Douglas 2004.

16 Year Old Bike

2004-08-30 22:13

Inspire Office
Stockholm, Sweden
Vattugatan 15
Stockholm, Sweden

Inspire Office, Vattugatan 15

Husby Dirt

2016-04-17 17:32

Husby Dirt
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby Dirt

Husby Dirt

2016-04-17 17:29

Husby Dirt
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby Dirt

Husby Dirt

2016-04-17 17:27

Husby Dirt
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby Dirt

1/640s - maximum exposure with Uni WB, but captured with Auto WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 6-5118

1/640s - maximum exposure with Uni WB, but captured with Auto WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 6-5118

This is just a sanity check. If the green values were different from the previous 1/640s exposure, the green channel values would be bad. Setting different white balance on the camera should not affect RAW values.

UniWB Revisited

photography, tech

1/320s - maximum exposure with Auto WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 10-10277

1/320s - maximum exposure with Auto WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 10-10277

UniWB Revisited

photography, tech

1/640s - maximum exposure with Uni WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 2 - 5022

1/640s - maximum exposure with Uni WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 2 - 5022

UniWB Revisited

photography, tech

1/10s - maximum exposure with Uni WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 1883 - 8284.

1/10s - maximum exposure with Uni WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 1883 - 8284.

UniWB Revisited

photography, tech

1/6s - maximum exposure with Auto WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 3157 - 13295.

1/6s - maximum exposure with Auto WB: first shutter speed where green channel clips. Green values in RAW: 3157 - 13295.

UniWB Revisited

photography, tech

20200202

2020-02-02 16:17

Fredhäll
Stockholm, Sweden

Fredhäll