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Forum: Northeast
08-14-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Steve B.

Also the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, down in...

Also the Delaware and Hudson Rail Trail, down in SW Vermont.

@OP. Telling us where you are located helps refine the recommendations as to routes. As Pratt indicated a lot of routes are gravel...
08-14-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Steve B.

The individual parts for a Tiagra group, priced...

The individual parts for a Tiagra group, priced at Universal Cycles (U.S.), shifters, F & R derailleurs, rim brakes, crank, b-bracket, cassette chain, came out to $469. A 105 group packaged as...
Forum: Touring
08-13-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Steve B.

Vermont, New Hampshire, NY, NJ and Connecticut...

Vermont, New Hampshire, NY, NJ and Connecticut allowed with no quarantine requirement or need to produce a CV test. All others are a 14 day quarantine or a negative CV test 72 hrs. prior to arrival....
08-13-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Steve B.

To ask it a different way, how hard is it to just...

To ask it a different way, how hard is it to just buy separately ?. Universal Cycles in the US has all the parts necessary as far as I can see, with my experience buying an XT Di2 group from them it...
08-12-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By Steve B.

When using the smallest front chainring and the...

When using the smallest front chainring and the smallest rear cog, you can get rubbing of the chain on the inside of the big front chainring. This is a result of the angle of the chain and is more...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,509
Views: 208,223
Posted By Steve B.

A friend was down there today says no. As well...

A friend was down there today says no. As well I'm certain they'll be flying in the Governor for this, big news announcement, etc...
Forum: Northeast
08-12-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,509
Views: 208,223
Posted By Steve B.

Roques is the route the Huntington Bike Club Gold...

Roques is the route the Huntington Bike Club Gold Coast Tour would use to get from Rt 108 at the CSH LIRR station, to the finish at the BSA parking lot on Pulaski. It's a decent route to connect to...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 440
Posted By Steve B.

Thanks for sharing. My wife and I were just up...

Thanks for sharing. My wife and I were just up in Bar Harbor and Schoodic Point 2 weeks ago, it was hot as hell in the high 80's and humid. I rode the carriage roads at Acadia. Down East is a...
08-12-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By Steve B.

I've never seen a groupset sold for Tiagra, it's...

I've never seen a groupset sold for Tiagra, it's always been DA, Ultegra and 105 for road groups, but it's certainly possible to purchase individual parts. Universal Cycles is U.S. based and has...
08-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
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: 251
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: 251
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: 286
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: 1,055
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: 526
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: 579
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: 416
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: 27
Views: 721
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: 416
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: 13
Views: 612
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: 27
Views: 721
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 420
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: 420
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: 165
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 671
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 797
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: 671
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: 420
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: 260
Views: 6,035
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: 542
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: 1,068
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: 542
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: 542
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: 1,068
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: 701
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: 85
Views: 2,431
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: 256
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
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: 356
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: 356
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: 251
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: 2,509
Views: 208,223
Posted By Steve B.

Somebody got bored on their computer ...

Somebody got bored on their computer
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07-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By Steve B.

A steal, grab it somebody.

A steal, grab it somebody.
07-26-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
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...
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