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09-19-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Steve B.

Button cover failure is a known issue on the...

Button cover failure is a known issue on the 1000. There are many cobbled together fixes on YouTube. I retired my 1000 as it was starting to show button fatigue issues (I could see the plastic...
09-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 692
Posted By Steve B.

I’ll weigh in late. The single reason I use my...

I’ll weigh in late. The single reason I use my hard tail 29” wheeled, 1X mt. bike for single track is it’s the better choice for single track. My local stuff is super twisty and is not fun on a...
09-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Steve B.

The sensor is a speed sensor that can connect to...

The sensor is a speed sensor that can connect to the Cannondale Connectivity app on a smartphone. It records data. The sensor can also be used with any head unit that connects via Ant+ or BLE, such...
09-18-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By Steve B.

A subjective different opinion. Iíve run every...

A subjective different opinion. Iíve run every version of Ultegra since it was called 600. Plus 2 different recent 105 systems as well as Ultegra Di2 for 3 years. Iíve installed systems on 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Steve B.

Shimano thinks that folks will frig up their...

Shimano thinks that folks will frig up their systems if they allow cross chain operation so they lock it out with certain crank/cassette settings like 50/34. If you connect with the E-Tube software...
09-17-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

I answered my own question on a 3 day bike trip...

I answered my own question on a 3 day bike trip to the Adirondacks. 2 factors I had not considered. 1) It was cold. The temp dropped to 32 or so on 9/15, Tues. AM. I was riding in 45 degree...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Steve B.

Thatíll buy you a couple of coffees at a...

Thatíll buy you a couple of coffees at a Starbucks !. Sure not going to buy Joe and the misses lunch.
09-13-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Steve B.

Of course it’s true. It is a simplification as...

Of course it’s true. It is a simplification as stated, but think about all the rigid fat tired bikes that run 5 psi ?, they roll over stuff that you maybe wanted a FS for. Tires are really the first...
09-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,526
Posted By Steve B.

Before I purchased a gravel bike, I would throw...

Before I purchased a gravel bike, I would throw some gravel tires, with small knobs in center, knobby on outside, onto my steel touring bike. It weighed about 28 lbs as it has really beefy tubes and...
09-13-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Steve B.

There’s a different skill set required to mt....

There’s a different skill set required to mt. bike, skills to descend, climb seated (keeps the R wheel planted), cornering, etc... all that takes time to acquire. You can crash more often while...
Forum: Northeast
09-12-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Steve B.

We did a short 30 today out of Bethpage, my buddy...

We did a short 30 today out of Bethpage, my buddy was running it of steam. I’m in my “South Huntington” period, been exploring and finding all kinds of good routes, Melville Rd., Depot, Rogues Path,...
09-12-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,655
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=IGH_Only;21690612]I agree with you but...

[QUOTE=IGH_Only;21690612]I agree with you but riding in NYC is not exactly the prototypical experience. For one thing, some people might be paranoid about drivers behind them that they may not be...
09-12-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Steve B.

At OP Please understand that your original...

At OP

Please understand that your original post implied you already owned an 830 but were unclear as to how to mount the supplied bracket. Thatís such a simple process that it begs replies like...
Forum: Northeast
09-11-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,611
Posted By Steve B.

Classic and Vintage, to belatedly answer Tomís...

Classic and Vintage, to belatedly answer Tomís question.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Steve B.

Ive been assembling bikes since Ď95 or so, I...

Ive been assembling bikes since Ď95 or so, I enjoy it. Di2 was a different experience than mechanical, but once set its done forever mostly. Thatís always a surprise.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Steve B.

Is why I love my Di2 system. I’ve done nothing to...

Is why I love my Di2 system. I’ve done nothing to it for 3 years except I plug it in to charge about every 4 mos.
09-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,096
Posted By Steve B.

Its always good practice to perfect and best...

Its always good practice to perfect and best understand the procedure in the comfort of the shop or home. This has been good advice for changing tubes (or chain fixing, etc...) for decades, the idea...
09-10-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,096
Posted By Steve B.

I'm going to rant a bit about tubeless. Yes, the...

I'm going to rant a bit about tubeless. Yes, the sealant can do a good job of stopping a leak, sometimes a leak you don't discover till you are home. That's easier then a requirement of putting in...
09-09-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,096
Posted By Steve B.

The FaceBook Cannondale Topstone group has many...

The FaceBook Cannondale Topstone group has many posts of folks not happy with the Riddlers which come stock. Lots of flats, especially sidewalk punctures. Iím using both the 37mm and the 45mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,743
Posted By Steve B.

Going where ?

Going where ?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By Steve B.

Rim brakes ?? Assuming yes, you need...

Rim brakes ??

Assuming yes, you need Shifters, F derailer, R derailer, A Junction at stem or in end of h-bar (that requires drilling holes in the h-bar or using a bar designed for Di2), B Junction...
09-08-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

I use the "LiveTrack" function on my Garmin all...

I use the "LiveTrack" function on my Garmin all the time and my wife usually pays attention to it. Typical with Garmin, it works maybe 80% of the time, so is less than a sure-fire reliable system. ...
09-07-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Steve B.

Pennstate has good advice about maybe just change...

Pennstate has good advice about maybe just change tires to a 32. Note that on the WTB wheels, due to their width, a 28mm tire ends up at 32mm, while a 32mm tire runs about 36mm. Agree with him that a...
09-07-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Steve B.

If you have time to wait, I’d bet that Garmin and...

If you have time to wait, I’d bet that Garmin and the vendors will reduce the price of the basic 1030 at some point, maybe this fall or before the holidays. Currently the older 1030 is priced the...
09-07-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Steve B.

One thought is use the stock WTB TCS i23 28 spoke...

One thought is use the stock WTB TCS i23 28 spoke wheels for road use with road tires and a road oriented cassette, then add a 2nd beefier set of wheels with the Riddler tires and the existing 11-34...
09-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Steve B.

Itís a tubeless ready time with a pair of raised...

Itís a tubeless ready time with a pair of raised ledges at the sidewalks, they help seat a tubeless tire.

You need to use all your fingers in the bead opposite the side you look at while holding...
09-06-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Steve B.

Topeak Tribag. $13. Not too big, holds my phone...

Topeak Tribag. $13. Not too big, holds my phone and ID kit, which is only a license, emergency contact card and ATM card, plus either my car key or a house key. Some bags are big and when you...
09-06-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Steve B.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Garmin_produ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Garmin_products#Sports_and_Fitness
09-05-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting experience. Iíve a pair of the Lake...

Interesting experience. Iíve a pair of the Lake MXZ304 Wide winter boots. They are not as comfortable, even with a thin sock, as any Shimano wide shoe Iíve worn. Iíve heard that Sidi has...
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By Steve B.

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf,...

I've enjoyed watching some YT's from Darren Alf, AKA as "The Bicycle Touring Pro". He's had a few useful tidbits based on his near 20 years of continual touring. Among them is that he rarely rides...
09-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 947
Posted By Steve B.

7600 ft., 72 miles, Ouray, Colorado to Durango....

7600 ft., 72 miles, Ouray, Colorado to Durango. Day 2, Bike Tour of Colorado, 1999. Rained all day, cold as well at 36 degrees in July. You kept moving to generate heat.

Belay that, my records...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Steve B.

Your point is well taken, especially as many...

Your point is well taken, especially as many roadies and tri-geeks like to use the JB and Ocean paths for multiple lap workouts at speed. Except at field 5, there's nothing really preventing folks...
09-04-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 683
Posted By Steve B.

I have 11-1/2 feet in EEEE, usually a 46 Euro. ...

I have 11-1/2 feet in EEEE, usually a 46 Euro. I’m on my 4th pair of Shimano shoes over many years, my current are XC701, dual Boa. They weren’t cheap but they were worth it as they are the most...
09-04-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Steve B.

But, Yes, get a mt. bike. Depending on where...

But, Yes, get a mt. bike.

Depending on where you live, it's a good alternative to road riding in winter. Round these parts (Long Island, NY) we often get little to no snow, yet the ground freezes...
09-03-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By Steve B.

The Pro’s get them free and get sponsored by the...

The Pro’s get them free and get sponsored by the companies. So they wear them.
Forum: Touring
09-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By Steve B.

Thats a long way each day, is my initial thought....

Thats a long way each day, is my initial thought. My rule of thumb is also about 10mph, especially on gravel, which can suck the life out of you sometimes. 129 miles @10mph is a 13 hr. day, and...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Steve B.

Thought we might get rained out this morning. We...

Thought we might get rained out this morning. We persevered and got a 7AM ride to TOBAY from BP. It cleared up quick and ended up a nice day, excepting the 15mph N wind all the back !.

Begs the...
09-03-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

No and Yes. It comes down currently to...

No and Yes. It comes down currently to convincing my wife thatíll Iíll be OK.
09-02-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

You need cell service for this. My OP was about...

You need cell service for this. My OP was about an area that is far from cell coverage. If I did this a lot, I'd get a Spot unit.
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,001
Posted By Steve B.

Thats already been defined as ďcredit card...

Thats already been defined as ďcredit card touringĒ.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 774
Posted By Steve B.

True for disc brakes bikes, is maybe the only...

True for disc brakes bikes, is maybe the only reason I see an advantage for a road bike.

The rub on this with a 5 year old rim brake bike, is you really need to look at some key areas like under...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 774
Posted By Steve B.

Disc brakes and wider tires. A frame using disc...

Disc brakes and wider tires. A frame using disc brakes often allows the wider tire, but of the 2, wider tires is the more useful most of the time. My Ď15 model year frame as example, will not...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Steve B.

Right next door is Highbridge Park. There’s an...

Right next door is Highbridge Park. There’s an official mt. bike trail located in this park.

https://www.nycgovparks.org/pagefiles/70/highbridge-bike-trail-map.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Steve B.

Waiting till November will be the hardest part,...

Waiting till November will be the hardest part, then winter shuts down riding till spring anyway, so maybe the waitIn till spring will not be intolerable.
08-29-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,788
Posted By Steve B.

Might have saved some weight using aluminum. 31...

Might have saved some weight using aluminum. 31 lbs is a beast. Pass.
Forum: Northeast
08-26-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Steve B.

I thought you run bar-cons ?. Did it not want to...

I thought you run bar-cons ?. Did it not want to run in friction mode ?
08-25-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

Thx Joe, both are options. I *might* be...

Thx Joe, both are options. I *might* be returning to the Daks in a few weeks, will explore these options, then. Not sure I'd be doing enough solo adventure stuff to want to invest in an InReach,...
08-25-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

This is very true. I'm sure my wife will chime...

This is very true. I'm sure my wife will chime in with her thoughts on the age issue, but it is "fun" so I'll keep at it. I wish I had an opportunity to do it more often, then I would spring for a...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 211,409
Posted By Steve B.

The area west of Tupper Lake was recently (10...

The area west of Tupper Lake was recently (10 year or so) opened up thru the state buying recreation easements - I.E paying the landowner to allow public access while they continue reduced logging in...
08-24-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,222
Posted By Steve B.

65+ remote gravel exploring solo ?

When I described where a buddy and I (both aged 65) were gravel riding last week, another outdoor enthusiast buddy, who lives near where we were riding (Essex Chain area, Adirondacks, NY) commented...
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