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07-09-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s called an ‘Augmented Reality Navigation’ app...

It’s called an ‘Augmented Reality Navigation’ app and several apps exist. Gogglemaps has an AR mode will do exactly what you describe, but there are some other apps as well. The apps work by the user...
07-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By billridesbikes

Zwift, Garmin, and RidewithGPS

Zwift, Garmin, and RidewithGPS
07-08-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 845
Posted By billridesbikes

They’ll be quickly relegated to the...

They’ll be quickly relegated to the domestique-zone!
“Stay in my draft m’lady”
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By billridesbikes

Next we’ll get a tiny ~50w starter motor in the...

Next we’ll get a tiny ~50w starter motor in the down-tube to help you get going from a dead stop.
07-05-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,357
Posted By billridesbikes

The problem is we really have only one word in...

The problem is we really have only one word in English to describe ‘someone who rides a bike’ and that is ‘cyclist’. Unfortunately that word has developed a somewhat negative connotation of a MAMIL....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By billridesbikes

CNC, not forged, so not exactly everything OP...

CNC, not forged, so not exactly everything OP asked for
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is Rene Herse thoughts on cranks, CNC vs....

Here is Rene Herse thoughts on cranks, CNC vs. forged, and manufacturing in the USA.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/why-not-made-in-u-s-a/
07-04-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,370
Posted By billridesbikes

Any road bike I happen to be riding acquires a...

Any road bike I happen to be riding acquires a certain style and savoir faire! Ah-hahah
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By billridesbikes

Aren’t all Suqino cranks and bike parts made at...

Aren’t all Suqino cranks and bike parts made at their factory in Nara city Japan?

Also the White Industries crank is CNC machined, not forged.
07-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,080
Posted By billridesbikes

A big N-O to blinky headlights

You’re on a bike, not running a discotheque. A steady front light with a lowish brightness for a DRL seems to work fine because I think it’s main safety impact is at intersections where everyone is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,517
Posted By billridesbikes

For your weight, power, and course description...

For your weight, power, and course description 19.8mph seems too low? Are including stopped time In the average speed but not including zeros for power?

I’m 150lbs and yesterday on a 16 mile...
07-02-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 868
Posted By billridesbikes

I think Rivendell will install the BB and headset...

I think Rivendell will install the BB and headset if you order them with the frame, maybe there is a small fee. With the BB and headset installed you don’t need a ‘vendor’ to build the bike.

You...
07-02-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 863
Posted By billridesbikes

Your body can only process about 1 gram of carbs...

Your body can only process about 1 gram of carbs per minute at most, so I generally target around 45-60 g of carbs per hour. This is about 270-360 calories per hour. I also fuel up with a waffle or...
07-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By billridesbikes

Probably the cable tension is a little too loose...

Probably the cable tension is a little too loose or too tight on the rear derailleur.

With the bike on a stand, start with the smallest cog and start shifting from the smallest to the next...
07-01-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 593
Posted By billridesbikes

I have a 'collection' of lights. My favorite...

I have a 'collection' of lights.

My favorite small lights that have lasted many years are :
1) a small Lezyne light. My exact model doesn't show up anymore on the web site, but the closest is the...
07-01-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By billridesbikes

That looks neat, I’ll look at that some more. I...

That looks neat, I’ll look at that some more. I don’t have a copy of Matlib, but I guess I could use Octave with it?

I was thinking of one of these, since I only want to see how close the car is...
06-28-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By billridesbikes

There is a bit of false dichotomy here. You can...

There is a bit of false dichotomy here. You can have both a radar and rear view mirror. And practice the over-the-left shoulder look without drifting left. And have a blinkly rear light. And a bike...
06-27-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,102
Posted By billridesbikes

King Cage is a great value and they work great....

King Cage is a great value and they work great. You and plop down $60 and get the titanium version.

Nitto cages look pretty but run between $60-90. I don’t have one, but maybe for the next bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By billridesbikes

SIDIs have tragic sole inserts compared to the...

SIDIs have tragic sole inserts compared to the other cycling shoes I have. Switched the cardboard-esque cutout Italian ones for ones from Specialized and that fixed a lot of feet issues like hurting...
06-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,670
Posted By billridesbikes

Guess we know why the ‘high quality’ FB market...

Guess we know why the ‘high quality’ FB market place bicycle was so cheap. Owner probably crashed it, or otherwise abused it, damaging the head tube and then decided to unload it.

caveat emptor,...
06-26-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By billridesbikes

Just ride. Look, there are all kinds of...

Just ride.

Look, there are all kinds of stuff you can buy, but don’t use it as an excuse not to get out and ride.
Right now getting out several times a week, even for a few miles, it most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By billridesbikes

I only use the quick fold on the Bike Friday and...

I only use the quick fold on the Bike Friday and a nylon bag to stash it in the hotel closet so it's out of sight from staff in those 'no bicycles allowed inside' kind of hotels or smuggle it through...
06-23-20, 08:00 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By billridesbikes

At least the Tern folding is faster than packing...

At least the Tern folding is faster than packing up my Bike Friday NWT. Haha
Here is the link to see if your model is part of the recall...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By billridesbikes

The Tern Link D8 or D7i will roll while folded...

The Tern Link D8 or D7i will roll while folded and has 20” wheels and folds very fast and has a rear rack. However the chainring is on the outside of the fold it seems so it seems you’re not careful...
06-21-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,315
Posted By billridesbikes

Depending on how your route is sometimes I can...

Depending on how your route is sometimes I can preposition some water bottles by hiding them at a park or in some bushes the night before.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By billridesbikes

Not going to enter the tire psi debate but riding...

Not going to enter the tire psi debate but riding where the road derbies have accumulated only leads to tears and heartache.

Not only is it strewn with trash and debris but gravel can hide sharp...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By billridesbikes

How much does it weigh?

How much does it weigh?
06-17-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,788
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, I make myself go. After a few miles I feel...

Yeah, I make myself go. After a few miles I feel better usually.
06-16-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,053
Posted By billridesbikes

No, it’s a valid point. As technology...

No, it’s a valid point.

As technology marches on the sensor and phone matchup might become a no-brainer. Any new stuff I make sure is Bluetooth 4+/BLE capable. Phone ruggedness can improve along...
06-16-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,053
Posted By billridesbikes

No ANT+ on a smart phone, and that’s a deal...

No ANT+ on a smart phone, and that’s a deal breaker for a lot of my older sensors and HRMs.

Also the bike computer will work under more extreme temperatures and weather, as most smart phones will...
06-15-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,770
Posted By billridesbikes

Maybe a Breadwinner ‘B-Road’ or you can look...

Maybe a Breadwinner ‘B-Road’

or you can look at the David Kirk ‘JK Cross’ or just have Dave build you a full custom bike (it’s only money after all)

JK Cross...
06-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,840
Posted By billridesbikes

The problem with any crash on your bike is that...

The problem with any crash on your bike is that your brain is traveling at the speed you fell. You brain has to slow down and come to a stop so the energy involved to do that is the same whether you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By billridesbikes

Rule #7...

Rule #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) violation
06-10-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By billridesbikes

I have two rules for QRs. 1) Never put a...

I have two rules for QRs.

1) Never put a wheel on the bike without properly securing the QR as if you where going to ride it immediately. I have stuck a wheel on and thought I would come back and...
06-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,557
Posted By billridesbikes

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think...

Anyone pulling a 5th wheel or boat. You think they’re past you, then suddenly a whole lot more is happening...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 769
Posted By billridesbikes

Get a Yakima luggage rack for the roof and put...

Get a Yakima luggage rack for the roof and put the bike in the SUV.
06-10-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,174
Posted By billridesbikes

This situation is more like David Eggers’s “The...

This situation is more like David Eggers’s “The Circle” where the population slowly demands that everyone be surveilled, videoed, and tracked 24/7. Those that refuse are essentially stripped of their...
06-06-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 893
Posted By billridesbikes

Rivendell and it’s owner Grant Petersen is...

Rivendell and it’s owner Grant Petersen is cycling’s iconoclast. You can read his blog, but it may make you feel bad about how you like to ride and the bikes you own.

Before you drop some cash on...
06-06-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,445
Posted By billridesbikes

I hope by the time I’m 60 I’ll have the good...

I hope by the time I’m 60 I’ll have the good sense to act properly in public.
All dude had to do was keep riding, mind his own, and enjoy the day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By billridesbikes

Spinning uphill in a little tiny gear of about...

Spinning uphill in a little tiny gear of about 50-inch is certainly the fashion these days, but I tied to be like Sir Wiggins and just can’t do it! It just feels so silly. Back in the day the hill...
06-05-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 893
Posted By billridesbikes

Many good suggestions here. Since you’re going...

Many good suggestions here. Since you’re going with Ti why not spend a little extra and go custom.

Colorado, Corvid Cycles
https://www.corvidcycles.com/

Portland, Ti Cycles ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By billridesbikes

$100 for pulley wheels? That’s amateur night. ...

$100 for pulley wheels? That’s amateur night.
You can get some Ti CeramicSpeed pulley wheels for a cool $1000.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By billridesbikes

Climb like Marco

Important to have a strong core and not let it drop as you pedal, this uses a ton of energy. Keep you upper body still and let your legs do the work. Watch some videos of Marco Pantani, who I think...
06-04-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,305
Posted By billridesbikes

One water bottle, so likely lives close by....

One water bottle, so likely lives close by. Probably tells friends that he’s “laid-back”.
05-31-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By billridesbikes

No, only when I’ve laid down some power and the...

No, only when I’ve laid down some power and the rear QR wasn’t tight enough.
05-31-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,705
Posted By billridesbikes

Another option is to get the bike you want and...

Another option is to get the bike you want and use something like Topeak’s clipon fenders. It’s not a full fender, but look easy to take on and off and might be good enough for the conditions you...
05-31-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 472
Posted By billridesbikes

Black bar tape and cable housing. Black or...

Black bar tape and cable housing. Black or stainless steel bidon cage.
The pink and red aren’t making it.

I’m not a fan of white bar tape, a season of sunscreen, sweat, and dirty gloves and it...
05-31-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By billridesbikes

Indoor Sprinting

I have the same setup as you. First make sure your rear skewer is in good and tight and the clunking is not the fame about to come loose, I have made that mistake before. Otherwise indoor sprinting...
05-30-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By billridesbikes

[QUOTE=greatscott;21503176] The Varia can't...

[QUOTE=greatscott;21503176]
The Varia can't also detect a car that is directly behind a lead car coming at you.
[\QUOTE]

Simply false. That’s not how it works, the radar will ‘see’ anything...
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