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Subject: Re: HD Error
From: Benjamin Betts (benbetts_at_charter.net)
> I see now, you have constant vibrations.
> can't you just protect your archos from the wind ?
> maybe tie it firmly in your back?
> or in an solid enclosure and leave the archos floating inside
> maintained by elastics?
I would suggest foam over elastics. (harmonic vibration) You can easily
cut a square hole the size of the Archos in a small block of semi dense
packing foam. This can hold the box secure while allowing you to see the
display and use the controls. Of course, you would have to attach a
cheesy piece of foam to your cherry ride.
I hate to say it but get a fanny pack, or something else that holds the
box securely to yourself so that you can still feel the buttons through
the cloth. Bicycle shops have some cool neoprene pouches for cyclists.
> Nick Brodich wrote:
>> Hello John and other List Members:
>> Thank you for encouraging me not to toss my unit or live without
>> Rockbox. I really like the system and the listserve. I'm just
>> really wondering if my motorcycling stresses out a hard drive too
>> much. I understand that your scooter is bumpy and that it has not
>> caused problems with your Archos. For me, it's not so much the bumps
>> as it is the buffeting of the wind. When I get up to 80 MPH on the
>> Interstate, my Archos always skips. The music will cut out in
>> mid-song and the unit will be silent for sometimes 5 minutes,
>> sometimes 30 minutes, sometimes even longer. Then it will reappear.
>> It was much worse before Rockbox. With Rockbox, I cranked up the
>> anti-skip to maximum and it was much better, but still a consistent
>> problem. Slow speed rides were fine.
>> Does any of this additional information change your opinions? I
>> thank you for your time and advice.
>> Nick Brodich
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