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09-24-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,311
Posted By John_V

mmmmm! A new BF discussion - aluminum vs wooden...

mmmmm! A new BF discussion - aluminum vs wooden bats.
09-24-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By John_V

I'm 73 years old (74 in 3 weeks) and more of a...

I'm 73 years old (74 in 3 weeks) and more of a distance rider than a speedster. No stretching before or after riding. I do a mile or so warm up and then a mile or so cool down period at end of the...
09-20-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By John_V

I would leave it alone. Any water that gets in...

I would leave it alone. Any water that gets in will drain from the holes below. However, if you're really concerned about dirt and other stuff getting into the frame, I would use a thin bead of...
08-30-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,145
Posted By John_V

Both my road bikes have some Italian guys...

Both my road bikes have some Italian guys signature on it. Ernesto something. I'm thinking another Italian name or signature on it would be overkill and confusing.
08-21-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By John_V

Either one will work just fine. The difference is...

Either one will work just fine. The difference is that the DuoTrap is much cleaner looking and you don't have to worry about accidentally knocking it off with your foot. The advantage of the Wahoo...
08-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,564
Posted By John_V

Thatís exactly what he showed me. As long as you...

Thatís exactly what he showed me. As long as you keep pushing both sides of the tire towards the center of the rim, itíll just pop right in.
08-15-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By John_V

Wahoo has been having issues with disconnecting...

Wahoo has been having issues with disconnecting sensors for about a month or so. It all started with one of their firmware updates and a corresponding app release. The issue appears to be in the BTLE...
08-07-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By John_V

Can't help you there. My radar is connected to a...

Can't help you there. My radar is connected to a Wahoo Bolt. I have to power it On/Off manually as well as change the modes. Mounted on my saddle bag, it's easy for me to reach without having to stop...
07-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By John_V

I started riding again 10 years ago at age 63....

I started riding again 10 years ago at age 63. Eight years ago, I bought an ISM Prologue saddle which I still use. Never had any perineal issues with that saddle. I have one on each of my road bikes...
07-29-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,181
Posted By John_V

I did pretty much the same thing not knowing how...

I did pretty much the same thing not knowing how to use them. The first time I used one was on a friends flat tire. Replaced the tube, put the filler head on the valve and screwed in the cartridge...
07-21-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By John_V

Yes! Having the BTLE channel of your sensors...

Yes! Having the BTLE channel of your sensors connected to your phone will force the Elemnt/Bolt/Roam to connect to the sensors via Ant+. Make sure that when you are connecting your sensors to the...
07-13-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By John_V

Seems like all these issues started with the...

Seems like all these issues started with the release of their WB15-7502 firmware update that was released in early May. Since that release, a total of three more updates were released in the same...
07-10-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By John_V

I also have not experienced either of the first...

I also have not experienced either of the first two issues. However, I have had other issues that don't involve the device updates but rather the companion app. I have had several go arounds with...
06-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,148
Posted By John_V

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my...

I used to average around 2,000 miles on both my 10 and 11 speed drive trains. I used various brands of high end chains to see which one gave me the best life and they all were about the same. After...
06-21-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By John_V

I also disliked loud hubs but after doing group...

I also disliked loud hubs but after doing group rides, I actually started liking them. Louder hubs make a great warning system when someone in the group breaks cadence.
06-16-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

I'm not sure! My only suggestion is to download...

I'm not sure! My only suggestion is to download the app and try it. You may have to update the Varia's firmware to the latest version for it to work but I'm also not sure of that. I have the RTL510...
06-15-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

Another one of my friends recently purchased a...

Another one of my friends recently purchased a Varia radar. However, he bought the new RTL515 which has Bluetooth and another light mode. He uses RideWithGPS when using routes and navigation and...
06-10-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By John_V

I think you'll find that any of the quality...

I think you'll find that any of the quality sensors (Garmin/Wahoo/Polar) are going to be in the same price range, There are much cheaper sensors but you'll need to expect that they may not last very...
06-05-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By John_V

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06-04-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,282
Posted By John_V

I don't wear reading glasses but at 73 my eyes...

I don't wear reading glasses but at 73 my eyes are definitely not what they used to be. I had the same concern prior to purchasing my Bolt. What I did was to show up at a bike shops group ride. Since...
05-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,681
Posted By John_V

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the...

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters...
05-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By John_V

As long as the spindle sizes are the same. A BB...

As long as the spindle sizes are the same. A BB 30 uses a 30mm diameter crank. Shimano uses 24 mm spindle and SRAM uses a 24/22 mm tapered spindle. Others like Praxis, I think, use a proprietary size...
05-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By John_V

Online instructions for your Elemnt are located...

Online instructions for your Elemnt are located here: Instructions for Elemnt GPS Bike Computers (https://www.wahoofitness.com/instructions/elemnt). I'm assuming that you have the companion app on...
05-18-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By John_V

With any of the Wahoo computers (except the Mini)...

With any of the Wahoo computers (except the Mini) you set up a WiFi connection to your home network using the companion app. Once done, you don't need anything connected to the bike computer to...
05-18-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By John_V

If for some reason or another, you have to...

If for some reason or another, you have to replace your bike and want to transfer your power meter to it, you're going to be stuck buying a bike with a BB 30 bottom bracket. From what I'm seeing,...
05-16-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,020
Posted By John_V

Same issue with Wahoo products. If you want to...

Same issue with Wahoo products. If you want to keep the routes to use again later, they will always get downloaded to the computer as long as they remain in your account. The workaround there is to...
05-12-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By John_V

Take a look at Cyclemeter. As I stated above, it...

Take a look at Cyclemeter. As I stated above, it will use the wheel size of the bike that you are currently riding. And while the app's odometer will only give you the total number of miles for all...
05-10-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

A gas valve key is flat, forked piece of metal...

A gas valve key is flat, forked piece of metal that is used to open/close old style natural gas valves. I've had one sitting in my toolbox for years and finally found a use for it. What I did was to...
05-10-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By John_V

Cyclemeter does do that! You can go to...

Cyclemeter does do that! You can go to Settings>Bike and add however many bikes you want to the list. From the Stopwatch (main) page, tap the little gear next to the Start bar, go down to Bike and...
05-06-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

Actually, you can press the power button for two...

Actually, you can press the power button for two seconds and the Varia will power off. The blinking blue light means it's in standby mode.
04-27-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By John_V

Placing it that low to the ground, wouldn't...

Placing it that low to the ground, wouldn't riding on hot asphalt in the summer really throw the readings off with the radiant heat from the asphalt? I've never seen one of these units or even knew...
04-23-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,925
Posted By John_V

Sorry that you are having a bad time in Florida....

Sorry that you are having a bad time in Florida. Fort Lauderdale does not represent the entire state. You just happened to move to an area where people don't know how to vote so I'm not surprised...
04-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By John_V

Only way I know of is not to ride it,

Only way I know of is not to ride it,
04-06-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

I don't have a head unit and don't plan to change...

I don't have a head unit and don't plan to change that. Don't want to spend the $$$ and bikes look better without them. I have a Garmin watch that can vibrate noticably when the Varia detects a car,...
04-04-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

I donít see any problem with the 510ís light. My...

I donít see any problem with the 510ís light. My riding buddy also has one and I can see his from quite a distance away. The point I was trying to make was given the choice between a bright lite and...
04-04-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

For some of us who seldom if ever ride at night...

For some of us who seldom if ever ride at night or in low light, having the driver see me isn't as important as me knowing where the vehicle(s) are behind me. A 300 lumen light might make you a...
04-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

Exactly! I can't remember having a vehicle...

Exactly! I can't remember having a vehicle traveling behind me at the same speed as I'm going but I always use a mirror to check behind me if I need to change lanes, come out of a bike lane or...
03-28-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,684
Posted By John_V

I have mine paired to my Bolt as well. I got to...

I have mine paired to my Bolt as well. I got to where I no longer ride on any public roads without it.
02-25-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,932
Posted By John_V

FWIW: I can't attest to any other tire...

FWIW: I can't attest to any other tire manufacturer but I can say that I have been using Conti Gatorskins since Jan, 2011. Over 70,000 road miles total with only three flats caused by punctures. I've...
02-16-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,467
Posted By John_V

Velcro straps! Never had an issue with one and...

Velcro straps! Never had an issue with one and never had one break.
02-12-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,469
Posted By John_V

A few of the guys that I sometimes ride with were...

A few of the guys that I sometimes ride with were in the same boat prior to their full time retirement. They were products of "company reorganization" which means "were letting all the old times go...
01-21-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By John_V

The Elemnt is a little heavier, the screen is...

The Elemnt is a little heavier, the screen is larger, it has two rows of LED lights instead of one and the battery life is said to be two hours longer. Other than that, they are the same. One other...
01-19-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By John_V

7,709 miles driven in 2019, 8,005 miles on the...

7,709 miles driven in 2019, 8,005 miles on the bike. Last year was not a good year for cycling miles as I normally ride 10,000 or more miles a year.
01-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,118
Posted By John_V

Garmin Connect is not a cycling app, in the sense...

Garmin Connect is not a cycling app, in the sense that you can't start/stop a ride and keep track of what you've done without it being connected to a bike computer. It, like the Wahoo Companion app,...
01-06-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,154
Posted By John_V

29,603 was the official world record set in 1939...

29,603 was the official world record set in 1939 by Billie Fleming. This was what Amanda initially intended to break and had a year to do it. However, she broke that record in just over four months....
01-06-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,794
Posted By John_V

100% correct! While I prefer road bikes, my wife...

100% correct! While I prefer road bikes, my wife has an !CE Sprint "26" which I ride from time to time. It's a blast to ride. It's more of a touring trike so it isn't meant to be fast, but built more...
01-06-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,154
Posted By John_V

If you're wondering how 7,000+ miles a year is...

If you're wondering how 7,000+ miles a year is humanly possible, try wrapping your mind around 86,573 miles (237 miles/day, average) in 365 days. It was done by Amanda Coker on May 15, 2017 and is...
12-04-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,675
Posted By John_V

Several people got offended by the fact that she...

Several people got offended by the fact that she had it placed in a very luxurious home, saying that Peloton seemed to be marketing to the very rich and suggesting that the average person would not...
11-29-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,423
Posted By John_V

There's pretty much nothing, other than an...

There's pretty much nothing, other than an electric motor, that you can put on a bike to make the bike faster than what the engine can handle. At most, I gained about 1 mph average speed difference...
11-19-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,464
Posted By John_V

Some more bikes in Amsterdam. This is taken in...

Some more bikes in Amsterdam. This is taken in the area where the river boats dock.
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