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04-17-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 130
Posted By Steve B.

I would take the bike to a decent LBS and have...

I would take the bike to a decent LBS and have them bend the rear triangle to 132.5. At that spacing you could run 130 or 135 anytime.
04-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By Steve B.

Ive ridden 43mm Gravel King tires (actually 40mm)...

Ive ridden 43mm Gravel King tires (actually 40mm) on my Topstone on ST. Our version on L. I. Is mostly packed dirt, some sand, occasional roots, no rocks, not very hilly. The Gravel King SK tires...
04-15-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Steve B.

There is if you compare it to a really wide range...

There is if you compare it to a really wide range 1X. It's just easier to slam thru rear gears on 1X without having to also think about the front. This isn't just my experience, it's pretty much...
04-14-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By Steve B.

Big advantage to 1X is not having to think or...

Big advantage to 1X is not having to think or plan ahead for the front shift. Places where that might matter is mt. biking with a series of quick climbs and downs. Trying to get to the granny as well...
04-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 353
Posted By Steve B.

I carry on every road bike ride, whether it's 4...

I carry on every road bike ride, whether it's 4 hrs. or 1 hr., 2 tubes, 3 CO2's plus inflator, patch kit, a mini pump, tire boots, Topeak Alien tool, and a KMC Quick Link. My theory on tubes is if I...
04-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,617
Posted By Steve B.

Very sorry for your loss. I lost one of my girls...

Very sorry for your loss. I lost one of my girls 5 weeks ago, I'm still overwhelmed at times.
04-13-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Steve B.

Well, both. More power translates to faster. ...

Well, both. More power translates to faster. The lower position just feels like I can get more out of my legs.
04-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By Steve B.

FWIW, you want to determine the wheel size -...

FWIW, you want to determine the wheel size - 700C, 650B, 26" ?. Then the headset type - tapered ?, not ?, then decide on a carbon or steel.

Soma makes a bunch of steel forks for assorted bike...
04-12-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 567
Posted By Steve B.

My carbon "go fast" road bikes h-bar is an inch...

My carbon "go fast" road bikes h-bar is an inch lower than my gravel. The bar is a 44 standard drop as well, vs. a 46 FSA Adventure bar on the gravel. I like the fit and bar of the gravel better...
04-11-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By Steve B.

First you need a hitch. U-Haul can sell and...

First you need a hitch. U-Haul can sell and install, costs a few hundred. Or they can sell you the kit for self install or check with E-Trailer or similar, they can sell you the kit for self...
04-11-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By Steve B.

I have it, an aluminum Cannondale Topstone 105. ...

I have it, an aluminum Cannondale Topstone 105. Gravel King 43mm tires with an 11-34 cassette for dirt and gravel roads, unpaved bike paths, etc.,,. 2nd set of wheels with 32mm road tires and a...
Forum: Northeast
04-10-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 230,856
Posted By Steve B.

We had a tight time frame to ride this morning,...

We had a tight time frame to ride this morning, started at 8 from BP Library, should have payed better attention to the weather radar, got dumped on while westbound on the service road, was wet all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,289
Posted By Steve B.

The BlueTooth interface that Garmin devices have...

The BlueTooth interface that Garmin devices have with assorted smartphones is likely the single biggest problem I see people complain about. I'm active on the FaceBook 1030 and Edge pages and see BT...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,289
Posted By Steve B.

Definitely a YMMV statement as I had no issues...

Definitely a YMMV statement as I had no issues getting my Garmin(s) set up and have owned a Bolt, so am aware of the differences. As well, the Wahoo can be a bit easier to get set up *initially*,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,289
Posted By Steve B.

It's likely that your current speed sensor is the...

It's likely that your current speed sensor is the kind that measures rotations of a separate magnet attached to the spokes and sends the number of wheel rotations to the head unit. That's not...
04-07-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Steve B.

The nice folks at Klein bicycles explained to me...

The nice folks at Klein bicycles explained to me once that aluminum does not bend, when it does it's toast. You can heat treat aluminum to reform, but it's not malleable,.
04-06-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Steve B.

Ditto the Shimano SH-XC7, dual BOA, They come in...

Ditto the Shimano SH-XC7, dual BOA, They come in a wide size. Possibly the most comfortable shoes I've worn. Worth it.
04-06-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,766
Posted By Steve B.

The phones have been iPhone 4's, 6''s and 8's as...

The phones have been iPhone 4's, 6''s and 8's as well as a Google Pixel 4a, these are top of the line phones. As far as I can tell, ALL phones will slowly lose power if left on when there's no...
04-05-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,766
Posted By Steve B.

What a stupid comment. Please tell me that cell...

What a stupid comment. Please tell me that cell service works everywhere. I mentioned northern Maine and NY. Huge areas where it ain't the phone, it's the fact that theres no towers. Period.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,800
Posted By Steve B.

I recall a plethora of posts from some guy...

I recall a plethora of posts from some guy re-inventing the clipless pedal, some steel shaft with a huge cleat on the shoe. Really stupid design that he made all kinds of claims on how good it was...
Forum: Northeast
04-04-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 230,856
Posted By Steve B.

Well, that sucks and sorry to hear. Feel...

Well, that sucks and sorry to hear.

Feel better, and heal up quick.
Forum: Northeast
04-04-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 230,856
Posted By Steve B.

Broke your wrist ?. Jeez Joe, that sucks, sorry...

Broke your wrist ?. Jeez Joe, that sucks, sorry to hear. How did you manage this ?.
04-04-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,766
Posted By Steve B.

I notice it while camping in upstate NY or up in...

I notice it while camping in upstate NY or up in Maine. If I leave the device powered up when theres no cell service, the battery will steadily lose juice. So I power down.
04-03-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Steve B.

Roadies are asshats. Do a search here,...

Roadies are asshats.

Do a search here, you'll spend a month reading posts on the subject and all the reasons why.
04-02-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,766
Posted By Steve B.

Common practice and advised to go to airplane...

Common practice and advised to go to airplane mode or power down if your cell phone has no service. In this state, it's constantly searching for a connection, thus is constantly transmitting to...
04-01-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Steve B.

Replace chain and cassette. Start there. Maybe...

Replace chain and cassette. Start there. Maybe cables at same time. I'm surprised multiple mechanics haven't suggested this already.

Moving to a new Ultegra or 105 level group cheaply is...
04-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,766
Posted By Steve B.

No you didn't, you stated "I'm not too...

No you didn't, you stated "I'm not too particularly happy with the way I have to turn my 530 off to ensure that it is off and not just asleep", which "I" find odd as it's reasonably common to turn a...
04-01-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,766
Posted By Steve B.

Not sure why you find it odd to have to turn off...

Not sure why you find it odd to have to turn off a device to save battery life. If you were travelling in area's with sketchy cell service, you set to airplane mode of turn off the phone completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By Steve B.

Many tri bikes were designed with steep seat tube...

Many tri bikes were designed with steep seat tube angles like 78 deg., Vs. 73-74 for standard road bikes. It was supposed to help with upper leg muscle use withe the run following.

I would not...
03-31-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Steve B.

Ride with GPS. It can display data like a...

Ride with GPS. It can display data like a dedicated GPS bike computer.
03-29-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By Steve B.

How about a ETrex 25 or something. Runs on AA. I...

How about a ETrex 25 or something. Runs on AA. I don't know if it'll do BT, it says you can do route planning in BaseCamp, which I think does a USB/Computer connection

Or a Garmin Edge Explore. ...
03-29-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Steve B.

It's a great idea. One weak point on the 1030...

It's a great idea. One weak point on the 1030 (can't speak as to others) is the USB cover on the 1030 I'm always worried I'm going to break it off being stupid. This solves that.
03-29-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Steve B.

Also look at the Edge Explore. Cheaper (@$249)...

Also look at the Edge Explore. Cheaper (@$249) than the 830, maybe a touch larger screen, no performance metrics, it's designed more for touring. Does TBT, you can grab RWGPS routes directly by...
03-28-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Steve B.

You need a 26x something around 1.5 to 2". Tons...

You need a 26x something around 1.5 to 2". Tons available at Walmart or Dicks. Get new tubes at the same time.
03-24-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Steve B.

Bike Headlamp

Not new. This was found in a flea market in Paris by a family friend who knew I was a cyclist and purchased it for me. It's a carbide headlamp. Somewhere there's a h-bar mounting bracket. It's got a...
03-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Steve B.

How would you get back in the States after...

How would you get back in the States after foreign travel without a passport ?. So you will need to carry it along.
Forum: Northeast
03-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 230,856
Posted By Steve B.

We did a fun family group ride TOBAY to Captree,...

We did a fun family group ride TOBAY to Captree, some turned early. Got lucky with a NE wind. Pretty busy given that it was still chilly out. It's a nicely designed path, very scenic and I think...
Forum: Foo
03-20-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By Steve B.

All my cats were feral kittens, but I'd doubt...

All my cats were feral kittens, but I'd doubt they remember back to those early days of running around outside. Only one cat was an outside cat and that's because we were his 3rd family and 4th...
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By Steve B.

You ever lived with a cat that started as an...

You ever lived with a cat that started as an outdoor cat and you decided should stay inside ?. Not pretty or fun.
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 772
Posted By Steve B.

The perfect life for a cat is to be living with...

The perfect life for a cat is to be living with some old lady who lets you out in the morning after breakfast and back in again at night for dinner.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Steve B.

Agree with Rides, it's usually the worn cleats...

Agree with Rides, it's usually the worn cleats that are an issue.
03-17-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,931
Posted By Steve B.

There's zero possibility there will be any...

There's zero possibility there will be any enforcement of E bike restrictions on bike paths and mt. bike trails. You would literally have to stop the criminal, take a whole lot of photo's, then...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, my experience too that Verizon FIOS has...

Yes, my experience too that Verizon FIOS has terrible phone support. As well they go home at 7 in the evening, so if your TV goes down just when you start watching after dinner, you are SOL.

My...
03-17-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,433
Posted By Steve B.

Shimano SH-XC-7, double Bola. These are in wide...

Shimano SH-XC-7, double Bola. These are in wide width and very comfortable. Not cheap but it's worth spending money on the contact points - shoes, saddle, shorts...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Steve B.

Nice unit, but can it download a .tcx or a .gpx...

Nice unit, but can it download a .tcx or a .gpx file, that's a likely requirement for the OP.
Forum: Northeast
03-13-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By Steve B.

That would not be my preference. Big climb out...

That would not be my preference. Big climb out of Tarrytown to the NCT and why ?.
03-13-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, the newer screens on the 830 and 1030 Plus...

Yes, the newer screens on the 830 and 1030 Plus work well in the rain. I've an older 1030 and have no issues with sweat or rain, though I tend to not really ride in a downpour (but have when forced...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 916
Posted By Steve B.

Beware the DeathMobile

This was on Google News. Silly ****.

I especially liked the line:
"“The goal of modern truck grilles,” wrote Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky in 2018...
03-13-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Steve B.

If you intend on using for a lot of navigation,...

If you intend on using for a lot of navigation, the larger the screen the better. The Garmin 1030 or 1030 Plus is the largest of the Garmins. The Hammerhead Karoo 2 is about the same size, seems to...
Forum: Foo
03-13-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Steve B.

But you knew what the expected range would be...

But you knew what the expected range would be when you bought it ?. And are subsequently disappointed ?.
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