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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Steve B.

As others have stated, a speed sensor improves...

As others have stated, a speed sensor improves accuracy. Mt. bikers use them a lot when riding in heavily wooded areas where the already weak GPS signal causes dropouts. A speed sensor gives an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By Steve B.

GPS units generate speed data. Thereís only a...

GPS units generate speed data. Thereís only a few times you need the added accuracy.
07-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Steve B.

Google maps on mobile devices lets you find a...

Google maps on mobile devices lets you find a location on a map then navigate to that location using “Choose On Map”, which drops a pin at that location.

Many cycling GPS units do the same.
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07-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Steve B.

RideWithGPS

RideWithGPS
07-09-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Steve B.

You should know that in many cities in the US,...

You should know that in many cities in the US, where there’s any kind of network of paths and trails for cyclists or walkers, they are typically off limits to scooters or anything other than a Class...
07-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Steve B.

Its not hard to drop 2 lbs on slightly lighter...

Its not hard to drop 2 lbs on slightly lighter wheels and lighter tires, but you should weigh the current wheels and tires then do online research as to alternatives. A lot of the bike weight is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Steve B.

My post was poorly phrased. I should have...

My post was poorly phrased. I should have phrased this to say that the 1030 (at least) better displays maps on a larger screen, with the ease of using the touch screen to zoom and pan around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By Steve B.

1030 has much better maps then a 530, with the...

1030 has much better maps then a 530, with the touch screen making it easier to navigate around the map screen.

1030 is on sale at BikeTiresDirect for $450 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,273
Posted By Steve B.

I just installed new GP5000’s last night,...

I just installed new GP5000’s last night, replacing 25mm GP4S’s. Did a fast 2 hrs today and can say I do feel a difference. The 25mm 5000’s are actually 24.5mm on some older Mavic OpenPro rims that...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 204,738
Posted By Steve B.

Even with an early 7:30 start it was still hot...

Even with an early 7:30 start it was still hot and humid. Got in a nice 35 to JB with some buddies and ran into Glenn R at the boardwalk. Nice to see and meet a real person behind that forum face...
07-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By Steve B.

Ride comfort and position are really the 2 things...

Ride comfort and position are really the 2 things to deal with. The easiest and cheapest fix is wider tires. Frame dependent I would first try a set of 28mm tires on the Merckx, weight dependent...
07-08-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,207
Posted By Steve B.

It's all about fitness and three months is not...

It's all about fitness and three months is not enough time to get the fitness you desire to hang with the group. I'd recommend continue hanging in tough, as group riding is a quick way to get speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure where you saw good reviews, only reviews...

Not sure where you saw good reviews, only reviews I've seen were on Amazon, where nearly everybody states a difficult time getting it operational as the manual is near useless. The rest of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Steve B.

RideWithGPS, Kamoots are others. What...

RideWithGPS, Kamoots are others.

What device are you viewing this on ?
07-07-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Steve B.

No, I didnít miss anything as I stated in my last...

No, I didnít miss anything as I stated in my last post ďSeems the Sigma did what he wanted to doĒ.

This has now become pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Steve B.

You need to mention that Garmin units have fully...

You need to mention that Garmin units have fully customized screens as well. I had a Bolt and returned it. It was easy enough to setup but I could not read the TBT screen while wearing sunglasses,...
07-06-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By Steve B.

Iíve used a pair of the 424 on my commuter for...

Iíve used a pair of the 424 on my commuter for years, no issues.
07-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Steve B.

First post in this thread stated " I also don't...

First post in this thread stated " I also don't know where I'll end each day.". That kind of made the Garmin users go "Hmmm.... how doo you do that ?".

Seems the Sigma unit did what the OP...
07-06-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By Steve B.

Or the Shimano PD-M424. Dual sided SPD with a...

Or the Shimano PD-M424. Dual sided SPD with a platform for regular shoes. $55
...
07-06-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 455
Posted By Steve B.

Ditto others, wider tires at lower pressure is...

Ditto others, wider tires at lower pressure is the surefire method.

To swap forks you might want to research the rake and trail of the existing so as to best match the handling and it'll be a bit...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 204,738
Posted By Steve B.

All the news reports I can find state Hempstead...

All the news reports I can find state Hempstead Lake SP., which is not where you describe. AFAIK the park is about 1/2 mile north and north of Lakeview Ave. to just past the Southern State.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-05-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 204,738
Posted By Steve B.

Nonsense. There was one incident. The park is...

Nonsense. There was one incident. The park is safe, it gets hundreds of users on a daily basis and I see a lot of hikers, runners and dog walkers there. There have been 2 bodies found from MS13...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By Steve B.

You can re-use *some* parts, typically brakes,...

You can re-use *some* parts, typically brakes, crank and bottom bracket, chain and cassette. The upgrade to remaining parts needed for electronic generally run about $1100, thus itís usually cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By Steve B.

Good point. A Di2 as an upgrade is expensive and...

Good point. A Di2 as an upgrade is expensive and hard to justify (I did it anyway as my frame was inexpensive). Purchased on a new bike is worth it. Itís a great system, very reliable, maintenance...
07-04-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Steve B.

I'd run the 32mm's as tubeless. You can run less...

I'd run the 32mm's as tubeless. You can run less air that way and gain some comfort both from the tire size as well as reduced pressure.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By Steve B.

"I do not have experience with disc but from what...

"I do not have experience with disc but from what I can tell they perform better than rim brakes."

They don't except under very specific conditions such as in the rain or coming down a steep 15...
07-04-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,359
Posted By Steve B.

Only time I have Express running is when I am...

Only time I have Express running is when I am updating a device. It's off otherwise. My 1030 does it's uploads and downloads via BT to the GCM app on the phone, as I never use WiFi on the device.
07-03-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Steve B.

Only bikes I know of that work on sand are fat...

Only bikes I know of that work on sand are fat bikes with 5” tires and even then the conditions can vary in a short distance to find you pushing.
07-03-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By Steve B.

Wrist watch, count your pedal strokes for 20...

Wrist watch, count your pedal strokes for 20 sec., multiply by 3 ?.

I’ve always been puzzled by the need for a cadence readout. After a few decades I know my usual cadence is around 80-85. Not...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 204,738
Posted By Steve B.

Got lucky with the weather today, rode with a...

Got lucky with the weather today, rode with a buddy out of Massapequa at 8, it was already 80. We headed north as it got increasingly cloudy, then a bit of sprinkle that quickly passed. It stayed...
07-02-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Steve B.

Not surprising too hear that somebody is having...

Not surprising too hear that somebody is having trouble mounting any tire on a tubeless ready rim. The 2 shelves on the floor of the rim that helps a tubeless tire seal, traps a lot of newbies...
07-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Steve B.

So each day is unplanned as to where you will end...

So each day is unplanned as to where you will end up ?. I assume you would be able to research at some point during each day what the potential stopping locations are going to be ?. Maybe do...
07-02-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, see that, I though it was a typo as the...

Yeah, see that, I though it was a typo as the OEM's are Riddlers and I've seen folks move up to the 43mm Riddler, which I did on my Topstone aluminum, and they do fit, but not likely anything larger....
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Steve B.

Just be aware that geometry on a tourer is going...

Just be aware that geometry on a tourer is going to be different then a carbon racing bike. Head tube angles are going to be slacker, often in the 72 degree range to help make the wheelbase longer...
07-02-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, you can run tubeless tires on a regular rim...

Yes, you can run tubeless tires on a regular rim with a tube.

I would recommend Gravel Kings as an alternative. If you peruse the Cannondale Topstone FaceBook group, a lot of folks complain...
07-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Steve B.

Never. 2 things to help prevent getting...

Never.

2 things to help prevent getting stolen. 1) Remove your helmet and loop the straps thru the front wheel and frame and buckle it together. A thief has to remove the helmet for the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Steve B.

Only way I know to get an audible TBT is on a...

Only way I know to get an audible TBT is on a Garmin that is BT connected to a phone that you can connect headphones. I’ve heard of this, never done it. Maybe some of the smartphone GPS cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Steve B.

You can save completed rides to Strava but use...

You can save completed rides to Strava but use RWGPS to create rides.
Forum: Northeast
07-01-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 204,738
Posted By Steve B.

Yup, I’ve 1400 last 3 mos. Been many years I’ve...

Yup, I’ve 1400 last 3 mos. Been many years I’ve had the time to ride this much. We were spoiled as well with a lot of perfect riding days, only now is it getting hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By Steve B.

Yesterday Visiting a buddy who rides in...

Yesterday

Visiting a buddy who rides in Northern Westchester, north of NYC. I live on flat Long Island and even though I've got great mileage this year have ZERO hill mileage. So my buddy drags...
07-01-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Steve B.

I've 2 sets of wheels as well, I personally think...

I've 2 sets of wheels as well, I personally think it's a very cost effective way to get essentially 2 bikes for just the price of a 2nd wheel set.

Of course it not just the wheels ($400-$450),...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By Steve B.

All my condolences. It’s hard to know that CV...

All my condolences. It’s hard to know that CV was a factor as it’s a reminder how vulnerable older people are. We know their day is coming and can only hope for a passing from plain old age. Its...
06-29-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By Steve B.

You might be correct in that a typical gravel...

You might be correct in that a typical gravel wheel is probably going to be a 23-25mm wide rim, which is inherently heavier and more durable than a factory wheel from 20 years ago, which was 20-21 mm...
06-29-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Steve B.

Which of the two would you trust more with all...

Which of the two would you trust more with all the assorted data they grab from you ?. Garmin tracks your fitness activities. Google tries to track everything you do. I would trust Garmin somewhat...
06-29-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Steve B.

I have had an orthopedist tell me he would not...

I have had an orthopedist tell me he would not recommend surgery to repair a torn bicep tendon, essentially it was "after 55 it takes too long to heal or doesn't". So yes, there can be age related...
06-28-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Steve B.

I've done what you are describing, I re-used the...

I've done what you are describing, I re-used the crank, bottom bracket and (rim) brakes, cassette and chain. I had to purchase shifters, F & R derailers, battery (and seatpost shim) and battery...
06-27-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Steve B.

If you move sensors around, you then have to...

If you move sensors around, you then have to modify the profile. Garmin's method makes the sensors bike agnostic. They work with whatever they detect as active. Easy enough to push a button on screen...
06-27-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Steve B.

I would not want larger on my top tube. As well...

I would not want larger on my top tube. As well and as a former backpacker, I never trust any bag to be water proof, anything crucial goes into a baggie. Here’s a pic of my Topstone, you can get a...
06-27-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Steve B.

I love my Revelate MagTank 2000 Bolt-on. Very...

I love my Revelate MagTank 2000 Bolt-on. Very nice shape, tapered in the rear so your knees don’t rub, wider in front. The clasp just works, it’s easy and reliable. Worth the money, it’s rarely...
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 737
Posted By Steve B.

Mary Chapin Carpenter hd something to say on that...

Mary Chapin Carpenter hd something to say on that subject, with some help.

https://youtu.be/TVL4mDFX3rY
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