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This article is from the Bicycles FAQ, by Mike Iglesias with numerous contributions by others.

3.3 Archives

I've made available via anonymous ftp a copy of the current FAQ and a
few other items on draco.acs.uci.edu ( This is the
workstation on my desk, so I'd appreciate it if people would restrict
their use to 7pm-7am Pacific time. The files are in pub/rec.bicycles.

For those without Internet access, you can use an ftpmail server to get
copies of items in the archives. I really don't have time to email copies
of files to people who can't get at them easily. These servers come and go
all the time but a daily status report can be found:

On the Web at http://www.netservs.com/mrcool/stats.htm
By FTP at ftp://ftp.cix.co.uk/pub/net-services/stats.txt
Mail to mailserv@netservs.com and say
"send file stats.txt" (no quotes)

README for Rec.Bicycles Anonymous FTP area

arnie.light Arnie Berger's (arnie.berger@amd.com) "Ultimate bike light"

Lawrence Hare's (ldh@duck.svl.cdc.com) copy of a
Hypercard stack to calculate gearing. Lawrence says
there is a newer version on major bbs systems.

bike.lockers David H. Wolfskill's (david@dhw68k.cts.com) summary of
bike locker vendors.

bike.painting Sam Henry's (shenry@rice.edu) collection of articles on
how to paint a bike.

bike_power.* Ken Roberts program to calculate power output and power
consumption. See bike_power.doc for more info.
updated by Mark Grennan (markg@okcforum.org)

biking_log.* Phil Etheridge's (phil@massey.ac.nz) hypercard stack
riding diary. It keeps track of dates, distance, time,
average speed, etc., and keeps running weekly, monthly,
and yearly totals. See biking_log.read_me for more

CA-veh-code A directory containing the California vehicle code sections
that pertain to bicycles and gopher bookmarks. See the
README in that directory for more information.

camera.tour Vivian Aldridge's (viviana@tamri.com) collection of articles
on cameras to take on a bike tour.

Roger Marquis' (marquis@roble.com) article from the
Feb 91 Velo News on nutrition and cycling.

Sheldon Brown's (CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com) universal bike
computer calibration chart and installation suggestions.

cyclesense Larry Watanabe's (watanabe@asimov.cs.uiuc.edu) copy of
the "Cycle Sense for Motorists" ready to run thru LaTeX.

faq.* The current Frequently Asked Questions posting

first.century Pamela Blalock's (pamelab@pcdocs.com) tips on training
for your first century ride.

frame.build Terry Zmrhal's (terryz@microsoft.com) writeup of
a frame building class he took.

gear.c Larry Watanabe's (watanabe@asimov.cs.uiuc.edu) program to
print gear inch tables.

glossary Alan Bloom's (alanb@sr.hp.com) glossary of bicycle terms.

lab.info Erin O'Brien's (bikeleague@aol.com) article on the
League of American Bicyclists.

lights Tom Reingold's (tr@samadams.princeton.edu) collection of
articles on bike lights.

lights2 More articles from rec.bicycles.* on lights.

mtb.faq Vince Cheng's (vccheng@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca) MTB FAQ.

pam.bmb* Pamela Blalock's (pamelab@pcdocs.com) report on her
Boston-Montreal-Boston rides.

pam.pactour* Pamela Blalock's (pamelab@pcdocs.com) writeup of her PAC tours
across the country.

pbp.info Pamela Blalock's (pamelab@pcdocs.com) information
on her Paris-Brest-Paris ride.

pictures Bicycling gif pictures.

prof.sched Roland Stahl's (stahl@ipi.uni-hannover.de) list of
scheduled professional races in many countries.

pwm.regulator Willie Hunt's (willie@cs.indiana.edu) design notes
on a pulse width modulated voltage regulator. Originally
designed for caving, this design is adaptable to bike
lighting. The author has parts available in kit form.

ride.index Chris Hull's/Bill Bushnell's (bushnell@lmsc.lockheed.com)
explanation of a way to "index" rides and compare the
difficulty of different rides.

ridelg22.* Found on AOL by Gary Thurman (thurmag@csos.orst.edu), a
ride diary program. The .exe file a self-extracting archive
for PCs.

spike.bike Bob Fishell's (spike@cbnewsd.att.com) Spike Bike series.
They are numbered in the order that Bob posted them to
rec.bicycles. All the Spike Bike stories are
"Copyright 1989 by Robert Fishell, all rights reserved."

spokelen11.bas Roger Marquis' (marquis@roble.com) spoke length
calculator, written in Microsoft Quickbasic.

spokelen.c Andy Tucker's (tucker@Neon.Stanford.EDU) port of
Roger Marquis' spokelen11.bas to C.

spokelen.hqx Eric Topp's topp@roses.stanford.edu's Hypercard stack that
computes spoke lengths.

studded.tires (Name removed by request) compilation
of messages on studded tires, including how to make your

tandem.boxes Arnie Berger's (arnie.berger@amd.com) notes on how
he built a box to transport his tandem to Europe and
back. It's taken from a longer travelogue on his trip - if
you want more information, contact him at the above

tech.supp.phone Joshua Putnam's (josh@Happy-Man.com) list of technical
support numbers for various manufacturers. This list
used to be in the FAQ but now is too long to include there.

trailers A summary posting of messages about bike trailers. Good
stuff if you're thinking of buying a trailer.

wheelbuild.txt Sheldon Brown's (CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com) instructions on
how to build a wheel.

wheels.*.hqx R. Scott Truesdell's (truesdel@ics.uci.edu) Hypercard
stack to calculate spoke lengths. See wheels.readme
for more info.

wintertips Pete Hickey's (pete@panda1.uottawa.ca) notes about
how to cycle in the winter.

wintertips.pam Pamela Blalock's (pamelab@pcdocs.com) winter cycling tips.

More files are available from http://spiderman.novit.no/dahls/Cycling and


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