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Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
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: 4
Views: 126
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: 11
Views: 188
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: 64
Views: 10,980
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: 4
Views: 108
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: 9
Views: 243
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: 2,434
Views: 203,572
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: 5
Views: 211
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: 4
Views: 165
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: 4
Views: 107
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: 280
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: 4
Views: 107
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: 165
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: 339
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: 339
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: 2,434
Views: 203,572
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: 1,004
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: 248
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: 482
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: 1,139
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: 546
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: 300
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: 239
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: 260
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: 262
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: 262
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: 603
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
06-27-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Steve B.

Baby steps. Ride with just the seat moves for...

Baby steps. Ride with just the seat moves for about 2 weeks. Get some mileage in before tinkering with more changes.
Forum: Northeast
06-25-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Steve B.

I think it used to be a problem on the GG, but...

I think it used to be a problem on the GG, but since there are walkways on both sides they were able to separate walkers from bikes at certain times, which helps somewhat.
06-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,011
Posted By Steve B.

Positive rate in Florida is somewhere between 5%...

Positive rate in Florida is somewhere between 5% and 8%, many other states where this is taking off are similar. NY area is around 1% and falling. Thus the governors of NJ, NY and CT. told visitors...
06-25-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Steve B.

You can create different ďActivity ProfilesĒ on...

You can create different ďActivity ProfilesĒ on the device, which will allow you to customize screens and maps particular to each bike. You can rename each profile with the name for each bike, but...
Forum: Northeast
06-25-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Steve B.

My thought as well, but will reserve judgement...

My thought as well, but will reserve judgement till Iíve ridden it.

As thought, any touristee type walkway/bike way like this is going to see many walkers just aimlessly wandering. Brooklyn...
06-25-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,980
Posted By Steve B.

A good synopsis here. My only comment is...

A good synopsis here.

My only comment is that a Garmin unit sends completed ride data to either the smartphone Garmin Connect Mobile app, which then sends it onward to the Connect online site, or...
06-25-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Steve B.

I had a friend who was a NYC fireman, stationed...

I had a friend who was a NYC fireman, stationed at a firehouse 2 bocks from the beach in the Rockaways, NYC. As he lived about 8 miles east he would park his car at a boat launch near his house,...
06-24-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 459
Posted By Steve B.

I assume you put a different chain on ?, not...

I assume you put a different chain on ?, not running it thru the rear derailer ?, and do you remove the derailer as well ?. And the cable ?. And want to know how best to route the shift housing at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Steve B.

Thatís a nice way to set this up, wish my frame...

Thatís a nice way to set this up, wish my frame had it, but itís 5 years old now.
Forum: Foo
06-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 458
Posted By Steve B.

Need a new central HVAC system

Have a Trane 4 ton single zone system, installed in 2006. Iíve had a slow leak over the past 4 years, my service contract has replenished every 2 years or so, now it seems thereís leaks at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, you either need the WU111 unit installed...

Yes, you either need the WU111 unit installed inline on an E-Tube cable, or and if you are not wedded to the 910 unit, you can install on the handle bar, the SC-MT800 XT display unit. It gives you 3...
Forum: Northeast
06-23-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 203,572
Posted By Steve B.

Yes, it arrived. The reply was lengthy as is...

Yes, it arrived. The reply was lengthy as is everything I say or type.

It would also help if I had pressed Send.

Apologies, but I see you found some good roads.
06-22-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By Steve B.

I’m able, this year, to ride every day if I...

I’m able, this year, to ride every day if I wanted, which I can’t do when I’m working. Been riding 30 years (I’m now 65) and have averaged 2000-2200 per year for the past 10 years or so. This year...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,993
Posted By Steve B.

I live not far, tend to road bike this time of...

I live not far, tend to road bike this time of year. I tend to head west into N Baldwin, RVC and Lynbook or east to Massapequa and then north towards Bethpage. I'm often on Seaman and Lakeview and...
06-22-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 268
Posted By Steve B.

How are you getting from town to town ?. If...

How are you getting from town to town ?. If renting a car each time, it’ll be easier and likely cheaper to just keep the car and keep the bike inside. Attending the issue is if you fly with the...
06-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Steve B.

I like my Chinese carbon for fast rides, its...

I like my Chinese carbon for fast rides, its lighter than anything else (by 5 lbs) and I notice it, I use this bike for long rides, it's a stiff ride, has stiff wheels and 25mm tires at 110 psi, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Steve B.

Never heard it referred to that way. ďNasty ?Ē. ...

Never heard it referred to that way. ďNasty ?Ē. I know some folks donít like it as itís not a clean look. On some stems the band is noticeable and I guess that bothers people, but there are mounts...
06-21-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,421
Posted By Steve B.

There's a lot of young kids doing covers of the...

There's a lot of young kids doing covers of the oldies, or at least the 60's/70's stuff. "Oldies" was what WCBS radio, 101.1 FM in NYC - I.E. Cousin Brucie, would play and it was all 50's and early...
06-20-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Steve B.

My C-Dale gravel bike came with a 46/30 crank and...

My C-Dale gravel bike came with a 46/30 crank and 11-34 11 spd cassette. Thatís a 22 gear inch low which is almost as low as my touring triple. I could go lower as well with an 11-40 cassette. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Steve B.

Putting the A Junction into the bar end is...

Putting the A Junction into the bar end is reasonably out of the way, except when I think how many times Iíve knocked off a bar end cap. As well the h-bar needs holes to allow cables to route to the...
Forum: Foo
06-20-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By Steve B.

I saw an ad recently for a "Hearing Assist Dog". ...

I saw an ad recently for a "Hearing Assist Dog".

At first glance I;m like "WTF ?". How exactly does that work ?.

I don;t really care so didn't click on the link. Seems there are...
06-20-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Steve B.

One of the more popular local MUT's is the path...

One of the more popular local MUT's is the path to Jones Beach State Park on the south shore of Long Island.

We thought "maybe" not going to be too crowded today, but there's just such a huge...
Forum: Northeast
06-20-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 203,572
Posted By Steve B.

Yeah, me too. Havenít been to the beach since...

Yeah, me too. Havenít been to the beach since early March. One of the riders goes down regularly and said itís gotten better. He lies.
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