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10-03-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 882
Posted By John_V

I've read some reviews on this unit. Some good,...

I've read some reviews on this unit. Some good, not so good. Would be curious to hear what your friend thinks about them. I have friends that don't want to spend $200+ on a GPS computer and if this...
09-29-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By John_V

I've had my Wahoo Tickr since 2016 when my Garmin...

I've had my Wahoo Tickr since 2016 when my Garmin HRM died. Except for batteries dying, I've never had an issue with it. I did replace the strap because, through my negligence, it somehow got torn....
09-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By John_V

The larger companies have more money to spend in...

The larger companies have more money to spend in advertising and trying to make you feel that you absolutely can't live without their products. The smaller companies, I assume, won't spend that much...
09-15-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By John_V

I have a Bolt, my friend has an Elemnt. They both...

I have a Bolt, my friend has an Elemnt. They both use the same firmware and are pretty much identical in every way except what was mentioned by jadocs. If you need a larger screen, a little more...
09-15-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By John_V

Besides Shimano bearings (Ultegra & 105s), I have...

Besides Shimano bearings (Ultegra & 105s), I have had other steel bearings on my bike. The best ones were my Hawk Racing BBs. Unfortunately, the Hawk Racing BB that I put in my CRS, when I first...
09-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By John_V

While a power meter will give you the wattage...

While a power meter will give you the wattage output data at any point in your ride, it doesn't tell you how much fatigue your body encounters at any point in that ride. I didn't spend $800-$1,000+...
09-11-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By John_V

I'm not going to quote stats from companies...

I'm not going to quote stats from companies trying to sell their products or from people that think ceramic bearings are a waste of time. I'm posting from personal experience. I've read all the posts...
08-23-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By John_V

^This! They all have indoor/trainer settings that...

^This! They all have indoor/trainer settings that can turn off the GPS feature if you don't want to use it.
08-23-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,902
Posted By John_V

We bought a Joe Blow just before Performance...

We bought a Joe Blow just before Performance closed their local store. I have presta valves on my bikes and my wife has Schrader valves on her recumbent trike. Since day one, the chuck has worked...
08-23-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By John_V

I can't tell you why you are getting the saddle...

I can't tell you why you are getting the saddle sores but I can tell you that I've been riding an ISM Prologue saddle (now called the PL1.1) since 2012. I have one on each of my bikes and won't ride...
08-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By John_V

In the Tampa Bay area. I don't eat fast food so I...

In the Tampa Bay area. I don't eat fast food so I don't order the food but pretty much haven't had any issues with any of the fast food drive thru's in this area when asking them to fill up my water...
08-18-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By John_V

I've never heard of anyone doing that but I...

I've never heard of anyone doing that but I imagine that it's possible if the HRM in the Apple Watch can transmit via BTLE. However, I would tend to think that since the HRM is built into the watch,...
08-18-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,095
Posted By John_V

There's lots of good "How To" videos on You Tube...

There's lots of good "How To" videos on You Tube and Park Tools website. Might want to invest in some bike tools and start doing your own wrenching. Judging from your comment that the shop was an...
08-18-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By John_V

I've gone through several fast food drive through...

I've gone through several fast food drive through windows and asked if they could refill my water bottles and never had a issue. And the water was always cold.
08-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By John_V

I don't have a power meter but I do notice that...

I don't have a power meter but I do notice that I, more often than none, get varying results in calories burned across different sites. I upload to Strava, RWGPS and Endomondo and usually get three...
08-15-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By John_V

I've never heard of another computer that...

I've never heard of another computer that interfaces with a Bolt. To maintain overall miles, I copy each ride from the Bolt companion app to Cyclemeter, which uses a local database, and use that for...
08-11-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By John_V

That bike computer is a throwback to the 1990's....

That bike computer is a throwback to the 1990's. I doubt seriously if you will ever find a manual for it anywhere on the web or anywhere else for that matter. Good luck in your efforts to find one.
08-11-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,531
Posted By John_V

The girl in Florida is Amanda Coker. That's her...

The girl in Florida is Amanda Coker. That's her standing next to me in my avatar. Her goal was not to just ride her bike but to break the woman's world record of the "Highest Annual Miles" set by...
07-29-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By John_V

You can create your own route with RWGPS or you...

You can create your own route with RWGPS or you can copy a route from someone elses account to yours then download it. It has to be a route as a ride won't work with turn by turn. Also, you can pin...
07-29-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By John_V

Why are you powering it "OFF?" Doesn't the screen...

Why are you powering it "OFF?" Doesn't the screen shut off automatically when on Pause and there is no activity for several minutes?
07-29-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,926
Posted By John_V

Take an old tube, cut two strips the width of the...

Take an old tube, cut two strips the width of the mount's clamp. Place one piece of tube on the bottom of the clamp, the other on the top. If you need more filler, cut one piece of tube twice the...
07-29-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By John_V

Where did you get the GPX files from and were...

Where did you get the GPX files from and were they rides or routes? To get turn by turn the download has to be a route created by Strava or RideWithGPS. I haven't been able to get files downloaded...
07-28-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,704
Posted By John_V

I use MTB pedals on my road bikes and had a pair...

I use MTB pedals on my road bikes and had a pair of Specialized BG Pro MTB shoes that lasted me 28,000 miles and a pair of LG Terra MTB shoes that lased 21,700 miles, Both would have lasted much...
07-24-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By John_V

I had the same issue with my Bolt. I solved the...

I had the same issue with my Bolt. I solved the problem by pairing the sensors to my phone, using BT, before pairing the sensors to the Bolt, using Ant+. I've had the Bolt for a little over two years...
07-24-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,034
Posted By John_V

I would hate for the battery to die while my bike...

I would hate for the battery to die while my bike is locked up.
07-24-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,760
Posted By John_V

While that is progress for Wahoo, the point I...

While that is progress for Wahoo, the point I wanted to make is that the Mini is not what the OP was asking for, while the RFLKT is. Fortunately for him, he went with a Bolt, as did I. However, at...
07-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,760
Posted By John_V

It is what they replaced the RFLKT with but it's...

It is what they replaced the RFLKT with but it's a stand alone computer. Other than paring for setup and notifications. The Mini will work without being connected to a phone. The RFLKT had to be...
07-21-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,760
Posted By John_V

Yep! Done that! Also deleted the RFLKT as a...

Yep! Done that! Also deleted the RFLKT as a device in Cyclemeter when it was unpaired from the phone, done hard and soft resets and it still kept dropping connections. I don't think it's the phone...
07-21-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,746
Posted By John_V

Headsweats or try Walmart. They have cotton and...

Headsweats or try Walmart. They have cotton and polyester do-rags that tie behind the head and have a neck protector for $2.00 each. I have three of them that have lasted me about four years now....
07-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,760
Posted By John_V

I used a RFLKT+ for about 4-5 years with an...

I used a RFLKT+ for about 4-5 years with an iPhone 5c and 6 SE. I bought one for me and one for my wife. I would still be using the RFLKT+ today if it didn't start dropping connections to the phone....
07-19-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,785
Posted By John_V

Did a 60 mile ride yesterday in 103 (heat...

Did a 60 mile ride yesterday in 103 (heat index). Didn't have any problem with the heat during the ride but was pretty wiped out after I got home. In temps like that, I don't even worry about speed,...
07-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,901
Posted By John_V

^^ This! I have my Bolt set so the LEDs display...

^^ This! I have my Bolt set so the LEDs display HR Zones. A quick glance at the device will let you know what HR zone you are currently in and the LED will show in different colors to let you know if...
07-19-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,782
Posted By John_V

When you plug the Bolt in to charge it, you...

When you plug the Bolt in to charge it, you should see a battery icon that shows the unit charging. Just press any button and it will show the battery icon again. If there are no blinking blocks...
07-19-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,760
Posted By John_V

Wahoo made a unit a few years ago called the...

Wahoo made a unit a few years ago called the Wahoo RFLKT and RFLKT+. It did exactly what you are asking and displayed the data from certain phone apps. It did not show any maps, just data. I used one...
06-18-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By John_V

You can get Squirt on Amazon. I just ordered a...

You can get Squirt on Amazon. I just ordered a 4oz bottle since I'm running low on my current one. I don't know what they charge for shipping because I'm a Prime Member and we have a local...
06-16-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By John_V

Wet and dry conditions. I live in Florida and...

Wet and dry conditions. I live in Florida and it's the start of our rainy season. Got soaked on a ride on Tuesday and it didn't have any affect on the chain on Wednesday's ride. I did reapply some on...
06-16-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,416
Posted By John_V

RoadID has a free crash detection app that works...

RoadID has a free crash detection app that works really well. I have it on my iPhone and tested it by dropping my bike in the yard and it sent me an email as soon as it detected that the phone,...
06-16-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By John_V

One problem with using HRV as a training guide is...

One problem with using HRV as a training guide is that, unless you can actually see the rhythm, the unit can't distinguish between SA variances and PACs (premature atrial contractions). I would...
06-16-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By John_V

I prefer Squirt over Zefal. You do have to soak...

I prefer Squirt over Zefal. You do have to soak the chain to get all the old oil/wax out before applying. About an hour in mineral spirits while occasionally swishing the chain around does the trick.
06-11-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,065
Posted By John_V

Only alternative I can think of is to use a...

Only alternative I can think of is to use a combination speed/cadence sensor on the chain stay. You may want to compare your Wahoo to a Garmin sensor and see if it's any narrower but in either case,...
06-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By John_V

I also use Simple Green with the Park's Chain...

I also use Simple Green with the Park's Chain Scrubber. I get it at Sam's Club in a concentrated form. Cost is $8.93 for 140 oz (plus it comes with a 32 oz spray bottle already diluted to a 1:1...
06-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,876
Posted By John_V

The Bolt requires a heart rate monitor in order...

The Bolt requires a heart rate monitor in order to calculate calories. If my HR monitor doesn't make good contact with my skin, if the battery dies or I forget to put it on, I get the same N/A in my...
05-25-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,401
Posted By John_V

On manual uploads, Strava will only accept .TCX,...

On manual uploads, Strava will only accept .TCX, .GPX or .FIT files. You would have to enter each ride separately. If your bike computer or phone cycling app allows automatic uploads to Strava after...
05-10-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By John_V

That was one of the issues I had with the red,...

That was one of the issues I had with the red, unvented chamois in the last pair of Attack shorts I bought. The other, and most important, was the cut of the chamois is different than the blue and...
05-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,811
Posted By John_V

There would be no reason why they would. BOTOH,...

There would be no reason why they would. BOTOH, I'm sure that Brand-X is going to want the same or almost the same arrangement with Giant, since they did build the frames. I can't see Brand-X paying...
05-10-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By John_V

Well, here is another test you do, providing that...

Well, here is another test you do, providing that your cadence sensor is dual band (Ant+ and BTLE). Install a cycling app on your phone that allows sensor connections without having to upgrade to a...
Replies: 23
Views: 4,452
Posted By John_V

I have missed not posting in this thread for a...

I have missed not posting in this thread for a while now. Since my nine, 1,000+ months in 2017, travel, weather and some medical issues has brought my monthly mileage down quite a bit. Last year, I...
05-10-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By John_V

Something that you may be overlooking in your...

Something that you may be overlooking in your claim that the Bolt's feature isn't working correctly or to your satisfaction is this: The Bolt calculates your average cadence in real time, whereas a...
05-10-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,481
Posted By John_V

Florida is pretty wet and I've been caught in...

Florida is pretty wet and I've been caught in some pretty good storms while riding. I was using ProGold wet lube on my chain but it doesn't really hold up that well in heavy rain, like we get here. A...
05-10-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,811
Posted By John_V

So now the question becomes, "If Giant now has a...

So now the question becomes, "If Giant now has a lifetime, no questions asked warranty on their carbon frames, will they honor that same warranty for the carbon bikes they make for all the big brand...
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