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08-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Steve B.

It would help of course if my reading...

It would help of course if my reading comprehension was better and I had noticed the “Carbon” in the title.

Apologies to the OP.
08-10-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Steve B.

Cranks are different. 105 is a road 50/34 ring...

Cranks are different. 105 is a road 50/34 ring setup, GRX are 1x or 2x and I think 31/46 or so. A lot of manufacturers wanting the 46/30 ‘ish crank setup didn’t use the 105 crank, often an FSA...
08-10-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Steve B.

The C-Dale website for the US still shows the '20...

The C-Dale website for the US still shows the '20 specifications, thus hard to tell if the '21 will have the 10 spd. GRX or 11 spd. Likely the 10 spd. if they intend to keep it at under $2,000. GRX...
08-08-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Steve B.

Or get a 2nd set of wheels, 28mm road tires and...

Or get a 2nd set of wheels, 28mm road tires and whatever cassette, and swap wheels for the road. About $550 for a decent configuration.
Forum: Touring
08-08-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Steve B.

Not when asking the device itself to create the...

Not when asking the device itself to create the route. Or at least I've never seen this. At best, the device will query the Garmin Popularity Routing (or whatever they now call it), to determine if...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By Steve B.

Well, Seabees are generally shore based as they...

Well, Seabees are generally shore based as they are the Construction Battalion. They are not ship based, they build and maintain Navy shore installations, so I would not expect your friend to have...
08-07-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By Steve B.

I’d not be leaving a $2000 bike, locked or not,...

I’d not be leaving a $2000 bike, locked or not, unattended in any city. Bike thieves get past every lock known.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Steve B.

I resisted the urge to go all Spinal Tap on this.

I resisted the urge to go all Spinal Tap on this.
08-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Steve B.

The Edge Explore does not give you power...

The Edge Explore does not give you power functions, AFAIK. So I would not expect an ANT+ meter to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Steve B.

Yes you can "cheat" the Di2 system to move to the...

Yes you can "cheat" the Di2 system to move to the 2 smallest cogs. You need to use the E-Tube software and "tell" the system you are using a different cassette and crank combo. Some combo's, like a...
08-06-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Steve B.

" I live in the SF Bay Area (east bay) where most...

" I live in the SF Bay Area (east bay) where most of the riding involves a lot of climbing and lot's of descending...maybe not ideal for 1x gravel"

Probably IDEAL for a 1X setup. Going up and down...
08-06-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Steve B.

Ditto: Generally about $249, so about...

Ditto:

Generally about $249, so about $20-$30 more than a Bolt. It seems to be a rock solid unit, larger than the 520/820/Bolt and Roam. uses a touch screen, which is the better way to deal with...
Forum: Northeast
08-06-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

YES !, what was that rain ?. I missed the 40%...

YES !, what was that rain ?. I missed the 40% chance weather report, turned west while somewhere in Connetquot, saw a dark sky and was like WTF ?. Rode in a light rain the last 10 of a 40, it was OK...
Forum: Northeast
08-05-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

I thought maybe a ride to Jones today would be an...

I thought maybe a ride to Jones today would be an idea, less debris in the roads, etc..., all good except for the tree completely blocking the path about 100 yards north of the theater lot. You...
08-04-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By Steve B.

And make sure that the Connect Mobile app is...

And make sure that the Connect Mobile app is running. I’ve made this mistake, having on occasion forced closed running apps on my iPhone.
08-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By Steve B.

The RWGPS iQ app on the device only lists pinned...

The RWGPS iQ app on the device only lists pinned and recently edited routes, it does not list all your saved routes. There are some sort methods on the website RWGPS site that gives you some control...
Forum: Introductions
08-04-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Steve B.

The YT videos are sometimes only useful when you...

The YT videos are sometimes only useful when you can accurately describe what’s happening. Sometimes and when you are new at it, you don’t really know what’s wrong, thus will have a problem finding...
Forum: Northeast
08-04-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

Roads are going to be a mess tomorrow and a few...

Roads are going to be a mess tomorrow and a few days after.
Forum: Northeast
08-04-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

Then they just drive without. BIG fine, like...

Then they just drive without. BIG fine, like $3,000 or $5,000 might work. Maybe license and surrender plates on any vehicle you have registered.

My biggest issue is there are countless...
08-04-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Steve B.

Press and hold the button and it'll move across...

Press and hold the button and it'll move across the entire cassette.
Forum: Northeast
08-04-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

Add to this 2 kids, 9 & 12, hit last night while...

Add to this 2 kids, 9 & 12, hit last night while riding on the LIE service road shoulder in Ronkonoma, the driver also left the scene, was caught later, 31 yr old women from Hauppauge. Lot of times...
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 729
Posted By Steve B.

Not understanding this. How hard is it to get...

Not understanding this. How hard is it to get thru an intersection with stop signs ?. Act like a car, stop when you need to, take your turn and proceed.

And as per the OP, Google generally is not...
08-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Steve B.

$1000 for the component portion of the upgrade is...

$1000 for the component portion of the upgrade is high. I'm assuming something else on the higher price bike is different and more expensive as well - better wheels maybe ?.

A quick price check...
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 374
Posted By Steve B.

There a lot of different apps, many are training...

There a lot of different apps, many are training oriented, so pick and choose. I tried the My Edge alternative dashboard, found it mediocre as the speed display was not keeping up with the digital...
08-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,038
Posted By Steve B.

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a...

Lot of good reasons to carry a phone, but like a lot of folks, I rode for the first 15 years of the past 30, without a phone. Somehow I survived.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Steve B.

The WTB ST i23 TCS is a 23mm internal width rim,...

The WTB ST i23 TCS is a 23mm internal width rim, according to the WTB site.

https://www.wtb.com/pages/tire-rim-fit-chart
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Steve B.

Assuming a goal is lower gearing for loaded...

Assuming a goal is lower gearing for loaded touring....

Seems a shame to ditch the existing shifters as they are set to go for the brakes as well as a double ring. Thus my thought about keeping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Steve B.

Where is the local shop in all this ?. I would...

Where is the local shop in all this ?. I would think they’d be offering to swap the wheels ?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By Steve B.

Curious as I’ve got near 1000 miles on that WTB,...

Curious as I’ve got near 1000 miles on that WTB, tubeless and tubes, never had any issue. It’s the stock wheel on the Cannondale Topstone aluminum, there’s zero comments about a similar problem on...
Forum: Touring
08-01-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By Steve B.

What’s the shifting system ?? Maybe don’t...

What’s the shifting system ??

Maybe don’t swap to a triple, leave it as a double with a wide range cassette. I’ve a gravel bike, C-Dale Topstone, has a 46/30 crank and a 11-34 11 spd. cassette. ...
07-31-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By Steve B.

Can’t say for $250, but $200 was worth it for a...

Can’t say for $250, but $200 was worth it for a pair of Shimano SH-XC701’s. They come in wide and fit my feet perfectly. Stiff sole which I need.

I read on a cycling forum once that you should...
07-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,398
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a...

Disc brakes are nice as it’s easier to design a bike to have clearance for wide tires. On the flat, paved roads I ride, pretty much never in the rain, rim brakes work just as well.
07-30-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Steve B.

The Explore only allows 1 user profile, so...

The Explore only allows 1 user profile, so essentially it doesn’t know or care which bike it’s used on, so nothing to switch. If/when you add things like cadence or speed sensors, they get detected...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

The ride is always on the device and saves as....

The ride is always on the device and saves as. .fit file. And yes, you can transfer these to a PC or upload to Strava, RWGPS, etc...

Curious, as Connect apps are now back to normal, for me and...
Forum: Northeast
07-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, go to the Garmin Connect website, open the...

Yes, go to the Garmin Connect website, open the ride in Actvities, above the mileage is a gear symbol, press that, an option is to Save as Course. Note that this becomes a route visible to the...
07-29-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Steve B.

One advantage of a cheap mount that breaks is it...

One advantage of a cheap mount that breaks is it gets sacrificed as opposed to the mounting tabs on the back of the unit. If they snap you can *sometimes* cobble a repair, but sometimes you end up...
07-28-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Steve B.

Garmin out front mounts changed over a few years,...

Garmin out front mounts changed over a few years, some were left, some were right. None of these I’ve used ever had issues with cables being in the way as the cables always came out from under the...
07-27-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Steve B.

They usually provide a few shims, but as 26 is an...

They usually provide a few shims, but as 26 is an extinct bar size can’t see why they would want to make a separate mount for that size. It’s really easy to just use a bunch of wraps of electrical...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 207,726
Posted By Steve B.

Somebody got bored on their computer ...

Somebody got bored on their computer
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1040x2000/7c80057d_47df_45bf_ad6e_20b9971b5c38_93cbb834fd98ed590cba30fa5ec120b687d305a4.jpeg
07-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By Steve B.

A steal, grab it somebody.

A steal, grab it somebody.
07-26-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 505
Posted By Steve B.

$400 “off” would put a normally $599 unit at...

$400 “off” would put a normally $599 unit at $199. I think you meant to type “$400”, or about $200 off ?.

Any links to a dealer selling at that price ?

FWIW, the Plus is very slightly faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,363
Posted By Steve B.

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers...

Saw an article on FB that indicated the hackers want $10 million. Seems many, if not all majors file systems are now encrypted and waiting a release key, if Garmin ponies up. I can only speculate...
07-25-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Steve B.

Assuming you are having issues with the chain on...

Assuming you are having issues with the chain on the cassette.

Rear for permanent, front for on-the-fly is my work method, but they both do the same thing.

If the chain is having trouble...
07-25-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steve B.

This. I didn't think of that, but my 29" 'er...

This.

I didn't think of that, but my 29" 'er Specialized stock HT weighs 26.6 lbs. My Cannondale Topstone gravel bike weighs 22.6 lbs. That's just enough of a noticeable weight.

And as well, an...
07-25-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 601
Posted By Steve B.

I've been using RideWithGPS ever since I started...

I've been using RideWithGPS ever since I started using a Garmin. When Connect is operational, it's a direct sync of completed rides, so all my activities are backed up. As well and when using the iQ...
07-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steve B.

The position on my (year old) HT has the bars...

The position on my (year old) HT has the bars closer and wider. My HT as well is a very wide geared 1X, that is entirely appropriate for single track trail riding. It also has 60mm tires. The seated...
Forum: Touring
07-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, it’s been posted in the Electronics forum ...

Yes, it’s been posted in the Electronics forum

https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1208313-psa-garmin-s-completely-dark-no-connect-no-nothing.html
07-23-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Steve B.

I would hazard a guess that they contracted...

I would hazard a guess that they contracted LiveTrack out to Garmin, as it's hit and miss there as well.
Forum: Northeast
07-22-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,368
Posted By Steve B.

Having ridden Wassaic to Copake a few times, I...

Having ridden Wassaic to Copake a few times, I can say the road section from Millerton to Boston Corners is likely my favorite section. It’s just a series of beautiful roads, scenic views to the...
07-22-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 768
Posted By Steve B.

And as well EVERYBODY and their cousins are...

And as well EVERYBODY and their cousins are getting unused bikes tuned up. Thus the shops are swamped, have been since April, nobody has parts, the supply houses are empty and it’s not going to get...
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