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10-26-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Steve B.

The 520 can mark locations. Not sure how it...

The 520 can mark locations. Not sure how it works on a button device, but on my 1030 I can go to the map screen, zoom in to my location and drop a pin at that location. I believe this is typically...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By Steve B.

I think using a PO Box means you have to have...

I think using a PO Box means you have to have stuff shipped only via USPS. I don’t think UPS and FedEx will ship to a PO Box, or wouldn’t last I checked.
10-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve B.

”The dog was running behind the owners on the...

”The dog was running behind the owners on the trail when it was kicked”.

My question was if as they state, the dog was behind the owners as they were running, they might have no idea if the dog...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 697
Posted By Steve B.

If you want simple and reliable, the 2020 Nissan...

If you want simple and reliable, the 2020 Nissan Frontier fits that description. Only thing they’ve updated in like 15 years is the engine and transmission, where a 9 spd. replaces a 5 (it’s a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Steve B.

I doubt the OP is feeling the difference in the...

I doubt the OP is feeling the difference in the hubs, but 'dunno, many folks are more sensitive than I am. I used Grand Prix 4S tires for years, switched to GP5000's, can kinda feel the difference. ...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By Steve B.

Check the CA park rules for camping. It might be...

Check the CA park rules for camping. It might be like NY State where you can camp most anywhere in a state forest (below 3500 ft) as long as you are 150 ft. away from water or a road. That makes it...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Steve B.

He did have some burn out issues on one of his...

He did have some burn out issues on one of his last tours, this one thru southern France into Spain. He announced one day he was stopping his video of the tour and was just going to complete the...
10-11-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 900
Posted By Steve B.

There a whole thread on winter shoes and such...

There a whole thread on winter shoes and such here:,

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1214482-winter-road-shoes-way-go.html
10-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,434
Posted By Steve B.

My B Junction has lived happily in the seat tube...

My B Junction has lived happily in the seat tube since install about 4 years ago. I just purchased appropriate cable lengths. I don’t see any issues with your plan.
10-09-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,499
Posted By Steve B.

My local shop - Brands in Wantagh, NY (Long...

My local shop - Brands in Wantagh, NY (Long Island) is likely the largest LBS in the region east of NYC. They've been in business for decades. They sold out of near everything this past spring,...
10-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Steve B.

Great ride report !, and congrats on a supreme...

Great ride report !, and congrats on a supreme effort to combine 2 days of riding. I had wondered what your plan was. I enjoyed this blog as well as your cross country a few years ago. Thanks for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By Steve B.

As I commented, keeping the ankles warm is key as...

As I commented, keeping the ankles warm is key as the blood vessels are right at the surface where they are exposed to the cold. If your toes are cold, it’s because the rest of the foot and ankle...
Forum: Northeast
10-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Steve B.

There's a Price Chopper on Main St., it's large...

There's a Price Chopper on Main St., it's large lot, post office, movie theater, etc... I'm certain you could leave a car in a corner of the lot all day. It's NH, nobody is going to bother it.
10-05-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,637
Posted By Steve B.

Riding place I've never been before. Exploring...

Riding place I've never been before. Exploring on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By Steve B.

Actually I think it's BT as that's how it...

Actually I think it's BT as that's how it connects to a smartphone/tablet using the Shimano E-Tube software.
Forum: Northeast
09-28-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,875
Posted By Steve B.

Your concerns (and TOBAY's) are not warranted. ...

Your concerns (and TOBAY's) are not warranted. The crossings for the path at the entrance/exits to the beach from the parkway are at grade crossings, with stop signs placed for cyclists. It's a...
09-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By Steve B.

I hold my breath every time I start my...

I hold my breath every time I start my Garmin......
09-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,093
Posted By Steve B.

We forgot to mention that the pandemic resulted...

We forgot to mention that the pandemic resulted in huge numbers of people here in the U.S. (and elsewhere I assume) having a lot of free time. EVERYBODY and their 3rd cousin was either buying a new...
09-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steve B.

That of course, is what...

That of course, is what Trek/Specialized/Colnago/Bianchi/Giant/etcetera, etcetera want the masses to believe. Is the reason Colnago can sell a $3500 FRAME. I'm skeptical that there's a difference...
Forum: Touring
09-25-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Steve B.

He started touring roughly 15 years ago, maybe...

He started touring roughly 15 years ago, maybe earlier. Started video recording maybe 5 years or so ?, posted on YT, developed a following, makes some money from that I assume, gets gear from...
09-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Steve B.

Why not just stick with SPD ?

Why not just stick with SPD ?
09-21-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steve B.

My wife has the '19 Mazda 3 with the 2.5L, it...

My wife has the '19 Mazda 3 with the 2.5L, it replaced an Impreza. Peppy and good car to drive. I had to replace the 18" wheels and tires in the first week due to pothole blow outs, cost me a...
09-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Steve B.

The sensor is a speed sensor that can connect to...

The sensor is a speed sensor that can connect to the Cannondale Connectivity app on a smartphone. It records data. The sensor can also be used with any head unit that connects via Ant+ or BLE, such...
09-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,089
Posted By Steve B.

Before I purchased a gravel bike, I would throw...

Before I purchased a gravel bike, I would throw some gravel tires, with small knobs in center, knobby on outside, onto my steel touring bike. It weighed about 28 lbs as it has really beefy tubes and...
09-12-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,010
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=IGH_Only;21690612]I agree with you but...

[QUOTE=IGH_Only;21690612]I agree with you but riding in NYC is not exactly the prototypical experience. For one thing, some people might be paranoid about drivers behind them that they may not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By Steve B.

Is why I love my Di2 system. I’ve done nothing to...

Is why I love my Di2 system. I’ve done nothing to it for 3 years except I plug it in to charge about every 4 mos.
09-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

Its always good practice to perfect and best...

Its always good practice to perfect and best understand the procedure in the comfort of the shop or home. This has been good advice for changing tubes (or chain fixing, etc...) for decades, the idea...
09-10-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

I'm going to rant a bit about tubeless. Yes, the...

I'm going to rant a bit about tubeless. Yes, the sealant can do a good job of stopping a leak, sometimes a leak you don't discover till you are home. That's easier then a requirement of putting in...
09-09-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steve B.

The FaceBook Cannondale Topstone group has many...

The FaceBook Cannondale Topstone group has many posts of folks not happy with the Riddlers which come stock. Lots of flats, especially sidewalk punctures. I’m using both the 37mm and the 45mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,029
Posted By Steve B.

Going where ?

Going where ?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By Steve B.

Rim brakes ?? Assuming yes, you need...

Rim brakes ??

Assuming yes, you need Shifters, F derailer, R derailer, A Junction at stem or in end of h-bar (that requires drilling holes in the h-bar or using a bar designed for Di2), B Junction...
09-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting experience. I’ve a pair of the Lake...

Interesting experience. I’ve a pair of the Lake MXZ304 Wide winter boots. They are not as comfortable, even with a thin sock, as any Shimano wide shoe I’ve worn. I’ve heard that Sidi has...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By Steve B.

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf,...

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf, AKA as "The Bicycle Touring Pro". He's had a few useful tidbits based on his near 20 years of continual touring. Among them is that he rarely rides...
09-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,127
Posted By Steve B.

7600 ft., 72 miles, Ouray, Colorado to Durango....

7600 ft., 72 miles, Ouray, Colorado to Durango. Day 2, Bike Tour of Colorado, 1999. Rained all day, cold as well at 36 degrees in July. You kept moving to generate heat.

Belay that, my records...
09-04-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Steve B.

I have 11-1/2 feet in EEEE, usually a 46 Euro. ...

I have 11-1/2 feet in EEEE, usually a 46 Euro. I’m on my 4th pair of Shimano shoes over many years, my current are XC701, dual Boa. They weren’t cheap but they were worth it as they are the most...
09-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

But, Yes, get a mt. bike. Depending on where...

But, Yes, get a mt. bike.

Depending on where you live, it's a good alternative to road riding in winter. Round these parts (Long Island, NY) we often get little to no snow, yet the ground freezes...
09-03-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Steve B.

The Pro’s get them free and get sponsored by the...

The Pro’s get them free and get sponsored by the companies. So they wear them.
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,736
Posted By Steve B.

Thats already been defined as “credit card...

Thats already been defined as “credit card touring”.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By Steve B.

True for disc brakes bikes, is maybe the only...

True for disc brakes bikes, is maybe the only reason I see an advantage for a road bike.

The rub on this with a 5 year old rim brake bike, is you really need to look at some key areas like under...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes and wider tires. A frame using disc...

Disc brakes and wider tires. A frame using disc brakes often allows the wider tire, but of the 2, wider tires is the more useful most of the time. My ‘15 model year frame as example, will not...
08-06-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
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...
08-04-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
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...
08-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
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: 803
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: 265
Views: 7,582
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.
07-30-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,347
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.
Forum: Northeast
07-27-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 215,111
Posted By Steve B.

Somebody got bored on their computer ...

Somebody got bored on their computer
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,029
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: 375
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
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...
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