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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,812
Posted By JohnJ80

No, Iím saying that itís important to know when...

No, Iím saying that itís important to know when ice *will* form so you can go riding when it doesnít or wonít. If you live in places where ice forms, you miss a lot of riding if you are ignorant...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,812
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, it does. Some of us would have...

Yeah, it does. Some of us would have substantially shorter cycling seasons if we didnít understand the differences. Iíd miss maybe 2-3 months of cycling per year if I didnít.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,812
Posted By JohnJ80

black ice only forms at when the ground is...

black ice only forms at when the ground is frozen. It happens when water vapor hits the surface that is frozen and well below freezing. It’s easy enough to to find the ground temp. What that means is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,812
Posted By JohnJ80

That’s a tough one. Our son used studded mtb...

That’s a tough one. Our son used studded mtb tires all winter around the U. I’ve used them but I didn’t like the feel on a smaller/narrower tire because if you wind up on the side of the tire on ice,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,812
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was...

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was cold, that would knock out of a number of months I could ride. I typically will be on the road bike starting in the middle of March and continue on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Mpls. It was a mechanic at one of the shops who...

Mpls. It was a mechanic at one of the shops who had bought a frame from a guy and then took it back to his bench and had finished building it up. Anyhow, I have the story second hand, so that's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,262
Posted By JohnJ80

I think this sums it up - there is engineering in...

I think this sums it up - there is engineering in how the whole thing is configured. With suction cups, I can very much see how having them offset so that no two cups ever see the same shear forces...
Forum: Touring
10-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By JohnJ80

Look at the glove system from Dissent 133...

Look at the glove system from Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com). They're my favorite so far. I live in Minnesota and I ride on the road until early December with these. Being from the frozen...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By JohnJ80

In my my experience, this never happens and is...

In my my experience, this never happens and is incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By JohnJ80

to add to this.... Do investigate a plugger...

to add to this....

Do investigate a plugger like Dynaplug (http://www.dynaplug.com) or the Stans Dart (https://www.notubes.com/dart-tool). If the sealant doesn't seal the hole, putting a plug in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By JohnJ80

Yes, agree. Youíre comment on the hydro/mech...

Yes, agree. Youíre comment on the hydro/mech Spyres was interesting and did go look at them again. I could see putting those on to give them a try but the additional 100g for a set was kind of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,413
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure, I think I can. I should be clearer on...

Sure, I think I can.

I should be clearer on the frame thing - it could also be an imperfection in the layup but the geometry is ok. At any rate, I doubt the Felt engineers did any actual testing...
09-09-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 16,489
Posted By JohnJ80

1 and 4 are - far and away - the biggest problem....

1 and 4 are - far and away - the biggest problem. I now ride with a camera and contact the police with video evidence. The cops call the drivers up and educate them in lieu of giving them a ticket.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,053
Posted By JohnJ80

The Effetto Mariposa Carogna works tape...

The Effetto Mariposa Carogna works tape exceptionally well and is simple to use. I've been using it since it came out. Lennard Zinn now says that's all he uses on his tubulars. There is no way it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,056
Posted By JohnJ80

if your doc felt your condition warranted a...

if your doc felt your condition warranted a cardiac stress test, the LAST thing Iíd do is delay getting that done - COVID or not.
07-01-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By JohnJ80

Glad to help. Hope you like it. Itís a...

Glad to help. Hope you like it.

Itís a pretty cool little product at no real price premium for a speed sensor.
06-29-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,866
Posted By JohnJ80

We have an inreach Mini that we use for off grid...

We have an inreach Mini that we use for off grid activities. It will transmit your location to the inReach website where you or your wife can follow your progress. You can set the reporting interval...
06-29-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By JohnJ80

Actually, no. My Garmin connect login is a...

Actually, no.

My Garmin connect login is a anonymized email address and ties back to nothing else. Besides that, read the terms from Garmin and Google and you'll find some stark differences.
06-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By JohnJ80

This is why I have switched all my bikes over to...

This is why I have switched all my bikes over to the Garmin Speed Sensor 2. It records time, speed and distance so if something happens to the bike computer, you can get this all out via Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By JohnJ80

In my experience, itís most likely holding the...

In my experience, itís most likely holding the bars incorrectly or putting too much weight on your hands due to either bike fit or core issues. But start with proper hand placement.

your hands...
05-17-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By JohnJ80

Great to hear! We very much like ours and finds...

Great to hear! We very much like ours and finds it adds a lot to the ride when we can communicate so easily. I think it does a lot for safety too.
05-11-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By JohnJ80

likewise, weíve used ours for the last two...

likewise, weíve used ours for the last two seasons and the prior version for 4-5 urs before that. Works really well.

What I finally did was use 3M VHB tape (available from Amazon in a number of...
05-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,385
Posted By JohnJ80

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the...

The lowest hassle, easiest use for this is the Cycliq 12CE (front) and the 6CE (rear). You also get a daytime headlight and taillight out of the package.

They can be a bit finicky until you get...
04-29-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,115
Posted By JohnJ80

Thanks for this. I know I can tell a 5-10W...

Thanks for this. I know I can tell a 5-10W difference. My road bike has a power meter and itís pretty easy to tell the difference. Great idea to put in an off switch!

The efficiencies on solar...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,596
Posted By JohnJ80

Personally, I've moved a bike from Di2 to eTap...

Personally, I've moved a bike from Di2 to eTap Red (not AXS) and I like it a ton better.
04-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,084
Posted By JohnJ80

Yeah, it's arguable and largely due to the...

Yeah, it's arguable and largely due to the difference in optics IMO. The Garmin optic is a little wider angle and the Flare optic is more directional. Either way, its close and both are good...
04-05-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,084
Posted By JohnJ80

I would. I use it with a Hammerhead Karoo that...

I would. I use it with a Hammerhead Karoo that has a small BT speaker paired with it. HH's implementation of the Varia Radar interface includes a top of class set of audio warnings. I actually...
04-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,084
Posted By JohnJ80

I see you point about urban riding. I live in the...

I see you point about urban riding. I live in the sticks so ďurbanĒ for me also means ďsmall town.Ē Itís useful there but I refer to it less.

The v2 taillight behaves the same as the v1 in terms...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,056
Posted By JohnJ80

Just to add some context for the OP and detail to...

Just to add some context for the OP and detail to what was above.

I'm 64. What I learned between your age and mine is that it's best check your ego at the door, get over being embarrassed about...
04-04-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,084
Posted By JohnJ80

completely agree about the radar and in addition...

completely agree about the radar and in addition the light is in the top tier of daylight lights. Itís a great product - very well done.
04-03-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,084
Posted By JohnJ80

Correct me if I'm wrong - I'm betting you've...

Correct me if I'm wrong - I'm betting you've never used one. Lumens on a light are not the sole factor in it's visibility. With the right optic and those lumens aimed appropriately, it can be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,056
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm a lot older than you and I don't need to dial...

I'm a lot older than you and I don't need to dial it back. If it's that bad, make an appt with your doc and make sure nothing else is wrong. If nothing wrong there, then get a personal trainer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,852
Posted By JohnJ80

I have converted 4 bikes from mechanical to...

I have converted 4 bikes from mechanical to electronic shifting and I bought one set up for Di2 and converted it to eTap and sold the Di2 parts. I'm a big fan of electronic shifting and I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By JohnJ80

I ride in Minnesota and I’ll ride until ice forms...

I ride in Minnesota and I’ll ride until ice forms on the roads (ground freezing). It’s really hard to get gloves right in cold weather. The best thing that I have done is invested in a glove...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By JohnJ80

there are seat posts that provide better vertical...

there are seat posts that provide better vertical compliance which is what I was referring to. Theyíre all pretty expensive but the effect is not all that noticeable at least in comparison to what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By JohnJ80

Agree with the notion that the seatpost will have...

Agree with the notion that the seatpost will have minimal impact on the ride quality. I went through all of this with a super stiff frame a few years ago. All the money I spent on component changes...
02-12-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By JohnJ80

Trying to get accurate elevation gain out of a...

Trying to get accurate elevation gain out of a bike computer, cell phone or fitness watch is an exercise in futility. I've even had gradient changes jump or drop when a semi truck drove past at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,067
Posted By JohnJ80

Bad idea. Yep. Nailed it. ...

Bad idea.



Yep. Nailed it.



Don't trust in "magic paint", learn now to ride in traffic - be a vehicle.
01-19-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By JohnJ80

Video of a bike light always over emphasizes the...

Video of a bike light always over emphasizes the actual light due to the lower dynamic range of the camera vs the human eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,469
Posted By JohnJ80

I actually donít take along a tube anymore when...

I actually donít take along a tube anymore when Iím riding locally. In the years I have been doing this and the thousands of miles I have logged tubeless, I have never been stranded. I normally have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,851
Posted By JohnJ80

without question, I think the flashing mode is...

without question, I think the flashing mode is the most noticeable during the day and has the best battery life to boot. I donít keep track but Iíd guess the life is around 8-10 hours or so in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,469
Posted By JohnJ80

That's been pretty much my experience. Seals up...

That's been pretty much my experience. Seals up in about one revolution. Sometimes I feel it on a leg, most times I don't know it even happened.



I ride on primarily rural highways that don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By JohnJ80

That's good to know. Never would have thought of...

That's good to know. Never would have thought of that.

I have chronic neck issues. Once I got a fit right and after moving it to another bike as well, I eventually just got frames made that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By JohnJ80

Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have...

Try Cat Ears. They works and then you don't have to ride around gangsta.

https://www.cat-ears.com
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,663
Posted By JohnJ80

Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm...

Me too. I'd never spend the winter in a warm place.

As for riding in the winter issue? There is no bad weather just inappropriate clothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Not all that infrequently, something...

^this.

Not all that infrequently, something happens to my main bike and if I didn't have another bike to ride, I'd be grounded until the parts arrived and I had time to repair it or my LBS...
07-22-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 27,505
Posted By JohnJ80

I got sort of interested in LED technology (I'm...

I got sort of interested in LED technology (I'm an electrical engineer in the semiconductor industry) and started tracking it in bike lighting back to about 2000. So I started collecting LED tail...
07-21-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 27,505
Posted By JohnJ80

Car headlights are 700 lumens on low and 1200...

Car headlights are 700 lumens on low and 1200 lumens on high (halogen, LED are much brighter) - on that you're wrong. Cars have two of them. Here is a source...
06-24-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,490
Posted By JohnJ80

I recently bought both the front and back new...

I recently bought both the front and back new cameras. There were some issues I had to work through with them and they are somewhat slow in replying but I was able to get them to work correctly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,907
Posted By JohnJ80

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about...

Well, I generally wear out a rear tire about every 1500 miles or so. In that time, typically there is still plenty of sealant.

Depending on the sealant, and if you’re riding frequently, it tends...
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